Good Morning! I've been busy planning our yard sale! Stop in this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! I've been clearing out my stash and organizing things that we forgot we had that need to find new homes! The creative juices are really flowing at the shop! I'm so excited to start planning new events that continue to educate and entertain you guys! We also have so many opportunities to promote our Bernina and Brother sewing machines that we haven't been utilizing! We are still hoping to get more attendees for the event July 21 - 23 at the Meeting house just across from the shop! The organizers have shared their list of attendees and many of you have not signed up yet! Don't miss out on a fun learning opportunity! So many customers pass on an event then realize later they wish they had attended! Make some time for you! This is meant to educate so don't be afraid that you don't know enough! This is being held by an organization that comes highly recommended! When we met with the organizers they were choosing the team to come to our shop and were trying to schedule their very best presenters! Let's make this a great event and know that they will return with new events in the future! Group discount room rates have been provided at a local hotel! Ok, that's my sales pitch and I have to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Quilters! Start your engines! It's time to begin your 2017 Row by Row experience! We are excited to be participating again and have had the most fun getting ready for this years event! I hope you get the chance to visit us and pick up your row! This week is flying by already! Tuesday we had a group of ladies visit and they had a great time shopping! We also had a Bernina sale going on while the group was there! Talk about a busy Tuesday! The Bernina sale brought a smile to my face because a mother was buying the machine for her daughter who was interested in sewing! It's so great to see young people getting involved! Today is a wonderful day to get out and visit Burlington! We'll be waiting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are busy little bees getting ready for Row by Row! We're really loving the theme and our Row! We also are having fun with our alternate projects! It all begins tomorrow! Several shoppers popped in trying to start early! They were all turned away! We all have to follow the rules to continue to participate in this fun event! We are making a really cute display for Row by Row! Rob is letting me use his grandfathers business sign and his fathers old S&H Green stamps sign! I hope I can find a way to make them work in the display! Rob was in Connecticut yesterday! Liz Haskell is getting ready to open her Frolicking Threads Quilting studio in Durham Ct! She is featuring her 26" Innova Auto Pilot and will be offering her 22" Innova equipped with Panto Vision for rental! Look for Liz to help you buy your own Innova too, with the full support of Olde City Quilts! It's really getting exciting around here! Have you joined the event in July yet? What are you waiting for? We have seen sign ups from NY to Virginia! Plenty of room to join the fun but time is running out! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another wonderful day in the shop! I loved seeing that our shoppers mostly came in groups! I hope that means you were visiting local restaurants too! Rob is putting together another Innova for delivery to Connecticut on Monday! Liz Haskell is opening a storefront that will offer an opportunity to test out Innovas! This should be great news for our New England friends! Shirley and I also spent some time showing off our own Innova machines! Hopefully I'll be reporting more sales soon! Shirley is so good at explaining the Auto Pilot and Navigator systems! I also checked in with the company holding the event on July 21-23 at the meeting house! They said they still have plenty of room left! I know everyone is busy this time of year with graduations, beach visits and weddings but let's not forget to make some time for sewing fun! OK! It's an overcast/rainy day! Perfect day to hang out at Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Here comes the weekend! We're having a great June! I've spent the last 2 days meeting with fabric reps and I'm so excited to see the new fabrics that will be heading to the shop! I'm scheduled to meet with more Innova buyers too! We are really having a great year as more and more people recognize the quality of Innova Long Arm machines! The competition is revising their offerings, but I think it's too little too late! We've been working with them for a few years and are as excited as ever to offer Innova products! How about attending one of our events on the July 21-23 weekend and we will offer show specials on Innovas! You can see them anywhere, but buy them from your friends at Olde City Quilts! It's a great day!! Destination Burlington!! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It didn't feel like a Monday! It did feel nice and cool in the shop though! If you want to get out of the house, come here to beat the heat! Rob came home from his tour of New England! He got right back to work setting up our new Innova Auto Pilot! It never slows down around here! Have you made your plans for July yet? Don't forget to schedule your visit to Burlington! The weekend of July 21 - 23 will feature the huge Sewing and Embroidery event at the meeting house and Long arm Guru Jamie Wallen will be teaching in our shop as well! It doesn't get more exciting then that! Jamie was here once before and we hope to keep him coming back to inspire our customers! The Sewing and Embroidery event has a great reputation and I'm really looking forward to it! We may even be offering fantastic deals on machines! Innova, Bernina and Brother! Wow! It's time to get my day started! Make your day exciting too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Friday in the shop and today looks like it will be another big day as we welcome our Block of the the month participants! I just checked in with Rob who is loving his adventure in New England! He visited 2 customers, one in Connecticut and the second in Vermont! This morning he is in a hotel room in New Hampshire! Soon he'll be delivering an Innova Auto Pilot system! I have to get to the shop early to get ready for the group! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Good things just keep happening! We've been contacted by some folks in New York that are working to organize a bus trip to join the event at the meetinghouse! This event is expected to draw quite a crowd! The teachers are coming in from all over with the main group arriving from Tennessee! Our staff is already bracing for the crowd! Don't hesitate to sign up! I'm sure it will be educational for all of us! This morning, Rob has already started his Innova Long Arm visits to New England! First stop is Connecticut! I hope it all goes smoothly! He has 5 stops to make and he hopes to make them in 3 days! Let's wish him luck! It's a beautiful morning and looks like summer temperatures will be here this weekend! Great time to visit Burlington ! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The shop has been really busy! We continue to welcome first time customers. There really are a lot of quilters out there!! It's really great to see an increase in local foot traffic too. I am setting up a demo area in the front of the shop to help attract even more new quilters! It's really great to see the growth in Burlington as more people take the time to visit our great destination area! We have busy days ahead. Rob is getting ready to head to New England for some customer service appointments and 2 deliveries! Yesterday he got the van serviced and today he has to get it packed up! Don't forget to sign up for our huge weekend in July! We will feature long arm lessons with Jamie Wallen as well as an embroidery event at the meetinghouse with guest instructors! The company is providing a gift bag with a value of $499 in exchange for your registration fee! I just got an E mail that registrations are pouring in so don't get left out of the fun! It's going to be a great weekend in July! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our week got off to a great start! Thanks to all who visited yesterday! Have you seen the event that is coming to the Meeting house across the street? Our new relationship with Brother Sewing Machines has led us to meet R and K productions! They asked if we would welcome their educational team to town! We thought it seemed like a great idea! They were so excited they scheduled us right away! Everyone is invited to attend! It is not a brand exclusive event! We know it's short notice, but that's our favorite way to get things done! So spend a few days in the area! If we all agree this event is fun and exciting it will be the first of many I'm sure! Let's make this a success! Time to get moving and make it a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm ready for an exciting new week in the shop! We are really gearing up for this years Row by Row! We got our row submitted just before the deadline as usual! The fun revs up later this month and we will be excited to offer our row and at least one special project to utilize the row! Rob will be busy preparing for some Innova deliveries! Progress is also being made on an Innova location in Durham, Connecticut! Our friend Liz Haskell, of Frolicking Threads Quilting Studio is moving her Innova to a Brick and Mortar location and adding a second Long Arm! She will be offering Innovas for sale with the full backing of Olde City Quilts! Congratulations Liz! So, Liz and I will both be happy to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our Friday got off to a great start! Several personal appointments got accomplished and everything is going smoothly! We were actually able to visit the shop in the afternoon following our morning appointment! Today is starting out a little overcast but the weather reports claim it's going to be a beautiful day! I say get started and plan a visit to Burlington! We always have some fun and excitement going on! Isn't it time to upgrade your sewing machine anyway? I think you should come and see what we can do for you! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another weekend is upon us quickly! Do you have plans? I'm looking forward to a busy weekend! I won't be in the shop first thing this morning. We have an appointment early and then we'll see how the rest of the day goes! I hope a visit to Burlington is on your calendar! We had a visitor recently from Massachusetts who absolutely loved the area! Remember we have a beautiful Bed & Breakfast (The Lily Inn) that will really make your visit great! See you at the shop!
Good Morning and welcome to June! I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and I am looking forward to our busiest summer ever! Our training on Brother went well and I was amazed to see the some of the tricks the Dream machine can do! I think I see a lot of fun new classes coming! I'm looking forward to welcoming all Brother customers to our shop! We will be offering the same expert service that we have provided and will continue to provide our Bernina customers! I really think this combination of machines will satisfy all shoppers! With all that's going on I have to slow down for a second. It's always so sad to lose a friend of the shop and unfortunately it has happened. Our prayers go out to the family and her presence in the shop will be missed.
Good Morning! Did you have a wonderful weekend? We were really busy in the shop! Another Brother (Our first Dream Machine II) machine is sold! I'm so excited to match one of our customers with the machine she has been coveting! Today we have a little behind the scenes training with Brother! I know the machines are pretty user friendly so hopefully I won't be too lost! I have to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Thank you to everyone for a great Friday! It was great talking about Montana with an old friend! She was shocked to learn I knew the quilters and shops she is now interacting with in Montana! Rob will be off delivering an Innova in Delaware! The shop is just bubbling with excitement! We are expecting a busy day! Although our Bernina sewing machines continue to be our specialty, Brother machines are causing a lot of excitement! I am enjoying getting to know them! Well, it's a beautiful morning and I hope you are going to make it out to the shop as part of your Memorial Day weekend! Visit the waterfront and maybe Curtin's! Great to pop in before it gets too hot! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! More machine sales! Is everyone upgrading? It's really been great matching everyone up with the perfect machine! This morning I received an e mail from another customer who is shopping for a Bernina! We also are hosting one of our Innova buyers this weekend! She will be completing her training and will work as a sales representative in Massachusetts! We also welcomed a lot of shoppers and unpacked some exciting deliveries! I have to get to the shop early so I'm off to start our Holiday weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great Wednesday in the shop! Selling two Berninas always makes a great day! We also were busy helping plan a big event that will be coming to Burlington in July! I definitely made progress opening our remodeled room! Today I hope to start returning fabrics to it! It's hard to imagine that it took us so long to "fix" this room! It still has a lot of potential, but it is a great improvement! It all started with Rob wanting to take down a wall! Then removing the never used bathroom made sense! Next we found it was possible to raise the ceiling! Finally a useless wall was easily removed! The biggest issue was a major difference in floor levels. That's when Burlington's construction expert Matt Pennisi was called in to complete a great ramp to bridge the gap! In typical Matt fashion he added a small bench that adds an Olde City flair! We still have more patching and painting to do, but we are really happy with the renewed space! Today we're off to do a little shopping for shop needs. We'll be in as quick as we can! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Things are really moving quickly around the shop! It's going to be our busiest summer ever filled with events! We are still recovering form our trip to St Louis! We did get some things accomplished in the shop and around our house too! It's an exciting time for leather in the industry! Everyday I see more projects on Cathy Wiggins new Facebook page, Leather is my Passion! Check it out if you are going to be giving the leather a try! It looks like a rainy Wednesday! A fantastic day to visit Burlington! Stop in and visit our regular Wednesday group! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Monday was a travel home day! Rob began his journey shortly after we packed the van on Sunday! I flew home on Monday. Rob managed to beat me here! He was too tired to unpack so we have that ahead of us this morning. Fortunately we didn't have that much to pack because we really were busy selling what we brought! According to most visitors our booth was the talk of the show! Even Tula Pink stopped in and bought some leather! I'll be excited to see how leather continues to grow in the quilting industry! Thanks for supporting Olde City Quilts, because we couldn't have done this without the strong base of our customers! Let's get another exciting day underway! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are up early and heading out to a breakfast meeting! It's really been a great time here in St. Louis! So many shops will be introducing leather to their customers! Today is the final day of the show! I can't imagine it could get better then it's been but you never know! I'll be heading home shortly! See you all at the shop!
