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Good Morning! We're back! Rob, Young Rob and I spent the ride home from the airport busily making future plans for the shop. It was great to stop there last night on the way home. Everything looked busy as usual. We walked across the street to look at the construction progress of the new space. It's looking fantastic! I can't wait! I'm actually feeling a little tired this morning and just might rest a little more before getting my day started. Rob is up and walking Charlie already, so things are almost back to normal! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our trip out west continues even though Quilt Market ended yesterday. I'm really excited by what we accomplished here. We actually left the market early Sunday and explored Potland in the afternoon. We plan to do more of the same today heading towards the coast. We really are excited about what we accomplished here. I think we both needed this little break to recharge. It's so great to hear the reports from back home and to share in the excitement there as well. Eva and Diane have been very busy selling Bernina's! Congratulations to all of the new owners! Rob's son is out this morning completing a Gammill Statler installation for his Dad. That is a big help. I really am looking forward to the growth in our repair/delivery team and the work area that we have planned in our new space. That's about it for now! We fly home tomorrow! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, its afternoon for those back east! We are having a great time out here in Portland. We had dinner with Linda Hahn last night then attended a party. We had a long chat with Alex Veronelli of Aurifil thread. He will be coming to the shop in September! I just ran into some of my Montana friends and we are on are way in to the show to look for some more things to bring back! I have to go! See you soon!
Good Morning! Having a great time at Spring Quilt Market in Portland! We have already seen so much! We spoke with Sarah Vedeler, Pat, Sloan, Lisa Sipes, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Linda Hahn and had a great visit with the Bernina folks. Last evening we were supposed to go to a party sponsored by Moda. While we were on the way we decided to venture out on our own. We crossed over to Vancouver Washington and stopped for dinner. We really enjoyed ourselves, overlooking the water at sunset! Today we have a few appointments to keep. I was glad to hear that the shop has been busy while we are gone. I heard we had a few more Bernina Serger sales! We'll look forward to helping you with your new purchases. That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Woke up this morning in Portland Oregon! We had a great flight out here. We are up a little early and ready to go because of the time change. We are really looking forward to getting out to the convention center and seeing everyone. I hope we can do a little sight seeing outside of the convention as well. I always liked Portland. This is Rob's first time here. We are going to head out for breakfast! See you all soon!
Good Morning! Another busy day at the shop! We had a visitor from Canada who promised a lot more people would be coming from Canada to visit. Today will be another exciting one. Rob and I are preparing to fly to Portland this evening for Spring Quilt Market. As usual, so much to do before we leave. We look forward to seeing all of the vendors and plan to meet with a few people while we are out there. Hopefully we'll find some new and exciting things to return with! Enjoy the shop while we are away! See you soon!
Good Morning! Brisk business yesterday! We have another huge crowd due in this morning. Rob is heading off to Maryland to do some Gammill work. More excitement is coming soon. Progress on the new space is really going great! Lot's to do as we prepare to leave for Portland tomorrow for the Spring Quilt Market! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a beautiful cool breezy day this morning! It should be another busy day at the shop. I have a few appointments to keep. Rob installed a Gammill yesterday that we sold last week. Another couple stopped in yesterday and decided to join in the Gammill buying frenzy! I also spoke on the phone to a woman who had attended the Baltimore show. She has decided to buy a Statler, trading in her Tin Lizzie machine. I really enjoy meeting all of these people from other areas who are finding us and making the trip and decision to shop with us. Time to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! Rob and I had a much needed day off to recharge. We did get a little shopping done. We also got a chance to discuss some future plans for Olde City Quilts. Some plans were finalized for our upcoming trip to San Francisco for Bernina University. Rob got to do a little yard work and I enjoyed a little time basking in the sunshine. We are heading in shortly. We have to put the shop back together, after the show in Baltimore. We are anticipating a lot of new customers finding us from that area! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is nearly complete. We had such a great time at the Trunk Show last night. Today's class should be fun as well. I am also looking forward to today's Mother's Day Tea. Rob, Shirley and Ellie are busy meeting people at the Baltimore Show and promoting Gammill. The show is a little quieter then what we've been used to lately. They predict that about 4 people are going to buy Gammill's, but just aren't quite ready yet. It is good that we got to be seen in Baltimore and show that we aren't too far away. Time to get going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a beautiful morning here! I just got off the phone with Rob. He is in Baltimore for a Quilt Show with Shirley and Ellie. He said it was a pretty slow first day. Everyone is expecting a larger crowd today. I'll have a busy day in the shop. We have 25 signed up for the trunk show tonight, about the same for the class tomorrow, as well as 20+ attending the Mother's Day Tea tomorrow at Cafe Gallery! We still have some last minute details to finish up. Time to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! Talk about a busy day. Our batting order from Hobbs arrived at 8:30am! We were told it would be between 10 - 2. We had scheduled help to arrive at 10:00 because Rob and Shirley were leaving for the Baltimore Show at 9:00. Then it started raining. Yuck! Rob Shirley and I got it done. Once the shop opened it was one of the busiest days ever. We had several groups visit. This weekend also looks like it could be one of our busiest ever. We have huge groups coming for Barb Persing and also for our Mother's Day Tea. I better get going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Tuesday had us busiest preparing for our Gammill show this weekend in Baltimore. The trailer is all packed up and ready to go. This morning we are expecting our latest delivery of Hobbs Batting. I'm not sure how we are going to get it all unloaded! I really hope the rain waits until after the delivery. Progress is going great next door. Half of the lights are in place. It's starting to look like something! We have to get our day started early today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another typical day at the shop. I spent some time returning calls to potential Gammill buyers. I did complete one sale that will include the trade in of an 18" Home Pro model. This will be a great opportunity for someone to get a Gammill at a great price in about a week or two! Rob got back from his two installations in NY State. He gets no time to take a break though. Today we have to get ready for our show this weekend in Baltimore. I don't know how we do keep up with it all. I have to admit owning this shop can be exciting. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Rush, rush,rush! I took Sunday off from the shop. I knew I had to work all day today. Well, evidently everyone took the opportunity to hurry to Olde City Quilts and shop! I would like to thank Shirley and Mira for surviving! Eva, who leaves today for a well deserved vacation, pitched in while she wasn't supposed to be there. Linda, and Janice even jumped in to help. I really appreciate it all! Rob got his first install in NY State completed and has another one this morning. Then he has a long ride home. I have to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another fabulous day in the shop. Saturday was topped off with another Late Night Sewing event. I didn't hear how that went but I'm sure everyone had a great time. We did have a couple of Bernina sales in the shop, as well as some visits that are promising new Gammill sales. I keep seeing the growth of Long Arm Quilting. I see so many regular renters trying new things and improving their quilting skills. I can't wait to offer more classes! I'm going to go now. Rob is heading out the door to make 2 Gammill deliveries in NY State. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a beautiful day Friday was! Today looks just as great. It's a terrific day to visit Burlington and take a stroll along the river. More and more people seem to be discovering Burlington NJ. It's so exciting to be a part of this great neighborhood. I can't wait to see what comes next! Visit us soon! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Here comes the weekend! It's a beautiful morning again! It should be another exciting day at the shop. It's always great to see our Friday crowd. Barb Persing's Long Arm Class on Thursday was another success! The group had a great time even going out to lunch together as a class. We are really thrilled with our new collaboration! The shop was busy as well. Still so much going on. The restoration of the property next door is really moving along and looking great. We are going to have a lot more room. As usual I really have to get started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day in the shop! Shortly after we announced our damp fabric sale on Facebook the customers started STREAMING in! (Yes, Rob gave me that one!) We also had another Bernina sale to a first time visitor. We really appreciate hearing the positive reviews that our customers are spreading about us! It really helps. Our Bernina classes are always full. Today we have a full class in the Long Arm Room with Barb Persing. I will be in a little later. I have a lot I can work on from home as well as some things to do around the house. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, we sent April out on an interesting note. We had our own little interior shower. The end result was not too bad. It's just such a shame that we have to rearrange part of the shop, order more fabric and have a sale! We'll know a little more about what we are doing today. The day was busy despite the excitement. We had a huge group of visitors on their way to a quilt retreat. I also met with Lisa our Moda sales representative and Therese our Bernina District manager. Therese was very excited about our new space. She really liked that we are expanding our repair dept. Both new repair techs are doing well and enjoying their time training in Chicago. They won't be full time at first, but it will be nice to have more support. Time to get going. Let's see what May brings! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Rob just walked in the door! Poor guy he looks exhausted! This guy needs some sleep! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Busy, busy! What an unbelievable weekend! We had a great Quilt retreat weekend. Eva was busy sellling 4 sewing machines on Saturday. A new friend came in Sunday, shopping for a Gammill. Rob made it safely to Gammill again, picking up another huge order. We also got a message from Linda Hahn about an exciting event being planned for next year. It is getting hard to keep up with everything that is going on. We sent 2 guys out to Chicago for Bernina Certification this week. Steve, flying from Philadelphia made it. Joe who was leaving from Newark had his flight cancelled. I still don't know if he made it. What a shame. I know he was stuck in the airport for several hours. I have to get started. I plan to work from home again today. Fingers crossed. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great week has flown by and the weekend is looking beautiful so far! Day one of our retreat was fun as usual. We really enjoyed a great dinner from Santucci's. Rob had some fun on Facebook with everyone, teasing about Ricky Tims visiting the shop. The serious news is that the dates are not firm yet. Anything can change, You can imagine the demands that the big names have. We really got lucky when Alex Anderson had someone cancel a visit which opened up her calendar. Sarah Vedeler was booked over a year in advance. ( I think she agreed to come just to shut Rob up! ) We also have other big name teachers looking to squeeze visits in their busy schedules! Believe me. He will keep asking! I have another early morning and have to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a gorgeous Friday. Another retreat weekend is here. I can't wait to join all of the excitement. Thursday was a fun day as we got part of our first delivery of lights that we are now selling. We had to move a few things around of course. I really like these lights! I really don't have much time to visit this morning. Retreat weekends start early! I better get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a tremendous day at the shop! So busy! I got to visit a little with Lyn Weeks who was teaching in our classroom! What a great lady and a fan of Bernina too! We hope to see her again on her future visits to America! We also had a great visit with some ladies from a nearby growing quilt shop in Pa! Plenty of other friends stopped in as well. Some of them twice! Rob and the owner of the building next door measured out where the new doorway should go. It's getting exciting. Yesterday's mail contained a temporary membership to BJ's. Guess where I'm going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I got to drive my new to me car to work for the first time yesterday. I have to say it was very exciting! I was really looking forward to driving through Starbucks. Normally, it's very obvious that my window is broken. I have to pull a little forward of the window, open the door and reach back. I couldn't wait to go there with my new car and working window. Sadly, the girl said "Hey, you got your window fixed!". I am very happy with the car so far. I want to tell you once again how much I liked going to CarSense in Mt. Holly, just up the road from the shop. They had a great selection of low mileage used cars. We have a great class coming up tomorrow. Barb Persing will return tomorrow 10 - 3 and offers "Listen to your Quilt". This is a lecture and drawing class. that's about all I have time for this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I got to spend the day away from the shop! Hard to believe. I did have a totally exciting day anyway. I have been driving the car my parents left me for quite sometime. The car was full of sentimental value. Somehow I managed to ignore the driver's window that went down wonderfully but required 2 people and 40 minutes to return to the closed position. The A/C has been broken for the past couple of summers. Still it had it's charm. The Safety yellow paint smeared on the front bumper where Mom had said the car made a funny noise but she didn't hit anything. My Dad's fishing stool tucked neatly in the trunk. The mandatory tire pressure gauge and flashlight safely stored in the glove box. Features that I added included several Starbucks spills and of course remnants of Charlie's (Golden Retreiver) bloody trip to the emergency room when he cut his tongue rooting through the recycling bin. This car was very special. My favorite features were the ever present Bible and the license plate. That plate had adorned my parents cars since the 70's. It was time to move on. I want to tell you that I went to CarSense in Mt. Holly. We dealt with a wonderful young man, Matt Smyth, my Parents would have loved. It was by far the best car buying experience ever. Rob and I got in the new to us vehicle and got ready to pull away. Rob decided to put the paperwork in the Glove box. He opened it and discovered a brand new Bible. Apparantly placed in every vehicle by CarSense. I know Mom had her hand in this! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another fantastic day in the shop! Sew busy! We had a wonderful time with our Collingswood NJ area Gals! Everyone left with a finished or nearly completed project. I always like to welcome friends from my hometown! We have about 5 of them signed up for my Learn to Quilt class. The shop was hopping with activity too. We were busy and spent some time with another Gammill Statler Stitcher shopper. Our day ended with a quick trip to our favorite store Costco. We picked up some items for our retreat this weekend. Well, that's about it for this morning. It is a Monday and I'm going to try to stay around the house today. Rob will be off to complete another Gammill job. I hope you all enjoy the start of your new week. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Saturday did turn out to be another great day at the shop! After closing we walked to Legends and enjoyed the live music for a few songs! It's a great place. Burlington is lucky to have it! Today should be exciting as well. We have a group of ladies from the Collingswood area that visit about once a year for private classes. Today 14 of them get to make a bag with Eva! It's up to me to open the shop this morning. It looks absolutely beautiful outside. I'd love to spend a few more minutes in my kitchen, but I better get my day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A busy Friday leads us into our weekend. I have to get in early for a class this morning. I hope we are going to have another busy day in the shop. We have so much to prepare for. Rob took one of our new repair techs on his Gammill delivery yesterday. Things went really well! I think help is on the way! I really have to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Cross off another busy Thursday. It is pretty amazing to be at the shop. We keep seeing friends that haven't traveled here for sometime, as well as signing up new visitors. Rob is off early to install another Gammill this morning, while I expect another busy day and weekend at the shop. We have had and are expecting some exciting Bernina purchases. Congratulations to Bit, who was surprised by her husband with a new machine yesterday. We are thrilled to be leading our district again for single location shops! We thank all of our customers who ultimately make the decision to buy their Bernina at Olde City Quilts. We want to remind customers that have purchased Bernina's elsewhere that our training is available to you as well. There is an additional charge. We keep training classes as reasonable as possible. We still want you to have the best experience with your machine! I better get my day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Shop hoppers are visiting us in pretty big numbers despite us not being a part of the hop this year. Lot's of Bernina sales lately have left us with some great trade in machines. We are also having a great special on the Bernina Bernette 46 and a rolling travel bag. Stop in and get your sewing career started in style! I have a lot of machine quilting to catch up on in the next few days. Unfortunately, due to the large demand for my personal hand guided quilting, I'm going to have to raise my price or otherwise cut back on the number of quilts I accept. I really appreciate the rush of quilts, but I don't want to get too far behind. We are able to keep up with the pace for our Statler Stitched Quilts and encourage you to continue to let us help complete your projects. That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great day at the shop! We keep meeting new people. In particular we enjoy meeting folks that need help mastering their Bernina sewing machines. I am so proud to continue hearing that we have the finest education program for Bernina owners. We have a highly talented and educated staff that can provide all of the answers to Bernina questions. We are working on expanding our repair department as well. We have been a little busier then usual and are sending 2 men for Bernina certification training by the end of the month. We expect them to help with Gammill as well! Rob and Shirley have just been so busy keeping up with repairs! Progress is looking great next door. We really need the extra space! Can't wait! See you at the shop!
Good Morning to all our friends. It was a great day in the shop on Monday. The afternoon fun was interrupted by the horrible news of the day. A few people in the shop, when the news broke, had connections to someone at the event. We hope the world can get back to normal today, and pray for those people, possibly some of our friends that have had their lives changed forever.
Good Morning! We had a great time in Manchester, NH. We were a lot busier then we expected. We got home late last night and are looking forward to getting back to the shop this morning. It should be a very busy day. Lot's of catching up and Lot's of new excitement coming to the shop. We ran in to Kim Brunner and hope she can find room in her schedule to visit and teach in 2014. Karen Marchetti promised to visit once she organizes a teaching tour. Maybe next year we'll have to plan a bus trip to MQX! Time to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Waking up in Manchester NH! What a great time here at the MQX show! I didn't get to walk around and shop as much as I planned. Our booth was so busy! We didn't prepare for so much activity! The show ends at 4 pm and then we have to pack up and drive home. Luckily, we sold almost all of the batting we had on hand. I guess we'll still be getting home very late tonight. Time to get our day started! See you soon!
Good Morning! Wow, we had another really busy day in the shop! Last evening there was a sneak preview at the MQX Show and Ellie was swamped with visitors and shoppers! Poor Ellie. We feel terrible that we left her there all alone. We'll be there to help her tomorrow, if there's anything left to sell! Rob was back in the shop for a day and able to get a few machines repaired. We have plans to add another repair person to help Shirley and Rob. When we get the new space we are planning a huge repair area, which should make life much easier. Tomorrow we'll be on the road early. I probably will not have a chance to write, unless I'm able to while on the road. I'll try. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Yesterday was a busy morning, getting Rob, Lisa and Ellie off to MQX in New Hampshire! Everybody made it safely after the day got off to a rough start. In the shop, we were busy getting ready for the expected visitors that will be on the Shop Hop starting soon. We are not participating in the hop directly. We do hope that you are able to stop by on your travels! We are antcipating a large arrival of some new Batiks and Bali pops. We have done a little spring cleaning and added to our sale section. That's about all I have for this morning. See you at the shop!
Wow! What a great weekend! So much fun hanging around with Lisa Sipes! She is even more impressive then I expected. Sunday's trunk show and demo was just fantastic. I think everyone got inspired at some level. Ellie was very busy in NY at the show and introduced many new customers to Olde City Quilts. Rob's son took on the chore of driving up packing up all of the items and getting it all home safely. Thanks Rob! Last night while waiting to help unload the show items Lisa gave me a brief lesson on feathers. Today we are heading back to the shop for Lisa's hands on class! I think this is going to be another amazing day! Don't worry if you missed this one I'm sure she'll be back. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The fun has begun! McLisa has arrived safely. I am really looking forward to her trunk show later today. There is still time and room to join us for a great time. Lisa and I are starting our day with massages! I've been meaning to get a much needed one for months. I just never seem to fit it in to my schedule. Saturday morning was unbelievable! My latest Learn to Quilt Class was browsing for fabric, while we had a huge rush of visitors. I think our booth at the small quilt show on Long Island is keeping Ellie busy. We spoke a couple of times for quick questions. Our 18" Gammill machine was gaining a lot of fans, maybe even a couple of sales! Great job Ellie! There's still one more day for our NY fans to get a little hint of our shop at the Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Show. We also have Gammill sponsored discounts through Tuesday on all machines. Gammill will also be selling off some used machines at MQX next week. Please get any requests in and we can try to get a used machine on a first come first served basis directly from Gammill. The day finished up with one of our late night sewing sessions. Whew, that is a lot to talk about. I'm glad I got up early enough to mention it all. See you at McLisa's trunk show!
