LOYALTY DOES HAVE ITS...!
Implementing an on-line shopping platform has necessitated a number of changes around here. One of the biggest is our new POS system, which won't affect you too much in your day-to-day shopping with us, but it does change how our loyalty programme works.
NANA CAUGHT A BUG!
In a nutshell, the new system gives you a $10 coupon good for 90 days for every $250 you spend in the store. Still pretty rewarding!
Here's a timely message, written by one of our very own customers for all of the young children in our lives.
Laurelle Callaghan is well-known within the local quilting community. She's also a retired chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces, so she has ample experience in helping families with difficult situations.
It's no surprise, then, that she turned her own experience with COVID-19 into a picture book that helps kids and their parents deal with the realities of life during this pandemic. Told from the viewpoint of a six-year-old, the story's serious content is blended with a healthy dose of humour, making it perfect for encouraging family discussions about a troubling topic.
ANOTHER SHOPPING OPTION!
The book is only $20 (shipping and handling included) and may be ordered directly from Laurelle
Maybe you remember meeting Barry Jenkins, our TrendTex sales rep, at our Christmas open house last year. He's pretty memorable, but we know you were really blown away by all the fabrics he showed you.
Well, we aren't in a position to order every fabric TrendTex sells, but now you have an exciting opportunity to shop directly from their warehouse! This will give you access to a huge inventory of Moda, Benartex, RJR, Hoffman California, Stof, Michael Miller, and Lewis & Irene collections!
Here's how it works: Starting on June 22,
1/ Visit shop.trendtexfabrics.com
to, well, shop;
2/ At checkout, enter the code QUI102
This gives us a portion of the sale, keeping your dollars local;
3/Shipping is $15 for all orders under $149, and free for orders of $149 and over.
This is a unique programme and we're excited to be a part of it, so please give it a go. It's always disappointing for us when a customer requests a fabric we don't have, but this gives you another way to buy exactly what you want.
It's easy, it's fun, and it's fabric. All good!
Maybe travel isn't in the cards this summer. But sewing is a great stay-at-home alternative, especially if you go first-class.
If your travel budget is burning a hole in your pocket, consider buying a Pfaff expression 710
or quilt expression 720.
Or you could step up to the performance icon
(we have a gently-used one available for an amazing price). Just a thought ... .
ELASTIC, STABILIZERS, SOLIDS!
These items are in very high demand for mask making, and we're trying our best to keep them in stock. Shipments are sporadic, though, so check the quiltypleasures online shop
frequently, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates regarding availability. Once you see the notification that elastic is in stock, we advise you to order right away -- you'd be shocked at how fast it sells out!
When available, elastic, stabilizers and solids must be ordered online. Due to the high volume of calls, we cannot take pre-orders over the phone or email. Sorry, but we're stretched to our limit!
MORE GOOD NEWS! TLC FOR YOUR MACHINE!
We know that all of you are sewing full-tilt, making masks and other PPE for family and friends.
And we also know that a lot of your machines are having trouble keeping up.We're now allowed to accept machines for servicing!
Here's the drill:
1. Please phone us. We'll discuss your issues and fill out a work order for your machine;
2. Thoroughly swab off your machine with disinfectant, bring it to our door, and put it on the table;
3. Hold up a sign with your name on it and back away at least two metres;
4. We will take your machine and leave a claim check on the table for you;
5. When the work is completed, we will phone for payment;
6. Come to the door and show us your name and claim check;
7. We'll put your machine (which will have been swabbed) on the table for you.
SEW A LOT AT CAMELOT! IN-TOWN RETREAT RESCHEDULED!
Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to reschedule our annual In-Town Retreat to sometime in the fall. It will still be held at Camelot Golf & Country Club, and it will still be a blast, so if the new dates work for you, please consider joining us!