Good Morning! Just checking in! We're having a great time in St. Louis at the International Quilt Market! The excitement over leather is unbelievable! It sounds like everything is going well back at the shop! I can't wait to get there in a couple of days! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day! I did! There was a little disappointment as we didn't get the message out to everyone that we were going to be closed for the day. So sorry to those shoppers who apparently drove quite far to visit us. I wish there was something we could have done. Today is a beautiful morning and I'm heading in early to get back to business! I have to pack everything for Quilt Market! Rob will be driving our supplies to St Louis tomorrow! I'm not as excited this time as our booth is off in a corner rather then centrally located, hopefully everyone will find us! Let's make it a great week! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It is a rainy day but will be sew cozy in the quilt shop! Come spend the day with our kennel quilts crew! We'll be turning out beds and blankets for our local animal shelter! Stop by to help or bring some scraps or old fabrics to donate to the cause! Today also seems like the best day to come and shop for a new machine! We have great deals right now on Brother, Bernina and Innova machines! Having more machines means better options for you! Don't forget that we offer the best program for beginning quilters! Buy your first machine here and you will easily grow with us! I can't wait to help you today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am so excited! Things are really picking up in the shop! Our friend Matt has arrived to add a gentle transition into our room that we were recently remodeling! His plan meshed perfectly with my vision and I can't wait to see the finished product! I hope you're on your way to visit this weekend! Innova has been dominating our week! Yesterday Rob installed an auto Pilot upgrade to a machine he installed just a few short months ago! Today he will be dismantling a Gammill while our friends begin their move to a new home! He still has a huge list of Innova customers to visit! Burlington City is continuing to grow too! A few new businesses are popping up, including signs that a new restaurant will occupy the space next door! Rob spied Pepsi workers setting up their products for the new venture! It's really a great time to be in Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another fabulous weekend in the shop! I was in the mood for change so I sold off some display items! Some people got some great deals! I want everyone to know that I have some great gifts for Mothers day! Get your last minute shoppers to stop by and pick up our special gift items that will make your day! I also have a few Bernina Cotton & Steel machines specially priced to go quickly! I also want to see some of our Brand new Brother machines roll out the door! Especially the embroidery only machine! What a great way to get your embroidery journey underway! I know you want to join in the fun Margie provides with her fantastic projects! Get started now so you will be prepared to complete those Christmas projects! Time to run! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Busy, busy Thursday! We shipped out 9 rolls of batting, an Innova machine heading to Montana, plus lots of small odds and ends! We got our entire Hobbs Batting order in the building! Plus received a huge Quilters dream order! The Innova delivery was really big! In addition our new 58" TV arrived which we set up to assist Shirley's Auto Pilot training! It's great! We have been setting up our Brother machines and are enjoying getting familiar with a different product then our Bernina machines! Today we are welcoming Roland Poole and his wife to the shop! Roland is handling maintenance and deliveries in the New England area for us! He is coming to get more familiar with the Innova after spending some time with us and the Innova techs while we were in New Hampshire for MQX! We also are eagerly awaiting the opening of a shop in Connecticut that will work with us in selling Innovas! Today should be another busy day and we are expecting a huge group to visit tomorrow! I definitely have to get this day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow!! What a Wednesday! Rob installed an Innova in Pa.! Meanwhile, we got our first order of Brother Sewing machines! I'm pretty excited to set them up and get started! Also, our long awaited delivery of Hobbs batting arrived! We'll be busy unloading that today! The shop was unbelievably busy! It may have been our busiest Wednesday ever! Time really flies on days like that! We have a lot to do so I'm anxious to get started! Come on out and make it a great Thursday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a beautiful day! Jen and I were busy rearranging and reorganizing yesterday! We are preparing for the arrival of our Brother sewing machines! I'm going to ask you all to start spreading the word that we are now the best place to buy your Brother sewing machines too! We think our combination of Bernina and Brother is unbeatable! We will have a machine for everyone! Yesterday, the husband of a visitor uttered the familiar phrase...I wish you were closer to us... We really do love to hear this, but yesterday there was a twist! He went for a walk through the neighborhood and visited the riverfront! He came back and said, forget what I said! We'll come visit you! This place is fantastic! We'll bring our friends here! Congratulations Burlington! You are coming back! I have to get started! Head to Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's May! Another year is flying by! It's time to pop in the shop and start planning some projects before you get too busy with summer activities! Rob will be heading to Pa. to install an Innova Auto Pilot on Wednesday and he's hoping to get to NYC to install a second one over the weekend! We're also hoping to squeeze in an upgrade to Auto Pilot in Pa too ASAP! That's a busy week! I'm off to get my day started! Have a great one and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am particularly excited this morning! First, it is an absolutely gorgeous morning! Second, I have a big announcement to make! Olde City Quilts is growing again! We have added another line of sewing machines to our shop! Now you can shop for Bernina and Brother Sewing machines! I am really excited to welcome Brother customers to our shop and have already made a few presales! Our machines should arrive next week! We have to schedule Brother training for our technicians but we are confident in our abilities to fulfill all your Brother needs! Next week will be a big week for deliveries! We will be receiving a huge shipment from Innova! Our new Tech who is based in New Hampshire will be visiting to get up to speed on the Innova table assembly! Look for more excitement to come! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I just love great days in the shop! It was amazing to have a great friend in the shop contemplating trading in her long arm for an Innova with Navigator! At the same time two business people were in and appear ready to purchase their first Innova for their production facility in North Jersey! So exciting! I also have an appointment in a few days with someone who sent an E-mail! I'm so happy that Innova makes such a superior machine that everyone is eager to get one! This morning our next delivery of machines arrives! Rob will be really busy! I hope you have a great day and have time for a visit to Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Whew! What a busy place Olde City Quilts is! Sunday was unbelievable! Monday included Rob visiting an Innova customer who is considering trading in her 18" Standard machine for a computerized model! Her trade in machine can still be modified to any table length! What a great machine the Innova is! Give me a call and let me know if this might be something you are looking for! I also have appointments with 2 Innova shoppers this morning! It's really getting exciting to be showing everyone Innovas! Remember Innovas are far more affordable then you think! We also sold the first trailer we ever bought for the shop! We used it for shows and small deliveries. I think Rob is going to miss it, but we weren't using it anymore. I think we're going to sell the bigger one too. Rob has been renting Penske trucks for our trips to shows and will probably continue to do so. Time to get moving! It's a great day to visit us! Destination Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are bracing for shoppers! This morning we will be prepared for the arrival of several students to take a great class with Debbie Kalenty from Quilter's Obsession! Her classes are really getting popular! I'm proud to be able to present quality instructors to help our customers hone their skills! I'm expecting a busy day! The city seems to be attracting more visitors and I hope we can count on you to visit as well! We may have to begin enticing new customers while they visit Burlington for other purposes! I think sewing and Quilting is growing! I'm also reintroducing a section devoted to precut fabrics! The demand from you all has just been overwhelming! I'll give this another try! Stay tuned as we continue to grow! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! So far I'm enjoying the steady rain outside my window! I think it will be a wonderful day to spend in a bright and cheery quilt shop! It's been a fantastic week in the shop and hopefully a great weekend will follow! Drag an old project out and join our Friday group today! There's also room in Debbies class tomorrow! She can accept up to 20 students! Let's fill those last few spots! Make it a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day in the shop! Our arrival at the shop began with Rob noticing immediately that our newest restaurant was open for breakfast! We've been waiting a long time for B-Unos! B-Unos was very popular in another location in town! They chose to move into the growing downtown area! Rob said they were very friendly! We ordered 2 Pork Roll egg and cheese sandwiches to go! The order included hash browns and was only $9.99! They were so large that we will only have to order one next time! The casual dining area looks good too! We have their menu available in the shop for your next visit! We are looking forward to trying the lunch menu as well especially their burgers and Mexican items! Good luck to them as they join our favorite Francescos, Legends, Brickwall and Riverview as our dining destinations! Destination Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I am totally amazed at the amount of visitors we continue to get! I keep thinking that we'll have some slow days! But you just keep coming! Thanks to everyone for continuing to spread the word! We offer the best sewing machines and the best fabric selection! The best part is we are still growing! Yesterday we were able to sneak out early and visited Home Depot for some supplies for our little make over! All of our new visitors will have to return when we have the entire shop back in good order! I'm ready to start putting things back together! It's another Wednesday! They're always busy! I hope we get something accomplished! Stop by if you get the chance! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great weekend! Thanks to all who stopped in and made it such a success! Margies class yesterday was packed! It's so exciting to see all of those embroidery machines running! Everybody is shopping for sewing machines! I continue to sell our new Bernettes! I had to place another order already! Keep telling all your friends that Olde City Quilts is the place to buy machines! It looks like another wonderful day! I can't wait to see what Tuesday will bring! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a Friday! Thank you very much to all the customers who ventured out to visit Burlington on Friday! We were so busy! I sold a few sewing machines and took in a nice machine as a trade in! We also have buttoned up all of our sales at MQX! 6 Innova machines! Three of them auto pilots! It's not too late to get in on the fun of Long Arm Quilting! We have so much to offer and even more on the way! A long awaited announcement should become official next week! Thanks for continuing to help us grow! We'll be in the shop all day but will be closing tomorrow! I hope you can take advantage of the beautiful weather and visit us today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are getting back in the swing of things around the shop! Our Innova room was really hopping with rentals! I'm really looking forward to more events and news coming up! I wish we didn't have to plan things so far ahead! I'd rather they could just happen right away! We are going to do a little shopping for supplies on our way in this morning! It's a beautiful day to visit Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's good to be home! We did have a great time in Manchester NH! We made some new friends and business connections that should really cause some excitement soon! We definitely made some Innova sales! I'm still thinking we may get a few more from the show! Yesterday we got up early and Rob dropped me off at the airport about 7 am. I was early for my flight and had a small flight delay. Rob raced off for OCQ in the big Penske truck! By the time I picked up Charlie and dropped him off at home, I got to the shop about 10 minutes before Rob! I should have just rode with him! The truck is unloaded and returned already! We had a little time to recover last night and are ready to get right back to work today! Thanks again to everyone that kept the shop open for us while we were gone! The remodeling of one of our big rooms has really made things difficult too! I'm sure it will be worth it when it's completed! Thanks also to our customers for putting up with the inconvenience! That's about it for today! Make it a great one! It looks beautiful in NJ! See you at the shop!
Good Morning from Manchester New Hampshire! We've been having a great time at the MQX show! Rob was able to visit 2 customers while we were in town! One customer was moving and needed her machine dismantled. The second customer had an upgrade installed! I went along for the ride last night about an hour north of Manchester! It was nice to see some great scenery! Today is the final day of the show and we'll be heading home tomorrow! Innova machines are really popular! We've finalized a couple of sales and expect a few more! Keep your fingers crossed for us! Finally, I can't thank everyone who helped keep the shop open at home! It's been a challenge this time, but as usual the greatest staff, friends and associates kept things moving! I hope you have exciting plans today and I'll see you tomorrow back at the shop!
Good Morning! It's been a busy few days! We packed up a lot of our leather and Innova machines and headed to Manchester NH for MQX! Rob drove a big truck and I flew in last night! Today we get to set everything up! Hopefully we'll make some new friends and sell some Innova Machines! Rob had time to visit a customer in this area yesterday! Wait till you hear this! Suzanne is moving and asked to have her machine dismantled. Rob showed up late in the day and began taking it all apart. Suzanne had entertained trading it in, but decided to move it for now. As Rob was finishing his work, Suzanne got an Email from her Realtor. The home buyer was interested in buying the quilting machine! What are the chances of that? Suzanne is keeping her machine for now! If that Email had come a little sooner, it could have been a different outcome! We're off to start a big day in New Hampshire! Wish us luck! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Happy April Fools day! I am very excited this morning! As usual we had a great Friday in the shop! Rob is busy remodeling one of our big rooms and I'm so looking forward to putting it all back together! Unfortunately, we'll be heading to New Hampshire for MQX which will delay things a bit! I've already received a few phone calls from Innova shoppers in Lancaster! I have a definite sale scheduled for Sunday! I really want to tell you some news about Burlington NJ! Rob and I decided to try out the new restaurant in town! Riverview was a delight! We were shown to the corner window table! The place is very nice! The menu was simple! Bread and butter was delicious ($6). We skipped the small plates and went straight to the entrees! I tried the strip steak and Rob had the bone in Rib Eye ($40-$49). We shared a side of mushrooms. Everything was delicious! Rob thought the steak was very close to the best one he recalls having in Montana! This restaurant is a little out of our price range but we may just have to find a way to visit again soon! Congratulations Burlington! This restaurant is a winner! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Things are really picking up in town! The warmer days are bringing more and more visitors! I am also noticing more people that seem to be learning about the history of Burlington! Even longtime customers are starting to ask questions about the sites in the city! Our embroidery business continues to grow! Our local Bed & Breakfast, The Lily Inn is having luxurious robes embroidered! Don't forget to stay there if you want to spend a weekend mere steps from your favorite quilt shop! Young Rob continues to hear fantastic compliments on his abilities digitizing images! Take advantage of his skills and have that project you always wanted to tackle completed! He is normally in the shop on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons! Have a beautiful day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Things are really getting busy! I'm excited to head to MQX next week, but don't want to miss all the fun at the shop! We've been busy rearranging part of the shop and hope we can get back to normal before we have to leave! Thanks to everyone who has been so patient with us during this bigger then usual event! Have you noticed the new Bernette by Bernina sewing machines? I think they really look good! They're a great bargain! Easy to operate! Great for beginners or budget minded crafters! Come in and check them out! The machines will be ready for delivery in May! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm ready for a great weekend! We are welcoming a quilt group that is visiting the conference center across the street! We also welcomed a lot of first time customers! We keep growing! I also spoke to an Innova shopper who will be checking out Innovas at the show in Lancaster! We won't be the dealer at that show, but remember to visit us for your best deal on Innova machines! We are The closest Innova Long Arm dealer to Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley! Our Bernina sewing machines keep going out the door too! Stop in and join the excitement at Olde City Quilts! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is racing by! I am so happy to see how consistently busy we have been lately! I see more and more cases of folks arriving together or meeting friends at the shop! It really feels great to realize that my little shop has grown to be such a part of so many quilters plans! We enjoy providing a great place and look forward to making it even better! On that note, I have to hurry in again and get back to business! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The shop has been so busy lately! Yesterday we entertained Innova shoppers! One of them traveled from Maryland's Eastern shore! It's so exciting to see the amount of people shopping for long Arms! We also made a deal with Ada for a new Bernina! I have to hurry off again because there's just so much to do! I hope you are stopping in soon too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great time at the Flyers Hockey game last night! We had free VIP parking! Entered through the VIP gate and had a room with food and snacks to enjoy during the game! It was a fun game with a lot of goals a fight and a sudden death finish in overtime! When the game was over we were able to get to our car quickly and were among the first leaving the arena! The whole event was pretty exciting! This morning we are back to normal life and in the shop! Today is the last day of our Bernina sale! Feet and Hoops are 25% off! I also have great prices on new machines! Hurry in and let's make it a great Monday and a great first day of Spring! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great day on Saturday! I think everyone popped in at some point! Debbie's class was great as usual! Margie was bringing everyone up to speed on the block of the month! She's fantastic! We also welcomed Mary and her group that are sewing dresses for young girls who are in need of clothing in foreign nations. The shop was hopping with activity! Sewing machines were on a lot of minds! Our new line of Bernette machines attracted a lot of attention! We really have a nice selection of machines to choose from! Today we'll be heading to the shop while looking forward to tonight! We've been invited to enjoy a Philadelphia Flyers Hockey game in one of the suites! This is a gathering of folks that assisted the Flyers Wives Charities! We are always honored and happy to help! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Are you all set for the weekend? We'll be busy with some visiting groups and classes! We've been preparing for our next show for Innova at MQX in Manchester New Hampshire! We also are making plans for one in Maine with Jamie Walen and another big show with the Innova machines for Mancuso in August! There should be ample opportunity for our Northeast friends to take some great classes and try out the Innovas! I have to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We have been so busy in the shop! As usual I really need to thank my awesome staff! We've been rearranging the fabric a bit and our block of the month in leather is really keeping us busy! We have really been impressed with our Bernina sales! Sales have been so good that Bernina is having trouble keeping dealers stocked! Bernina is delivering an E-16 embroidery machine that Rob Jr sold to a happy customer! Finally, Rob is heading out this morning to install an Innova Long Arm with the Auto Pilot Mach 3! Things have been a little hectic, but so far we are still sailing along! It should be another great day to visit Burlington! Make your plans to visit soon! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We'll be back in the shop today! We did have a few participants show up for our Sewcial Wednesday! Very impressive! We've stayed busy shipping out our Leather block of the month orders and answering the phone! You should be able to get here easily with the best parking being on the street. The parking lot has been icy and could be difficult. Hopefully it will be better today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The weather looks pretty bad out there! The snow has changed to sleet and rain near us! I was truly hoping to be snowed in for a day! I think we may head to the shop at least briefly! Stay safe! Have fun! I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! A spectacular Friday! We had a great first day of our retreat! Rob and Young Rob started their day with a drive to Ocean City NJ to deliver a Bernina E-16 embroidery machine! Rob said it was a great place to be during the major snow storm that hit, but didn't last during the day! On the way home Rob picked up dinner for the retreat from one of our favorite caterers, Macaros in Pennsauken NJ! We also had another training session with an Innova Auto-Pilot Mach 3 buyer! She gets her machine next Friday! We also sold our Gammill trade in machine! That will be delivered Monday! Another visitor is coming to look at our Grace wooden frame table and machine that I hope will sell today! We also are hearing some great things about our new restaurant in town! Plan to stop in for a visit! I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I have a lot of work to do to keep our retreat on track, so I better get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow what a busy day in the shop! We had a customer pick up a used Long Arm they purchased from us! Rob was busy building our next Innova delivery! He also has to set up another used long arm that someone is coming to see this weekend! Young Rob prepared our Demo Bernina E 16 for delivery! That machine will be delivered on Friday! Remember we also have a nice used Gammill Long Arm for sale! This weekend we are hosting one of our Quilt Retreats! It's sold out with plenty of folks wishing to attend! I wish we could do more! I'm off to start my day! I hope you have a great one and get the chance to visit us! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're back in the shop after a great week at the Quiltfest of NJ! Believe it or not this morning I start planning for next year! We also have a quilt retreat coming up this weekend! It never slows down! Rob has to hurry in to set up our long arms to get us back in business and we still have to prepare for MQX! I really have to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great week at the Quiltfest of NJ! It was a lot of work and it's not quite over! We need to unload our truck today and get it back to the rental agency! We really enjoyed meeting new friends and introducing them to our Innova Long Arms! We also sent a lot of Berninas home with new owners! The attendance seemed to really be great! Even Sunday was bustling with visitors! Normally Sundays are spent trying to pack things early and getting ready to leave! Stay tuned for more excitement to come! Plans are already being made for next years show! Get it on your calendars early! I'll let you know the dates as soon as they are set! Ok, here I go again! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Good bye February! We've had a fantastic month thanks to all of our wonderful shoppers! I'm really looking forward to a great March and more big announcements! I'm already taking phone calls about Innova Long Arms! Hurry in and make your plans to get your Innova! Today we'll be packing for our trip to the NJ show! We are expecting a big show! Mancuso show management is excited by an uptick in activity! Come on out and support your local show! We have a lot to do to get ready! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our fun in Virginia is winding down! It will be a long day of selling and then packing up and driving home! I'd predict that we'll make this trip again! I might feel differently if we don't get set up in time for NJ! Wish us a lot of luck! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're having a lot of fun down here in Hampton Virginia! It's a great show and the leather seems to be really popular! I'm excited to see the growing number of people willing to try the leather! I also hope to see more of you next week at the NJ show! Soon it will be very common to see leather projects in quilt shows! I have a lot of work to do today. I had a shipment of leather delivered here that needs to be cut, so the hotel room is turning into my work room! I have to get started! See you at the shows!