Good Morning! Another busy Friday. The shop was very active all day and we topped it off with a Trunk Show and book release party with Linda Hahn. What a great time! We look forward to partnering on more projects with Linda as her career continues to grow! I see that Rob added some pictures to Facebook showing the remodeling going on next to us. We do hope to expand the shop into the new space. We haven't ironed out all of the details yet, but plans are moving forward quickly! As if that isn't exciting enough, McLisa arrives in town tonight! We have been looking forward to this event (hopefully the first of many). I really think everyone will be missing another great event if they miss her trunk show on Sunday. After setting up a Gammill Vision 22 for a very local customer, Rob was off to Long Island NY. There he met up with Ellie who will be trying to handle the crowds visiting our Gammill / Hobbs / Gadget Girls booth at the Smithtown Quilter's Quilt show. Best of luck to Ellie! That is about it for this morning. We are both getting an early start. Rob will be out on another Gammill installation and I just have so much to do. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A great Thursday at the shop! We were busy preparing for the Quilt Show on Long Island NY. I decided to put a lot more items in the trailer. I think Ellie might have to recruit a helper! We are very excited to welcome Linda Hahn to the shop tonight. We are having a trunk show and her new book release party! The cost to join the fun is only $10.00 We have plenty of room don't miss a chance to visit the shop with a friend and enjoy some beautiful quilts and refreshments! Hope to see you there. Rob is off again to install a Gammill and then deliver the trailer to NY! Another long day for him. I have some Quilting to finish on deadlines so I have to get started too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! A wild, wild Wednesday! We had an appointment early in the day that went really well. We got back to a busy shop around 12:30 and learned that it had been packed with shoppers all morning! The wonderful Kathy Dawson was recruited to delay her long arm quilting and help cut fabric for the crowd. Thanks Kathy! We did have 2 visitors that sought us out from California. They are planning to return! We did manage to stock our smaller trailer for a quilt show on Long Island NY this weekend! We will be sending our newest associate Ellie to handle the duties at the show. Ellie is our quilt show coordinator. She recently bought a 22" Gammill and lives in Lancaster Pa. Rob and his son will be in North Jersey delivering a Statler Stitcher and is just about set to head out the door. That's about it for this morning! See you at the busy shop!
Good Morning! Another tremendous day at the shop! The amount of visitors daily is continuing to grow. Rob got home safely. His truck and trailer are filthy. He drove through a large snow storm in western Pa! It was Sunny and 70 at Gammill on Sunday. Quite a range of conditions! We have to run out for an appointment. We will get back as soon as possible. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Just checked in with Rob and he is almost home, with the latest machine orders. He said that Gammill employees were called in early to help expedite his visit. Gammill sales across the country have been setting records. I'm thrilled to hear that it's not just us! I did visit the shop briefly yesterday. Busy day as usual. I did get a lot of work completed around the house as well. That's it for this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday! I don't have a lot to say this morning. Rob arrived safely at Gammill, while I spent the day working around the house. It was not a very traditional Easter morning for me. I did take the time to think about how I used to celebrate at a sunrise service with my folks. Today, I plan to return to cleaning around the house and recharging for more busy days ahead! See you at the shop!
It's a beautiful Saturday morning! Friday was simply amazing. I really can never express the joy I feel seeing friends browse fabrics and ponder new projects! We are truly blessed to have so many talented people visit. I am truly excited to get to the shop this morning. But, I will truly enjoy having Sunday off too. Rob will be traveling to Gammill, so there will be no day off for him. Somehow I missed that when I planned this trip. He never complains though. I have to go now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's Friday! What a busy, busy Thursday! It was really a remarkable day in the Shop. We had a fun group show up from the Moorestown Area Quilters. That's a great group to join to further your quilting experience. They usually meet once a month at the shop to sew! It was also great to see some old friends stop in to see how the shop has grown. We have a lot going on behind the scenes as well. We finalized plans to visit MQX Quilt Festival. Rob and his son were also working on our computer/ Internet issues and we closed out our work day with a trip to our favorite shopping destination, Costco! As usual, it looked like we were buying everything. Well, it looks like a gorgeous morning! I won't be surprised if we are really busy again today. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a beautiful morning, following another fantastic day at the shop. I really can't believe how things just keep moving forward. We are making a last ditch effort to vend at the New England Quilt Festival. We heard from one of the promoters that they might have room. We were originally thinking that we wee going with Gammill. That didn't work out. Then we were going to go with Hobbs batting. Yesterday, we were able to team up with the Gadget Girls and they would like us to vend for them! Now we hope to take both Hobbs and the Gadget Girls. We will be talking with the show promoters this morning. Technically, it's too late to get in. But we have our fingers crossed. I can't wait to let you know what's going on. So much to put together today. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another wonderful day at the shop! Rob delivered an 18" Statler that he forgot to take a picture of. Congratulations to the new owners Karin & Herb! We also welcomed another member to the Bernina Family! Congratulations to the former Viking owner who now is trying out her first Bernina! I also finished up a session of my Learn to Quilt Class. We should be seeing completed projects soon! I also want to thank Barbara for being so excited about her 2 new machines. She may be starting a trend. Barbara bought an embroidery machine and a sewing machine. She wants to be able to have them both running at once! I think she inspired some other members of the class to do the same! That's about it for this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We did it! A day off! I was on the phone with the shop a few times. But we didn't have to go in! I think Rob really needed the day to rest. He's been going non stop with a sore back since the Lancaster Show. He actually says he feels a little better this morning. Fingers crossed. We are welcoming the buyer of an 18" Statler Stitcher to the shop this morning. She will have her lesson and then Rob and son will install her machine this afternoon. She lives very nearby! A big Congratulations to Janice Sheppard who took home a Bernina 830 and a 350 last night. Janice traded in her very new 580. If you know Janice, you know she was very excited! Time to get another day started. I hope everyone has a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Sunday was a repeat of Saturday! Rob and I missed the Sunday Brunch at the Gafe Gallery with the retreat group. I heard it was fantastic as usual. Hopefully, we won't miss many more! The shop was very busy and featured a new visitor from Washington DC as well as several, more local first time visitors. This morning I am enjoying the snowfall and planning to stay home. Rob is going to try to stay home as well. I don't think I can remember the last time that happened. The shop will be open dispite the weather. We're going to enjoy a little breakfast! See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! Saturday was amazing! The shop was so busy. This adventure just keeps getting more exciting! It was fun to see Rob Jr. show up unexpectedly. He approached his Dad and asked him if he could take look at his car. Rob was concerned of course and hurried out only to find Rob had bought a new Pick up truck. We are very excited for him! Now he can help tow trailers too! Our retreat weekend continues we enjoyed Hoagies for lunch from Vid's Deli in Delran. Dinner was Rast Beef and mashed potatoes, salad and veggies from Santucci's in Burlington NJ! From all reports, the retreat is one of the most enjoyable we ever had! I don't think I ever heard so much laughing! Today we are hoping for another busy day in the shop and look forward to Sunday Brunch at the Cafe Gallery. Time to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Busy! Oh my word! What is going on? We are just having the greatest time in the shop. Our weekend retreat is also off to a great start. Last night after a fantastic dinner the group that stayed a little longer in the dining area really had a great time. Last nights dinner was Eggplant Parm or Chicken Cordon Bleu. Both choices were fantastic! I'm looking forward to another busy day in the shop as well as more fun at the retreat! I really have to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It seemed like International Day at the shop. We had visitors from Italy, Brazil and Australia! We also had a guest from California who also enjoyed lunch at Francesco's! Also, we learned that the Gammill that we sold to Oscar in Trinidad arrived. I am up and busy already this morning. We have a Quilt retreat this weekend with 23 guests scheduled to arrive. As usual it should be exciting. I know I've said it many times before. I can't believe how busy the shop is. That's about all I have time for this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great day at Olde City Quilts. We welcomed our regular group from the Moorestown Friends School, They really are doing some fabulous work! We are so proud that we can help them with their quilt projects! The shop was also busy with shoppers all day. We had a large group attend our Sewcial Wednesday program. The support we get never ceases to amaze me. Rob is off again this morning with his son to complete the moving of a Gammill machine for a customer. I don't think he is ever going to get a day off again! Busy, busy! Time to get my day underway as well! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Spring! It doesn't feel like it! We had another busy day at the shop. Rob was out on 2 Gammill Jobs, and returned to assemble our newest Gammill table in our Long Arm Room. Our roster of machines available for rent are now, a 30" Statler Stitcher, a 26" Statler Stitcher, 2)26" Visions and soon a new 22" Vision. We sold our current 22" Vision at the Lancaster Show! Rob and I did not get out of the shop until 10:30 last night. We are heading in again early to finish up the new table and prepare to welcome Linda and her students for their annual trip to Olde City Quilts! I'm also preparing ( at the last minute) for our weekend retreat. It never stops! We'll be ready to welcome our weekend guests as usual. I have to get the day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I got to stay home! How about that! It was very busy in the shop though. Eva was busy selling Bernina's. She sent two shoppers home with their new 550 Berninas! I can't believe how fast these great machines sell! Rob says that Eva is such an expert that he's ready to buy one from her! I hope you get your new Bernina soon! I have an early morning errand to run and have to get started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It was another tremendous day in the shop on Sunday! Rob and his son didn't quite get the long arm room back together. They are already out on another delivery this morning. I hope they make it back before the weather gets too bad. I am going to try to stay home today. We'll see how that goes. We also were able to complete some Bernina sales while in Lancaster. Several customers learned that we were able to compete very well with Mr. Zimmerman. Congratulations to the new 550 owner picking up her machine this morning and our 2 new 580 owners who will pick up their machines on Wednesday! Thank you! We're so glad you continue to support our shop! That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We survived the Lancaster Quilt show! What a great event! We made a lot of new contacts and saw lots of friends. There will be a lot of Gammill activity going on for the next few weeks. We made several sales and will be upgrading a few standard machines to the Statler Stitcher. I really loved hearing how great the bus trip went. Rob's son joined the group for a ride to the show. He was a great help getting everything packed up and out of the venue. We are already looking forward to next year. It was nice to sleep in this morning. We'll be right back in the shop today though. I actually can't wait to get there! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Whew! It's the final day of the Quilt show in Lancaster Pa.! I'm looking forward to seeing our bus group arriving today. I hope everyone has a great time! The show has been wonderful for us and we are just so excited. It should be a long day for us and I really have to go! See you at the show!
Good Morning! Another great day in Lancaster. The shop has continued to be very busy as well! Hopefully next year we'll have a larger booth at the show. It has been so wonderful to hear so many visitors asking for our shop items at the show. It really makes me feel great but also worry that I let some shoppers down. It is time to get on the road again! Two more days! See you at the show!
Good Morning! The Lancaster show is off to a great start. Alex Anderson passed by and said hello! Exciting! We also saw a lot of friends. We are commuting back and forth each day. We are quickly putting a lot of miles on Rob's new truck! I really don't have time to chat. I do know how many of you look forward to reading what's going on. I really appreciate your friendship! I do my best to take the few minutes I need to fill in my thoughts every morning. Thanks for your support! I'll see you at the show!
Good Morning! Rain! We don't need rain today! We are heading in early to pack and head to the Lancaster show. Monday was really busy in the shop. The staff as usual came through and really helped pull things together. Everyone keep their fingers crossed that the rain doesn't ruin our day too much! That's about all I have time for! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a Sunday. We had another super day at the shop. Old friends. New customers. Another Gammill sale! Congratulations Carolyn! We had a fabulous embroidery block of the month session! I know some customers who weren't sure they would succeed had a great time! I can't wait to see the finished projects! It's not too late to join. This is a fabulous project and really gets those embroidery hoops humming! Rob is off to do another Gammill installation this morning. This time in Pa. I better get started myself. I began rearranging the shop again yesterday. I really have to go! See you at the shop!
It's another great morning! I think today has the potential to be as busy as yesterday in the shop. I had a packed Hook, Line & Sinker class (that is my introduction to quilting class). The shop was busy the entire day. Rob and his son Rob were preparing for his next 2 Gammill deliveries. They left for NY State last night after we had a light dinner. Our customer Gail is adding her 2nd Statler Stitcher! Hopefully all will go smoothly. A Vision 26 gets delivered Monday in Pa. and Tuesday morning we need to pack up and set up for the Lancaster show. I think someone is going to need a vacation! That's about it for this morning! I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! It looks like a great day. The sun is peeking through the large trees that surround the back of my house. We had an exciting Friday. We were busy, I sold another Gammill and Rob got home safely! He was right by the way. His new truck looks just like his old truck. I'm happy that this one has running boards to help me climb in. Rob and his son are getting ready to leave again. They'll leave tonight for NY to install a Gammill Statler Stitcher. They'll be back tomorrow. They have another installation set for Monday. Busy! I am excitedly waiting to see what today holds. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm waking up to a little snow! I just got off the phone with Rob. He's in Ohio and hopes to be home this evening. I actually feel a little better hearing him talk about the new truck. I think this vehicle is more appropriate for this long trip. We had another great day at the shop which featured another phone call from a customer who is coming in today to look at Gammill's! I just love how many people are buying Gammill and Statlers! I hope you join the fun too. I really have to run. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wednesday was a very interesting day. Rob left for Gammill Tuesday. Unfortunately, his truck broke down in Ohio. It was going to take 3 days to repair the trouble. After several phone calls and searches for solutions, he traded in his broken truck for a new one! Olde City Quilts is back on schedule! We were planning to get a new one anyway...we just weren't planning to do it during a trip to Gammill. While Rob was busy in Ohio. I had my own excitement with Charlie our Golden Retriever. He's ok now. He managed to cut his tongue while eating again. Hopefully things will return to normal today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're back in the shop, getting unpacked and placing those Gammill orders! So much to do! The shop has been very busy while we were away too! I also returned to find a message from Fran Gillisheimer that her quilt was accepted at Paducah! I'm so pleased that Carol Lauterbach got to quilt it. I only wish she was still with us to enjoy the honor. Congratulations Fran! We are very excited for you. It's time to get going again! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great time at the Quilt Fest of NJ. I know the promoters were very excited too! The crowds really showed up on Saturday! Sunday was very busy too! It was great telling new friends about the shop and visiting with old friends too! Rob is going to be very busy with Gammill deliveries. We did have several new and used sales. Today we have a lot of unpacking to do! Time to get going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a busy day at the Quilt Fest of NJ! I've never seen anything like it at any show! Congratulations to the organizers of this event! I really don't have any time to write again because we have to do it all again. It will be a long day because we have to pack everything up and bring it all home tonight! Hope to see you all one more time at the show!
Good Morning! We are having a great time at the Quilt Fest of NJ! Our bus trip is heading to the show today. I hope everyone has a great time. We will be starting out early again! We are not used to this long commute! I do have Rob trained to pull into the rest stop for a Starbucks, so it does have it's rewards. See you at the show!
Good Morning! No time to write yesterday, no time to write today! Rob says I can write while we are driving, but I think I would get sick. The show is off to our best start ever. We met so many new folks. So hard to believe! See you at the show!
