This has been a busy spring/summer for the hubs and I.
We moved back to Havana after being gone from home for 23 yrs. (yes Havana is home to us, we raised our family here).
In 1994 the flood took our home along with 21 other residents in our subdivision. Nature is a wild woman… We lived 1½-miles from the river. It was the natural aquifer that swelled underground. We had to move out of town, as there was nothing to buy or rent in Havana at that time.
Life has a way of coming full circle, doesn’t it? We have been long time business owners here and still owned property, so we have always kept our stake in the area.
This move has given us the opportunity to do what needed to be done at our age…. down size! While we are still trying to decide what needs to go and what needs to stay…this downsizing is harder than one would first think! But, slowly we are getting use to our new digs and by winter we will be snug as a bug in a rug! I can walk to the shop each day, and I am LOVING that! Enough about that now, on to the fun stuff!
We have limited seats left on the Fall Shop Hop Bus Trip, so go here AND then call the shop and sign up. This will be a fun trip!
Central IL Shop Hop dates:
Fri./Sat Oct. 13 & 14---20 & 21
Get your shirt from Ma’s and be readily identified by shop owners and other hoppers…. what a fun way to be in the sister/brotherhood of quilters for 2 full weekends…come be a part of CISH.
We are 16 shops strong; each of the shops only sells “Quilt Shop Quality Fabrics” no seconds, only fabrics that are characteristic to Independent Quilt shops.
By participating in CISH you will receive:
• 16 FULL quilt top patterns (YOU WILL SEE THE FINISHED QUILT FOR THE FREE PATTERN YOU RECEIVE, ON DISPLAY AT EACH SHOP).
Please remember…. each pattern at each shop is different and unique to that shop!
• You will also be entitled to a 15% discount on each shops “Shop Hop Special Item”.
• You will receive a gift from each shop.
• You will find a treat at each shop for you to munch on, keeping you strong for the treasure hunts as you travel from shop to shop.
• Each shop will have some fun games of trivia to play for bonus gifts/door prizes!
The 16 shops that are members of “Central IL Shop Hop” works hard to maintain their standard of ethics while bringing our customers the very best products in the world of quilting. We continue to educate our staff and ourselves to better serve you. So come out and be a part of an 18-year tradition!! Our theme is “Quilters Color the World”…. And yes, we are a colorful bunch, us quilters!!!! LOL
At last count, we had around 5,000 bolts of fabrics in the shop and countless samples made up with kits available to make yours just like the sample! We test each pattern that we kit; to make sure there is NO MARGIN FOR ERROR! We include ample fabrics in our kits for you to complete your top!
As you know we are the largest in the state…. maybe the nation I have had many of my salesman/ladies tell me of WIDE QUILT BACKINGS! In the shop I now have well over 900 bolts of wide backings. The website has less than half of the backings, that I have in stock at the shop. BUT, did you know you can send me fabric swatches from your quilt top and I can match up a backing? Just send me a swatch with a phone # or email address so I can send you a picture of some fabric choices. If it works for you, we can mail it to you! Now how easy is that!
Happy Fall ya’ all, it is coming closer each day…enjoy the last of the DOGDAYS of August… enter DOGDAYS when you check out on the website and receive 15% off your wide back order!
When you visit the store, say to the clerk DOGDAYS and she will give you 15% off your wide backing purchase that day! This code will last the full month of August, so visit as often as you like and receive this discount…
Wide Backings come into the shop weekly (as do new fabric lines) and as always…. not everyone can say it, but I can…
“AT MA’S WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK”…”QUILT BACK THAT IS”… and a whole lot more!!