Good Morning! We had a great weekend with another Innova shopper visiting on Sunday! Monday was busy like I expected! We still had time to get ready for heading to Virginia for a quilt show! We'll be back for a day or 2 before we have to head right to the NJ Quilt Fest! It will be a busy couple of weeks! I gotta go! I'm still not packed and we are planning to leave around noon or so! Wish us luck and don't forget to visit the shop! For everyone else, I'll see you at the show!
Good Morning! Our Embroidery retreat finished up yesterday! Everyone had a great time! I have to thank Margie who just does such a great job! We couldn't do it without her! Have you visited the shop lately? It's been great! So many people visiting! Make sure you stop out and join the fun! I also want to invite Anthony Rizzo back to the shop! Rob promises he won't jump out and scare you anymore! I really have so much to do! Back to back shows are coming up in Virginia and NJ! I'm already getting phone calls from Innova shoppers! We are off to a great start this year and won't rest until everyone has an Innova or one of our great trade in models! I have to get started! I know I'll be visiting with many of you soon! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope you had a great Valentines Day! We had another busy day. Rob did some grocery shopping for our Embroidery retreat which begins today! Later in the afternoon he delivered a HQ Long arm that was traded in for one of our Innova machines! We have another really happy customer! This morning he will be visiting an Innova owner that is moving and needs her Auto Pilot disassembled! Rob doesn't know if her house has sold yet but says if you're looking for a great house with a marvelous sewing area, he can point you in the right direction! I have a lot to accomplish today before welcoming our guests! I always look forward to retreats! I'm sure we all will have a great time! Time to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Thank you all for a great weekend! Machines are flying out of the shop! Hurry in and get yours! So many choices and more to come! Rob is heading out to North Jersey to deliver another Innova today! Theresa and Ed live on a farm and Rob is looking forward to getting there! I'd like to thank the husbands that stopped in to pick up gift cards for their favorite Valentine! There are some lucky ladies out there! It's not too late to drop a big hint! Have a great day and I hope to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a Friday! It was a machine buying day! Our featured used Long Arm is going home with a new owner! Two Bernina machines are heading home too! What could happen today? We have 3 more long arms that are great deals and ready to find new homes! Stop in today, have a new Long Arm tomorrow! Don't forget that you can visit Assemble in Haddonfield for Bernina deals too! Let's make it a great weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Did you enjoy the quick storm? It sure was pretty! We had no trouble getting to the shop! Shirley made it in as well! We had a very good day with a few visitors despite the weather! I found a few moments to work on some new projects that I think you all will enjoy! It was great to get some creativity flowing! Let's have a great Friday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great weekend and a fantastic Monday! We had new Innova owners in the shop being trained and planning deliveries! One Innova AP Mach 3 will be going to NYC! Stay tuned as things may continue to get exciting there! Let me give a shout out to Danique at Assemble in Haddonfield! She seems to be off to a great start selling Bernina machines in Haddonfield! She is also now accepting commercial embroidery work for us! Drop in and visit her if you are nearby! Yesterday we had a new donation to our antique furnishings! A new customer dropped off an antique spinning wheel! It's going to fit right in! We'll do our best to take care of it! It's a warm day and perfect to come visit Burlington!
See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It just keeps getting more exciting around the shop! Rob is getting ready to head out and install another Innova Long Arm machine! He will be bringing back another trade in machine! We are getting quite a collection of used machines! I'm encouraging him to take pictures right away, put them on facebook and let's sell this used Handiquilter! We also have a Gammill and an A-1! We have something for everyone! Cathy Wiggins is also selling her Long arm so she can make room for an Innova! Check her facebook page out! Rob could be available to pick up and deliver that machine to a local buyer! Let's get busy! It's time that you were able to quilt when the mood strikes you! I'll be waiting for you to call! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! One month has flown by already! I'd like to welcome the brief month of February, it's great to think that Spring will be here shortly! We have the next Innova delivery scheduled for Friday! When are you ordering yours? Come in and take a lesson to begin renting our machines or come see us at the Quiltfest of NJ next month! There are 3 sets of classes for different skill levels from beginner to expert! Everyone should have a long Arm machine! Get your plans made and I'll see you at the shop or at the show!
Good Morning! What a great Monday! A new Innova has been installed and 2 more to go before the rest of the delivery comes in! I had a great meeting with my Bernina district manager and Danique of Assemble in Haddonfield! The shop wasn't too busy but several customers putting together their projects kept things interesting! I'm looking forward to seeing what today brings! Come on out and get a new project underway too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great weekend at the shop! Lots of customers visiting and I have another great learn to quilt class underway! Rob got one of the Innova machines together and will be heading out to Newtown Pa. to make the delivery! Hopefully he'll be back in time to get started building the 2 remaining deliveries! We recently placed our largest order of Innova machines since we began! We also have a couple of great trade ins! Time to get yours! Lot's to do, so I'm getting my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's been a busy week! Three Innova machines arrived at the shop and Rob is busy getting them ready for delivery! Interest in machines has been the most I have ever seen! We just sold a Bernina E 16 embroidery machine and have more customers interested! The number of folks wanting Innova machines is sky rocketing! Our friends from New Hampshire that just bought an Innova are here for training! They will be available to demonstrate theirs for those that aren't certain they want to visit the shop in NJ! We'll be getting them listed on Innova's website soon! So good to be growing in the Northeast! I have to get started! Hope you are too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It was pretty quiet in the shop yesterday! We enjoyed welcoming the folks that braved the wind and rain! Today doesn't seem quite so bad! I hope to see you making plans and shopping for new projects! I want to mention how great it was to see one of our regular customers showing off her latest projects! She had taken a class that taught her a new skill! Previously she thought it would be too hard to accomplish! Now she feels like an expert! So step up and take those classes! Try new things and acquire new skills! It's never too late and nothing is too hard! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a new week after an exciting weekend! I can't wait to see what comes next! The shop continues to grow and improve! Folks keep arriving for their very first visit and promise to come back! I have to hurry off again as I'm opening this morning! Get an early start and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's another beautiful morning! We will be so excited to see you in the shop today! We got a big delivery of Spring fabrics to add to our selection! We had a big day in the shop yesterday and are excited to keep growing in 2017! I have to make a phone call to Cathy Wiggins! We have some plans to work out! Don't forget to sign up for Longarm Quilting classes at the Quiltfest of NJ! Cathy, Barb Persing and I will all be teaching classes! Talk about an opportunity! A roomful of Innova machines! Helpful technicians from Innova along with enthusiastic teachers! I can't wait to see you there! But until then, I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's sure been an exciting time around the shop! Rob was out yesterday to help an Innova customer in Delaware! A few more people have called and are shopping for an Innova and I just placed my biggest Innova order ever! Don't make a mistake! Get your own Innova today! I have some meetings and more plans to work on for our future that will keep me busy today! It looks like a great day for you to stock up on projects! I hope you decide to visit soon! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It looks like a great morning! I've been up early baking and getting ready for a big day in the shop! I hope we only get a little light snow as forecast! I have no time to spare and have to run! See you all at the shop!
Good Morning! We are gearing up for an exciting weekend! Two big groups will be meeting on Saturday! One group will be starting our block of the month program! The other will be participating with Debbie Kalenty in a fun class! We continue to be busy in the shop! I really enjoy seeing friends bump into each other unexpectedly! It seems to be happening more frequently! We've been moving things around again and the shop is looking great! Rob's little construction area hasn't been too much of an inconvenience. I'm looking forward to having a little more space! It's unbelievably warm today! What a great excuse to get out and visit Burlington NJ! Bring a friend and enjoy one of our local restaurants too! Who knows, you might run into a friend here too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a really great day on Sunday! Quite a few people ventured out and enjoyed the shop! We were moving things around so there was plenty of activity keeping everyone busy! Rob and I left a little early to visit the new shop Assemble in Haddonfield! I met with the staff there and talked about Bernina Sewing machines with them! They seemed excited to learn about them! I have a feeling the group at assemble will be selling a lot of Berninas! Thanks for joining with us Danique and we wish you the best of luck in your continuing adventure in Haddonfield NJ! Now I have to hurry off and get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Winter has been sneaking up on us! A little snow yesterday looked beautiful without causing any trouble! More is on the way! Rob got a little work done widening a doorway in the shop! I love it! What a difference! He still has a lot to do, and we are taking our time evaluating if our original plan still makes sense! We're heading in early again today and I hope you will be too! Tomorrow I plan to visit our friends in Haddonfield NJ at Assemble! Assemble is a new quilt shop that has taken over for The Little Shop which recently closed. Assemble is carrying our Bernina sewing machines and hopes to help us get everyone enjoying Berninas! I'm excited to visit! I have to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are off to a great start in 2017! We were very busy on Monday. It really has been a tremendous few weeks! The number of first time visitors was unbelievable! We are also getting a lot of samples together and I can't wait to unveil all our new ideas! Speaking of ideas, we are going to start enlarging the entrance to our kids/novelty/embroidery area! Rob is always excited to do a little construction. Hopefully, it will go smoothly. Fingers crossed! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well we made it to another year! I think it's going to be a great one! I have to hurry in as I'm opening this morning! I'm also excited to start our new shop hours! Don't forget, we will be closing at 6pm every night! My hope is that this will lead to more classes or events in evenings! We will accept appointments to shop for Berninas or Innova machines when necessary too! I have to get started! Let's have a great day and a great New Year! See you at the shop!