Good Morning! Olde City Quilts enjoyed another really great day at the shop! We got so much accomplished for the show. This morning we are up early and almost ready to go set up for the QuiltFest of NJ. I really thik this is going to be our best show ever. I am sew excited because the NJ show is growing. I hope Rob Jr. is going to be able to help his Dad because Rob is going to be busy with deliveries and a trip to Missouri for more machines. We will even be upgrading our own Statler. I better get going. It's a very busy day. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am really starting to think that I just may never get a day off again! My day started with 2 all but signed Gammill sales! One is a customer from NY who is upgrading her 2nd Statler because of how busy she is. We already have some buyer interest in her Statler Premier model trade in (18,500). It has a light bar, casters and our favorite Zippered leaders. We also welcomed a fun first time visitor who was overwhelmed by the shop. I never get tired of meeting those customers! Rob and I did manage to leave a little early and enjoyed a dinner at home at a reasonable hour. Well, it's about time that we get our day started again. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Busy, busy, busy Sunday! It really does look like we are going to have to start staying open later on Sunday. We really had a fabulous day. The downside of being so busy is it is so hard to get things finished. So, Rob and I are getting set to head to the shop again. I hope to be able to leave early. We have plenty of things we need to do outside of the shop as well. We did have a few more sign ups for our bus trip to the Quiltfest of NJ. We could still use a few more. The price of $45.00 includes admission to the show and saves you the gas and toll money. Plus you get to spend extra time relaxing with friends! That's about it for today. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great week at the shop is winding down. This morning looks like it is shaping up to be a gorgeous day! I've been trying to do a little planning for the Quiltfest of NJ next weekend. We did have a Roman Shade class scheduled, which had to be postponed. Hopefully we can get this popular class back on the schedule soon. Saturday was a busy day. I really enjoy being in the shop. The last customers of the day were first time visitors from Northern NJ that found us just before closing. We look forward to seeing them again as long as someone chooses the right college! That's about it for this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Friday was tremendous! So great to see so many of you in the shop! I hope the weekend will be as exciting! The morning does look a little gloomy outside. Sounds like a great day to jump in the car and head to Olde City Quilts! Plenty of space to wander around and be cheery. We will be busy with classes and packing for our show this week. Don't forget to make your reservation for our bus trip to the show. It's much easier! I think busy season is officially here! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am up early and getting ready to greet all of the excitement! This should be a great Friday. We have a huge Super Sew Day scheduled! We actually have 25 people signed up. Plus a waiting list! Oh my goodness. We did have a very busy day in the shop Thursday! I really thought that the shop couldn't be any busier then it was last year. Thanks so much for your continued support. We are having so much fun! I wish I had more time this morning but I have to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great day in the shop! We had a great phone call with Sarah Vedeler! I am so excited that she is coming to the shop! While talking and searching for flights we actually managed to squeeze a little more time in for her visit. Expect an embroidery retreat weekend, trunk show and one other class event. She may even join us for brunch! Lot's of other excitement brewing as well! I'm running a little late this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I think our shoppers may have taken a small break yesterday! It was just a little bit quieter then it's been lately. Our day did begin with a husband who is surprising his wife with a new Bernina Serger. He had really done his homework! I think he made a great choice! This morning Eva and I will be meeting with our Moda Fabric sales rep! We also have a scheduled phone call with Sarah Vedeler! Details should be available shortly about her visit in August. Stay tuned for even more exciting visits coming up! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! As usual, my day away from the shop didn't last very long. I was on my way to the shop very early! The shop was really busy in the morning. Things calmed down and I was able to get home for the afternoon, I also had to put together some informaton for a potential Gammill trade in and sale. I still don't quite have that project finished. That's the first thing I have to do when I get to the shop. Preparations are underway for our Quilt show in Somerset NJ. We expect to have Bernina's, Gammill's, Hobbs Batting plus items from the shop. I hope you are all able to stop out and see us! Until then, I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a tremendous weekend! I really enjoyed myself. The shop was really busy besides the hustle and bustle of the retreat! We also enjoyed a great Brunch at the Cafe Gallery! The shop was just non stop busy! It still surprises me to hear how many of you enjoy my little blog each morning. It keeps me going! I did sleep in just a little. I don't intend to go to the shop today. Rob is going in to try to finish a couple of machine repairs. I plan to do a little housework. If it gets busy I'm sure I'll be there! Enjoy your day if you are lucky enough to have the day off. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I couldn't be happier with our embroidery retreat weekend! It really seems to be a great success. Great food, friends and fun! I almost can't wait for the next retreat! The shop was very busy too! We continue to welcome new customers and re introduce ourselves to those that haven't been here in some time. It's always fun to hear the surprise at how much larger we have grown. Amid all of the excitement in the shop, Rob has worked at organizing our repair area. He managed to clear a storage area for Gammill tables that we never thought we would have. We are very excited about our future possibilities. I better get started. Today's event features brunch at the Cafe Gallery! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Day one of our Embroidery retreat went very well. I am so excited to see so many participants working on our block of the month! It was very impressive to see so many elaborate embroidery machines at once! I love my shop! If you visit the shop make sure you visit the classroom and get inspired! I really do have to thank my friends and staff that help out and make these events as special as they are! We also utilized another local business for our catering for this event. Thanks to Santucci Catering on Rt 130! I have to hurry off again. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am racing out of the house this morning! We are beginning our first ever Embroidery retreat weekend this morning! Sarah Vedeler contacted us the other day and we decided to wait to see how this event goes before finalizing details for her upcoming visit! Guests are scheduled to begin arriving by 9 am! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Happy Valentine's Day! We enjoyed another great day in the shop! I received my copy of Linda Hahn's latest book. She did mention us in the book, and we did supply the fabric for one of the quilts in it! Even though I knew it was coming for sometime it was very exciting to see! Rob was out on the road all day. He delivered the Gammill heading to Trinidad to the shipper in Irvington, NJ, visited a Gammill repair customer and stopped in to visit with Lois and her staff at the Bernina Sewing Center in Matawan, NJ! We also welcomed some new visitors to our Sewcial Wednesday event as well as some new visitors to the shop. That is about all for this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's Wednesday and another week is flying by. Eva and Shirley have been away for a couple of days learning all about the Bernina software. They are excited to get back and share their new knowledge! We also are busy preparing for our first ever Embroidery retreat this weekend! Rob is heading out to deliver the Gammill being shipped to Trinidad this morning. This sale proved to be a lot more difficult then we originally thought. Hopefully, it will go smoothly the rest of the way! That's about it for this morning. As usual I have got to get the day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a great Monday! I got totally surprised by another visit from Barb and Mary The Strata Girls! We had a nice talk over lunch at Legends. I am really looking forward to more events with them. They were inspired by their visit here and by our great customers. They thought it was one of their best events too! Rob and I got to stop by Costco last night for a few shop supplies. We also managed to squeeze a Rotisserie Chicken in our cart for dinner last night! Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! This weekend was great and fun filled! So much activity! It's getting to a point where I don't need to plan events. I need to pick and choose which events we are going to have. That's what I plan to do today. I'll be at the shop, but focusing on getting more information out to you! Rob is off to visit a Gammill customer hopefully he won't be gone too long. He just got a phone call from Rob Jr. in Germany. He expects to begin his journey home from Germany tonight! Rob plans to pick him up at the airport tomorrow. We are very excited! I better get going See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We survived Saturday! Sorry that I didn't write yesterday. Rob was awake and out the door early so that he could start cleaning the sidewalks at the shop. I wasn't sure how the roads were going to be, so I started out as soon as I could too. We had a great day at the shop. The class with the Strata girls was fantastic. We did have some students that couldn't make it though. We were a little slow in the shop during the morning, but things really picked up for the rest of the afternoon! I'm looking forward to another great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It looks like we're going to get some snow! So far it's raining here. I expect the phone to be very busy asking if I will cancel any of this weekends events. I don't plan to. I will let the weather happen and play it by ear. We are going to get our day started! I hope we all enjoy the weather! Come on out and stock up on supplies! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The shop is just so busy! It truly amazes me to look around and see 5 - 7 employees in the shop on a Wednesday and we are all doing something. It's now just so common to have small groups of ladies walk in together. Each group usually includes one or two more first time visitors. We welcomed some visitors who hadn't been here since we added the building next door! It is fun to see the surprise on their faces. I had a great visit with my new District manager for Bernina. We went over details for Alex Anderson's visit and together are looking forward to a big year with Bernina! That's about it for now! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We really had another great day at our fun little shop! We welcomed a couple of new visitors and a woman from NH. She especially loved the shop and luckily returns to the area on business regularly! I can't wait to see her again! We have also been so busy selling Bernina's we can't wait for our latest order. Lot's to do today. I'm going to get an early start! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Monday in the shop. It looks like the start of another great week. We did have a setback in Rob's plans as a delivery did not arrive as scheduled. Hopefully, UPS will get that straightened out. I did make it to the shop fairly early and actually spent most of the day there. I think I got a lot of important things accomplished. Eva and I have been working on organizing our buying habits and trying to be more efficient. Rob was busy working with a heating and air conditioning company. We are making plans to upgrade our systems to accomodate larger crowds in our classroom more comfortably. There is always so much to do behind the scenes. Time to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great Sunday at Olde City Quilts! We were really busy all weekend! It was a nice surprise to see a local news station pop in to film the Smocking Event that was going on in our classroom! I unfortunately didn't get to see the piece on the broadcast at 6pm. I stayed up for 11pm but it wasn't replayed, I was happy to hear that many of you did see it! I am going to try work from home today, Rob has to go in to take care of some issues. That's it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I love the light coating of snow greeting me this morning! These days at the shop just seem to get busier and busier! Saturday was just non stop! I also truly appreciate our volunteers that sew Hug Wraps with Brenda Jones and our Quilts of Valor event that continues as well! Thank you so much! In the shop, we have been busier then ever with machine sales. It really makes me feel great that so many shoppers have heard that Olde City Quilts is the best place to buy a sewing machine! I really appreciate that we have grown so much by word of mouth advertising. I'm going to get ths day started. I don't think the light snow or even the superbowl will slow down the flow of quilters! See you at the shop!
Good Morning, What a great Friday we had! We started out welcoming a group of ladies from the shore area! Welcome ladies! I hope you enjoyed your lunch at Francescoes! I also spent time showing our Gammill's. I think she will complete the purchase Monday! Another 7 Series Bernina went home with a new owner. Congratulations! We really enjoyed that Quilt Magazine mentioned us as a Top Shop in their latest edition! I really love what I'm doing and am so happy that other quilters enjoy coming here too! We expect another busy day. We are starting off with Long Arm Quilting lessons and then a full slate of renters! We also have a Gammill shopper scheduled to stop in. I better get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning February! I thank everyone for such an exciting January. We have definitely started this year off on the right foot! If this pace continues, we are really going to get so much busier! I think we are ready. Yesterday started off with a group of shoppers waiting at the door at 9am. They were heading off to their Quilt retreat. Thanks for including us in your day ladies! The rest of the day featured just as much excitement. The girls from the Cozy Quilt Shoppe (unfortunately closed) popped in and brought delicious pastries with them. We really had a great time. We have changed things around a little bit, still tweaking! I'm very excited at the progress we are making. Bye for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a storm! I did not get a lot of sleep. We had a trememdous storm here that kept me awake most of the night, Rob of course, slept soundly. Wednesday was another busy day at Olde City Quilts. Most of the day was spent with a fabric sales rep. Yes, we were looking at Christmas Fabrics! We had Bernina and Gammill shoppers. I'm looking forward to getting to the shop soon. We are awaiting another delivery this morning. Lowe's is bringing the matching over the stove microwave. I'll be excited to retire our current microwave and gain some counter space! We are supposed to be their first stop this morning. We shouldn't be too late. That's all for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am very upset to see that my post yesterday didn't appear on the website. I don't know how that happened. I really wasn't in much of a hurry yesterday. Rob and I waited for Lowe's to deliver our new stove before heading to the shop. I didn't know it was possible to love a stove, but I love my new stove! Tomorrow they are bringing the new over the stove Microwave. Rob has to fix the electricity first. The shop was really exciting on Tuesday. The pace of everything seems to still be on the rise. We are busier then ever, our staff seems to be accomplishing more and more. We keep adding so many new customers! We long ago thought we had met every quilter in the area! I think maybe we have only met the tip of the iceberg! Thanks to everyone who has and continues to spread the word about us! I really appreciate it! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great Sunday! We wrapped up another great week and our latest Quilt Retreat weekend. I think Sunday was one of our busiest non sale Sundays ever. We introduced some new customers to Bernina's which is always so exciting! I want to tell everyone that it does matter where you buy your Bernina. If you want all of the great classes and services that we provide, you must buy your machine from us. We also had another great Brunch at Cafe Gallery with 19 of our friends! I'm not rushing to leave this morning. I will try to get things accomplished around the house first. I already have laundry in! That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another lovely day at the shop! Our quilt retreat has been going on almost unnoticed! I think everyone is so comfortable and we are so used to having large crowds that we are oblivious to the excitement! I saw some great projects being worked on and just learned that Rob hasn't even taken any pictures yet. I hope they are still available today, some gals pack up on Saturday. I think we have another Statler sale getting ready to go! I am so excited by all of the activity we have in our Gammill sales. This morning I think we are upgrading some customers Bernina's! There could be some nice trade in machines becoming available shortly. Time to get started again. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I missed two mornings! I'm so sorry! The last two days I left the house a little earlier then usual. Rob and I had to do a little extra shopping to prepare for our retreat. It's a beautiful morning here on the Delaware River in Delanco NJ. If I was still in Montana on a morning like this, I'd be heading out on my cross country skis! We did have a fantastic day at the shop on Friday. We began one of our retreats with about 22 friends. It also snowed enough to let Rob try out his new Snow Blower! The shop was busy most of the day and featured a big sale of some sewing furniture and even some more Gammill shoppers! I'm excited to get my day started and hope everyone braves the weather to make it another great day at Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I enjoyed another long day at the shop. We started the day with 6 friends joining us from Millville NJ. So much activity in the middle of our day and ending with the Learn to Quilt participants leaving after closing! I am planning to not spend a lot of time in the shop today. Rob and I are actually trying to work some time into our week where we actually get things accomplished outside of the shop. We'll see how long that lasts! We need to shop for a new stove for our kitchen and visit our favorite store Costco! I just put a roast in the crockpot so we can have a real dinner tonight! Time to get moving. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow and some really cold temperatures out there! It looks beautiful. We did have another really busy Monday. Rob was out installing another Gammill. Our new friend Ellie will be completing quilts for her quilting friends soon! She is also planning to add a Statler next year and will likely be a sales rep for us in the Lancaster Pa. area! The shop was really busy and our retreat participants also had a great time. Many thanks to Eva for making that event so special as usual. I think that's about all that I can think of right now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I was hoping for a wonderful morning and a great day at the shop. Unfortunately, one of our outstanding staff members has come down with a cold. Maybe the flu. Today we are all wishing Shirley a speedy recovery! We need her back! As usual we have staff in place and will be able to proceed! Thanks so much to Margie for coming in to teach the long arm lessons that were scheduled to be handled by Shirley. I am so blessed with the best staff! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We really had a wonderful Saturday. It was amazing how consistently busy we were all day! We had some great classes going on. Eva & Margie were helping new Bernina owners get to know their machines. I had a Quilt as you go table runner that turned out great and Diane was busy with Sergers. We have a Roman shade class today that has proven to be one of our most popular classes. Out of time again! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Welcome to the weekend! Not much time to visit as we will be rushing off to the shop as usual. We had a wonderful Friday selling sewing machines and visiting with customers. Rob was able to get another Gammill customer back in business! The number of Gammill customers that are here is amazing! I actually wish I had more time to write this morning! Maybe tomorrow. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week has flown by and we are ready for the weekend! It was a great day Thursday when Oscar walked in to Olde City Quilts. We had been communicating by E mail and he arrived from Trinidad to purchase a Gammill Vision 22 machine. Oscar operates a sewing business from his home and plans to move up to a Statler eventually. The rest of the day was exciting as well. I love going to the shop everyday, It's just as exciting to introduce a new customer to quilting. I am so very proud to have the staff and be able to assist such a wide range of customer ability levels. I better get going. Rob is off to do a Gammill house call. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Rob and I started the day with a trip to Pennsauken NJ to pick up our next Gammill delivery. Later we welcomed a new Koala cabinet and chair to display in the shop. We had to do some re-arranging of course. We have been very busy lately welcoming many first time customers that still hadn't discovered the shop. That amazes me about this business. Also, finding that they sometimes aren't aware of other shops either. Yesterday, was also the last day that Brianna will be working in the shop for a while.She may be back in March for 1 week, but she might be too busy this summer. We luckily have someone waiting in the wings to make her debut in the shop next week. Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning everyone! We had another great day at the shop capped off last night with a 10 member Learn to Quilt class. 5 members of the class have taken beginner classes elsewhere and we have some regular customers attending the class too. This is the most comprehensive learn to Quilt program anywhere. I'm looking forward to a great couple of months! The weather outside my window is a little nasty this morning and I'm getting off to a slow start. Yesterday we changed a couple of more things around in anticipation of a new cabinet display delivery. It was funny to hear a friend who had been in just a day or 2 before say "Are you changing things around again?" It is one of our favorite new areas, but we are always adding new items. I better get this day underway! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a very productive Monday! The shop was a little slow during the morning and afternoon. We certainly got a lot done around the shop. Rob and I left early and made a beeline for Costco. Fortunately, TGIFridays was right in that line! So we stopped and had some lunch. Then we continued to Costco where we really loaded up one of those flatbed shopping carts! Last night Margie had a great Embroidery Club and Diane was busy with Cut the Scrap! We then had a productive evening talking with Long Arm Quilter Lisa "McLisa" Sipes. Lisa has booked a flight to Olde City Quilts and will be here Sunday - Tuesday morning. April 7,8 & 9 We will start sign ups shortly! We are very lucky to get such a talented quilter here! Her schedule is very tight and she is squeezing us in on her way to the New England Quilt Festival (MQX). I encourage everyone to come out and meet Lisa. We will have a trunk show and Demo on Sunday. Hands on classes on Monday (Afternoon and Evening). We'll have another class on Tuesday morning if we can squeeze that in. Time to get the day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning Monday! I'm sad to admit that I didn't get a lot finished yesterday. I did get the tree down. I am not quite feeling 100% right now, but I think I can keep going. Rob said the shop was very busy while he was there. He met with a couple from Ct. that needed help with their Gammill. They are back in business! Speaking of Gammill. We are finalizing details with McLisa for her visit in April! Very exciting! It's also exciting for us to see all of the people that like our Facebook page! We have people keeping up with Olde City Quilts from all over the world. Last night a woman signed on from South Africa. Time to get this Monday underway! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another great Saturday in Burlington NJ. We had some serious sewing machine shopping going on! Rob was out all morning delivering Gretchen's Gammill. He claims it went in through the 2nd story window! I think he's just trying to justify the cost of that ladder he bought! I am going to try to stay home today, I have a lot to do around the house. Rob has to go in to take care of some machine repairs. We have another customer driving down from Ct. with her Gammill. Hopefully, he'll be able to leave reasonably early. Not much else to say, I hope you all have a wonderful day too. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! After a lovely Friday that featured sew many new shoppers it's time to say welcome to the weekend! This morning Rob will be off again to install another Gammill. This is the gently used one that Gretchen bought just before Christmas! Congratulations again Gretchen! I enjoyed being on a conference call with Alex Anderson to talk about her upcoming event in June. Bernina had scheduled her for 2) 2 hour sessions. Alex said that just was not enough time. She promptly made it 2) 3 hour sessions! I'm really looking forward to the event! As usual all of the details will be out soon. That's about it for this morning! Hope you have plans to stop by! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week has flown by! It's been another great one! It seems like we have a few more customers getting prepared to purchase their new Gammill machines. We are expecting the delivery of a Gammill machine head that our Delaware sales rep, Marie Tallman sold to a gal in Pa. We had all of the items she ordered in stock except for the machine head itself. So we will be able to get her up and running very quickly! We plan to start stocking more items so deliveries can be more regular, rather then bunched up after Rob gets back from his pick ups. It's all signs of our continued growth and our continued efforts to provide the absolute best service to Gammill customers. Gammill customers buy the best and deserve the best. They get it when they buy their machine from Olde City Quilts! We also got a great thank-you note from Rhonda in Va.! She had a minor problem with her Gammill that Rob was able to diagnose and fix. I am extra excited by the reorganization of our Bernina area. It is much more comfortable and makes it easier for you to choose the machine that best fits your needs! I'm looking forward to a great year! Oh yeah, and I have a conference call scheduled today with Alex Anderson! Exciting! Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great Wednesday! It was a pretty busy day at the shop. Rob and Mitch had left very early for Ct. to install a 14 ft Statler Stitcher. The buyers had mentioned that the table might have to go in through the window. It was a good thing they were prepared. It apparently went really well. I talked to the "Strata Girls" yesterday. They were happy to hear the number of sign ups that they had so far for their upcoming class at the shop. Plenty of room for more! I'm getting a late start this morning, so I better run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Monday was a great day. We got back to organizing the shop. I think we are almost finished with the basics of the latest version of the shop. I think it may be time to remove the signs from the door that apologize for the mess! I really don't have much else to say this morning. It's, as usual, time to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I had a wonderful time speaking at the Rebecca's Reel Guild yesterday! Many familiar faces in the crowd and so many new ones! I thank them for listening and enjoying my story. I really appreciated the eager shopping frenzy at the end! I wasn't quite prepared for that! I think the shop was busy as well. Our sales rep Marie Tallman was busy in Delaware selling a new Gammill Vision 22" and called back later with a customer shopping for a used 26" machine. Way to go Marie. Rob and I are heading in to the shop. We hope to leave early this afternoon. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a day at the shop! 2013 is off to a wonderful start! We still do not have everything back in place, or even enough shelves to put it all on. Rob will probably be busy building soon! We had so much going on yesterday. Hug Wraps, Quilts of Valor, The Sew must go on and the smocking open house. We also had a lot of visitors who thought the shop would be in worse shape then they found. Lots of great comments from everyone! Thank youo for your support. We also had a second visit from our friend Joe and his wife from NY. She is not a quilter but Joe knows what he likes and stocks up! There is a rumor that we are getting a bookstore for a neighbor. That will be a great addition to the street! Can other exciting businesses be far behind? Today I'm off to speak at a guild meeting! I better get my day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're still at it! The shop is beginning to take shape. We have been so busy despite the mess! I really don't have anytime to chat this morning. I overslept and have so much to do! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Moving the shop around is starting to come together. Still a lot of plans! We are on our way to Philadelphia and shop for some display fixtures. We'll be in the shop soon. We were very busy on Thursday and surprised to learn what brought everyone out! We also welcomed a great couple of gals from Long Island NY. Rob was able to service their Gammill while they visited Amy's Omelette house. They had plenty of time to shop and returned safely to NY! Nice to meet you! I better get going. We have another big day at the shop and are expecting huge fabric deliveries! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, we continued with the complete rearranging of the shop! I called it Creative Chaos. There is still a lot to do. We never made it out to buy new store fixtures. I don't think we'll make it today either. We will be back at it again though. We even had a pretty busy day with shoppers. I felt really bad when a few people came in that hadn't been in for a long time and the shop was a mess. Everybody seemed to understand. I really like some of the changes we made. We are heading in early again this morning. Hopefully we can leave a little early too. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Welcome to 2013! Our New Year is all ready well underway. Let's just say that our Holiday was just another Tuesday! Rob was busy in the morning, while I was at the shop moving things around. Later he was able to get to the shop and got some work started in the room back by the elevator. We have changed the cutting tables around, moved the bed and have a lot more to do. We are heading out this morning to do some shopping for fixtures. Then we'll be back finishing what we started. I really have to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's the final day of 2012. It's so hard to believe. The time is just flying by. I would like to thank my staff, our customers, friends and family for their support. This has been our busiest and biggest year ever. December was especially amazing. We have been very blessed to reach so many people and share in their quilting projects, trials and tribulations. We have gotten to know so many of you on a personal level and thank you for including our shop and us in your lives. We are preparing for another great year and look forward to seeing where we go together. Have a great day. Have a great New Year! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had an absolutely wonderful Saturday in the shop! I love seeing groups of shoppers meet, shop, visit Francesco's and then shop some more! It was great seeing Marti and her relatives too! I got to introduce a lot of customers to our new block of the month program. I think this one is going to be great fun! I can't wait to see the finished projects! We also are getting so many people asking about Alex Anderson's visit. We really want to have the event here, But I think it might just be too big for even our classroom! Rob and I are going to try to take today off. We have no plans to go in tomorrow and then we will be closed on Tuesday! Happy New Year! I think I'll get a little breakfast going! We'll see you next year at the shop!
