Indiana Quilt Depot & Machine Service News http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:42:51 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 NEW LOCATION - We Moved Again http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">(2018-7-05) If you've been by the Store the past few days you will find we are NOT THERE. No we have not closed operation, we had to move... Here are the reasons.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">One our lease was up 1 July. The Landlord wanted to raise our rent significantly. In&nbsp;negotiations, it was clear he was not going to make needed repairs to the building and was unwilling to give us for repairs we made.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The next day, the leak in the roof opened up on a client and we had two ballasts in the&nbsp;lights go out. As regulars to the shop know, I have spent a huge amount of time working on the lighting in that building since we moved in. These were the tipping point incidents. Combined with the fact that there were indications of other problems with the electrical system, the HV/AC was not operating properly increasing the utility bills significantly, and other structural issue which we felt were becoming safety issues to clients and staff.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">If that was not enough, we were informed a bar was going in next door. Negotiating the parking lot and getting to the shop off the highway was enough of a challenge without contending with the additional traffic a bar would bring.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The lord was good and at the same time, we were offered the old Day Photography Studio, right down the road. This is the building that sets on the bank above the PRIMATIVE PORCH (Formally the Lighthouse Christian Bookstore). We signed a year lease with options to extend and buy&hellip;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This location and move provides many advantages:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">o&nbsp;&nbsp; While we are losing some space, it is a MUCH NICER BUILDING.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">o&nbsp;&nbsp; ACCESS off the HIGHWAY is much easier, safer. We also have direct access off the old Dixie Highway in the back.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">o&nbsp;&nbsp; Better/more parking (fewer pot holes!).</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">o&nbsp;&nbsp; Much CALMER environment. Being back from and above the Highway there is much less road noise.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">o&nbsp;&nbsp; Much better lighting</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">o&nbsp;&nbsp; Better display Area.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">While we are not fully set-up at this point, we are operational. Come and see us.</span> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> CLOSING the store on MONDAYS http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">~~~~~NEW HOURS ~~~~~~~~~~~~</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We have decided <span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>the store WILL BE CLOSED on MONDAYS</strong></span> from now on (starting on 9 April 2018)...</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Sharon and I cannot continue to operate the store Six Days a week. We were attempting to run half a day on Mondays, but it just wasn't working out as it was turning into another full day. Maybe in the future, as business picks up and we can afford additional staffing, we will be able to open again on Mondays.<br /><br />We hope you can understand.</span></p> And Expanded Line of Products -Quilt Backing http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This week saw us expand our line of products!!!!&nbsp;<br />We brought in our first selection of Quilt Backings...&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">We brought in FOUR (4) Different Prints of 108-inch wide, Quilt Backings. One print comes in TWO(2) different colors so there are FIVE (5) to choose from.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Yes, the ones we have at this point are basically WHITE withe Gray and Natural tone... Yes, we will be expanding our line with MORE colors and patterns AND 120-inch wide selections, BUT we had to START somewhere and these were the ones we had offered. You can see these in our Featured Products OR under Quilt Backings. Keep an eye out as more will follow.</span></p> BIG BIG CHANGES http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: #d0131a;">1 November 2017</span>, Gordon Bell bought the Bedford Sewing Center from Sue Martin. Sue had decided earlier in the year that she was going to either sell or close the shop by the first of the year. In that time, Gordon built inventory and started some initiatives that greatly benefited the store. Unfortunately, those efforts were NOT enough to off-set the disruption due to the cities construction next door and use of the parking lot as a materials yard, the closing the street all the time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The opportunity&nbsp;to rent the new building presented itself. After consideration of the impact of construction activities and benefits of the new location, we decided to make the move. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: #d0131a;"> 3 November</span>, we started relocation all while attempting to maintain operation! We have done pretty well all things considered.. On Tuesday, 7 November, we hosted our first class with two in attendance. We have even been able to make a few sales&hellip;. We continue you to organize and get things operational&hellip;!!!! </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"> Stop in and see us!!!!</span></p> IT has been a while... http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">We've not done a good job keeping our blog up.... That does NOT mean that we haven't been working to improve...&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">IF you haven't been in the shop lately, you need to stop by and take a look! A number of things have happened tn the last few months. Here is just a partial list of things we have done:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">-We have added&nbsp;a HUGE amount of fabrics to our collection.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- expanded our selection of Train and Railroad fabrics by a third.<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- restocked our selection of White-on-Whites and Natural Tone prints.<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- added a number of Space &amp; Aviation prints.<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- A new FALL/Autumn themed Forest print featuring Deer and Elk.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- A new line of small oak leaf print in 17 colors.<br />&nbsp;These are just a FEW of the new fabrics we've added. In all we have expanded by close to $5,000 dollars of new fabrics and we have another 20 BOLTS coming in this week!<br /><br />-We have acquired an Accuquilt Studio Cutter and have started to assemble our own pre-cuts. We have 2-inch, 4 1/2-inch, and 10-inch squares. We also have Strip packs of 2.5-inches, 2-inches and 1 1/2-inches. We are getting cutters for different quilt blocks which will allow us to assemble our own quilt kits....&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br />- and there is our Row-by-Row which has been widely received.... Less than half way through the experience and we have sold kits from Arizona to Maine to Minnesota to Florida. We know of at least two that have went to NASA employees or spouses. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">There's a LOT of things happening in the shop, stop in and see for yourself, you might be pleasantly surprised...&nbsp;</span></p> BIG FABRIC CLEARANCE SALE !!!!! http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>STARTING 20 June, 2016</strong>, ALL of the older fabrics (Regular $8.00/yard) will be <strong>on sale for $6.00/yard</strong>......&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><em>We HAVE to clear the shelves for NEW inventory</em></strong>....</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">There are lots of quality, brand name fabrics in this group... MOST of these ARE NOT showing up on the WEB page so you have to come in to see them...&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We are also planning a Christmas in July sale.... There are going to be some major savings on machines....</span></p> PLEASE BE PATIENCE as we are UNDER CONSTRUCTION.... http://www.indianaquiltdepot.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">As of today, 14 Feb 2016, <strong>We are live with an new web page!&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #f41d1d; font-size: 18pt;"><strong>PLEASE BE PATIENCE as we are UNDER CONSTRUCTION....</strong></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">This is a major change for use as the new webpage is (Or will be) much expanded over the old page....&nbsp;<br />Features that we will have on this page Include:<br /></span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br /><strong>A Class Schedule!</strong> In coming days, you will see a list of our up coming classes with a detailed description of the project, a materials list and the ability to reserve your spot in the class.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br /><strong>An on-line store</strong> where you will be able to see our merchandise but place orders.</span></li> </ul> <p><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">What you won't see is that this new system will allow us to maintain a record of your purchases. This means when you start work on that project you bought materials for months ago and discover you're short, we can go back and see what color thread it was you bought or what fabric and match it for you....&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">There are many other features but instead of telling you about them, we are going to spend the time implementing them!!!&nbsp;</span></p>