Good Morning and good bye! Good Bye to a great 2016! The last few weeks have really been fantastic! I am sew looking forward to 2017! The shop has been more crowded then ever lately, however there has been a decline in evening shopping! We are shortening our hours starting Monday! We will now close at 6pm every night! We will still hold evening classes and offer appointments for machine sales! We plan to hold more evening events (Parties)! We all look forward to going home a little earlier more often! Meanwhile, today is the last day to take advantage of a great Bernina promotion! Hurry in today and make that decision to upgrade! You deserve it! We also are trying to clear out some used Long Arm machines! Come see what we have! You will be amazed what you can get for $2000 - $8000!! These machines have to go! This is a great chance to get started using quality equipment at huge savings! I'll come up with a great starter package of thread and batting if you buy a used machine today! I'll come up with an even better one if you buy a new Innova! Come out and start your excitement early! Happy New Year!! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The shop continues to be busier then ever! The staff was really busy yesterday keeping up with all of the customers and even getting the year end inventory started! Rob and I traveled to North Jersey and visited a fabric supplier! I had a great time picking out 63 bolts of fabric to bring home! There's plenty of other fabric still on the way too! I have a lot of restocking to do after that huge good buy sale! Bernina machines keep selling fast too! Thanks to everyone for your continued and growing support! Keep spreading the word about us! We keep growing through your spoken praise! That's it for today and almost it for the year! We'll be open today until 7 and Saturday until 2pm! Monday we will be debuting new shopping hours! Stay tuned! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Whew! How was your Christmas! I truly had a great day! Of course we were right back in the shop for our big year end sale! We had a fantastic 2 days! Thank you all for your helping us reduce our inventory! So many people got great bargains! We also had great Bernina sales! This morning we get back to our normal routine! Our regular Wednesday group returns! We will continue to offer plenty of fabric at sale prices that should keep us busy today! Have a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Did you visit our Facebook page and see the pictures of a great event last night? I had the honor of presenting quilts to a group of veterans at our local VFW! I was proud to represent the many volunteers who worked on these gifts and was touched by how happy the recipients were! Thanks to all of our volunteer quilters and especially all of the veterans who make everything we do possible! I think I recruited a few new volunteers and we may have to start making some more of these quilts! I also want to thank the Quilts of Valor organization for inspiring this venture! I'm off to start another busy day! Make it a great one if you can! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The last minute dash is underway! It's an exciting time and I'm happy to see everyone having fun! I'm still trying to complete some gifts of my own, I think I'm the only one I've seen in danger of coming up short! Just a reminder that we will be closing at 2pm on Saturday (Christmas Eve). Make sure your last minute gift or gift certificate shoppers are aware! Time to go! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great weekend! It's always fun to see the friends and family of customers coming in to look around for a gift while truly having no idea what they are looking at! It really is thoughtful of them. We had one shopper holding his cellphone and panning inventory while using a video chat program. A great team shopping effort! We will be right back at it today! This morning we kick off our dashing through the sew event! Hopefully we'll see a lot of projects completed in time for Christmas! Have a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning Snowy Saturday! It looks great outside! Rob has walked Charlie this morning and reports that it changed over to rain. It doesn't look like it should keep anyone home! We'll be heading in shortly! Have a wonderful day and be sure to visit us if you venture out! I'm off to get started! See you in the snow!
Good Morning! It was another fantastic day in the shop which is leading us into a big weekend! The last full weekend before Christmas! I expect to be welcoming the serious last minute crowd! Don't forget, we will be closing early next Saturday! Make those last minute decisions this weekend! We will be here helping to make Christmas wishes come true! Send your friends and family in to pick up the gift card you really want! Stay warm and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! I see a light dusting of snow outside my window! Santa will soon be on his way! How are you progressing? My tree is finally decorated! We got new lights this year. It's very bright! Rob and I managed to stay away from the shop for most of the day. I popped in late in the afternoon on my way to an appointment. We should be refreshed and ready for the Christmas rush! There's still plenty of time to get some last minute projects done! The Tall Trim the Tree class on Saturday will make a great last minute gift or a fun decoration! Sign up and have a great time sewing with Susan! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're off to a great start to a new week! Thanks to all that popped in! We'll see if it continues to grow this week! We're getting closer to Christmas with each passing day! Make your plans, we are going to close at 2pm on Christmas Eve! Last minute shoppers better start their Christmas Eve shopping in Burlington! I am a little behind schedule myself, so I better get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great weekend in the shop! Thanks go out to the small group that gave up Holiday time and participated in our Kennel Quilts project! I love the giant heavy bed that got made! Are you busy preparing? Have you got the spirit this year? I hope you do! I see things picking up in the shop! Husbands have been coming in with their lists! Good job ladies! Today Margie will be holding embroidery Sit-n-Stitch! Stop by and visit! Let's get our day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Big Plans for the weekend? I hope we're in them! We're all busy counting down the days until Christmas! Gift Card sales are picking up! Make sure you tell your friends to stop in! We also have discounted Tickets to the Quiltfest of NJ available! Great Stocking stuffers! If you are able stop bt tomorrow for our Kennel quilts event! We'll be employing a holiday theme for our furry friends! Time to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Yes a great Wednesday as usual! I hope it keeps up through the weekend! Thanks to all the folks that are shopping for Bernina in Haddonfield too! How exciting to have two great locations to find expert Bernina assistance! I have a big day planned! I'll be in the shop, but hope to slip out and do some Christmas shopping! Make sure you get busy too! Christmas is sneaking up on us! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Where did Monday and Tuesday go? We'll be welcoming our Wednesday group as usual! Wednesdays tend to be a good day so hop in the car and visit us! We just got a big shipment of our favorite sewing chairs! Come on in and get yours! I'll be looking forward to seeing you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is underway! We had a busy Monday scheduling attendance at some upcoming events! It's so much fun to hear the enthusiasm our friends have for our events! I have to get an early start again! Get out and get your shopping done for all the Holidays! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another Big weekend is behind us! I am so excited to see so many shoppers! We continue to welcome more first time visitors too! I can't wait to see what the rest of the month brings! I'm sure we'll see plenty of Gift Card sales! Today Rob will be out moving an Innova machine from one location to it's new home! I have to head in to the shop as I'm responsible for opening today! Come on in and spend a rainy Monday browsing for quilt projects! By the way our latest Block of the month program has only 10 spots remaining! I am looking in to adding more if possible, but you better get signed up soon! Gotta run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a wonderful day in the shop! Our Bernina block of the month is really popular! Stop in and see our wonderful sample hanging behind the checkout counter! Congratulations to our customer who purchased her Innova Auto Pilot! We are so happy for you! We also had a wonderful day in our classroom where Hug Wraps held a fundraiser in honor of the passing of Barbara Sara. A large sum was raised which will provide Hug Wraps for patients in Barbara's name! Thanks for so many new visitors to the Hug Wraps campaign! It seemed to be their biggest event so far at our location! Saturday ended with the City's Christmas parade marching by our front windows! Burlington is growing! A great crowd turned out and everyone had a great time! That about sums up our Saturday! Hurry out and visit us in your travels today! We'll be open 11- 4pm! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Welcome to December! Are you getting nervous? It's nearly Christmas! I'm getting excited! We have had a great year in the shop and I'm really looking forward to these last few weeks and the exciting year ahead! I want to remind everyone of an event this Saturday in the shop! We will have a special Hug Wraps event in honor of Barbara Sara. Barbara recently passed away. She was a frequent visitor, friend and participant in Hug Wraps! This week the group will honor her memory. 10:30am. See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We just keep moving along! It's so great to see familiar faces popping in to visit! I hope you have a chance to pop in too! Class schedules are posted for the Quiltfest of NJ! Cathy Wiggins will be teaching 2 classes that should not be missed! Our friend Barb Persing is a great teacher to help you take your quilting to the next level! Don't forget that I will be teaching too! I've been expanding long arm quilting for 10 years! Isn't about time you got started? Let's meet at the Quiltfest of NJ and start your journey! Remember we will be using the best long arm machines provided by Innova! It's going to be an exciting year! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Monday I had plans to decorate the windows of the shop for Christmas! Our customers had other plans! The Bernina buying frenzy continues! What a joy! I'm still waiting for some Innova shoppers to join the fun! Remember the best Long arm machines start at only $9,999! Come on in and make a great deal today! So, will I get my windows decorated or be really busy? See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What can I say? The shop was amazingly busy on Sunday! Plenty of Bernina shopping continued! Rob and I were so blessed to be able to stay home and have a great day with our family during the flurry of shopping in Burlington! We will be heading back in today to face lots of orders that need to be shipped! This seems to be a great time to upgrade your machines or sewing furniture! Everybody's doing it! Cathy Wiggins and I are about to chat this morning in order to make some new plans for next year! I think it's going to be big! Get ready to come out and have some fun with us! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A record setting weekend continues at Olde City Quilts! Newscasts have been filled with stories of increased Holiday shopping! Thank you so much to everyone who is contributing! Yesterday we were pleased to hear that our new partner in Haddonfield NJ was able to make Bernina sales as well! Congratulations on her recent purchase of The Little Shop! It's wonderful to see that business continue forward and the partnership with Hooked and Assemble! Have you seen our new Santa videos on facebook? It was our first attempt at making videos completely on our own! Not too bad! Thanks to young Rob for his expertise and creativity bringing my dreams to reality! Today we are going to be enjoying our family Thanksgiving! I have to run and get the Turkey in the oven! Everyone have a great day and visit Shirley and company in Burlington today or Assemble in Haddonfield for some great Holiday deals! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great Friday! A new record was set for Bernina sales! Thank you to all that came out! Yes, there will be some surprised customers on Christmas morning! We still have plenty of bargains remaining! Come on out, have some fun and enjoy our growing little city! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope you have all been as busy as me lately so you haven't missed the morning blog too much! I hope you had a great holiday! Rob and I had a very quiet day at home! After a brief chat with Ricky Tims yesterday, Rob wants everyone to know that he signed up for Ricky's Photo tutorial class and plans to learn everything Ricky knows! I hope he can stay FOCUSED! Rob made me write that! Well we are hoping to have a great day at the shop! We are ready with big discounts! I actually can't wait to get there! We should have some bargains left tomorrow and Sunday if you can't make it today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Time is really flying by! We've had so much fun in the shop! So many new customers are flowing in! We also enjoyed welcoming visitors from England who are actually here for the second time! We have a huge day scheduled so I have to get started! Can't wait to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Lots of Innova work is keeping us busy this week! Rob will be setting up another Innova tomorrow in Pennsylvania! He also has to get ready for another delivery on Monday! It's a great time to plan your delivery too! Come in and visit us to get your best deal on the best Long arm machine! We also have 2 outstanding previously loved long arm machines available! Come see Linda Hahn's Gammill or an A-1! It's time to get quilting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a beautiful day to hop in your car and visit Burlington! Our weekend retreat group will be clearing out after another great weekend! Thanks to all of the staff (past and present) that have made these retreats the great times they are! I have a little food prep to do for our last meal of the weekend! Saturday was a really busy day and I'd really like to see another busy day! Let's get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another busy day in the shop! Today things will really pick up! We have a quilt retreat this weekend! I really hope it goes smoothly and everyone has a great time! Stop by and visit if you can! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great day in the shop! The excitement never lets up! Today we have to prepare for a quilt retreat weekend! Rob also has another Innova delivery to make tomorrow and we still are trying to get organized after our big road trip! We started filling leather orders from our Houston show too! So much to do! Stop in and visit this weekend! I'm sure you'll enjoy a visit to Burlington NJ! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Things are almost back to normal! We both made it home safely and are ready to get back to the shop! We'll be working on filling leather orders! I have to thank Jen for her help, as well as our great friends Candace West and Cathy Wiggins! Today Rob has to get us all unpacked and return the rental truck. I'm sure he's tired. We're going to get an early start! Stop by and visit if you can! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Time is flying by here in Houston! It was great visiting with Cathy Wiggins' Family who flew in to see her exhibit! Tonight we are invited to have dinner with the Innova team. I don't think Rob will be back in town soon enough to join everyone. I'm looking forward to an exciting conclusion to this long trip! I hope you are all keeping busy back home too! I'm disappointed that I will be missing our big Serger event on Saturday! It's going to be crowded! Have a great time! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'd like to share with you that the sneak peek at the Houston Quilt festival really got off to a great start last night! I hope it continues like this! It should be an exciting weekend! I did learn some sad news yesterday too. One of our friends of the shop has sadly passed following an illness. I knew she had been sick, but now I know that her strength in continuing on, masked her true struggle. It's sad, she was too young. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Barbara Sara.
Good Morning! It's Wednesday! The festival begins tonight! I have to thank my friends for resetting the booth with me! I could not do it with out them and appreciate everything they've done! Jen from the shop will be arriving this morning to help out too! I have to make sure I get some rest before festival starts! I suspect it will be so busy that the time will fly by! How are you all doing at home? Rob said the shop seemed pretty busy! Thanks to all of my great staff that keep things sailing along while I'm gone! I'll be very excited to get home! I'm also sad I won't see the great serger event this weekend! Sounds like it's going to be big! Have fun everybody! See you soon, at the shop!
Good Morning! I just got off the phone with Rob this morning! He's home safe and sound! Last night he began assembling his Innova delivery for tomorrow! This morning he has a few errands to run. It sounds like his short visit home is going to be a whirlwind! The first section of the show here in Houston, "Quilt Market" was pretty successful! I'm looking forward to Quilt Festival which sounds pretty crazy! I'm not sure we're really ready, but there's no turning back now! Stop in Burlington soon! Things are looking great! One of the local landlords has restored several apartments in town and has spruced up the exterior of the building! I really see Burlington on the rise! I even hear that another restaurant is coming to High Street! It's getting exciting! See you at the shop!