Good Morning! Our huge Good Buy sale is still going strong. Our customers are doing a great job of clearing out space for all of the new Fabrics we have on the way! Sewing machine sales were also brisk yesterday. We really are getting a lot of interest in our new block of the month program. Another thing that is gaining a lot of support is our new Heirloom / Smocking classes. Rob took some great pictures and put them on facebook. We hope to have a good crowd at our open House next weekend. I really have to get started, I think the weather prediction may keep some shoppers home but we will be ready for those that make the trip to Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another wonderful day of bargain hunters scooping up what they could! I'm having fun selling more Bernina sewing machines. Rob successfully helped a customer from Va. with a nagging Gammill problem. It's sad that Gammill had sent out replacement parts based on another technicians diagnosis. Rob corrected the trouble with a minor adjustment. That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The first day of the sale went very well! I know there are a lot more shoppers out there planning to raid our shelves! We still have plenty of fabric left to choose from. We had a few big sales of furniture and Bernina machines (exciting!). I was also able to demo our new block of the month program. We have plenty of people planning to break out their embroidery machines and participate. I am very excited to be able to offer this great program. Stop on by and let us show you what we will accomplish together. I'm off to the shop again! We plan to be just as busy as yesterday for the next few days! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Our little celebration went really great! All the food turned out as planned. What a relief! Rob did a great job of getting me gifts. He found a beautiful watch which is a little big for me. I hope we can do something to make it fit better. He also found fantastic earrings at the jeweler just down the street from the shop. This was the second gift he found for me there. I'm not sure that I'll ever take these off! Well, I really have no time to write this morning. We are heading out for the big sale! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Christmas Eve is here! We are ready for the last minute! I hope you are! We will be open today until 3pm to get those last minute gifts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It seems like our customers are prepared for Christmas! Saturday was not the madhouse I expected. It did feature the purchase of a Gammill Premier by one of our frequent renters! Congratulations Gretchen! I'm thrilled that Gretchen tried out all of the competitors and agrees with us. Gammill is simply the best. Rob will be delivering it soon. We are not planning to visit the shop today. We are going to try to prepare for our own Christmas celebration, Rob and I will return tomorrow so the rest of the staff can spend the day with their families. Lots to do! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! The last minute rush was certainly underway Friday! We probably should have a Gift Certificate express lane. I think it could be busier today. I can't imagine what our Good buy sale will be like with all of these Gift Certificates in hand. I better keep it short this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning everyone!! We had another wonderful day at the shop yesterday. So many gift certificates as well as a steady stream of husbands picking up sewing machines and trinkets. There will be some happy woman this Christmas! I still have several more husbands on the way. This is it. Its down to the wire. I am so excited! I really have to send out a thank you to my staff who holds it all together while preparing for their own celebrations. Time to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning Olde City Quilts friends! Last night Rob and I ventured out to buy a Christmas tree! Rob is a must have the perfect tree person. We found one just a little smaller then usual but we came to a quick agreement (unusual). I decorated a little last night and started getting in the spirit. We did have a great day in the shop too. There is just always so much going on. I hope you are just about set for Christmas. It's almost here! I have to go, the newsletter will be out today for sure! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Tuesday proved to be another great day at the shop. We also got the latest newsletter almost completed. It should be hitting your E mail today! Finally! We really had no idea how difficult it was to run a shop that has grown to this size. We continue to work and learn and strive to provide the best experience for all of our customers. Rob was able to show a few customers our new classroom space that allows us to hold larger events then we could just a few months ago. It seems longer ago then that! The amazing part is we have more plans coming! I hope you are enjoying everything as much as we are! Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I never made it to the shop on Monday. I stayed busy around the house and getting ready for Christmas. Rob was out installing a Gammill Statler Stitcher for Marie. She is already the owner of a Gammill with a group of friends and now has her own. Not much else to chat about this morning. I'm looking forward to the final weel before Christmas Day and then our Good Buy sale. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week came to a close yesterday. It was good as usual to see some old friends venture in. We also welcomed some new visitors. We welcomed one new visitor about 15 minutes before we closed! She'll be back for sure! The staff at Olde City Quilts held a little Christmas party at Eva's home. I'm sure we all appreciated it and had a great time. Rob will start the week delivering a new Gammill Statler Stitcher locally. I think he's glad he doesn't have to drive a few hours each way! It really is starting to feel as though the end of the year is upon us! I hope you are all prepared for all of the holidays. There is still time to pick up or tell your family to pick up, the perfect gift at Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Saturday was a serious shopping day! I think the husbands were out in force! The shop was buzzing with activity most of the day. We had a great group of 10 come in just as it was starting to slow down. We also had a small class making Holiday Houses. They seemed to have a great time too, As usual I'm looking forward to getting underway this morning. Olde City Quilts is almost like a quilt show everyday! See you at the shop!.
Good Morning! We had an amazing Friday in the shop! The phone seemed to be ringing off the hook for most of the day. We are expecting another busy day today. I will be meeting with my Learn to Quilt class. Kathy Dawson is teaching her Holiday houses class. They are just so cute. We still have plenty of room for last minute sign ups (11 - 3). Time is flying and I have got to get ready to go as usual. Hope you have a great day. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I really enjoyed my Made to Create class last night. We had a great group! A little larger then I was expecting. We also had another great day in the shop. I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Rob made some new plans for tearing down walls and changing things around. I'm not sure if he'll ever have time. Things seem to be getting so busy. He was out of the shop all day and has even more trips to make. I know he is glad to be able to help. We are also expecting another Gammill buyer this weekend. We should have another happy quilter soon! Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend and hopefully, I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! I've already been busy this morning. I have to get a sample together for tonight's Made to Create class. Yesterday was really busy and featured a telephone interview with a Quilting magazine. They asked me to have Rob send in a couple of pictures and said they were only going to write a paragraph. I thought it was exciting. I hope to see it soon! My visit to the vet went well with Charlie. His retractable leash collar was a hit. His meds got more expensive. He got some eardrops for infections, and I have to get his weight down. Rob is heading out to do a couple of Gammill calls. I better get going too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another day that starts with rushing around! I have to take Charlie to the Vet! Just a regular check up and a refill for his meds! Rob and I had a wonderful trip to NY to install a Gammill. It was a long day but it is nice to get out and do a little traveling sometimes. Time to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! No time to talk this morning Rob and I are up and heading out to install a Gammill in NY. Hope there's a Starbucks on the way! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week has flown by and a new week is about to begin! So much to do so little time. We had a great retreat weekend topped off by a brunch at Cafe Gallery. I'm planning to work from home today while Rob has a Gammill appointment. Hopefully he'll be able to leave early. There is so much to work on behind the scenes all the time. We're going to have a little breakfast! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We, as usual, had another wonderful Saturday! We welcomed some new customers and introduced quilting to some new people. Most of the activity yesterday was in our classroom were we are enjoying visiting with many of our regular customers at one of our retreats. We have enjoyed food from 3 local restaurants and are visiting the Cafe Gallery later for Brunch! If you haven't enjoyed one of our events I hope you will soon. I will do my best to have next years schedule posted ASAP. Time just keeps flying by and it continues to get harder to keep up with all of the activity in the shop! We will keep doing our best! As usual it's our staff that keeps everything moving. I can never thank them enough! I better run. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's day 2 of our December retreat. Day 1 went pretty well. We were fairly busy in the shop. It was good to visit with Linda Hawn and schedule a visit to the shop for her new book release. One of the quilts in the book uses fabric from our shop! Rob is getting more and more Gammill calls. He spoke with 2 folks over the phone. Linda dropped off her machine, someone is coming in today and he made another appointment for Monday. As usual I am ready to get my day started. Never enough hours! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! By now I hope you have heard that Alex Anderson will be visiting our shop Sunday June 23, 2012! Yes! We were made aware that Alex had a brief opening in her schedule and would like to visit us! We immediately said YES! We actually have known for a couple of weeks. We got confirmation yesterday! These visits are normally planned much further in advance! I hope everyone will be able to attend! The shop was buzzing yesterday and the excitement of the season is building. We seem to be ahead of last years pace in gift cards, sewing machines and Sewing furniture! We also have seen some of our newest gift items selling as well! I have to get going! I've had today's lunch in the crock pot since 2am. I think Rob is ready to have it for breakfast! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am up early this morning. We have a big weekend ahead with one of our in store retreats. I think I need to find a way to fit another table in our classroom. Yes, more expansion is coming. Look for the wall in the kitchen area to come down soon, nearly doubling our kitchen area. We have just about completed moving our former office to it's new location. December has us seeing the yearly influx of husbands and family members looking for gifts. We have a lot of new items ready to go! Make sure you send your family members to Olde City Quilts. Thats about it for this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Everything is back to normal. Rob got home from Gammill with our supply of Gammill machines. He has already installed a new light bar on our Home Pro Rental table. It was a little dark up in the front of the shop! It was a busy day with a long and productive visit with one of our fabric sales reps. I also was able to assemble a plan for the Saturday Sampler program so many customers have asked us to begin. I am very excited. I think you will love it too. Lots of advanced planning going on. It seems like we just keep growing, See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Sunday at the shop despite the fact that Rob was on his way to Gammill! He did get there safely, and I'm left here explaining to Charlie why his Dad isn't here to take him on his morning walk! I plan to work from home today mostly. I'll head in a little later. See you at the shop!
Good morning! We had another great day at the shop topped off with the Christmas Parade! We also had an All night sew! Lots of great things going on. I just spoke with Rob he's battling the rain in Ohio, but he loves to drive so he is having fun! I have to get moving as usual. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Welcome December! We are so excited to enter the final weeks of another great year at Olde City Quilts! We thank all of you for pushing our growth every year. We do hope some of you are able to take some time out of your busy shopping and decorating schedule to come meet and help Brenda make her Hug Wraps 11 - 3. We made several on Thursday, but more are always needed. Well, I better get going! Another big day awaits! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! November is winding down and we are looking forward to an exciting few weeks until Christmas! We have had a great time during our sale. We have far exceeded our expectations for the sale and appreciate all of our visitors. Did you see the Bargello quilt on Facebook! What a great job she did! We really appreciate seeing finished projects. Rob doesn't always get to take a photo of all of them, but he tries! I am heading in early today. I'm hoping to decorate our window in the Long Arm room, We'll see how that goes. See you at the shop!
Good Morning Olde City Shoppers! I am just so pleased with the way our sale has been going! I have never seen the shop so consistently busy. Our long arm room has been leading the way with so many people renting and so many projects getting completed. Sewing machine repairs have been very busy as well. We really are so pleased that we have gained the trust of so many customers. There is still time to snap up a few bargains in the shop. Gift Certificate sales are far ahead of last year too. It's time to get the day started. By the way, Rob did have 2 winning tickets for the Powerball Lottery. I think he is going to select the cash payout of eight dollars! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Are you excited for the Powerball drawing? I'm not very interested in it, but Rob sure is! He assures me that he has purchased the winning ticket. The shop was very busy yesterday, especially in the long arm room. We actually stayed a little late with a first time renter that took longer then expected. We did have a small setback in the afternoon when Shirley felt ill and had to leave early. I really appreciate my staff that was able to step in and help out. Shirley is feeling better and will rest at home today as well. She hopes to return tomorrow. Rob's son is continuing to improve and hopes to be released from the hospital soon. This morning we will be welcoming our Sewcial Wednesday group so it should be another busy day! I hope to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! It looks like a wet and rainy morning. It's probably a great day to visit us! It's always cozy in our shop! We had another busy Monday with lot's of online Gift Certificate sales in addition to all of the bustle in the shop. Don't forget to let your family know what you really want! They are very easy to purchase on line! We also have sold a lot of our Long Arm discount rental cards. It's so exciting to see all the growth of the Long Arm business. We were able to reschedule Rob's trip to Gammill, so he'll be leaving this weekend as he usually does. That leaves another couple of days to talk someone into buying you a Gammill for Christmas! That's about it for this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Hope you had a great weekend! Hope you got some shopping done! The Holiday shopping season is well underway here at Olde City Quilts! We had another great day! Sunday featured new Gammill Shoppers as well as new customers and old friends stopping in to visit and shop! Bernina sales still remain brisk. I am having so much fun every day. I really look forward to going in! Even on my day off! Rob is scheduled to travel to Gammill tonight to pick up our latest sales. We may try to delay that. He also talked to his son Bradley. He seems to be doing well and we are hoping for good test results today. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another fantastic Saturday at the shop! It really is exciting to see so much activity! I hope you all are familiar with our Facebook page we really keep a lot of pictures on there. I really like the picture Rob posted today! I love Lucy! lol! No time to write more this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a big day! We are so pleased that so many folks made the trip to the shop! I hope you all enjoyed our Black Friday specials! We still have a sale going on through the end of this month! We were really happy to see 3 of our friends from Staten Island NY! We hadn't heard from them since the storm. It was wonderful to see them and learn that they are OK! The countdown to Christmas is underway. Come on out and scoop up some of the great deals we have on some Bernina Sewing machine trade ins and classroom used models! This is absolutely the best opportunity to obtain a great machine for a low, low price. That's about it for now! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It is actually evening for me! I am writing my morning blog a night in advance! I am certain that I will have no time to write in the morning. I just finished a very nice Thanksgiving Day. I cooked a meal for Rob and I, my brother and one of Rob's sons, Calvin. After dinner we visited Rob's youngest son in the hospital. Brad is having a tough time right now, but we have our fingers crossed that he'll come through just fine. We are ready for our Black Friday sale. We are preparing to be busy. I hope that I see everyone there! We have some great bargains available, especially on Friday! I'm off to bed to get some rest! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Tuesday picked right up where Monday left off! I've never seen our long arms so busy! We have also been busy preparing for our sale on Friday. Today will be a short day at the shop. I hope most of you are ready to go see relatives or are soon welcoming guests! Rob and I as well as everyone at Olde City Quilts are thankful for another year of great support from the quilting community and our quilting friends. Thanks everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a Monday! We spent our day off getting to the shop early, and leaving late! Lots of excitement in the long arm room. Shirley had a big Statler class and lots of rentals. We sold a few Bernina's and talked to some husbands that are making their plans.for the holiday. I will be in a little late today, I have an errand to run early. Eva spent most of the day setting up our shipping accounts for sending out our Hobbs Batting rolls. I wonder how busy it can get today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy Sunday and a busier weekend! I'm not sure if this pace can continue! It was great to meet some new visitors. It still surprises me when customers live relatively close but have not ventured to the shop in our 6 years of operation. I see that there is still room for growth! Rob was out delivering a Horn Sewing table set to Donna! Another Gammill Statler Stitcher buyer has contacted us from NY. We are hoping to get her purchase included with our special that we had over the weekend. Busy all the time anymore! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another spectacular day at the shop! We sold 2 Statler Stitcher Gammill Long Arm machines. We also have (2) 18" Gammill's going to new owners soon! We had a great opening weekend (so far) selling our newly acquired Hobbs Batting! Gammill sale specials expire today. If you have any thoughts of obtaining a Gammill this will be our final machine pick up this year. This is also the last day to get the best pricing. We are learning that rolls of Quilt batting make wonderful Christmas gifts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A great Friday at the shop! Devin and Sue had great classes with a lot of happy Gammill shoppers and customers. We made our first Hobbs Batting sales too! Another fun thing was our Long Arm thread has begun coming in. Now I can't wait for the rest of it to arrive! As usual I have no time to chat. We have another big day ahead. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I have really got to run today! We have a big day at the shop. Sue Papalia has another class. Her first one yesterday although a little small, was great. Today she has a large class with several members that have never been to the shop before. We also will have our Super Sew group here. We encourage everyone to come out and see Sue's quilts. Especially Saturday morning we have some open time. Visiting with Sue and Devin would be a great idea! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I missed you for a few days! Life is back to normal! Charlie (our Golden Retriever) is very excited that Rob got home safely from Texas again last night too! He's looking forward to the return of his morning walks. Rob is very excited to have brought a delivery of Hobbs Batting to the shop. Now he has to unload his great big Rental truck! So Hobbs by the roll is available as of today! Sue Papalia also arrived yesterday and is excited to meet our customers. We are hoping to head to the shop early to get things ready for her first class this afternoon. As usual sew much going on! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We wrapped up another great inhouse retreat yesterday. What a great time we all had. We once again featured a Sunday Brunch at the Cafe Gallery. I was excited to learn that one of our guests stayed at the Lily Inn just about a block away. The shop was also buzzing all day with new customers! We are so excited by your continued support of the shop and are so pleased that we are still growing. I plan to do a little work around the house this morning. I'll be in the shop this afternoon. We think it might be a little busy for the Veterans day observance. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our Novenber retreat is well underway! We are currently beginning day 2 of our weekend right here at the shop. Stop on by and see what we are doing! Yesterday was exciting we completed a deal that will enable us to be a distributor of Hobbs Batting. We also love our Quilter's Dream Batting and that is not going anywhere. Actually we will expand our batting selection and begin carrying it on rolls as well. Our first truckload of batting, (and I do mean truckload) 100 rolls should be in the shop Thursday. Rob is actually flying out and driving it back. The first shipment of our new threads for long arms is on the way too! I have got to get this beautiful day going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a Sunday! We had one of our busiest Sundays ever! Margie and Mira were running all day! We also had a small window treatment class with everyones favorite Window Dresser Laura Lodini. I was busy in the Long Arm room. This morning we are meeting with our Gammill Sales Rep from northeast Pa. Valeria Hill. This is her first visit to the shop. I'm sure she will be back for teaching opportunities in the future. It should be exciting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a lovely Saturday we had. We had our usual mix of regulars and new customers. We had serious buyers looking at their next large purchase as well as browsers contemplating a new hobby. Our day was capped off with a late night sew! It's always exciting to see so many people raid the shop for their late night entertainment. I love this shop! Special thanks to Beth Caruso for giving us the heads up that our recent television segment was being shown again. We were able to show it for our class members and we now have more volunteers to help Brenda in her cause! We have set up 2 days to make Hug wraps. We are awaiting word back from Brenda. Hopefully she has electric and got our message. Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are ready for the weekend! We enjoyed our Friday. Things were a little quieter then usual for a Friday. Rob was gone most of the day on a Statler Stitcher installation. We had a nice visit with Linda Hahn who is one of the many people suffering without power in her home. We also welcomed some visitors from the Cape May area. Speaking of visitors from far away. Our Facebook page is very international, Our latest fan is from Bulgaria! We have fans from all around the world, If you haven't joined us there join over 1300 worldwide fans of Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good morning! We had another great day at the shop! Sadly, we are still receiving calls asking if we are open. That is a testimony to how many people and businesses are still unable to function normally. I know that I was very lucky. We still had visits by friends that needed a place to go to get away from the storms damage. We had the opportunity to rearrange part of the shop, another improvement! Lots to do, I have to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Yesterday, we got right back into the swing of things. We had a nice size crowd for our Sewcial Wednesday. We still had friends who were without power. We are excited to discount our Christmas fabric, kits and patterns starting today. We look forward to seeing everyone in the shop to snap up some bargains. I'm going to keep it short this morning it's time to get to my day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! It's really been some kind of week. Of course our visit to Houston is being dwarfed by the destruction left by the storm. We really went to Houston with a very specific agenda. We will soon have a full line of Long Arm thread with 172 colors available. Now we need to plan where to put it! We have a Sewcial wednesday planned today. We hope everyone is able to make it. We were open yesterday and welcomed a few customers who had no electricity due to the storm. We also had someone venture out and take advantage of the slow day to really try out the Bernina's and make an informed purchase! I love this shop! Did you see we now have over 1300 people that like our Facebook page! I think that is so exciting! I hope to make some more announcements soon. Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are heading to breakfast, the show and then the airport shortly. We hope to be home safely tonight. We had a great time at the Moda party last night. They had a great dinner and a great band. They also set up a mechanical Bull. Rob road it twice and was as usual one of the best riders! I actually rode it along with our Moda sales rep Lisa. I think that probably wasn't a great idea since we were both wearing skirts! We did have a great time! See you at the shop.
