Happy New Year from Main Street Quilting Company
January 4, 2021Happy New Year! We have learned a lot this past year:
We learned how to survive a 2 1/2 month shutdown.
We learned to do video chat calls to plan quilts and pick out fabrics.
We learned to communicate through text, email, video, zoom and all the social media outlets.
We learned to do a Zoom class while the entire world was on the internet at the same time.
We learned to never take a moment for granted with our family and friends.
We learned the importance of beauty though fabrics and creativity.
We learned to do Facebook Live events and had the most fun interacting with you all.
We learned to be patient with the insane shipping situations and with the many delivery delays that still continue into 2021.
We learned that while not one person has been untouched by COVID, not everyone has reacted the same.
We learned to do what is best for our store and adapt daily to changes.
We learned how great a community have with you, our supportive quilters.
Here's to the next year of new things to learn... may we not forget the good that has come from 2020!
Since tomorrow Main Street is closed down most of the morning, you may want to continue reading this newsletter...CLASSES: No Sew Stars- Did you see the two color stars in our window this Holiday Season? They were so fun and easy to make- I'd love to teach you how. Let me know if you want to join us in learning this technique, it's for all ages. No sewing machine required! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Foundational Learning Classes are starting up again! We have something for everyone- Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced sessions coming in 2021. Check out our website here for more information and to register: Classes
I wish you could see all the lovely quilt tops that we worked on this year... Here is a sneak peak at Miss S's top from the Quilting Basics Class Winter 2020. While we had to finish our class via Zoom for the last few sessions, this sweet 6th grader rocked it and so did her mom and Grandma who joined our class. Our classes can be fun for the whole family! Mini Retreat- January 2021 is fullMini Retreat- February 2021 has a few openings still available. See website for dates and pricing.
Mini Retreat- March 2021 has open spots
Mini Retreat- April 2021 dates TBD Mystery Quilt In Person Class: Back By Popular Demand... Another Mystery Retreat Weekend. Join us January 29-31st for a weekend of fun! The cutting and piecing for this mystery are EASY (I promise!!)- great for all levels of sewist. Come and join in the fun- we will snack and sew our way through the Friday evening session and start Saturday and Sunday mornings with Brunch! Here is a sneak peak at my colors... Don't miss the fun of this one- sign up online: www.mainstreetquiltingco.com or call us at 406.586.6097 Once you have registered for the class by calling us or signing up on our website- I will send you the cutting instructions to be completed prior to class. Here are my colors. I'd love to help you choose yours!
Mystery Class Online: Interested in a mystery but cannot join us in person? I have a great Online Mystery!! There is cutting ahead of class- so let us know you are interested via an email to email@example.com or a phone call. You need access to a computer for the first session and then email for the clues to be sent. Once you have registered for the Online Mystery, I will send out the fabric requirements and cutting instructions. Join us on President's Day, Feb 15th!
Project Bag Class- This two day class will teach you the basics of bag making while completing a large bag that will take all your supplies with you! Bag is large enough to hold rulers, cutting mats and all the needed supplies for quilting. March 20-21 see our website for more details.
Serger Fun Day: Back by popular demand, we will gather our sergers and supplies and sew together. Gwen will give tips and tricks to help make your project successful. Friday, March 26th 10am-3pm
Pajama Pant Party: Saturday, March 27th - Come and join us as we learn to make Pajamas with Knits. I love how these have turned out using our serger and coverstitch machine. Don't have a serger? Bring your sewing machine and we will show you how to sew with knits on your machine! Sign up today and you'll open the door to sewing your own jams.
Free Motion Quilting on Your Home Machine: This class walks you through the basics of quilting on your own sewing machine. We cover it all from the best batting for your project to the correct needle to get the best stitches. Class fee includes your practice starter pack. Wednesday, March 10th 10am-1pm
Birthday Club: Watch your email for updates on our 2020 Birthday Club plans. We have started collecting fabrics for the 2021 Birthday Club. If you are interested in participating, please call us @ 406.586.6097
Sewing Machine Repairs and Service: We are pleased to continue to be able to service all makes and models of sewing machines, sergers and long arm machines. Due to the high demand on Cameron's time and travel availabilty as well as impossed COVID 19 protocols, we have had to make the following changes:
* We accept reservations over the phone and are no longer accepting walk in machines for service.
* We hold all reservations with a credit card or check.
* There is a $30 cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation within 1 week of service appointment. In case of an emergency, you may roll your service appointment to the next service date.
* Effective January 10th rate increase will be as listed on our website.
*All machine reservations will have a specific drop off date to allow time for our new sanitation and check in protocol to be followed.
* We will not accept machines to be dropped off on exact service date except with special approval given by Cameron and Gwen.
* Once machine has been serviced and processed through our system, we will call you and the machine will be ready for pickup at our backdoor.
* Machines left with us after service for more than 2 weeks will be assessed an additional fee for storage.
Just a few of the new things we've added to the store...
Quill Quilt - Queen size kits available.
Woodland Getaway - Flannel Quilt Kits Available
Woven Flannels are so soft!
Cider Mills Quilt Kits- Coming from Moda--- Preorder today!
Jeweled Yellowstone Square Dance Kits available- Look at those gorgeous batiks!
Just a few of the new Kaffee Fassett fabrics
Yummy Batik Colors!
Softest Flannels Ever!
Great Resource for those who like to design or want to try new blocks!
Watch for this new Block of the Month coming in the Spring: Fantasy! The picture doesn't do it justice. The blues and purples and teals are so lovely. The Border print is a great dragonfly print!
While we have missed seeing all our regulars, we know that many of you are sticking close to home. As always, there a lot of options to help you get what you need to stay creative! Feel free to email us if you need assistance. We can do a video call, send messages and photos, help you order online or choose items for you from a phone call. We still have quite a few people using our backdoor pickup option! Find us online at our website or call us at 406.586.6097
Now that you've made it to the END of this email... We are having a Facebook Live Sale tomorrow morning at 11:30am. We have some fun items in mind to show you so you won't want to miss out... Find us on Facebook and follow us (don't forget to turn on the notifications) so you can find out when we do our events. Link is included here: https://www.facebook.com/mainstreetquiltingco