Boo! Happy Halloween! We're up early because Rob is heading to the airport this morning! Time to deliver an Innova! We are having a terrific time in Houston! The leather is being very well received! We have made sales to shops in Texas and Montana to name a few! We are lining up sales representatives in California! Look for leather to spread quickly! Now we have to keep up the supply! Spending days talking about leather has given us plenty of new ideas and has even led to a collaboration with a major company! It really is exciting! Stay tuned! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! So exciting out here in Houston! Cathy Wiggins and the leather is definitely very popular so far! The event hasn't even started yet! We are really looking forward to seeing how it goes this morning! Wish us luck! I do have time this morning to thank the staff for keeping everything under control at home! Olde City Quilts only grows with their support! Time to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Travel day! No time to chat! I have to catch a plane! I'll be in Houston with a lot of Quilters! Wish me luck! See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! I've been really busy during my short stay home! Today I have to finish all my errands and then I'm off to the airport and heading to Houston early tomorrow! Rob has been in Houston for a couple of days and will meet me at the airport! We'll start setting up on Thursday and finish on Friday. I have a lot to do! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm up early today and off to the airport! I'm looking forward to getting home! It will just be a few days before I'm off again for our big adventure in Houston! It's been an exciting trip and I hope the best week is ahead! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Today we are wrapping up the show in Springfield! Sales were nonstop yesterday! We are so happy to see our products really selling fast! It's hard to believe we have to restock the leather! I can't imagine how busy it could be at Houston. I think we're ready for this! Fingers crossed! I'll be traveling home tomorrow while Rob drives on to Houston! This has been an exciting journey so far! Fingers crossed that it continues to go well! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a busy day at the show! We have just about sold out of all our rolls of batting! Hard to believe! We'll have to make bigger plans for next year! In addition, the leather is really a big hit! Cathy Wiggins' students have been stopping by the booth and sharing their work! I think leather is here to stay! Our day ended with our Sponsorship of the Quilters Forum! Some very talented quilters shared their experiences and quilt journey! The crowd really seemed to enjoy it! Don't miss the Quilters Forum when you attend MQX events! We are off to start another big day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are having a blast out in Springfield, Illinois! MQX is the best long arm quilt show! Make your plans to attend their next event in Manchester, New Hampshire in April! The facility here is very nice and we were greeted by eager shoppers at the sneak peek last night! The leather is very popular! We also had a lot of Hobbs Batting shipped here to sell before we leave! Rob says we don't have a lot of extra room for the batting in our truck so we really have to sell it! Wish us luck! We're off to find a good breakfast this morning before getting to the show! Have a great Thursday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! How was your weekend? I had a great Sunday! Rob and I actually remained away from the shop! We got to relax a little and work around the house a lot! Finally I prepared a big meal for the family! We celebrated Calvin's Birthday a week late, but we had a good time! I want to thank the close friends of the shop for pitching in to save our Sunday and they know who they are! We'll be heading in early today and then packing for our road trip that begins tomorrow. Get out there and make it a great start to a fantastic week! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'd like to say that Saturday was one of my favorite days ever in the shop! We were packing for another big journey! We had a great class going on! Some of the results were just amazing! Mira's Wooly block debuted and is just so adorable! Sarah installed our Scarecrow entry for our City's sponsored contest! It is just marvelous! She did a great job and what can I say about our shoppers? It looked like we were having a big sale! I also heard so many of you talking about this little blog of mine! It seems like it's been so hard to keep up with, but I so appreciate knowing that you do check in on us! I will continue to work hard to keep you up to date! Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement! Everyone at Olde City Quilts appreciates it! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Busy, busy! Rob is back from his latest Innova journey! On Thursday he visited Poughkeepsie NY to upgrade a machine, and then raced off to Bangor Maine! There he installed an Auto Pilot Mach III! We will hopefully be delivering another machine to them soon as they build their Quilting business and hope to help us sell Innovas in Maine! There isn't much time to rest! We'll be packing and heading to Illinois for a show on Tuesday and then heading straight to Houston for Quilt Market and Quilt Festival! We still have more deliveries to make as soon as the machines get to us. We pledge to figure out ways to get them done! Stay tuned for all of the excitement that's coming! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We've been pretty busy getting ready for a lot of travel! Rob will be on the road tomorrow to complete two Innova installations! The first will be in NY State and the second in Maine! I'm a little jealous that he'll be off enjoying the beautiful fall colors! I was also really happy to see a former employee stop in to do some Innova Long Arm shopping! Everybody is joining the Innova team! Stop in and make your plans to get one too! Another trailer packed with batting is scheduled to arrive today so we have to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a busy Friday! Rob was out on the road checking out a Long arm machine. After that appointment he picked up local quilting celebrity Linda Hahn's Long Arm machine! Linda is unfortunately for us moving to Florida! We will sell her Long Arm for her! If you are looking for a good used Long arm We'll be setting up her machine for immediate sale! I have to get another day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! Thursday already! Are you gearing up for fall? One of the trees in our neighborhood has started changing colors! I'm excited! The shop was very busy on Wednesday! We also had a great meeting in the shop, working on more plans for the future! Even though we keep growing let's not forget to include friends in our fun! We have plenty of room for more quilters! Time for me to get underway! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Yesterday we welcomed some more first time visitors and had a busy day! Lots of new fabrics came in too! Today I'm looking forward to a meeting to show off the shop a little. It feels like I'm running out of time to get ready for everything that is going on, but I am working really hard to keep up! We are having our busiest year ever and I thank everyone for supporting us! I'm off and running again, how about you? I can't wait to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're getting unpacked from the show! It really was a great weekend there! We're back in the shop for a short time before we head to MQX in Springfield Illinois! Then we're off to Houston for the International quilt show! We also have some more Innova customers to take care of! Another customer has elected to add Pantovision to their Innova! Make your plans to buy your Innova soon! Don't be wooed by a good sales pitch somewhere else! Innova is the leader and will be standing by your side for years to come! Their 24/7 tech service is unbeatable! There's one more thing to mention! I have a Hook, line and sinker class coming up on Thursday! This is for beginners! Get your friends to come out and join us 1 - 4pm! We will get them started on their quilting career! I've got to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great weekend in Stockton NJ! It was certainly an incredible setting for a great weekend of looking at quilts and browsing items for sale! We were overwhelmed with folks looking at our Innova Long Arm Quilting machines! I think we will see a few sales from this show and thank Stephanie for making sure we didn't miss the show this year! I'm already looking forward to their next show! Thanks to our staff as usual! They had a big day in the shop on Sunday too! I'll be heading in early to open the shop and hopefully we'll have a busy Monday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's been a few days since I had the chance to write things! I am having a great time here in Stockton NJ! The quilts are beautiful! The facilities are fabulous! We have a food vendor who is supplying good BBQ! It's really nice! For a small show it seems pretty crowded! We've had several buses drop quilters off so far! Take the time to visit here if you can! I plan to be here half the day, then return to the shop this afternoon! We'll see how that goes! Ok, check your calendar! It's October and the end of the year is coming fast! Don't put anything off, it's time to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! So how was your Tuesday? We keep moving along! I taught the second session of my latest Learn to Quilt class! It's always fun to get new people started quilting! It's always great to know that I'm passing along good habits to new and sometimes not so new quilters! Don't be afraid to take this class if you are more established! It's great fun and I bet you'll learn some things too! This morning we're ready for Wednesday! Are you stopping in? We'll be there waiting for you to browse through lots of fabric and we always have more on the way! It really is hard to keep up with it all sometimes! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our Monday was a great day in the shop! Lots of phone calls to return more plans to make! I met with our Bernina District manager! More plans are moving forward! Alex Veronelli of Aurifil thread checked in with us and will return for a visit next year! We'll get that on the calendar shortly! We'd like to coordinate a bigger event with Alex! We'll be trying to plan something special! We continue to be busy in the shop! I don't know where you all are coming from but we enjoy seeing you! I'm off to get my day started! Make your day great too! Squeeze in a visit to Burlington if you get the chance! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a wonderful weekend at the shop! Innova and Bernina shoppers were easy to find! My biggest thrill for the weekend was my first leather class on Sunday. I didn't have many students but that was ok with me! One of the students wanted to leave in the first few minutes after arriving! She thought we were going to do traditional leather tooling. She doesn't quilt and felt this was not what she was looking for! After setting her up with a Bernina sewing machine she did great! They all did great! I want to eliminate the belief that this is something just for artists! We can all do this! I can't wait to see what you create too! Come check out our leather and get working today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a Friday! We were soooo busy! I really appreciate it when I see a crowd in the shop! We had our regular Friday group and lots of new shoppers too! Orders for our leather goods are increasing! Have you considered it yet? Check it out! We still keep training new customers on our long arms too! Have you been putting that off? It's time for you to join all the fun! I'm looking forward to seeing some of you learn some new skills and expand your creativity! It's a little overcast this morning! It seems like a great day to visit a bright and beautiful place! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Filming is all wrapped up! It really is fun, but it is a very tedious process as well! We also had a great day in the shop with our regular Wednesday crowd! Today Cathy and I will finalize all that we have been working on and make our final plans for heading to quilt market and festival in Houston! I forgot to mention that I began another learn to quilt class this week! Let's keep our favorite activity growing by encouraging new friends and family to join the fun! A gift card for my hook, line and sinker class is a great gift idea! That class teaches simple projects that just might get someone hooked on quilting! Ok friends! It's time to go! I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is underway! Margie kept a large embroidery group busy again! It's so easy to forget they're all up there in the classroom working away sometimes! If you're not using your embroidery features enough, Margie is the best to inspire and get you completing projects! Don't forget to stop by tonight and meet Cathy Wiggins again! We have a lot of work to do in preparing for more filming and a live facebook chat! Stay tuned to Olde City Quilts for everything leather! I've got to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The excitement keeps building! We had a great weekend! We did sell another Innova Long Arm Quilting machine! They sure are going fast! Today we welcome Cathy Wiggins back to the shop and we have a lot of work to do! I have to get moving! Stop in tomorrow night 4pm to 6pm for a free meet and greet with Cathy! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Quilting season is in full swing! The Oaks show is very busy! Leather seems to be the talk of the show again! Nearly everyone is interested in it and sales keep pushing up as more and more of you give it a try! We did make it to both the show and the shop! I really have to thank the staff as usual! They always come through! Today we will be at the show and packing up tonight for the trip home! I need to get an early start again! I hope you have plans for the day too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Its a beautiful Saturday! A great day to take a ride either to Oaks Pa for the Mancuso show or to Burlington to visit the shop! Either way you're sure to have a good time! I'm actually planning to visit both locations today! We'll see how that goes! Leather was popular at the show on Friday! I'm really pleased with how it is catching on! It's time for you to join in the fun as well! Speaking of fun! I was able to help Lorraine buy her new Bernina! She traded in her great 6 series machine that will quickly be able to be resold once we check it over! It will be another great deal for someone looking to upgrade but not ready to go for the new bigger machines yet! I also got to visit with one of my parents neighbors from Collingswood! Jim came up to have some custom embroidery completed! It looked like Rob Jr. did a really great job! As usual, I have to get moving! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Great times in Oaks Pa! We saw a lot of our regular customers and some old friends too! Today we're going to change things a little and we will staff the shop while Jen and Gloria hold down the booth at the show! I hope we don't miss too much fun! I'm responsible for opening this morning so I have to get going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Time for a quilt show! We'll be heading to Oaks Pa to set up for the show this weekend! Hope to see you there! We'll have leather, some batting and some usual shop stuff! It's always odd to be at the show and not selling Innova Long arms in what seems like our back yard! We'll look forward to seeing you after you try them all! We know you'll choose Innova! Especially if you want the computer guided models! Innova has invested in the latest technology, combined with their common sense engineering to give you the best quilting experience! Remember that Innova has different versions of their computer systems, designed to fit any budget! I have no time to continue praising my favorite long arm! It's another beautiful morning and time to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's been a busy few days getting ready to go to the Mancuso show in Oaks Pa! I'm heading in early today to finish packing up and we'll be on the road tomorrow! Be sure to check out any Long Arm brands that are at the show but come in and see us for fantastic deals on the best long arm machine Innova! Yesterday I spent time talking to a customer from Maine who is making her plans for an Innova auto pilot! This is a great time for anyone in the northeast to make your plans too! We'll be heading your way soon! I'd love to write a little more, but I have to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a long busy Friday! What a great visit we had with Deb Brockway last night! There will still be time to join her classes! In the shop we had visitors from Baltimore and met a local couple who are living here but are from Russia! I think we will soon have a new avid quilter! Today we have a big day planned so I'll be rushing off again! Come on out if you get the chance! Visit with our Hug Wraps or Kennel Quilts charity events! Gotta go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! More Bernina shopping going on! Is it time for you to trade your machine in for more sewing space? Everybody's doing it! The best part is we keep getting great trade in machines! I love being a Bernina dealer! We're sneaking up on a big weekend! We have the Wood Street fair going on a block away and at the river on Saturday and a lot of activity planned at the shop! It looks like a great day to plan your trip to Burlington! Can't wait to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! My word it's Wednesday already and another fabulous morning! We'll be halfway through September next week! Make sure you come to the shop on Saturday! The wood street fair will be in full swing and we'll be supporting a Hug Wraps event as well as our Kennel quilts! It should be quite a busy day! Quite a busy week! I'm really hoping to see a bigger crowd make it out to our Trunk show on Friday too! I'm thinking you'll all be calling today to sign up! I'll be working hard to get things ready! There's always so much to do! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! We actually had 2 days off! That means one thing! I'm feeling refreshed and ready to go! I hope you are refreshed too! A short week means that Friday is really coming up quickly! Ask you friends early to accompany you to the trunk show on Friday at 6 pm! Deb Brockway does thread painting (creating pictures using threads and free hand sewing) I think everyone will love it! Deb's story will help inspire those that say they can't do it! Let's get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope once and for all we stop listening to the weather forecasters! What a beautiful weekend! Rob and I got a little yard work accomplished! I'm also glad that today is looking good too! Hopefully our staff will enjoy some relaxing time before they have to get right back to work tomorrow! I would like to thank Gloria and Jen for allowing us to take Sunday off as well! I think Charlie is starting to wonder why we aren't leaving! We'll be back at the shop again tomorrow! By the way, we don't have a lot of folks signed up for our trunk show Friday night! Trunk shows are such a great opportunity to come out and enjoy the shop and get some inspiration! It's a great time to bring a non quilting friend who might enjoy seeing what you do! We always have nice events and encourage you to come out see something new and introduce some new friends to our fun! Have a great holiday and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a beautiful morning! Much better then everyone predicted! Our Saturday in the shop was fantastic too! Our month of September is off to a great start! Folks really stocked up on some fabrics! Don't worry we still have plenty left! We'll be open today 11 - 4 if you want to stop by! The best staff anywhere will all enjoy a well deserved day off tomorrow! I'm going to enjoy some beautiful fresh air and get my day underway! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! As usual our Friday did not disappoint! We welcomed some long arm quilters that hadn't quilted since we had Hoss! Memories! LOL! They seemed to do really well with our upgrade to the Innova Long Arms! They truly are so much better! The weather does not look like its going to cooperate for outdoor activities this weekend, so get to the shop and stock up on some projects! We're a little over 3 months away from Christmas! Thanksgiving and Halloween will be popping up soon too! I love the fall and it's almost here! Have a great day and stay dry! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Fridays always get our big weekends off to a great start! We'll be here Saturday and Sunday for all of your quilting needs! If you're traveling be safe! If you're staying home, stop in and visit! The last few days have really been a whirlwind of activity! We got another huge delivery of leather and shipped a large order to a shop out west that really loves our leather! Everybody seems to think that leather is leather, but we have the best! I have to get moving this morning! Make the most of this long weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a rainy day, but it's always bright and cozy in the Quilt Shop! I always like thinking of that! I'm so blessed to work in such a bright cheery place! I just sent out a newsletter yesterday, that usually makes the phone ring quite a bit! So it will probably be busy today! I also set another date for Cathy Wiggins to visit the shop in September! I guess we just can't get enough of her! If you aren't planning to travel this weekend stop by and get your projects lined up for this fall! We will be closed Monday, Don't forget! I'm hoping that Sunday is busy like they have been lately, that will really make it nice heading into our Holiday! I'm determined to have a fantastic weekend! Let's have some fun while saying goodbye to the summer! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! Can you believe it's time to say bye to August! That's right! Time to get back to school and the next thing you know, we'll be racing to the holidays! This summer really went by quickly for us! I hope you had the chance to enjoy some good times! We had a great summer and really expect to be busy this fall! By the way we plan to be closed on Monday September 5th! We'll be watching the Grand puppy Cooper, as Rob and Brittany will be enjoying a trip to the beach! Hopefully Cooper won't slow us from working around the house, but he does demand a lot of attention! I hope we're in your plans but enjoy whatever you do! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a beautiful morning! I'm really looking forward to this fall! Visits to Burlington seem to be on the rise! I hope more groups are making plans to visit us! I know you won't be disappointed! Let us help you plan your trip! Burlington is such a wonderful area with wide sidewalks a fantastic waterfront and great dining choices! I'm getting a late start but can't wait to feel the light breeze this morning! Spend part of your day in Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our shoppers never let us down! What a great weekend, a great August and it looks like it's going to be another great year! I'd like to celebrate all of our customers who aren't waiting for someday! I'm so happy to see you all enjoying your bigger Berninas and new Innovas! Rob and I celebrated his birthday with family and had a great time last night! It's wonderful to have family nearby and be able to share some fun times! Ok everybody, let's get another day underway! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Every summer business slows a bit as folks are away or too hot to do much, but it looks like we are racing into fall! We had a very busy Saturday! I'm looking forward to today! Sundays have really been exciting lately! If Saturday is any indication, we're going to be really busy today! I hope you are planning to come down and enjoy the waterfront! Help our little city grow its reputation for a great place to visit and shop! I have some work to do around the house before heading to Burlington! We are having some family over for dinner! Can't wait to see everyone! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, we had a great day away from the shop! Mira reported that it was really busy! We didn't get as much accomplished as we hoped! We did make it to beautiful Haddonfield NJ! We dropped off Bernina sewing machines to Assemble the new exciting sewing space in Haddonfield, just a few doors from Hooked (Yarn Shop). We then headed into Collingswood where I grew up for a little lunch! We drove by my childhood home, our High School and my grandmothers house! After that we got a little off track. We got caught in some traffic jams and an ill advised turn or two. Then we got stuck behind a broken down car! We finally made it back to Delanco where we got Milkshakes and ordered an ice cream cake for our family celebration this weekend! We're really looking forward to getting back to normal today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Happy Birthday to Rob! He says he's not getting better, he's getting older! We will be making a delivery of Bernina machines to Haddonfield, NJ today! I'm so excited to see the new sewing space at Assemble! Later we plan to do some work around the house and do some shopping! We are having family over on Sunday to celebrate! One of our behind the scenes workers is leaving today. Thanks to Melanie who did a great job filing all our paperwork and handled all of our shipping! We'll miss her! Well, I'm going to make the most of my day! I hope you are planning the same! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Is your week flying by? The weather has been great lately! Don't wait too long for that visit to Burlington! Curtins Wharf will be closed for the season before we know it! Francescos, Legends and Brickwall all have outdoor seating! Even Third State Brewing (no food) has outdoor seating! Maybe we need outdoor fabric shopping! We'll work on that! Enjoy your day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another great day! It looks like we have another person upgrading to Innova Auto Pilot Mach3! I'm so proud of Innova and their drive to be the best! Their recent investment to remake their computerized systems has really gone smoothly! Their system will receive future upgrades and tweeks just like any other system, but I know you receive the best value with Innova! Neal, Heidi and the engineers are absolutely providing the latest technology and are leaving the other companies behind! I'm looking forward to whatever Innova decides to do next! When you finally decide to join the Long arm owning crowd make sure you get Innova! I'm off to start another day! Make it a great one! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Great to be back! We had a great Monday! Rob was out most of the day taking care of his medical requirements to maintain his commercial drivers license. He did get a little work done reassembling our Innovas! Speaking of Innovas, sales are really picking up! So happy to hear from some past customers that are upgrading already! Long arm quilting is so much fun! I can't imagine how many customers we have helped start Long arm quilting! It is time that you joined the fun! Everyone should have one of these great machines as standard equipment! Stop in and see how affordable they are! It's another beautiful day! Enjoy the cooler temperatures and savor the waterfront while you're here! Cant wait to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! It is so wonderful to be home! We had a great time in Manchester NH! It was great to see Janet Lee! So proud to be associated with her and Mary and their great Long arm event MQX! Our trip home was a pretty easy one this time! We drove a few hours Saturday night and stayed in Connecticut! Liz and Roy put up with us for a night! We were able to enjoy a peaceful morning on their porch before Rob set up her new Innova auto Pilot Mach 3! I even helped! We climbed back into the big truck and got back to the shop and unpacked in just a few hours! I'm sure I'll have a lot to do once I get to the shop today! Why don't you stop in! It's a fabulous morning and seems like a great day to visit Burlington NJ! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Not a lot of Long Arm shopping occurred yesterday, hopefully today will be busier! We are looking forward to heading home! Tonight after the show we plan to drive to Connecticut! We'll spend the night there and Rob will install an Innova Auto Pilot Mach 3 in the morning! Then we'll be back on the road heading home! We've been looking around while we were here and have some new ideas! There's always something inspiring at a Quilt show! Have a great Saturday and visit Burlington if you can! Summer is coming to an end quickly! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another great day at the Mancuso show! Innova Long Arms are so popular! We had some fun when two brothers stopped by and asked to try the long Arms! They were 14 and 15! Rob showed them the laser and they showed us all how easy quilting can be when you have the best equipment! After the show we walked a block and found a great place to have a drink and some great food! We are looking forward to going again! I am really excited to get back to selling Innovas today! Wish me luck! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The show is underway! We opened for 2 hours last night and it was pretty quiet! We'll be looking for a larger crowd today to enjoy all of the quilts and to spend some time shopping! We are heading out to find some breakfast before heading to our booth! I hear things were really busy back at the shop! Thanks for supporting us and thanks to our staff for keeping things running so smoothly! We truly appreciate having the best people that continue to work sometimes around the clock behind the scenes! I'll look forward to getting back in a few days! See you at the shop!
Good Morning from Manchester New Hampshire! It's a beautiful morning here! It feels odd to be here and not be see all of our MQX friends! We are at the same place! Don't forget to plan your visit to Manchester for the next MQX Event! It is Innova and Olde City Quilts sponsored and is absolutely the premiere event for Long Arm Quilters! We had a nice drive here last night! It was a little hard to get out of the shop! Customers kept coming in and looking at long arms! I also spent some time talking to an Innova buyer while we were driving here! Hopefully we can help her get an Innova after losing her local dealer in NH! We really hope to see a lot of sales up here and feel like we are off to a good start! We're both hungry and are heading out to start the day with breakfast! It's going to be a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our Sunday was a little quiet except for our retreat guests checking out! We're heading right back to start another hectic week! I hope to find some more Innova machine shoppers at the show in New Hampshire! Remember you don't have to attend the show to get our great discounts! We want everyone to get their Innova from us in order to assure your experience is the best! So hurry in and make your selection! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a Saturday! Our retreat weekend is going very smoothly! Our fantastic staff continues to impress everyone! The shop was really hopping right from the start! It was hot outside but we were busy welcoming so many new visitors! We are also congratulating Annette on the purchase of her Innova! Rob successfully tested his next delivery yesterday! He'll actually deliver that one to Connecticut! We are also getting set for another Quilt show this week! We'll be at the Mancuso show in Manchester NH! I have a little preparation to do for our Sunday brunch so I have to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We've had a really busy week! We had Candace West and Cathy Wiggins here! I had a lot of early mornings and late nights! Yesterday we enjoyed lunch at Curtins Wharf! You should check it out! They will be closing for the season soon! Now we are right back at it preparing for our next weekend retreat! There's always so much to do! I can never thank my staff enough! I'm off and running! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The start of a new week is always exciting, but this week holds a little extra! Candace West is still visiting and Cathy Wiggins is on her way! I hope this leads to more multiple artist events in our future! Both of Candace's classes were really great! I'm so glad we had the chance to have her here! Cathy will be visiting the Love Apple Quilters guild on Tuesday in Cherry Hill, NJ! Stop on out and visit her! We also have some filming scheduled and a Facebook chat!! Stay tuned for all the excitement that keeps coming from Burlington! It's time that busy people get their day started, so here I go!I hope you're getting started too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a beautiful morning! We had a great day in Burlington despite getting off to a slow start! We did have a lot of activity! Hug Wraps was busy as usual! Margie was teaching new owners how to best utilize their new Bernina machines and our guest teacher Candace West was teaching as well! Candace will return today for another class! I have to get going early to help get everything ready! The City postponed their Festival of lights celebration until today! I encourage you all to come shop, have dinner at one of our restaurants and enjoy the festival this evening! It will be a great time in Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Thanks everyone for a wonderful day in the shop! Emily made a yummy cake for the celebration! It is hard to imagine 10 years have flown by and the shop seems to be better then ever! All day we welcomed visitors for our sale! It was great to see some faces that haven't popped in for a long time! I was excited to see how many entries we had for our Big Bernina Prize! Bernina was the reason I opened the shop 10 years ago, so it was only appropriate that we give away a Bernina 215! Last evening we had our new Bernina partner Danique from Hooked in Haddonfield draw the winning entry! We will contact the winner today! Rob missed most of the fun as he was in New York installing Pantovision on an Innova machine! Today he is scheduled to deliver a complete Innova Navigator system locally! I'll be busy preparing for Candace West to arrive! We still have a little room in her classes this weekend! Sign up and have some fun in Burlington with us this weekend! Time for me to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is flying by! Bernina and Innova machines keep flying out the door! It's always so exciting to see what happens in the shop! Let's have a great Wednesday! We'll be preparing for a big weekend! Shirley is going to be busy with another huge Innova quilting project! Keep your fingers crossed that the sample project goes well and we actually get rewarded with a big job for Norwegian Cruise Lines! I think that would be really neat! Go Shirley! I have to get moving again!It looks like a beautiful morning outside my window! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great Monday! We were busy all day! It looks like we're going to have our biggest year ever at Olde City Quilts and I just can't thank you all enough! Help spread the word and get new friends interested in visiting the shop! We want to keep our favorite hobby in vogue for a long time to come! I was soooo excited to see our first batch of sewing machines head off to their new home in Haddonfield! We are really looking forward to expanding the Bernina experience in NJ! Visit Assemble soon in Haddonfield for another place to meet and complete projects! I've also heard of a new business starting up that will be marketing used Long Arm Quilting machines! Stay tuned for that one! Remember to pop in on Thursday for a little cake and some in shop specials! We'll be celebrating 10 years! I'm going to be in the shop all day today! So I better get started! Thanks again! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our first day back was a great one! So exciting in the shop! It was a lot of fun to have Charlie around for the day! I don't think anyone was bothered by him! I definitely hope no one was! He did help himself to sunflower seeds that were in Mira's purse. We forgot to warn her that he loves purses. Rob got the van unloaded from our trip to Syracuse NY! The machines are in pieces until he can get them back together! He also has 3 deliveries to make as well! Sounds like he will busy! I'm ready to get this first day of August underway! How about you? See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We certainly had a great time in Syracuse! Except for our hotel! That was a comedy of errors! The show closed last night at 4pm! Rob and I were at this show by ourselves and managed to get everything packed and made it home by 11:30pm! We think that was pretty impressive! We're heading back to the shop today! Rob Jr. will be reuniting us with Charlie our Golden Retriever! Yay! We missed waking up at home and not having him here! I'm excited to get back to the shop! We got to visit a good one while we were away! The Calico Gals invited show vendors to a nice gathering in their shop! These girls are the ones that began the Row by Row experience! We enjoyed ourselves and thank them for their generosity! I better get started! Hope you'll be coming out to enjoy your Sunday with us! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! This morning it's packing, then off to the show! Afterwards, we'll be packing the van and driving home! We've had a great time here in Syracuse, but can't wait to get back! Thanks to the staff who makes all our travel possible! I've got to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're starting another week! They say it's going to be a hot one! It's been nice and cool in the shop! Stop in and enjoy the Christmas in July savings too! We had a big weekend! First a big thanks to Shirley for going far out of her way to complete the largest quilt project we ever saw! I hope we can show you the project soon! We're waiting to get permission! All we can say is the Innova machine performed well beyond our expectations, sewing over multiple fabrics and thicknesses while using the finest thread! On Sunday we sold some of our used Long Arms plus the shop was really busy! Wow! Rob spent the day packing our van to go to Syracuse! The van really holds a lot! Hopefully he'll finish up today and we'll be on the road early tomorrow! That's it for today! Hope to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Lots of fun in the shop again! All week we've had our great kids camp in session! Emily and Kelly do such a great job! The rest of the staff pitches in as well as parental volunteers! This afternoon (2:00) we will have a little presentation of their accomplishments! Feel free to stop in and support our new young quilters! We also sent Rob out to Home Depot to build the first set of custom shelves we've had him make in years! He's nearly finished and I really like them! These are his most rustic looking so far! I'm excited to get another day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It was great to be back in the shop! Everything looks wonderful! We have no time to rest though! We'll soon be heading out to Syracuse for another show for Innova! If you are looking for an Innova remember that we are the best place to make your purchase! Don't feel pressured to make deals at shows! Come to Olde City Quilts and make your decisions in a relaxed atmosphere! Hey, we also are repeating our Espadrilles shoe class on Saturday! This was a huge hit before and is back! We have room for sign ups! The summer is starting to wind down so make sure you get your visit to Burlington in! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are back from our Prince Edward Island adventure! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed a beautiful wedding! The highlight was Rob Jr. and Brittany leaving the wedding in a huge Tractor trailing some tin cans on a rope! I can tell you as great as it was it will be great to get back to the shop! Thanks so much to the staff again! Let's get back to quilting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are just having a wonderful time in PEI! The wedding rehearsal on Thursday was really nice and we had a wonderful party at Brittany's parents home! Rob got a tour of the farm buildings and got to play on the tractors! We met some wonderful new friends and can't wait for the wedding! Friday we were on our own and had lunch in a local town. We had bigger plans but it was nice to just relax! This morning I am going out to get ready with the girls at 10:00! Rob, Rob Jr. and Bradley will hang around at our cottage for the day! The weather so far is perfect, but it's supposed to get cloudy later. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that it's a perfect outdoor wedding! Hope all is going well back home! We'll be back shortly! See you at the shop!