Good Morning! We are trying to get an early start this morning, We will have a quick breakfast in the hotel and then we're off to the convention center. We had a great time at the Bernina party last evening on the 24th floor overlooking the city. We visited with our new Bernina dealer representative. We look forward to her visiting the shop soon. We also spent some time with my friends from The Sewing Palace in Helena Montana. It's always great to hear what they are doing and compare it with our plans. After the party we were off to the sample spree. This is a crazy event where shop owners line up for hours in order to get discounts on some new items. We found a few items we liked and stocked up! Can't wait to get home! It is time to get this day underway. See you at the shop!
Good Afternoon! We are having a great time in Houston for Quilt Market. We visited many classes in the "school house sessions" . We had a late lunch with McLisa Sipes! She is so much fun! We tried to iron out a plan for her visit to our shop. Tonight we visit the "sample spree" and the Bernina party! Tomorrow is a first thing meeting with Moda and then we will be off to search for new items for the shop. We are not expecting to find much. We have a definite list of items on our list. Time to go. I'll see you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! As usual, things have been really busy around the shop. We met a great couple yesterday from Md. who came in Gammill shopping! The husband brought her here as a surprise for her birthday! I think it may have been a little overwhelming for her to make a final decision so quickly, Hopefully, we'll hear from them soon. It was still a great birthday surprise though. Rob and I are also packing for our weekend in Houston, We leave early tomorrow. We are really looking forward to searching for some new ideas and items for the shop. Time to begin another exciting day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another fantastic week is underway at Olde City Quilts! Monday welcomed another excited member of the Bernina family! Rob enjoyed working on a Nolting brand Long Arm yesterday and felt that he gained some valuable experience. We are looking forward to greeting some visitors from Annapolis Md. today. Hopefully she will be going home with a delivery date set for a new Gammill! I can barely wait to see what else is going to happen today. I spent some time on the phone yesterday with Sue Papalia who will be coming in 3 weeks to teach some exciting classes. Details will be released soon. tell your friends. We plan classes for everyone! Time to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I can't honestly say how Sunday went at the shop! I'd say that was truly a day away from the shop. I know we got a lot done around the house. I did take one break to talk to a customer interested in buying a Statler Stitcher from Ct. So after or break, I think we're both ready to get back to our regular routine! Rob is heading out to do a regular service on a competing brand of longarm machine! I am going to head in and get some planning done for a couple of future events. That's about it for this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It is a beautiful Sunday morning! We had another great Saturday at the shop! Everytime it seems like we're having a slow day a group walks in or someone has a huge project to put together. I love this shop! Today Rob and I are going to stay at home and try to do some work around the house. The winter is closing in fast and we never got to our spring cleaning! Next week we'll be in Houston for quilt market, so this is probably our best chance to get anything accomplished! You will be in great hands if you do head to the shop and I hope you do! Have a great day!
Good Morning! I'm heading in early again. I have my Learn to quilt class this morning! We have received our inventory of 7 series machines, so Eva will be doing demos today. Stop in and see what Bernina has invented! We had a great Super Sew on Friday, featuring Karen Bacon getting her first Bernina. We also still have lots of great halloween fabric and kits on sale. There's still time! Not much else to report on today. I just have to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another fantastic day at the shop. Off to the shop early today to get ready for our super sew day! We missed everyone last week! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I spent most of last night and this morning getting a sample together for a class! I'm done! I'm really looking forward to a great Made to Create class tonight! We had another exciting day in the shop on Wednesday. We had a lot of Gammill activity with Shirley making appointments to demonstrate machines and helping customers with their projects. Rob and Devin were brainstorming on the phone in the afternoon and coming up with all kinds of plans. I did get some of my quilting done and we also welcomed Jo Kuchera to the staff. Jo had been working on some projects for us for a while. I'm sure you have seen her around the shop recently. She just seems to be another great addition to our already awesome staff. That's about it for now! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I had a wonderful time at our Tea for Tuesday event held at The Cafe Gallery, just a short walk from the shop! I was really pleased to hear that I inspired a few ideas! The staff at the Gallery is always great! I am looking forward to today as well. We are expecting a large group for our Sewcial Wednesday event. I am hoping to get a lot of long arm quilting done. Did you see Eva's newest Bag? It's great. We are not planning a class due to the ironing portion of the bag construction. Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It looks like a beautiful morning! A perfect day for our Tea at the Cafe Gallery. I am getting some last minute things together for the fun. Our shopping trip yesterday included buying a video camera for Rob to play with in the shop. I'm positive Rob will have a video online by the end of today. That's about all I have time to chat about if I'm going to get there on time! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm getting a late start today. Rob and I are going to head to the shop in a few minutes. I'm going to pick up a few things I need. I plan to do some work from home this afternoon after we pick up some additional supplies on a shopping trip. Never a day off. We had a wonderful day on Sunday. We had some exciting classes that inspired more students. Everyone did a great job with their projects. I really think that we are going to start seeing many more quilt show award winners coming from our area, So many people are improving their skills! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a fabulous Saturday at the shop! So many classes going on. Teri Lucas really inspired some students. It was great having her share so much of her knowledge with us before heading out to MQX West. Laura Lodini also got more people making roman shades and I had a big beginner class. The shop got really busy in the afternoon. We are so thankful that so many of our customers continue to travel long distances to shop with us. I have to get my day started. I have a Bernina Stitch regulator class today. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Off to the shop early today! I have a beginner class this morning! Teri Lucas is preparing for her 2nd day of classes! The first class was really great! As usual, so much to do. Friday was a little slow in the shop, we missed our regular Friday crowd! I really do have to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a good crowd for our trunk show with Teri Lucas last night! Now we look forward to her 2 days of classes. The shop was busy and so were Rob and Devin. Rob installed a Statler and Devin installed a Vision. I really have to get Devin to start taking some pictures! Congratulations to both of these new long arm quilters. Rob is out the door already this morning heading to a service call. Hopefully, that will be a quick fix. Sorry for missing a few days. Too much going on and trying to keep up with everything. I'll keep trying to do my best! Time to get this gorgeous day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning!Today seems to be a big day for Olde City Quilts. Devin Donovan a very experienced Gammill technician picked up a trailer full of Gammill equipment and is heading out to do several Gammill service calls and 3 machine installations starting today. Rob is heading out to pick up a trade in Gammill and install Marsha's new 22" Vision machine. While Devin was here he and Rob got some big things moved around for our future changes! Shirley was also busy last evening demonstrating the Statler Stitcher for a prospective buyer. I really have to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great weekend at Olde City Quilts! I actually took some of Irena Bluhm's classes and got some private tutoring last night after a great dinner at Francesco's! Rob has already dropped Irena at the airport this morning. We haven't really made a big announcement, but we have another Gammill Technician available to help us. Devin Donovan formerly of Hillbrook quilting is available to help us on deliveries or repairs. He will be at the shop today picking up equipment and parts to complete some installs. I think that will take a little bit of pressure off of Rob's shoulders. I'm doing a little housework and will be heading in by the afternoon. I hope! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What an exciting Saturday! The episode of George to the Rescue was really great! It was wonderful to watch the show with Brenda! We didn't have a crowd, but we had fun! The Philadelphia Inquirer sent a reporter and a photographer. There should be an article on Monday. The shop was crowded all day! We thought it would be kind of slow due to the car show that had High Street closed most of the day. Irena Bluhm had 2 small classes and we ended the day with an all night sew. Today might be a little more normal. We have had a wonderful time with Irena Bluhm visiting, She is always very impressed with our shop, and makes great suggestions! I look forward to letting you in on our next undertaking! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Time to be a TV Star! Hopefully we will play some role in the TV show ( George to the Rescue NBC -10 am locally in Philadelphia! ) . Still time to make it to the shop to watch the show with the recipient of the makeover Brenda Jones! We have a large screen TV! Irena has 2 small classes and there is quilts of valor, a beginner class, a serger class and an all night show. I have to get this day underway! Oh Yeah! One last thing, its our wedding anniversary! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! An exciting weekend awaits. Irena has many classes. George to the Rescue airs Saturday morning 10 am locally. Brenda Jones the recipient of the makeover is coming to the shop to watch the show. Feel free to join us early Saturday. We'll open early and have a huge TV hooked up in the classroom. This is a classic Olde City Quilts Event where we are just doing it with no plan. We may see if we can get some Coffee, Tea and sticky buns together but no promises yet! I'll post something on facebook if we have a plan. See you at the shop.
Good Morning! Another busy day is underway! Rob is out delivering a Statler Stitcher already! Congratulations Shirley! He also has a tune up to visit afterwards. I am still trying to get ready for the arrival of Irena Bluhm! We are so excited to have her revisit the shop. We have a very good response to her classes, but we still have room for more! Give us a call if you want to squeeze in. I'm sure we have room for her trunk show Friday night as well. Don't miss it! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I just watched a woman on Good Morning America that transformed herself physically. What I really liked was that she said she knew people that didn't want to go to the gym because there were all those "fit" people there. It really made me think about my shop. Do people not come in because there are quilters there? So many non quilters and beginners come in and think that they can't Quilt. There are also customers that think they can't use a Gammill or figure out a fancy Bernina. I love my shop. It makes me feel so great when people learn something new or express amazement over what they just accomplished. I wonder if we can do more. We love welcoming new quilters. We have a great beginners program, and balance that with the addition of great guests to inspire everyone to grow in their art. We can all accomplish great things and we know the longest journey begins with the first step. I want to encourage everyone to invite a new friend along on their next visit to a quilt shop or encourage a friend to try a new class. Maybe we need to start an encourage a friend program. See you at the shop!
Good Morning October! We had a busy day at the shop on Sunday even though Rob and I weren't there. I know we sold a serger and a 5 series machine. Rob is out picking up our latest orders for Gammill machines. I know there are 6 excited customers (and me) waiting for him to get back! I spent the day trying to catch up on some housework and working on some behind the scenes plans! I'm excited to see that things just keep growing around here. I have more to finish around the house today but I'll be heading to the shop later. I better get my day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A lot of you decided to take the trip to Olde City Quilts yesterday! I know that Francesco's welcomed some new customers as well! I felt bad for the two ladies who only planned 1 hour to visit the shop. Even I felt sad as the hour expired. I know they'll be back. We rearranged our holiday fabric and got some new lines in. Rob is getting ready for his trip this weekend. He'll leave this evening to pick up 6 Gammill sales. He hopes to be back safely by Tuesday. This is our biggest order so far. We also have made arrangements with Devin Donovan to begin helping him with service and installations. He may also plan some classes. It's all very exciting. We have plenty of Gammill's left to sell, and look forward to you getting your own. I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a hazy rainy day this morning. Sounds like a wonderful day to lose yourself in the shop. I can't believe that October has nearly arrived. There are still some great fall projects to create and plenty of Holiday ideas. There is always so much activity in the shop it is getting to be more common that people meet at the shop and have lunch nearby. We also keep adding new customers daily. Everybody seems to be referred by word of mouth advertising! Thanks to everyone who spreads the word about our shop! I better get going. I have so much quilting to catch up on. I really enjoyed doing some custom quilting on a customers quilt the last few days. It took me longer then I wanted but, I hope she likes it! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Starting another exciting day. I can't believe how many people are buying Gammill's and upgrading their old and not so old ones. Rob is going to be very busy with Gammill for the next few weeks. He is picking up 5 or 6 machines and upgrades this weekend. He brokered the sale of a used Statler that he has to pick up and move to its new owner. Eva also sold a Bernina 780 yesterday. Quilting is really growing! I can't wait to see the next great quilter come from this area. Time to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm up and running off to the shop in a hurry again. Today we are expecting a visit from a fabric company VIP, apparently our customers buy a lot of their fabric! Thanks to everyone that put Olde City Quilts on their radar. Hopefully, this visit will lead to better things to come. I kind of forgot that today was the visit, and began rearranging the shop again. I have to go try to help Eva and Diane get it together quick. I hope they are running late! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another Monday at the shop. We enjoyed what has become just another normal day, meeting more first time visitors. It seems more and more that our customers are bringing out of state visitors into the shop. I am really enjoying it. I've been busy trying to catch up on my quilting work. I can't believe how fast I've gotten backed up. I think my custom quilting is taking a little longer then I expected. We have had the doors and windows open for some fresh air in the shop! What a great time of the year. I hope you get a chance to visit soon. I'm also excited to see who buys my final 830 LE sewing machine. I wonder if it will go quickly. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We weren't at the shop for very long yesterday. Our guests arrived, and we were able to take a lovely walk on High St. to the Cafe Gallery. We had another great brunch there. Once we got back to the shop, it was nearly time to go home, so we did! I tried to relax in the sun for a minute, but Charlie (Golden Retriever) insisted on jumping on the chair with me. Not a lot of fun. Rob tried to watch the Eagles game, not a lot of fun! We will be back to work today, see you at the shop!
Good Morning! I want to thank everyone that puts up with my not knowing what day it is from time to time! I am often rushed in the morning. We are about to run out the door this morning for another busy day. I'm looking forward to seeing some friends that are visiting from out of town today. I'll try to catch up tomorrow. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We start all over again! Our Gammill rental is getting busier and busier so changes are on the way. Lynne has been nearly overwhelmed by our beginner lessons. Our staff will be combining to take over the beginner lessons, while Lynne will be free to concentrate on the more advanced classes that more aptly suit her qualifications. We did have another great day in the shop with lots of visitors and some large purchases. Eva arrived with our first 780 machine, and Shirley brings home another machine next week. I am excited by this machine. For those of you who are craving a larger throat space and haven't purchased an 8 Series. This just might fit your needs! Eva of course loves it and is considering adding it to her collection. Time to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another exciting day at the shop. We are almost caught up from our visit to the Quilt show last weekend. We are preparing to welcome our Friday sewing group. Did you see our new flyer for Irena Bluhm's classes? We will be e mailing it out today as well. Finally, we are eagerly awaiting Eva's return from Baltimore. She was attending training on the new 7 series Bernina machines. She is bringing the machine back with her. Stop in and reserve your new dream machine this weekend! We are the leader in Bernina sales and offer great serice. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The shop has been so incredibly busy! Lynne had to come in on her day off to meet with a Gammill customer. We ended up selling 2 more Bernina machines and helped so many people select their next projects. Rob is working to catch up on repairs that mounted while we were at the show. He'll have everything back in shape in no time I'm sure! It looks like a beautiful morning. I better get my day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm getting a late start this morning! I guess the busy weekend caught up with us. Rob unloaded both trailers himself on Monday. I got our machine orders sent in to Gammill and began putting away everything we took to the show. The shop was busy especially early in the day, I want to thank our staff for holding everything together as usual. We couldn't do half of what we do without the quality staff at Olde City Quilts! I'm late, see you at the shop!