Only 5 minutes east of Place d’Orleans, Camelot offers bright, spacious sewing and socializing areas with spectacular views of the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills. Your weekend will include lots of dedicated sewing time interspersed with games, activities, prizes and surprises, along with gourmet meals and a cash bar. We'll also offer a surprise project for Friday evening, an optional kitted project, optional complimentary classes, and great opportunities to meet and mingle with other quilters.
Arrive any time after 10:00 am on Friday and go home to sleep at 10:00 pm, leaving your machine and all your stuff without worry, ready for the next day’s sewing. Come back from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm on Saturday, then spend from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sunday.
The cost of the weekend, which includes two three-course dinners, two continental breakfasts, three lunches and between-meal munchies, is only $495, plus HST.
There are only a handful of spaces left for this very popular event, so sign up now -- we don't want you to miss out!
Take a look in your wallet and junk drawer. A GOOD look.
If you see a Quilty Pleasures gift card, bring it in. If it has a balance on it, you can spend it like cash on whatever we sell. Fabric, notions, classes, tune-ups ... spend your cards to add to your stash!
Those cards aren't doing any good sitting at home, so redeem them now and buy some fun!
ADMIRE AIR 5000!
It's been a long time coming, and now the wait is over. Pfaff has launched their new admire air 5000 jet air 4-thread serger!
With several optional accessories available (utility feet kit, embellishment feet kit, wheeled travel trolley), and very attractive financing, this machine is well worth the wait. Drop by the store and take a look!
WHAT IS MYSEWNET?
mySewnet™ Cloud is, in essence, a service where you save and access your personal files, stitches and designs over the Internet instead of on your computer’s hard drive. Your files in mySewnet™ Cloud can be saved and accessed from different synched devices such as your mySewnet™- enabled machine, your PC or Mac, your smart phone, or your tablet via mySewnet™ apps. And it lets you do so many things!
By visiting the mySewnet™Portal, you can access your own profile information, user account settings, machine information, subscription options and online cloud file management. It is easily accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, including mac computers. Sign up for SewNotice, an app that lets you monitor your embroidery stitch-out progress via notifications on your smart phone. Get notifications when you're out of thread, ready to change colors, and when your design is done. Or take a look at ImageStitch, an app that allows you to take a photo and quickly create an embroidery design with it. Save the design to your mySewnet™ Account to be synchronized to your machine.
Even if you don't have an embroidery machine, you'll love CreatorCue, an app that allows you to view step by step tutorials for various sewing techniques on your tablet or smart phone. It also includes instructions for projects and handy information about stabilizers, with more content being added all the time.
For instructions on registering for mySewnet, click here. To download CreatorCue, click here. Then have fun!
JANOME AIRTHREAD 2000D!
Does the thought of threading an overlock machine make you want to run for the hills? Well, get ready to run your serger instead, because Janome has introduced the new AT2000D AirThread Professional!
Its one-push blast air threading system takes all the pain out of threading the loopers, and the built-in needle threader takes care of the rest. Easily converts to rolled hem, too. To see more of the features of this amazing machine, read this.
Then come in for a demo, see how slick the threading is, and take your new machine home!
It's our pleasure to let you know that the PFAFF® creative icon™ has won the prestigious "Red Dot: "Best of the Best" design award!
The "Best of the Best" award means that the creative icon™ was deemed to be one of the best designed products globally launched in 2017. Only 69 products, or 1% of all nominated entries, have received this award. This includes products from categories as wide as lamps and garden furniture, to ships, planes and trains.
The icon has won in the category "Household appliances and household accessories". This category includes vacuums, washers and other large house hold appliances.
Congratulations to Pfaff and its fabulous creative icon
More About the Red Dot Award
The origins of the Red Dot Design Award date back to 1955. Its distinction, the Red Dot, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design.
With the help of the jury, the internationally organized competition "Red Dot Award: Product Design" appraises the best products of the year. In 48 categories, manufacturers and designers can enter their innovations. The jury only awards a Red Dot to products with a high design quality. The best products of a category are awarded the "Red Dot: Best of the Best"