Year End Inventory Reduction Sale
It's hard to believe that another year is coming to a close. This year has seen many challenges and changes to our business. From having to close our doors and do mail order and curb-side pick-up to not being able to get in new product and have orders still delayed to this date. It is with a sad heart that several of our customers did not survive COVID, but they left us better for knowing them. I do not know what 2022 has in store for us, but I am grateful for all of the love and support given to us by our customers. We truly appreciated all of the kindness shown during Randy's illness this year. Unfortunately we found out this week that his surgery was unsuccessful so he going to have the procedure completed again on December 23rd and I have pre-op appointments on the same day. For this reason our holiday hours have changed.
Closed December 23, 2021 - January 3, 2022
We will come to the shop a couple of days during this time to cut and mail our on-line orders.
Some of what 2022 will bring, I can share with you. Many of our vendors have already notified us of price increases that will go into effect in January. I have received new price notifications on fabric, batting, notions and threads - basically our entire product line. Much of the increases are due to an increase in shipping and labor costs. Some of the increases have already shown up in our invoices.
In January I am expecting the USPS postal rates to increase. We did not raise our outbound shipping rates with the last increases, but we will have to evaluate the impact of the new rates. Our commitment to you is to offer reasonable shipping rates to our on-line customers.
I do have another mystery BOM planned, but the fabric has been delayed. I hope the program will start in late January. The quilt is called "Quilter's Grace" and it was designed by Border Creek Station and will feature Moda's Sister Bay collection by 3 Sisters. I will share more as soon as I have more details. Below are the fabrics that will be used in the program.
In addition I am adding a new batting and notion line in 2022 - Quilter's Select. These are contract items and cannot be discounted, but I have received numerous requests to carry this line.
Aurifil Flora Color Builders
Aurifil has introducing the 2022 Color Builder Subscription, a capsule of 12 mini-collections created in celebration of Aurifil’s variegated thread. Aurifil produces 36 variegated thread colors; threads that contain multiple colors or multiple shades of one color. Twenty-four of these shades are represented in the 2022 program. Each set contains 3 large spools of 50wt — 2 variegated and 1 complementary solid.
This year Aurifil has drawn their color inspiration from 12 breathtaking rainforest plants from the Amazon Water Lily and the Bird of Paradise to the Jade Vine and the Spider Lily. These plants are a representation of our earth’s most threatened tropical forests, largely affected by deforestation and climate change. For 2022, Aurifil has partnered with Rainforest Trust, an organization dedicated to the long-term protection of these forests.
Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement. Every action we take now to protect rainforest will have a lasting impact on the future by maintaining our planet’s critical ecosystems.
On a more personal note, I will be out of the shop part of January due to surgery. I am not expecting any complications and hope to be out only 2 - 3 weeks.
While we do not know how 2022 will completely shape up, I will welcome it with open arms.
We are currently overflowing with inventory. Packages are coming in faster than we can process them into inventory. Many of the collections are still arriving later than expected, but our selection is the best it has ever been.
Every year we have an inventory reduction sale and this year is no exception. Now through January 3rd we are giving a 15% discount on everything except contract items. Use coupon code "Bye2021" at checkout to receive the discount.
Also, we have just marked down several collections. New markdowns can be viewed on our website homepage. The 15% will be off the markdown prices.
In addition, our fat quarters on Randy's side in the boxes are still $1.50 each and we are still giving a 10% end of bolt until we close for the holidays.
For our last minute shoppers, remember you can purchase gift certificates on-line and print them on your computer or email the receipt to the receiver and they can print the certificate.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful and joyful holiday season. My the blessings of the season be yours.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Janet + Randy
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