Good Morning! A new week is underway and we have lots to do. Unpacking, getting the shop back together and faxing in orders. We had a great weekend, even though the other vendors reported that things were slow overall. I have to get underway, never enough time for the fun stuff! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's the final day of the show here in Pa. We have had a great time, met a lot of new people and sold some Gammill's! We continue to keep busy! I just walked around the show because its a little slow here so far. I found a sweater I'm going back to buy! Time to go hope to see you at the show!
Good Morning Quilters! I just noticed that I had the wrong day listed yesterday. We are getting close to the point of overwhelmed. We are trying so hard to keep up with everything. We sold another Gammill machine yesterday. We also now have a 1 year old 18" Gammill for sale that we took as a trade in! This machine isn't even broken in yet! We will be headed to the show this morning. We hoped to ride on the bus, but a last minute change has made that impossible. We really have to run again. We hope to see you at the show!
Good Morning! Here we go again! Day 2 of the Quilt show! We saw some of our friends at the show yesterday, made some new ones! We are off to a good start. We sold out of a lot of items at the show in day one! We are quickly restocking! One Gammill Sale completed, and lots of interest. I think people are finally finding out that we are in the area! We were in the shop last night and it seems like we were really busy there too! I really have to get going! Thanks for your continued support of our efforts! See you at the show!
Good Morning! We are ready for the show! I hope you are planning to visit too. It's exciting to be a part of this. We have to get going early again, I had no time to write yesterday. We are heading out there this morning to get things underway! Come see us at the show!
Good Morning! What a tremendous weekend we had at the shop! Our retreat went very smoothly, The consensus was that it was actually better then our previous retreats! We got a lot of feedback, and have some new ideas moving forward. We have also added another one in December! My oh my! What have we started! The long arm room has been really busy and we are seeing a constant flow of first time visitors to the shop! We even had a lot of visitors from the Wood street fair. There is no time to rest for us! We are going to do some shopping errands today, preparing for the Quilt Extravaganza this weekend. We need a few more riders on the bus. It's 99% sure that Rob and I will be riding on the bus too! Lets have a great time! I've got to go! See you at the shop!
Good morning! Heading off early today! Last day of our retreat. Lunch at Cafe Gallery! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Day one of our in house retreat went really well! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We also had a great trunk show by Laura Lodini. She'll be back this morning. We really learned a lot and got some great ideas! The shop was very busy as well and we had lots of long Arm Quilting going on too. We are up early and heading to the shop. Charlie doesn't seem to understand why Rob is not taking him for his morning walk! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, Friday is here and we kick off a new round of quilt retreats. We have been busy upstairs and think we are prepared to have a great retreat weekend. We didn't get the room 100% done, but we don't think anyone will mind. I look forward to posting pictures on facebook for all that are not attending to see the change! We are really excited even though Rob has to go out this morning and get a few more chairs! I have to go, Sew much to do! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The week is flying by and we are preparing for our weekend quilt retreat event! I think this is going to be great! We also are getting our plans together for next weeks Quilt show in Pa. We are filling up our bus pretty well, but still have room. Sit back relax and leave the driving to us! We did have another great day in the shop. Everyone was able to dodge the rain drops! We welcomed visitors from the NY/ Canadian border, Virginia and North Carolina. The busy season is here! Thanks to everyone that continues to make Olde City Quilts the exciting place it is! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! So, how did you spend your rainy day? I know 3 people that ventured out to buy Bernina 550 Sewing machines! Congratulations! It's always so exciting when someone makes their decision and trusts Olde City Quilts to make their big purchases! I think we may have to add some more mastery classes. Besides the machines, we were very busy in the shop as well. I completed my day with my Learn to Quilt class. This is a big class and is challenging but it's always great to see the progress. I'm heading back in early. We have a big group coming in today too ! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The Labor Day Weekend is behind us! It's Tuesday, kids are back to school and Olde City Quilts is ready to help you all through the Holidays! We are excited to get back to the shop. We are gearing up for our first new style Quilt retreat. Hopefully, Rob will get the ceiling finished. We went out for some supplies yesterday and ran in to some customers. Good to learn one of them was working on her sewing room! Lots to do. Don't forget the Pa Quilt Extravaganza coming up and our Bus trip to get you there and back easily. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's hard to believe that the shop is actually closed today. We didn't get as much done around the house as we wanted to. Maybe we can do more today. Rob actually strained his back while working on his project, which didn't help much. Hopefully, he'll feel better today. We don't have any big plans. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday and we will be back tomorrow! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Its almost afternoon! I did sleep in! Rob got up early and got a project done. We had a big breakfast and now need to make plans for the rest of the day. We heard that the Sew must go on event last night was great. Eva sold a Bernina 780 to Karen! Congratulations! We can't wait for them to come in! Hope you enjoy your weekend too! See you at the shop!
Good morning! Its Saturday, the first day of a new month a holiday weekend and the unofficial end of summer. I' m not sure what to expect today. We do have a large group coming in later for our "The Sew must go on" event. Everybody has a great time! We were very busy on Friday, especially early. The long arm room was buzzing with activity. We had several prospective Gammill buyers come in and we sold another Bernina. I have to open this morning, so as usual I have to run. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. the shop will be closed Monday and Rob and I are going to try to take Sunday off as well. But, we will be open! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It is the final day of August. As usual we have a big day ahead of us. We will be stretching out the classroom with a large super sew group coming. The ceiling tiles are not replaced yet, but that will take a little more time. I have to get going in order to make sure we are all set for the group. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are bracing for another busy day at the shop. Rob almost finished assembling another Gammill. He should have it done by the end of the day. He has to go out on a service call first. Our class room remodel is progressing pretty well. We have a lot of cleaning to do and some drop ceiling replacement. We are still making plans to enlarge our usable space. We appreciate everyone's patience as we make our changes as we go. Time to get going again. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm a litttle late getting to the blog this morning! Sorry. Time really flies. I am preparing to really dive into some longarm quilting today. I have had a serious backlog. We also welcomed another Bernina family member yesterday. I love this job! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day at Olde City Quilts. It was good to be back and see everyone. We were forced to cancel our Sewcial Wednesday event due to Rob is trying to get the floor patched in the classroom. We are really happy with how much space we opened up. We will have our regularly scheduled classes today. We should be ready to go by Thursday with just some cosmetics to get in order. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Great to be home. I got back to the shop a little before 3 in the afternoon. My friends got to do a little shopping. I also heard that they made all of their connecting flights and got home just fine. I'm really glad they came to visit. I also just went along on the morning walk with Rob and Charlie. That was fun except it decided to rain for the few minutes we were out. It was dry when we left and is dry now. Sunday turned out to be a very busy day at the shop. I'm looking forward to getting there this morning, I don't know how long I'll stay. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Travel day! We'll be home in time for Donna, Bev and Julie to do a little shopping and to wish Rob a Happy Birthday! We have reservations for the ferry! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm having a great time In Ocean City Md. We enjoyed the pool and took a long walk on the boardwalk. We had a great day! This morning is a little disappointing. We were planning to visit the beach. It's pouring! We'll find something to do today. We are planning to come home on the ferry tomorrow. That should be fun. Hope the shop is holding up ok without me. I'll be back soon! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I woke up this morning in Ocean City Md. My friend Donna Flew in from Montana. What I didn't know is she brought 2 other friends with her! Bev and Julie are here too! Donna travels a lot so we are upgraded in a penthouse unit on the beach! It's fantastic watching the sunrise over the Ocean this morning! I left the shop in good hands. I am going to have a relaxing weekend and come back recharged! If you are in the area, see you on the beach!
Good Morning! I am definitely approaching today with mixed emotions. First, I'm not really feeling 100%. My friend Donna from Montana has texted and is due to be at the shop this afternoon. I still don't know what she has planned. My cousin Patti's services are tomorrow, that's a very tough day that I don't think I can miss. I will be glad to see Donna though. We are also expecting a visit from a Gammill customer who is traveling quite a distance to have Rob try to fix their Gammill. They are going to utilize our machines to complete some of their backlog of work while Rob is busy. I better get started. I do enjoy surprises....I just wish I knew what to plan for! See you at the shop.
Good Morning. I was very excited to hear that we welcomed another Bernina 550 owner to the family Tuesday morning. I hadn't even made it to the shop yet. I was unfortunately at the bedside of one of my oldest friends. Sadly, not too long after I got to the shop, my Cousin Patti passed after a long illness. It was good to be at the shop. I had a large Learn to Quilt class beginning last night. I really enjoy the first session especially. We were there late into the evening picking the fabrics for our next masterpieces! Tomorrow, I am expecting a visit from my friend Donna from Montana. She and Rob conspired to plan some sort of belated birthday getaway for me and her. I really don't know what she has planned. So I will be out of the shop for the weekend. Rob hasn't told me anything and agreed to this even though his own Birthday is Sunday. Time to get the day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another great Monday. We have another happy Bernina 550 owner and Lynne found a customer who is upgrading her Gammill Vision 26 to a Statler! Rob started dismantling another wall, so change is in the air! I am so excited by everything that is going on as we head in to the busy season, See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A new week begins with another beautiful morning! The sun is shining brightly through my kitchen windows! I can clearly see that I need to clean them! Maybe another day. Rob will be off on a service call for a Gammill. I will be heading in to the shop. I don't plan to stay all day. I never made it in yesterday, We caught up on a little yardwork and I got a little shopping done. Time to get this week started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a beautiful day it was on Saturday! Today seems like a great day to take a ride to Burlington NJ and visit! I really love the new arrangement of our Gammill machines. It's not quite done yet, but everything is always a work in progress. Rob and I are getting some things done around the house today. Rob is tackling the grass. I'm going to help him with some of the weeds! We also hope to make it to Costco today. We plan to stop by the shop if we can on our travels. Did everyone see the frog video on facebook? If you haven't I hope you do. Have a great Sunday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, Friday certainly lived up to expectations. I't's so wonderful to see so many people coming through the shop. Rob and I were talking the other day when it suddenly hit me that we had forgotten our 6 year anniversary of the shop. Next year we'll have to do something for our 7th year. Rob has begun rearranging our Gammill room. We made an initial change, and now plan to move everything again. He almost got another cutting table assembled. This one is looking great too! We are heading in early! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am anticipating a busy day at the shop. I can't wait to get there so I am going to head in early. Rob and I delivered a new Gammill Thursday. The customer still needed a bedroom so she added a Queen size murphy bed to her room. Everything fit great! We are going to see if we can sell those beds! Its a must for the Quilter who wants a Gammill but still needs the bedroom! Best of luck with your new machine! Time to run. See you at the shop!
Good morning! Things just keep rolling along. It would be nice to stop the calendar just one day and get all caught up! Rob was busy unloading the trailer from his trip to Gammill. He still has a lot more work to do. I have to help him first thing with a nearby delivery. He may have time to get a replacement machine for Duke installed. Time to go be a delivery person! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We have a new addition to the shop. Rob brought home the cutest little Gammill. We are going to add an overhead light bar, but they have to ship that out to us. We put it right in the front of the shop. We also have a couple of more machines to set up. We were not that busy on Tuesday. We got a lot of ordering and rearranging done. There is always something to do. We did welcome a visitor from Wisconsin. The most important thing is, Charlie is happy again! He got to go for his walk/swim this morning. Things are back to normal! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy week planned. We have so much planned. Rob should start on his way home from Gammill this morning. New machines for the shop and a new delivery should be completed by the end of the week. Sunday was a great day in the shop. The new cutting tables are selling well, and we still have other models that Rob hasn't had the time to assemble yet. I had a great BSR class. I had 2 new customers that were previously not enjoying the 8 Series machines they had bought elsewhere. Olde City Quilts was able to get them underway with their great machines. Everyone did a great job! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had an exciting Saturday. It wasn't our busiest ever, but we welcomed some new visitors. Congratulations to Janice who took home her new cutting table! I think a few more are being sold too. Time to order more! Rob left yesterday to head to Gammill. I don't know what Charlie (our Golden Retriever) is going to do when he realizes Rob isn't here to take him for his morning swim in the river. That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am ready to welcome a great weekend. We had another busy day at the shop on Friday. More and more people are visiting the shop. We are heading in to our busiest time of the year. It is not too early to make your holiday plans. New information is popping up on our calendar so be sure to check in and keep up to date on all that's going on at Olde City Quilts. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's the end of another busy week and time to welcome the weekend. So many new customers coming in from all over. We have had a great kids camp going on. We have had customers doing some amazing quilting on our Gammills. It really feels great to know that we are providing tools to new quilters that are discovering skills they didn't know they had! I spent time with another fabric rep yesterday. More fabric coming in soon. I have got to get going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day in the life of Olde City Quilts. Rob set up Duke ( my favorite Gammill Long Arm machine) at Sue's home. Congratulations Sue! Take good care of Duke. We had a very full Gammill room with all 5 machines being utilized in the morning. Poor Lynne. She was really stretched thin. We are trying to provide more help for her as the rental of the Gammill's is just getting more and more popular. I am energized and ready to get back to work today. I got lots of things done from home which didn't really feel like a day off, but was a nice change of pace. I think Charlie (my Golden Retriever) liked having a little company around. See you at the shop!
Good Night! That's right! Good Night! I couldn't sleep last night. I woke up about 2am and spent the rest of the night in the kitchen working on a newsletter. I am heading for bed. I was planning to take the day off today anyway. Rob has a busy day scheduled so he is already starting his morning routine, See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We were very busy and as usual had a lot of fun. Rob took a few pictures of Ginny and Sarah from my beginner class long arm Quilting on our Gammill's. Gammill shared one of them on their own Facebook page. They both did great work especially for their first try. It looks like a beautiful Monday morning. It would probably be a nice day to take off, but we'll be in the shop as usual. We have a lot of things to catch up on and lots of plans to make or finalize. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another huge Saturday has passed, and now it's time to see what Sunday brings. I did get some quilting done yesterday, I didn't realize how many quilts have been delivered for me to quilt. We have a lot of names on the list, but a lot of people brought multiple quilts! I really need to get quilting! We walked down to the river last evening and enjoyed the fireworks show and a burrito! We left the shop with our all night sew in full swing. I hope everyone had a great time. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a really busy day, despite all of our plans being wrong. Our big sewing table delivery canceled. They will now be here on Tuesday. Our bus trip was a big misunderstanding! That's okay, we weren't really prepared for a bus anyway! Today is looking like it is going to be a great one. We look forward to finalizing a few purchases. Some other people are still making up their minds. Come on out and find the machine that is going to ignite your sewing creativity. I do expect to have some good trade in machines available soon. That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! No rest for the weary! After all of the hard work moving things around in the shop, it's time for the weekend. We still are not quite finished. We have been told a bus group is stopping in today. We also have a huge delivery of sewing machine tables coming. I don't think Rob is too excited to get there today. He cleared a storage space, hopefully it all fits. Time to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Busy.busy. Time just keeps flying by. It has seemed like all we do is sell sewing machines anymore! Rearranging the shop is progressing slowly. As usual we are in the middle of the mess and the phone rings to let us know that a bus group is coming Friday. We have a lot to do to get ready for that. They didn't tell us how many were coming. I wonder if it is the same group that came last year. I think it was around this time. I'm enjoying a morning cup of coffee, while Rob is out playing with Charlie in the river. I'll enjoy this until Rob comes back with a soaking wet dog. I do have room left in my quilting with machine class which starts tonight. Give us a call to learn some great tips. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's August and things are heating up at the shop. We have been busy stocking up for the big Christmas rush. A little rearranging began yesterday of course. So much to do. So little time. Too busy to write this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another month comes to a close. We had a tremendously busy day with customers still finding gems in our yard sale room. We did sell Duke with mixed emotions. I know I'll quickly fall in love with our next machine. We also introduced a new customer to embroidery and sold them a machine as well. Sometimes it seems like all we do is sell machines! The afternoon included a long meeting with a fabric rep. Lot's of new things coming in soon. I spent my morning doing a little cleaning. I'm going to get ready to go now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great weekend has come to an end and a new exciting week lies ahead! We had a tremendous response to our sidewalk sale. I barely made a dent in my personal things I wanted to sell. I guess we'll have another. We had several sewing machine sales and have an appointment to show the Gammill's this morning. We enjoyed meeting several new customers on Sunday and might have to adjust our business hours again. We were open 12 - 5 on Sundays, Then we changed it to 11- 4. If this level of activity keeps up then 11- 5 is on the horizon. We are just so happy to be seeing so many people growing with us. We actually had a sewing machine shopper narrowing her decision well after closing. I hope that brings everyone up to date. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a day we had on Saturday. Customers were lined up early. It was a mob scene for most of the day. Thanks to all who stopped by and especially our staff who really gave it their all. We're heading in soon for the day. We still have quite a bit left over. Eva and Lisa had to rearrange everything due to Eva's class needs the space today. We still are offering our discounted 550 and 380 Bernina's and even have some class room machines available. Also check for discounted classroom used Bernina chairs. We really do have a lot of things left! See you at the shop!
No time to talk this morning. Rob and I just got to the shop. I'm enjoying my Starbucks Triple Grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte! We are still trying to get ready for the sale. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Great day in Hershey Pa. We saw a lot of customers, especially among the Cinnaminson Quilters who were on a bus trip! We got our contact info to the organizers of the event, and hope to be a part of it next year. We also met with 3 Gammill sales reps who are also quilt teachers and quilt for customers. Look to see more of Valeria Hill, Sue Papalia and Marie Tallman. Contact them now to buy Gammill machines at the best deal ever. I am getting some more things together for the yard sale / sidewalk sale. I will be excited to get back in the shop and see what I missed yesterday. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are ready to walk out the door heading to Hershey! We are a little behind schedule, but we'll get there to accomplish what we need to do. Had another great meeting in the shop with Gammill. I feel like I'm really talking about them a lot, but it is amazing how many people are calling the shop and asking about Gammill. I think every quilter should have one! We spent some time getting ready for our yard sale/ sidewalk sale on Saturday. Sale will be in our classroom, rain or shine! See you at the shop!