Good Morning from Prince Edward Island Canada! We drove all day yesterday and here we are! It is beautiful and we haven't left out lakeside cabin yet! Thanks to our fantastic staff for allowing us to enjoy this time! We are also missing Bernina University this year! Good Luck to Jen and the staff at Assemble who will be attending to keep us up to date on all the latest news! We're really excited about how everything is going! I'm so proud of our world class staff that makes Olde City Quilts such a great place to play! Yesterday I did an interview over the phone with the Burlington County Times about our Kennel quilts! Thanks to all our volunteers making that so great too! I'm going to get started here on the island! See you soon at the shop!
Good Morning! Did you see the Ghastlie characters Anthony made? We had some fun with them, I'm sure you will too! My behind the scenes work yesterday went pretty well! Not the result I really wanted, but better then I expected! Last minute trip preparations included getting Charlie to the vet last night for all of his shots and paperwork! He's all set to travel! We took him for his first ride in the new van! Rob created a little safe area for him. Now we just have to find out if we can even take the van! Rob really has no faith in the dealer, but we are hoping they manage to get it done. Wish us luck! We'll be heading to the shop to finish everything we can before we head north tomorrow! It's getting exciting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I have a busy day ahead of me! I have some behind the scenes work that will keep me occupied this morning. I hope to be back in the shop this afternoon! Our new van still doesn't have its new registration so Rob is going to look into that. We are really hoping to take the new van to Canada! It would be a shame to have to rent something at the last minute! Fingers crossed! I'm in a rush to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Yay! Another great day of Kennel Quilt Construction! Thanks everyone! We made about 40! We also had some folks bring some in that they completed on their own! I'll get them delivered soon! We also were visited by the Burlington County Times who will promote the cause! We had the chance to sneak out early and get some more preparations completed for our trip to the wedding! I have another busy day ahead and it looks beautiful so far! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm hoping that we have a good day making our Kennel quilts today! I'm worried the weather might keep some away! Come on out and help out some of our friends at the animal shelter! Friday was a pretty good day! It got a little quiet when it got stormy! We have to get an early start this morning! We have an Innova shipment that didn't show up on time, so we are heading to Fed Ex to pick it up! Fingers crossed that all goes well there! Once we get that done Rob will be off to complete an installation! That's about all the time I have today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another weekend is upon us! What are you planning? We plan to make more Kennel Quilts for the Animal shelter! I hear they are overcrowded and need all the help we can give! If you are not busy tomorrow stop in and help us in our mission! 11 - 3! You can stay as long or short as you like! No sewing experience is necessary! Come on out and have some fun with us! Whatever you do have a great weekend! We had a great Thursday highlighted by 2 first time visitors! They were fun to listen to as they made their way through the shop finding more and more! I know they planned to visit Brickwall too! We're looking forward to helping one of them learn to use her new Bernina! Lets see what we can help you with too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a nice Wednesday! It was nice and cool in the shop while the temperature was pretty hot outside! It's going to be another hot one so come on out and stay cool with us! We were pretty busy selling an Innova upgrade and some big Bernina items! I also want to thank and congratulate Shirley on the great job she has been doing on a customer quilt! The hardest part is yet to come but her vacation is going to put a slight delay on completing the huge project! Today I get to work on a little project with Brittany! We picked out fabrics yesterday and today we put them together! I have to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! It's Wednesday already! We'll be welcoming the Wednesday crowd! We should have a great day! Tuesday was fun! We saw some new visitors and had Mira's daughter stop in after shopping for rings at Y & V Jewelers! I heard she really liked what she saw! Keep bringing your friends to Burlington! We are working to expand our inventory to include some items that non quilters might enjoy too! I get more excited about the City all the time! If you haven't visited us lately it's time to jump in the car and see Burlington! New Yorkers and North Jersey friends, don't forget to pick up a Juniors Cheesecake while you're here! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great day off! I hope you had a great weekend! Sunday was really slow but it was nice to see the few customers that stopped in! I have a few projects that I'm working on for Rob and Brittany's wedding! We have a lot to arrange before we get to head north for a little extended time off! I'm getting pretty excited! One thing I forgot to mention is that the kids got their rings right here in Burlington! Gene at Y & V Jewelry had exactly what they wanted at a very good price! If you are looking for a great jeweler give Gene a try! OK, Let's get our day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We'll be open today before the entire staff gets a well deserved day off tomorrow! We got pretty busy yesterday and even met with an Innova buyer! She's double checking measurements before making a final decision! I'll be excited to see what today brings! Hope you are enjoying the weekend so far! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our Holiday weekend started off with a great Friday! We had some wild weather later in the afternoon! This morning looks gorgeous! Everyone who didn't travel for the weekend should stop by! Hopefully we'll see some friends who traveled to this area for the weekend! Not much else to report this morning, so I'm off to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm ready for a holiday weekend! I'll be excited to get a little time around the house on Monday! In the meantime we have a lot going on! The biggest news is we are continuing to grow! Can you believe it! We are so proud to announce that our friend Danique from Hooked Fine Yarn Boutique in beautiful downtown Haddonfield NJ is joining with us to offer Bernina Sewing machines in her new shop, Assemble! That's right! She will offer Bernina machines and accessories for sale backed by Olde City Quilts! She will also have Bernina machines in her classroom! For details you really need to contact her! She will soon be attending her first Bernina University to get all of the latest information available! We will be delivering her machines by the end of the month! Time to rush off again! So excited! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's another beautiful morning! We have really had some great days recently! I hope the weather continues through the weekend! We will close Monday but will be open all weekend with some holiday specials! I'm just finding a few things and marking them down! Stop by and visit on your travels! We've been getting lots of new fabric too! We still have the Bernina 440 and specials on Bernina 790's! I also have 2 more Bernina friends machines! Rob got the A-1 trade in machine running smoothly! This is probably the best trade in we ever had! Hydraulic height adjustment, Stitch regulated, fabric power advance and lots of extras on a 12 foot frame! I think you can save thousands buying this one! Plus we have an older Gammill and one of our floor model Innovas that need to find a new home! Celebrate quilting independence this weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a gorgeous morning! I'm sure we're going to have a busy day! Yesterday we had a Row by Row participant from Seattle! I really do love this Row by Row! Everyone really likes our Row designed by Mira! We are going through them fast! Another Kennel Quilts day is scheduled! Saturday July 9 11-3! Don't miss it! Let's make it bigger then our first which was a huge success! Don't forget to invite your friends or neighbors when you come to our shop! We are increasingly meeting new people that want to begin quilting! Give your friends a nudge in the right direction! Our shop and the city is a nice place to visit even for non quilters! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Monday! A fun highlight was showing a first time visitor around! She was really impressed and expressed an interest in coming back for classes! Mira asked if she had seen the OTHER buildings and proceeded to show her around the rest of the shop! She'll definitely be back! I also confirmed dates with Candace West! She will visit Olde City Quilts to teach an EQ7 class and an applique class August 6 & 7! Don't miss them! I have to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great Sunday with a lot of Row by Row visitors brings us to the start of another week! We are ready to get started! We have some things to catch up on and orders to place! We also have begun working on some new plans and ideas for the future! We also have to finalize our plans to head out to Young Rob and Brittany's wedding on July 16th on Prince Edward Island! We are planning to rent an RV and make it a little fun! It's quite a trip and we will be gone for about a week! We have to thank our staff as usual for taking care of everything while we're gone! They're all the best! Ok Monday Here we come! Have a fantastic day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! The sun is shining bright again this morning and it looks like it will be another great day in Burlington! Yesterday we got to leave a little early and we met with Harry Metzger at the Mens Wearhouse in Moorestown! Harry really is a nice guy who helped Rob get a great suit together for Rob and Brittany's upcoming wedding! Sundays have been a super day in the shop for awhile now! Today should be no different! Anthony will have a big class with 11 students! I'm sure we will see more row by row participants too! Have a great day! Enjoy your new puppy if you have one! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Row by Row Kits are already going fast! Stop in and pick up Mira's latest design! Our row is a tribute to Burlington City and features our own shop, The Revell House and the Pharmacy! Friday was hopping! It looks like it's going to be another gorgeous day! I predict that we will have a lot of visitors and will see more people on the street in Burlington! The city is growing! There's more to see everyday! Shop, have lunch or dinner, stroll to the ice cream shop and visit the waterfront! Sounds like a perfect day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Things are really picking up with Row by Row! Have you started yet? Get out there! Our traveling Innova installer returned from his quick trip to Florida to install an Innova for Candace West! Candace has joined the growing list of award winning quilters who have joined the Innova team! Candace will be utilizing the worlds newest computer system Innova's Auto Pilot Mach 3! We can't wait to see what comes out of the incredible studio of Candace West! Candace will be here soon to teach! Rob will be assembling her used A-1 machine and we hope to quickly sell it at a great price! We'll let you know when it's ready to be test driven! I still have a great old Gammill on a 14 ft. table for sale too! Get in here and get your long arm! One last thing! The Bernina 440 is one of Bernina's best machines ever! We have one that did not sell at our recent Yard Sale! Do not let this slip away! If you never had a Bernina this is the one for you! It's a beautiful day! Come out and have lunch or dinner at Curtin's Wharf! It's only possible in Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Saturday! How about you? We made 50 kennel Quilts! Thanks so much to those that volunteered! The shop was fairly busy too! This morning Rob and I, like many of you are thinking of our fathers! Both of them have passed but the memories of them are always part of the joy in our lives! Enjoy the day! It looks beautiful in our area! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a gorgeous Saturday morning! After spending Friday morning at the shop I helped Brittany at her dress fitting! I had to learn and take pictures of how to tie the gown properly. It's really intricate and beautiful. I really have to get busy making our plans to get there and be ready! After the fitting we all went out to a restaurant and had a little fun! This morning it's back to the shop and hopefully we'll get some help making some kennel blankets to donate! Let's get our day started! Hope to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Happy Friday! I'm really excited today! The shop has been hopping lately! Rob used the new van to deliver a sit down Innova! Apparently it went well and he's looking forward to delivering a full size machine. He's also been really busy getting our delivery ready for Candace West! That should be quite an adventure because Candace lives in Florida! This evening I will be honored to accompany Rob Jrs. fiancee Brittany to her gown fitting. She is so sweet! I'm off to get started! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! June is flying by! Today looks like a perfect day to visit the shop! It's a little rainy and we just had a lot of new fabric delivered! Yesterday we had visitors from Kansas! They had a great time! They were nice enough to tell us that we had the best shop! One of them said we knew you were big but we had no idea it would be like this! C'mon out and visit and find out for yourself! This Saturday we will be doing some more charity work! Come in and sew Kennel Quilts which we will donate to the local pet shelter! You don't need to bring anything! 11-3! Rob went out last night and traded his big pick up truck in for a van! This should make our Innova deliveries a little more efficient! Time for me to get started! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Sunday was another busy day at the shop! We are by far enjoying our busiest year ever! I'd really like to thank the newest members of our staff who have really hit the ground running! Personally, I'm excited to see some leather orders coming in from the contacts we made at Spring market! It's time to get a new week started! I can't wait to see you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a busy weekend we've had so far! You all certainly cleared out a lot of merchandise! Besides all of the excitement in the shop Rob noticed live music outside at Brickwall! Legends, Third State and Francescos all had visitors enjoying the weather in their outdoor seating areas! Some of them are even quilters! Curtins is a little far for us to check up on, but they're always busy! I'm ready for another great day! Come on out and meet the great folks that already come to Burlington NJ! Every visit you make helps our beautiful city grow! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! It's been awhile since we had people waiting at the door to get in! Our first day of our yard sale was a big success! Don't worry we have a lot left and I even found some more stuff! We also welcomed a shopper from Virginia! I have to rush off to get ready again! It's been a busy week! See you at the sale!