Good Almost afternoon! I know I missed yesterday, and I missed this morning. I am at the shop, waiting to meet with another official from Gammill. We are busy so far and are also expecting someone to look at purchasing a Statler Stitcher! Tomorrow Rob and I are off to Hershey Pa. to visit the Quilt Odyssey show. We hope to return to the shop Friday morning. That's about everything I can take the time to write for now. Come on in. I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's the start of a new week! We had such a great weekend. It just doesn't seem possible that we keep getting busier! The Bernina event in Somerset was nice to be involved with. Hopefully we'll get asked to participate again next year. Maybe we can add our Olde City Quilts touch to the event and make it even better! We did sell a couple of the demo machines and sadly we missed the final day of our retreat. It seemed like everyone had a great time without us. We are looking forward to selling another Bernina 830 LE in the next day or so. There are less then 100 left in the warehouse. If you want yours its now or never. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Who's up early? We are! Rob and I are getting ready to head to Somerset NJ. We have to pack up and pick up the unsold machines from the Bernina event. We hope that it doesn't take too long. Still some specially priced machines available. Saturday was a great day. Hard to believe the number of people that were in and out all day. We also had a great time at our retreat which wraps up today. No time to chat. Busy, busy,busy. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another retreat is underway! We had a tremendous day in the shop on Friday. So much Gammill activity. I spent some time on the phone with our new Sales Rep in Delaware, Marie Tallman. Marie adds a lot of knowledge to our staff. Lynne has been very busy trying to organize our shop so we can move forward as our new responsibilities grow. We had an unusual number of shoppers on Friday. It felt like we were having one of our super sew days! Time to head in to all of the excitement. Make your plans to visit Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's Friday and day one of possibly our final quilt retreat as we know them. We plan to send off the Conference Center with a great time. The team here at Olde City Quilts has been busy working on what's next for us. Stay tuned for some exciting new events that just might raise the bar a little higher. A few more of the demo machines are now going home with new owners. These machines will be available at least through the weekend. I'm working on keeping them for a few more days to give you every opportunity to make your purchase! It's going to be a great weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Had a busy day as usual. I was up early and had to attend an event in Somerset NJ. It was a little quiet there. We may sell a few of those demo machines. The good news is there will be more available for my customers! If you've been thinking of a Bernina, this is a great opportunity. I will also offer generous trade in trade up offers in anticipation of the 7 series machines release in a few months. So there is no reason to wait! See you at the shop.
Good Morning! Thanks for all of the Birthday wishes! We have another busy day. We are hosting a sewing retreat sponsored by Bernina in Somerset NJ. This is the event that has provided the demo machines that we advertised for sale. There are still machines left. Most of them won't be available until Sunday. Check with the shop for availability on these specially discounted 550's and 380's. We have to hurry home from the event today, in order to meet with a couple that is interested in ordering a Gammill this evening. Wish us luck. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great weekend at the shop! We welcomed a great customer from Md. and helped a few new customers with Bernina machine sales. I wasn't expecting too much business on Sunday and we were busy all day! Today Rob is off to do a Gammill job, and then he will hopefully make it back to celebrate my birthday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Running a little late getting my day started today. This week has of course flown by as usual. Saturday was a great day at the shop with 2 great classes going on at the same time. Eva's Bargello class is always a hit. I love teaching my Fun with thread painting class. I love to see the creativity that flows from the participants! Rob and I finished the afternoon with a speedy shopping trip through Costco. They were closing the doors behind us as we left! Then a late dinner with family. Busy, busy, busy! Time to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day at the shop. There were 2 highlights. We had a great time with our kids camp show and tell with their family and friends. Thanks to Lisa for doing such a great job with the kids. Every year the girls are excited to sew. Then Shirley decided to add an 830 Limited Edition to her Sewing machine collection. We are so excited for her. We now have 4 members of our staff that sew on 830 machines plus Lisa who helps us so often has one as well! I haven't taken one home yet, but I'm going to have to get mine before Bernina runs out of the Limited Editions. I'd hate to miss out. Time to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Nice to be home! Spent the afternoon back in the shop. Rob is off to deliver Maureen's Gammill! I'm so excited about all of the new events and products coming to Olde City Quilts. It's hard to imagine how many things we need to plan over a year in advance. Thanks for your continued support. We really enjoy bringing as much as we can to all of you. Time to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Travel Day! We are packing up and heading home. We should be there around noon or so. We are very excited to get back to the shop and also to announce our next unbelievable sale. Olde City Quilts is participating in a Bernina sponsored event, that will result in 18 machines for sale! 10 380's and 8 550's. These will be available at unbelievable savings. They will be demo machines from the event. This will be a great chance to upgrade, or add a great 2nd machine to your collection! We hope to pre-sell these to our customers, because they will be offered to the students at the event! I want you to get first chance at them! Call the shop for details! See you there soon!
Good Morning! It was a Big day for us here in Washington DC. After breakfast and seeing Ford's theater as well as the home where Lincoln died, Rob and I went to a class together. We then went on a little self guided walking tour of Washington. It was my first trip to DC that I can remember. It was amazing to think of the history and the magnitude of the monuments. We then made some arrangements for our visit to the Quilt Show in Oaks Pa. I am really glad we came here, but now I'm ready to go home. We have the closing banquet tonight, and I think we will attend. If not we'll drive home early. Rob is heading to a class early today and we may do more sight seeing in the afternoon. Time to go! See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! Another early day here in Washington DC. We haven't gone out to see any sights, its just been Bernina, Bernina, Bernina. We did go out to dinner with our District manager last night. She is being promoted in the company. We really have had a great working relationship with her and will miss her. We have lots of decisions to make here. So much new stuff coming! We are ready to get back to the shop though. Too much to do there. Looks like we have another Gammill sale, as soon as we work out the trade in price. So we have another used Gammill for sale. It is 26 inches just like our rental machines. Rob will upgrade it to either a Vision or a Statler! Great time to get a great deal! See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a big day on Sunday. It was exciting to win the District D Dealer of the year award. Thank you to everyone who chose Olde City Quilts as their Bernina dealer for making this award possible. We will strive to remain the leader in our district. We are up early and ready to go. We are supposed to have breakfast with Ricky Tims. We'll see you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! Packing at the last minute for our trip to Washington DC. The event has already begun. We intend to arrive in time for our first district meeting at 3:30. We did have a great Saturday at the shop. Maureen, one of our regular Gammill renters just decided she could accomplish more at home with her own machine, then she could continuing to rent from us. We were very happy that we had a machine in stock that could take care of her needs. Rob is going to deliver her lightly used 18" Gammill as soon as we get back. I have to get going. Have fun at the shop!
Good Morning! I am getting an early start to my day, in the shop by 9 for my beginner class. Rob and I had dinner last night with Rob Jr. who is in from Germany. We are also getting to know his girlfriend. We actually had them over on the 4th as well. We are hoping he might spend some time in the shop when he gets out of the military in 8 months. I am very excited about the new changes in Gammill. Sounds like we can look forward to Gammill leading the way in new development projects. I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Rob and I will be out of town for the next several days. We will be attending Bernina University in Washington DC. We'll let you know of any new machines or products they will be introducing at the event. Time to run. See at the shop!
Good Morning! Ready for another big day at the shop. We've remained very busy welcoming visitors from all over the state. The shop keeps seeming busier all of the time. This morning we have a visit with one of the owners of Gammill Quilting Machines and a super sew day. I have to get my day started early. See you at the shop!
Happy Day after The 4th of July! I hope everyone enjoyed their day. We had a great day at the shop, which included a visit by Rob's son, who got in from Germany on the 3rd. We left the shop early and had a little celebration at home. I'll be back in the shop, hopefully, in the afternoon. This morning I'll be busy visiting my cousin. She's been very ill. Tomorrow we are expecting an executive from Gammill first thing in the morning and Sunday we leave for Bernina University which is being held in Washington DC this year. I have to go now. Ill see you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm already at the shop this morning. Ready to get things started here. We have displayed our entries for our Curves challenge come on in and vote for your favorite! I was a little disappointed in the low number of entries, but the ones that we got are all great. I think this will be a close race! Rob and I never made it to the shop yesterday. Rob installed a new ceiling fan in our kitchen. Love it! I had to help a little after I had run a personal errand helping my cousin. Then there was this whole long business call I had to take part in. I think that will lead to more good things in the future. That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Kicking off the start of a new week at Olde City Quilts. We are going to be open July 4th! If you are off and bored Olde City Quilts will have Eva and Brianna available 10 - 4! I'm really curious to see how many people actually come out! I have some personal errands to do today, and might be by the shop later this afternoon. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! July is here already! Time is really flying by. We'll be saying goodbye to Cathy Wiggins this morning. Hopefully we'll have her visit again soon. Both of her classes were really great and having her quilts here was a real treat. Our phone keeps ringing with new customers signing up for classes. Every year June has been our slowest month. If this month is any guide we are about to get really busy. That's about it for today. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well we are certainly closing the first half of the year on a high note. Cathy Wiggins has one more class to teach today. The class on Friday went really well. I hope the students remember to bring their projects back when they are finished. Remember that Cathy's award winning quilts will remain displayed in the classroom today. Please don't miss the opportunity to stop by and see them. The shop was fairly busy as well. We did miss our regular Friday crowd. Cathy and I are heading in early. We are stopping by Starbucks first and then straight to the shop. I will be hosting my regular new quilters class and then I plan to join Cathy's class already in progress! Hope to see you there!
Good Morning. Getting ready to head to the shop with Cathy Wiggins! Another great time last night with Cathy's trunk show (see pictures on facebook). I've seen most of the quilts before, but they are so exciting to see again. Really looking forward to seeing what everyone accomplishes after these 2 classes she will be teaching. Cathy is a great teacher and will really help bring your creativity out. Still time to sign up for Saturdays class. Time for me to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning. It's the start of a big weekend at the shop! Cathy Wiggins is on her way. We will be enjoying her collection of award winning quilts at 6pm. Cathy will teach 2 classes this weekend! More award winning instructors are on their way to Olde City Quilts! I should report that my home organization has gone really well. I still have more to do, but organized now seems like a reality, not a dream. I have an errand to run this morning, and then I'll be preparing for Cathy's visit for the next few days. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Getting a real late start today. I won't be rushing off to the shop today, because I'm already here! Eva and Brianna are busy stocking our Christmas fabric and I'm getting set to quilt. This morning I'm looking forward to Brenda Jones, the woman who founded Hug wraps and was the recipient of the makeover by George to the Rescue, coming to the shop for some lessons on her new machines. We also will be making some future plans together. Hope to see you here at the shop!
Good Morning. Another busy, busy day! I don't have a lot of news this morning. I had a lot of errands to run yesterday. Things going on behind the scenes keep getting busier. Somehow it seems like our staff just continues to step up and fill in all of the gaps. We had a little fun yesterday, our neighbors got a new puppy. Charlie likes him. I'll look forward to checking in tomorrow. See you at the shop!
Living on the bank of the Delaware River often offers excitement during storms. This morning its windy and almost as dark as night. I am continuing my cleaning and organizing around the house. We had a terrific Sunday. Lew Fuller had a large and well received class. Lew is planning more and more things. It's very exciting. Eva's Sunday Sac's class was another success. The shop was extremely busy. Lot's of new visitors, and some more sewing machine sales coming to some of our new customers. We look forward to Cathy Wiggins visiting the shop this week. Hope you can join her Trunk show Thursday for $5.00, or one of her classes. Let me get back to my house, See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are halfway through the weekend. We had a wonderful Saturday with 3 classes going on at once. We stayed very busy in the shop as well. Sunday should be very much the same. I don't know why it's harder to get to the shop on Sunday morning when we open an hour later. We are getting close to 1000 "likes" on our Facebook page. If you haven't joined us there, you may be missing out on some great things. This morning 2 of our guest instructors Cathy Wiggins ( Trunk Show Thursday) and Teri Lucas ( August) mentioned us. Don't miss out on opportunities to meet visit and learn from teachers that you normally have to commit to a long trip to a large quilt show. We will continue to schedule the stars of the quilting world in addition to our own talented staff of instructors. It's time for me to get this day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning, Its a beautiful Saturday morning. I'll be heading to the shop early again. We had such a busy Friday. I really am so glad that I have such a reliable staff. There always seems to be someone there to fill in when needed. I continue to see tremendous growth in our Gammill rental program. Lynne always seems to be running helping renters and teaching classes. It really is so amazing when I reflect on how we started. I remember teaching all the lessons on our only Gammill. Answering the phone, cutting fabric and checking out customers. I really have to go. See you at the shop!
Good morning. Everybody seems to be holding up pretty well in the heat. Olde City Quilts is a great place to beat the heat. We are actually busier this month then we were this same time last year. We are having our Super Sew Day today. We did have one guest cancel, so there is room for at least one more person. I am heading in early again today, so I hope you are on your way too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, Wednesday was a very interesting day. It started off so slowly, I thought the heat was going to keep everyone home. That sure changed in the afternoon! We had many visitor's from out of the area. I wonder how today will be. I look forward to my Made to Create class this evening. I think we have a pretty good crowd coming. I'll leave for the shop in a little while. I can't wait to see what the day brings! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great day in the shop! Mostly, I sewed and Quilted. I'm not sure where I'm getting my early morning inspiration, but I'm heading in again. I did get to talk about Bernina machines with a few customers. I also met a couple of people beginning their quilting journey. That is always so exciting. We began displaying fabric in the elevator area yesterday. I don't know where this shop is going to stop. We just seem to keep growing. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, Monday featured my kitchen getting a much needed cleaning. I'm really making progress! We had a great day at the shop. It was very busy all day and Rob had a new Gammill customer come in from Pottstown Pa. I really see the Gammill service business growing. Now to get some sales going! I am heading to the shop early this morning. I am hoping to have a short day there, but we'll see how that works out. That's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is underway! Hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day. I stopped by the shop twice yesterday while I was out running a few errands. The shop seemed really quiet while I was there. I plan to stop in again a little later this afternoon. This morning I am continuing my mission to get my house back in order. I keep feeling like I am making progress a little bit at a time. Rob has agreed to get out of my way and go to the shop to catch up on projects he needs to complete. I think that's about it for now. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Looks like a beautiful start to the weekend, Its a fantastic day to take a ride to visit Olde City Quilts. I have to get in there early get my day started. Rob took out a portion of the rug by the elevator yesterday. more changes coming. We will be expanding retail space into the elevator area. Rob has been itching to remove the wall between the long arms and the elevator area, so look for that soon. Time to run. See you at the shop!
Good Friday Morning! Another work week comes to a close but things should be heating up for us! We hope to have another busy weekend. It was so much fun having Charlie at the shop yesterday. I had him groomed (Charlie looked adorable) Rob picked him up and I thought it made more sense for him to come by the shop instead of all the way home and back again. It was funny that a woman from Ohio showed up. She had called earlier to ask if her dog she was traveling with would be welcome in the shop. It was dog day at Olde City Quilts! Time to run as usual. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great day at the shop, not too busy but very steady. Our Wednesday group was a little quiet. Rob spent some time talking with a man who is considering opening a business in town. He made an offer last night on the building next door to Olde City Quilts. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that it works out for him. I have to run as usual. Dropping Charlie off at the Dog Groomer this morning, then I'll be off to the shop. Rob is out taking him for a walk before we go and should be back any second. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I had a very productive day at home, with still so much more to do. Somehow I seem to be very behind on cleaning and organizing. I am really making progress though. I will return to the shop this morning to help out around there. I got reports that yesterday was a busy day, That is always nice to hear. We seem to be having an uptick in Bernina activity. I look forward to welcoming more new members to the Bernina family. I also need to review Gammill's new specials that just came out. I hope their new plan will give some of you that extra incentive you need to make that big purchase. It's about time for me to get my day underway. See you at the shop!
Hello everyone! We had a productive meeting for next years Shop Hop. I also heard some exciting plans coming from other shops. Quilting is alive and well in NJ! We had another very busy Monday in the shop. I'm going to stay at home today and get some work done around the house. Rob will be there trying to catch up on machine repairs since he's been so busy with Gammill work. I plan to be back in there tomorrow. See you at the shop!
Good Morning. It certainly was an exciting weekend at the shop. You would never know that June is our slowest month of the year. Today is our first meeting for next years Shop Hop! Can you believe that? Rob is off already on our final scheduled Gammill installation. I have to get my day started as well! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Back from an exciting day driving through the mountains! Not quite Montana but I enjoyed it! Met a really great couple who bought a Gammill. They made us a great lunch and we enjoyed the view of the lake. We hope to visit them again if we are in the area. We are running low on Gammill deliveries. Just one more to make on our schedule. Now is a great time to buy a Gammill! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another weekend is here. Rob and I are ready to get on the road. We have a Gammill to deliver. I really don't have any spare time this morning. Rob insists on getting on the road early! Hope we pass a Starbucks! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow, what a day at the shop. We had a group of 12 gals from Medford stop in followed quickly by a group of 9 from Staten Island. It actually was so busy it started to seem like I wasn't going to be able to leave for the taping of the final scene for the George to the Rescue show. We made it on time and then had to stand around and wait forever. It was fun to be involved with though. We did get to see the rooms that were redone and we did get to meet Brenda. We'll look forward to helping her with her new Bernina sewing machines. Time to get going. Rob and I have a big weekend coming. We are traveling tomorrow and Saturday to work on a Gammill and install a new one. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Heading off to the shop early I have a lot to work on. Tuesday was a busy day. Our morning meeting went very well. We were just finishing up for the day when a Gammill buyer came in. No sale yet, but I think we'll be delivering another Vision 22 soon. Hope you get in to buy your own Gammill soon! I'm also waiting for Barbara to come in and buy our 820 demo machine. I wonder what will happen at Olde City Quilts today? See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a Monday! It was pretty slow in the shop, which gave us a lot of time to get things ordered and catch up on paperwork. Some of our favorite customers from NY managed to show up after Rob and I had left for the day. Sad to have missed them, but apparently they did plenty of shopping without us. Hope we see you all next time. We will be in the shop this morning or early afternoon. We have a little behind the scenes work to do this morning. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is about to begin at Olde City Quilts. We wrapped up another great quilt retreat. As usual everyone had a great time. Huge thanks to our staff who pulled off another great event. We had a very busy day in the shop including a beading class with Judy Donovan. We ended the day with a visit with Rob's sister and her husband who stopped in. It was fun showing them the changes in the shop since their last visit. We also had a lot of behind the scenes functions going on. It was a little unusual for a Sunday evening. Hopefully the hard work will pay off. We'll keep our fingers crossed. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Just a spectacular day at the shop. I spent a little more time at the retreat then usual. I think the highlight was Rob rolling in Carol Ann's new Bernina 820. Looks like a few others are going to be buying as well. Everybody is seeing the advantages of these great machines. We also had a great class where several people learned to make a window treatment. The day ended with the fun of Burlington Bike Night, Motorcycles by the thousands poured in to Burlington for a huge event. There's always something exciting going on at Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our latest Quilt retreat got off to a great start as usual with a great dinner prepared by Eva and her crew! The shop was fairly busy all day. I got some long arm quilting done, and we greeted some more new visitors. One surprise was I found myself explaining the filming going on in the shop. Somehow some customers have gotten the idea that the show was there to help our business. Olde City Quilts was proud to be selected to assist the George to the Rescue show in helping a woman that will recieve their help. Time for me to go. See you at the shop.
Good Morning! As usual there was more excitement at Olde City Quilts. We spent the morning with the President of Bernina of America. He flew in and visited 2 or 3 dealers on the east coast. We also had a great landscape quilt class in the afternoon. This class was a real winner. We'll be offering that more often I'm sure. I have to go in early again. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What an exciting day we had on Wednesday! George Oliphant, from the NBC television show, George to the Rescue, was fiming in the shop most of the afternoon. Everybody on his crew was terrific. It was really as much fun to film it and to see it filmed as it is to watch George to the Rescue on TV! George was very much the same on and off camera and he really seemed to enjoy the shop. I wish the episode was on TV this weekend. Unfortunately, we have to wait until the fall. Rob and I were invited to attend the taping when they reveal exactly what they did for the woman who George is helping out. The shop was pretty busy even though we were paying attention to the film crew. As usual our staff was fantastic and we could not have had a successful day without their help. After the filming ended for the day, Rob and I went out to dinner with a representative of one of the shows sponsors. It ended up being a long day! This morning we have the President of Bernina of America visiting our shop, so I have to get going again. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! After a very busy Tuesday, we are excitedly looking forward to the visit from George to the Rescue host and crew today. If nothing more exciting is going on today I think 1 or 2 newspapers are coming to report on the event. It might be a little interesting. I just hope everything goes ok. I also found out that the episode won't be shown until the fall. I want it to be on next week! Well, I better get this day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow, it's Tuesday already! I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. I am ready to get back in the shop and looking forward to the TV crew coming in tomorrow. I had a really great weekend and hope all that I am planning works out. Rob is off to do a Gammill service and hopefully won't be gone too long and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Great day at the shop! Not too busy. I don't think we had any customers or phone calls for the last hour or so. We got to move a few things around which is always exciting. Did you see the pictures of Rob fooling around while hanging the quilts? I think we have more to post. I'm going to try to take today off. The shop will be well staffed today. We are open regular hours, 11 - 4. We will be closed tomorrow, Monday Memorial Day 5/28. I'll see you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a long day on Friday! Rob and I didn't get home until after 11 pm Friday. We did get to stop for a little dinner. We're up early and heading back to the shop. I want to watch George on the Today show this morning but I can't wait any longer. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Friday is here and a holiday weekend too! We will be closed on Monday, but open Saturday and Sunday. We are still trying to arrange the shop for our chance to be on the TV show George to the rescue. Filming is expected to last about 2 hours on Wednesday. I doubt we'll be on the show for more then a few minutes. It's still exciting to see all of the planning. We had an unexpected delivery of the things that are being donated for the recipient of George's rescue! I better get going. See you at the shop!
Wow! Busy Wednesday! This was definitely our slow time last year. It's not slow this year. It seems like its getting busier and busier. We are looking forward to so much that we have planned! I'm going to get an early start. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day on Tuesday. Days are really flying by. We are looking forward to all of our exciting events that are quickly approaching. Cathy Wiggins will be here at the end of June. Cathy is an outstanding nationally recognized teacher and someone you just should not miss if you can fit a class into your schedule. Plans are still proceeding for our big Long arm event in October with Irena Bluhm returning to film a DVD of classes taught here! Also Deloa Jones will be here for her first visit! There will be more announcements and events placed on our schedule as we go along. Thanks to everyone who supports us in our ventures and our staff who make it all possible. Time to run, going to drop Rob's truck off for service first. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! So Monday was another day away from the shop. We were busy with our behind the scenes planning. It's so hard to keep up with everything that goes on around here! It's time for me to get back to the shop and see what has been going on! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Looks like Sunday was a pretty good day. Rob and I spent the day away from the shop. While we were out I got a call to close a sale on a Gammill Home Pro Model! Don't forget to make plans to buy your own Gammill soon! We are going to try to avoid the shop again today. We are working hard on behind the scenes things. There is always so much going on. We have made some more changes to the shop. We are trying to fine tune it for our upcoming appearance on TV. We will be involved in the filming of an episode of George to the rescue. Stay tuned for more details! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another tremendous day at the shop on Friday! It's so great to see so many people having fun. Eva and Margie are attending the Quilt Market trade show on our behalf. They have been in contact with us and have found a great new project for the shop. I have to get in early today because Rob and I started changing around the Bernina area Friday afternoon. We are going to be filmed for a TV show and want to look our best! Gotta go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning. Another busy day coming up, just got a message that Lynne's father in law has suddenly taken ill. She had 3 people coming in for hand guided lessons. So I have to go. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm expecting another great day at Olde City Quilts. We have a lot of behind the scenes things going on. After nearly 6 years of constant change and growth, we still have new things happening and new ideas to explore. Wednesday started off great with longtime customer Martha Heal buying a sewing machine. Her Singer was just starting to have too many problems too often. She'll love her new machine! Congratulations Martha! I'd like to encourage everyone to upgrade their sewing machines. If you love sewing or quilting, a Bernina just makes your sewing experience that much better. We have machines in every price range. Don't put off upgrading your machine. You deserve the best. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Today it looks like a nice day is coming our way. We are looking forward to exciting times coming soon for Olde City Quilts. We had a very busy day at the shop again. Rob finally delivered a Bernina quilting frame to Geri. She should be up and quilting soon. Way to go Geri! I really don't have much time to write as usual. So, I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a hazy, lazy, rainy day. A great day for pulling out a project and getting busy. I can't wait to get to the shop. I think we'll find lots of things to do. I hope a few of you venture out in this weather to visit as well. I managed to get some work done around my house and I feel a little better about that. Rob was disappointed yesterday when there was an unbelievable rumbling noise. He jumped up and ran outside saying it's the Thunderbirds! The roar was really amazing but we didn't see anything with the low cloud cover. So we only assume it was them leaving the area after their show this past weekend. Hope they come back next year. In the meantime we still have so much to do and so little time. I'm going to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well it looks like we'll be open every Mother's Day. Perhaps a sale next year? We'll see. It was a lovely day in the shop. I hope to get by the shop in a little while. We have some more ideas brewing in our heads we want to take care of first. Time to get going. See you at the shop!
Happy Mother's Day! We had a beautiful day for our Tea celebration yesterday. Thanks to the 60 guests who attended and enjoyed themselves. We did two events. The first was indoor and went very smoothly. We had a wonderful time. The second was outside as we advertised, and wasn't quite as smooth, but I think we all enjoyed the beautiful day. The staff at Cafe Gallery was working hard as there was also a Baby Shower going on in another room. NIce to see so many people at Cafe Gallery for the day. I actually recruited 2 customers to assist at the shop because I had staff that needed time off. Diane actually came in to work almost straight from her vacation to help out! I really have to thank everyone for all of their hard work. We look forward to more events with the Cafe Gallery. We'll keep you posted on what we plan to do next! Time to get my day underway. We will be open! It's just Rob and me so I hope it's not too busy! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The Saturday that I've been waiting for is here. Mother's Day Tea at the Cafe Gallery. I really don't have time to write much I already feel like I'm running late! We had a fairly busy day at the shop featuring a husband who purchased his wife her first Bernina as a Mother's Day surprise. I really love this shop! Tea Time! See you at the shop!
Good morning! Another week is coming to an end. We expect to have a busy weekend. Our Tea at the Cafe Gallery is very full and will be fun. If most of the guests stop in the shop we will be mobbed. Looks like we have a couple of more Gammill sales getting ready to go! It's really exciting to see how many people are getting into Long Arm Quilting! Congratulations go out as well to the new owner of a Bernina 550. It was time to move up! We have some great deals on Bernina's right now and it's great to buy your machine from the shop that has the staff and knowledge to help you as you become acquainted with your new machine. If it's time for you to move up from your machine, it's time for you to visit the professionals at Olde City Quilts! I am so proud of my staff! I wish everyone a great weekend and I'll see you at the shop!
Good morning! I'm still enjoying meeting all of the new customers that keep arriving everyday. Yesterday Olde City Quilts employee Mary Zaccardi invested in her own 830 sewing machine! Now there will be another expert on staff! Congratulations Mary! We had some more last minute sign ups for the Mother's Day Tea. Both seatings are now over 30! Thanks to all that have made plans to join us! Rob and I stopped in at Edmars (restaurant supply), a business just around the corner from us. We purchase various items from them. It does have interesting baking and party supplies as well as rentals. Stop in and see them for any of your baking needs. Rob wanted to buy the french fry maker for 89.00. I actually never saw one like it before. It just might look good in our kitchen. Time to go. See you at the shop!
Good morning! Wednesday and the weeks just keep flying by. Met at the Cafe Gallery for final plans for our Tea on Saturday. Space is getting tight. I think we will have a great event. Hopefully, we have allowed enough time for each group to have a nice time. This is our first attempt at this event so we'll learn a lot I'm sure. Rob is off to do another Gammill install, and I'm about to get my day started. I can't imagine things being busier, but It looks like we are continuing to grow. Thanks to all who keep supporting us in creating the best shop we can be. See you at the shop!
Good Morning. It's Tuesday and I had a productive day around the house yesterday and made it to the shop in the afternoon. Lots of new and exciting things going on. I am really trying to get all the information out that you need to keep up with the shop. I thought the calendar was completed, but it wasn't. We have been working hard on it, and it should be more complete now. Rob got back from visiting 2 customers yesterday, and is off to see another today. Tomorrow is another Gammill installation! Time for me to get started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is coming to a close. We hope to have a busy day Sunday, but Rob and I are going to try to stay at home. We have a lot of things to do around the house. Rob will be busy on the road tomorrow and even Tuesday. He will be bringing in a used 18 inch Vision for sale. Anybody who is interested can get a very good deal on this trade in. I think it is time to get our day started. Rob is off to walk Charlie. I'm going to get ready to go to the shop if needed. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are ready for the weekend. So glad Rob was able to take some pictures of the new fabric and we got them on Facebook. We had a very busy day at the shop, welcomed some old friends and of course our usual stream of first time visitors. We are busy planning our Quilting retreat event with Irena Bluhm and Deloa Jones, Look for details soon and I can't believe that our Cathy Wiggins event is right around the corner. Don't forget to sign up for these classes Cathy is a great teacher. I'll make sure we have updated information out by the end of the day. Time to run. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Welcome to Friday! I got huge shipments of new fabric yesterday. Who orders all of this? It was another great day at the shop, I really love teaching the classes that I do. The progress I see among the participants is always very rewarding. I'm anticipating another busy day today. Yesterday we welcomed a large number of new customers. We met a long arm user from North Jersey passing through on her way to a long arm class. The amount of people looking at Gammill's is really multiplying. I didn't think it would ever get this busy. We anticipate our long arm supplies to really begin to grow. I better get going. See you at the shop!
Good morning! Another week is flying by! So much going on everyday. Gammill activity at the shop continues to grow. I was doing a lot of thinking while quilting yesterday and I think its time to sell "Miss Kitty". I'll be excited to get a new machine to replace her! I think Miss Kitty will be a very good investment for someone! I have to get going, I'm sure its going to be another busy day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day at the shop. I had a class in the afternoon teaching Free motion using the BSR. Great class! There has been so much interest in my machine quilting class that we had to add another class! Tuesday May 8 1-4. There are 3 class sessions total. Check with us at the shop to join in the fun! I overheard some more great comments about our staff yesterday. It's such a wonderful thing to know that our shop is in the hands of so many talented and helpful people. I m so glad to hear that you appreciate their dedication! I guess that's about it for now. I'll see you at the shop!
Good morning! Whew! What a busy weekend! Our fantastic retreat wrapped up and new customers were just coming from everywhere! Rob made it safely to Gammill and is sitting waiting to get his trailer loaded with new tables and machines! I've got some work to do around the house, and then I'll be off to the shop! See you soon!
Good Morning! Another week is flying by. Rob is getting ready to head out to pick up Gammill machines for delivery! We have another quilt retreat weekend underway! So much going on in the shop. I think I have to run. I am behind schedule already. Come join the fun at the shop. Its a great place to spend the day!
Good morning! I'm ready to go this morning! I have a class starting at 10! My t shirt class is getting very popular. I also ended last night with my Made to Create class! Busy, busy and this afternoon we welcome our next retreat group! Can't wait to see you all at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm off to another slow start this morning. Rob has left for the shop to meet with some customers who are coming in from North Jersey. I'll be there shortly. We had a very busy day at the shop on Wednesday, featuring a large sewing machine purchase. We also established a new relationship with a local business. No solid plans yet, but I'll keep you informed when things get closer. Everyday just continues to show new possibilities and invitations. I love this shop! Time to go! See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning. Had a good day for catching up yesterday. Not too busy in the shop. We are still at home this morning, I'm finishing up a sample for a class, and Rob is cutting the grass. Not much else to write about this morning. I am loving this sample though! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Marie (Needles & Pins) and I had a nice drive all the way up to Aardvark for our shop hop wrap up meeting. Looks like the Hop will grow next year! We had a lot more people finish the hop! That is so exciting! I hope you all had a great time. We look forward to the shop hop expanding next year. Thanks for your continuing support. Time to return our focus to our own shop. I'm looking forward to getting there and catching up. I will be finalizing details for our Long Arm quilt event. Stay tuned for all the details! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a gloomy looking Monday. I have a long trip for our shop hop wrap up meeting. We really had a great time. I hope to hear that all of the shops did well. I think we really have to congratulate all the participants in this years hop. I hope we find it was our biggest hop ever! Planning for next year starts today. I better get going. Rob and I were able to spend a day at home on Sunday, It was spring cleaning catch up day! I really have to run. I look forward to seeing you all soon at the shop!
Good Morning! Its the final day of the shop hop! The hop has been a huge success for us! I look forward to our wrap up meeting tomorrow. I really hope to hear that it was just as good for everyone else. We are trying to stay home today. Eva opened the shop at 9:30 am because people were waiting at the doors when she got there! Hope the heavy rain holds off for the duration of the hop! Thanks for all your support especially during the hop! See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day, topped off by the arrival of the bus in the evening! What a great time everyone seemed to have. It was wonderful to hear the excitement. I know the people that went want it to happen again next year! We again spent the day trying to keep up with all of the new people coming in. Showing people around the shop and explaining the Gammill machines. We even had a visit from one of our woodworking friends who set up outside and showed off his handiwork. Today promises to be very busy with several classes, the Shop Hop and all Gammill machines rented. I have to go and get this day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I really have to run to catch a bus! Actually, Shirley should have everything under control. I am on my way. I just wanted to write really quick. Yesterday was another great day featuring visitors from Massachusetts. I also had a short visit with 2 friends from Montana! Great to see them, and so proud to show them my shop. Gotta go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another huge day at Olde City Quilts! We have to send out a special "Kiss" to our new friends from the north. We are just having so much fun. I really think there are more exciting things coming. I know we are trying to improve and the enthusiasm from all of you keeps us going. It seems like I keep running out of time to accomplish all that needs to be done everyday. If you were looking for a Gammill, we are now offering a trade up option just as we do on our Bernina's! Don't miss your chance to get a Gammill. Start your quilting business today. I have to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The shop Hop is still moving along. This has been the best Shop Hop for us so far. There is still plenty of time to complete all of the shops. There's still room to join the bus trip Friday that will visit the southern shops. Get out there and explore NJ! Rob displayed the Gammill Patriotic machine in the shop yesterday. He's a little upset that he didn't think of it earlier, Its so sharp you really have to see it! I'd love to paint one of ours like this. We are really enthused about the future growth of our shop and can't wait to explore new ideas and ventures with all of you! It's time to get ready to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Glad to hear the shop Hop bus got off on time and has made it to the first shop already! I hope everyone has a great time! We are just having an unbelievably busy couple of weeks. It's been fun seeing shoppers who haven't visited since the previous hop or longer! Lot's of astonished faces wondering how we grew so large! I wish you all could enjoy those times with us. I've really got to get going. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy, busy weekend! So nice to see all our shop hoppers as well as the regular crowd visiting the shop! This was a big weekend for us and a big weight is lifted from our shoulders. Rob's commitment to Gammill to help in Rhode Island went pretty well except for how long it took. We are very excited by the interest generated in Gammill Quilting machines, Fabric Inspirations is preparing to train many people on their new Statler and our own program is still going strong. It seems like there are a lot of unfinished quilts out there. Time to get my day started. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A crazy day at the shop! As always! Get out and participate in the Shop Hop! Plenty of time to visit all of the shops! Come enjoy our best Shop Hop ever! I have to run! There is too much to do and no time to do it!
Shop Hop! 11:40am and we've been busy!!! Gotta go!
Good Morning! Another crazy busy day at the shop on Wednesday. Still meeting local customers who have never visited the shop before. I would have thought we met every customer in NJ by now. We are doing our best to promote quilting and the growth of sewing in general. We are very proud to remain the leader in Bernina machine sales in our area and look forward to continuing to provide the same level of commitment to our customers. I really have to run today. I'm off to the printer to get some newsletters printed up, I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wednesday already and the Shop Hop is almost underway! Friday the 13th should be exciting for all of the shops. What I hear the most is people looking forward to seeing the new shops on the Hop! Good luck to everyone and Hop safely! I am actually close to getting caught up. I'm waiting for Rob to take down the Statler that is in the shop. I have more things I need to display and no room! Its time for me to get my day started. If we work really hard today we just may catch up. See you at the shop!
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