Good Morning! Another exciting week is underway! Rob and I did get to leave a little early yesterday! I spent the evening hunting for items to sell during our yard sale at the shop this weekend! Rob was busy trying to reclaim some of our yard from overgrowth! Things seemed to go well at the shop without us! We're always grateful to have the best staff to keep things moving! I was really pleased to hear that a beginner class that Betsy taught went really well last night! It's a beautiful morning! We are planning to vote on our way into the shop this morning! I encourage you to vote on your way to Burlington too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, we did have a great Sunday! We also got too many phone calls asking us how late we stay open! I think we may have to stretch our Sunday hours! I'm rather fond of going home early on Sunday, but I'm starting to think that folks that are traveling longer distances may need a little more time to make it worth their trip. I'm going to try to spend a short day at the shop today! We have a lot of projects around the house that we've put off for too long! I'm not sure we'll catch up soon, but we're trying! I'm heading in to get an early start and preparing for the yard sale! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had another great Saturday! Shirley had a group learning about the new Innova Mach 3 system! I'm so proud to offer the newest and best computerized quilting system on the market! We had a steady flow of customers and some interesting projects came in too! I also saw some leather shoppers! I'm so excited to see our shop continuing to grow! I have a really good feeling about today! Sundays have been getting busier and it seems like another great day to travel to Burlington. I'm really looking forward to helping you with your quilting projects or selling you the machine or sewing furniture you've been wanting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a nice Friday in the shop! Young Rob was busy embroidering away! We're getting ready to replace our Bernina E-16 with 2 new ones! Stop by and help us grow! Make a great deal on our slightly used machine! Shirley spent the day helping our newest Innova buyer! She'll be going home to Massachusetts well prepared to run her new Mach 3! As usual our Friday gals had a fun day in our classroom! This morning we'll have plenty to do with more Innova training, Hug Wraps returns to do some more great charity work and we may have a town event going on! I hope you get the chance to pop in because Olde City Quilts and Burlington NJ will be the place to be! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our busy week keeps rolling along! It looks like a rainy Friday! What a perfect time to wander around a bright and cheery shop for a few hours! We have an Innova shopper spending the weekend to get some additional training! I hope to see more Innova buyers this weekend! Come on in and join the fun! We will be having demos and will be ready to answer questions! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're already having a great week in the shop despite being closed on Monday! We plan to have a big weekend too! I really hope you will be visiting us! This morning Rob will be out taking care of a local Innova customer. Yesterday we got a few more boxes of fabric! I can't believe how fast we go through fabric orders these days! Our customers make it hard to keep the shelves full, but we have fun trying! I'm getting my day started! It's a beautiful cool morning, just perfect for a trip to Burlington and some outdoor dining! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! A couple of days of technical difficulties has silenced my blog! Sometimes it's so frustrating! But all is well this morning! I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! We did! Sunday was extremely busy! We returned to the shop on Tuesday and were greeted by a huge Quilters group that decided to come to Burlington for the day! After their brief takeover of the shop, they descended on Brickwall! I heard they had a great time there too! I'd like to thank my great staff for all of their hard work! We actually had 2 first day employees yesterday and they did just great! Another surprise was Juanita just deciding to buy a sitdown Innova! I really love seeing everyone sharing their love for quilting with all of us at Olde City Quilts! Finally, I need to remind everyone of our big weekend coming up! We will be featuring our Innova machines! Come in all weekend for demos and great pricing! I'm determined that we all have long arm machines! We've got a lot of new fabrics and already had thousands of reasons to visit! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'd say we had a pretty busy Wednesday! Lots of new fabric came in if you want to stop in and stock up! We also had some more first time visitors! Despite having too much to do, we were able to leave a little early to combine a little business and some shopping. Rob is scheduled to deliver an Innova tomorrow so getting that all set up has kept him busy since we got back from Utah! We're looking forward to the weekend and taking Monday off! We will be taking part in a presentation in Burlington on Monday, but it will be good to have the rest of the day off! I hope you get to visit us this weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is racing by for me! I'm looking forward to the Wednesday crowd spending the day! Yesterday I spent mostly unpacking! We also got a lot of new fabric featuring a few pieces from Luke Haynes! I thought they looked great mixed in with some leather! It's going to be a beautiful day in Burlington! Get up and get started and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're home! We had a great trip to Salt Lake City! I was a little worried bringing an extra large suitcase home that we didn't take with us! Rob wasn't sure it would fit in the car! We had young Rob on standby to pick it up if necessary, but we made it! I can't wait to get to the shop! I've already seen other shops talking about leather and getting excited on Facebook! I think we'll have a lot of work to do getting leather orders out! Thanks again to our great staff for keeping the shop together in our absence! We have the best! I have a lot to catch up on this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our exciting time in Salt Lake City has come to an end! We'll be heading to the airport shortly and can't wait to get home! We had so much interest in the leather! I think every major company and several designers stopped by! It looks like leather will be very prominent in quilting! Congratulations to Cathy Wiggins for dreaming about this and seeing it through! So glad we could help! Well, its time to get packed and head to the airport! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We've had a busy couple of days! Our booth is ready to go and someone already stopped by and said that they had never seen anything like it! Let's keep our fingers crossed that she's not the only one! Last night we helped our great friends Bruce and Diane Magidson of Sew Batik during Sample Spree! It was crazy and I did a little too much shopping! We're getting ready to leave our room this morning and get our day started! We have a beautiful view of Salt Lake City and beautiful snow capped mountains! I hear that things are going well back in NJ and thank everyone for pitching in at the shop to make everything we do successful! Wish us luck! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a busy Monday! We had so many new visitors again! Thanks for all of the word of mouth advertising! Rob was gone all day installing an Innova Long Arm! Today he begins building his next delivery which he'll complete after our trip to Salt Lake City! Lot's of last minute things to complete before we leave early tomorrow! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great Saturday! Another Innova sale completed and one more nearly completed! Everyone is buying Long Arms! We are proud to represent Innova! I have to say even our renters are turning out very impressive quilts! Let's get quilting! If you haven't rented our machines yet, it's time to start! Once you try them I know you'll be buying one soon! I can barely wait to see what happens today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It looks like a great day to head to Burlington early! It's a bright beautiful morning! Things are heating up as usual! Three Innova deliveries arrived the other day! Rob is assembling 2 tables for delivery and also has an Auto Pilot that Angela is adding to her current machine! Congratulations to all 3 of you! He will be out there to put them in ASAP! We also completed the sale of the Trade in Tin Lizzy! Another excited customer is expanding her quilting options! I think I'll have another Innova Auto pilot sale to report very soon! I'm really waiting for you all to get in on the fun! Let's all have a great Saturday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We managed to remain busy again! I met with a couple who are planning to buy an Innova in the Boston area! I'm looking forward to working with them! They spent a night here at the Lily Inn! It's so nice that they got to enjoy some time in Burlington! Last minute preparations are underway for our trip to Utah next week! Rob and I will be traveling to spring market! We will join Cathy Wiggins and are bracing for a large crowd interested in working with leather! Keep your fingers crossed for us! We will be busy trying to ship everything out today and hoping it all gets out there on time! That's it for today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! How was your Mother's Day? We had a great day working around our house! As usual, once we're away from the shop for a day, we are recharged and ready to go! It's a beautiful morning and promises to be a great day! If you stayed around your house entertaining visitors yesterday, it's time to stretch your legs and visit Burlington NJ! All of our local restaurants keep getting great reviews! Recently our customers have enjoyed Legends and Brickwall! Francescos still leads the way as our most popular restaurant! The Riverview restaurant is much closer to joining the crowd! The progress there looks really great! Your dining choices are really going to get difficult! I still hear that we are getting a great Mexican Restaurant right next door! I really hope that comes through! I have to get started! Have a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We've had a lot of busy days lately! Time spent filming around the shop with Cathy Wiggins has continued to be fun and educational! Now we're ready for the weekend! The weather is saying go visit Olde City Quilts! Let's have a great weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Wednesday! Lots of filming! Hopefully we'll have a television commercial to share soon! We also did some work on Cathy Wiggins next series of DVD's! We have more to do today! I'd like to thank our Wednesday crowd for participating! The filming didn't cause much distraction. Today should be even less intrusive! Stop by and see us! We had a lot of first timers again yesterday! We actually had to stop filming at one point due to the large number of people checking out at the register! Thanks so much to all our wonderful customers who continue to support us! I have to get moving! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Monday flew by pretty quickly! Cathy Wiggins arrived last evening and we visited the Brickwall restaurant for another dinner! This morning I hope to get an early start planning with Cathy! We are also expecting a large quilt quild to visit this morning! No matter what happens it's going to be an exciting day! Stop out for a visit! We have a great display of Cathy's work and Cathy herself! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Time to get a new week started! We had a wonderful weekend! We were very busy! Today I'm excited to welcome Cathy Wiggins back for a visit! She's already on her way and she'll be here all week! I'm glad that she's so organized! It makes my job much easier! Stop in and visit or stay tuned as we'll try to keep everyone up to date with what were doing! We have a lot of her leather items displayed in the shop! You really should stop by! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great Friday! More exciting fabric came in! A bunch of ladies stopped in from their retreat weekend across the street and last night we sold the Tin Lizzy machine trade in! So many happy Quilters! I'm looking forward to more excitement today! The weather is a little cloudy and looks like we're going to get some rain. I think everyone should head to our cheery shop! Let's spend the day together! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Welcome to the weekend! There will be a group of quilters using the retreat center this weekend, plus we will welcome our usual Friday group! I expect Burlington will be the place to be this weekend! I have an appointment today to show a Tin Lizzy machine we took in on a trade for an Innova. It's exciting to see the progression of more and more quilters plunging in to Long Arm Quilting! Thursday we welcomed the Flyers wives charity back to the shop! They're getting an early start on next years quilt! I think this will be the best quilt so far! That brings you up to date! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a terrific Wednesday! It seemed like we had steady flow of customers! I enjoyed welcoming 2 first time visitors who had been out all day on the NJ Shop Hop! It is always great to welcome new friends! We also got a lot of new fabric in yesterday! I suspect we will see some friends stopping in this weekend to pick some out! This week really seems to be racing by! Hopefully, it's leading to an exciting weekend! Have a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Tuesday was incredible! I love seeing the shop so busy! It was really great to see Helen from Texas for her visit! More folks kept us busy making appointments to come in and look at machines! So much excitement leading to another Wednesday which are almost always busy days! Head to the shop! Join the fun! It's always a great day to visit Burlington! See you at the shop!
Another gorgeous morning! Monday was a little quiet in the shop, but things are continuing to heat up behind the scenes! I got some great news that I hope to share soon! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that this plan comes together for us! If it does, I think this summer will be our biggest ever! Brickwall Restaurant got another great review! Jen from our staff stopped in for lunch and really enjoyed it! Lastly, we've had a woman who has been planning a trip to visit us for quite sometime from Texas! She is supposed to stop in today! It should be fun! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It looks like a beautiful start to a new week! Thanks to my terrific staff who made it possible for me to stay home Sunday! It was great to get some cleaning and yard work accomplished around our house! This morning it's back to the shop! I'm opening so I have to hurry! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It is a fantastic looking Sunday! I hope visiting Burlington (11 - 4) is on your agenda! Saturday was a great day in the shop! We had an especially fun time welcoming a new customer during her first visit which occurred towards the end of the day! Rob and I are going to get a little work done around our house! We have plenty to keep us busy! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I hope you're all set to have a great weekend! We'll be at the shop from 10 - 6 and waiting to show you a great new Bernina or how about looking at that long arm you want! We have a used Tin Lizzy which would be a great start! Find out how little you can spend to get quilting! Rob hasn't finished setting up the old Gammill, but that is available for a very reasonable price too! Our Innova Long Arms begin under $10,000! I made a firm appointment with one of our Innova shoppers from Massachusetts! That visit could boost our sales in the northeast and really help quilters in that area! Stay tuned for that in early May! OK everyone! Time to get our Saturday started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! How was your Thursday? I was busy! Yesterday I finally found the time to answer a few questions for an interview for our local monthly newspaper The Beverly Bee! Although it was planned for a long time, yesterday was the deadline and we finally got it finished! Thanks for being so patient John! Rob was off early delivering a Bernina sit down Long Arm in Connecticut and remained gone most of the day! We'll be busy again! Rob will be checking out an Innova today and there are even some behind the scenes issues to deal with! Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well for us there! We'll probably have another great day in the classroom with our Friday group! I'm off again to see what this weekend holds! I think it may be busy! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What an exciting day! We had a great time meeting with the Mayor of Burlington and some other visitors! I am really excited to see Burlington continue to grow! The Mayor seems like a great local guy who really knows Burlington and it's history! We walked along the street looking at the new businesses and saw the owner of one of our favorite restaurants looking at a vacant property! It's about the third or fourth time he's been here so I have my fingers crossed! The shop was busy and the staff did a great job as usual holding everything together for us! Today we'll be heading in to the shop and preparing to make a delivery to Connecticut tomorrow! I'm planning to go along! Time to get started! It's another beautiful day to visit the new downtown Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! Monday was fantastic! The weather was beautiful! Anthony brought in a new bag and a great idea for some summer classes! This is a definite winner! Margie led another wonderful day of embroidery! I'm not sure if Margie knows how many people love her classes! Thanks again Margie! We also had a visitor from Florida and just seemed busy almost all day! This morning we have a meeting planned with local officials and a few out of town visitors! Hopefully we'll see some more excitement coming to Burlington! Wish us luck! Time to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a busy Sunday! Thanks to all that ventured out on a gorgeous day! The street was buzzing with activity! It really is an exciting atmosphere and I'm sure we'll see more progress! Margie was leading her Embroidery class and will be back today helping so many customers get the most out of their embroidery machines! Lots to do as usual! It's going to be another Beautiful day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Saturday complete with welcoming new visitors! Brickwall had its doors open for a great outdoor dining feel! Folks have really taken advantage of the new outdoor seating at Third State Brewing! I think Francescos is planning to expand their outdoor seating as well! It's going to be a great summer in Burlington! I have to run! I am cooking breakfast for our weekend retreaters! wish me luck! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's a gorgeous Saturday Morning! I'm really looking forward to seeing an increase in visitors to our little city! Our Quilt retreat is off to a good start! As usual we had a great dinner last night! We have several new visitors attending! I have to open this morning and feel like I better get an early start! Make your way to Burlington and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm ready for the weekend! Rob is already heading off to install our latest Innova sale! We will have another trade in machine available too! Head to Burlington to find your next Quilting machine! Last night Third State Brewing was open! Great to see expanding hours there! We also are busy getting ready for a retreat weekend! We will be busy! I have to get going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's another cheery morning! Bright and sunny! It's just a little cool, but spring is definitely on the way! It was great to have a customer in the shop all the way from Connecticut! She was getting training on her new machine! I might go along for this delivery! Rob is also racing to prepare for another Innova delivery tomorrow in Cape May NJ! Today I have to look into a few more shows we need to attend and hopefully sell a few more Innovas! Stop in this weekend and try one out! Don't forget our Gammill trade in! It's an oldie! Rob has it partially assembled. Hopefully he'll have it ready to test drive today! As usual a lot of fabrics have been steadily flowing in too! Stop by and see what's new! That's about it for now! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wednesday! It's beautiful outside my window this morning! Have you visited Burlington recently? Some progress has been made! Brickwall Restaurant and Bar is thriving! They have some outdoor dining available when the weather permits! Third State Brewing is expanding their hours! Thursday Evening - Sunday! I've noticed Francescos has been really busy and so have we! We're still eagerly awaiting the grand opening of Riverview Restaurant as well as the seasonal opening of Curtins Wharf! Make your way to Burlington and watch us grow! Yesterday we welcomed 2 new employees to the staff! I'm really excited by what they can add to our already fantastic team! I can't wait to get started today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are off to a great start to a brand new week! The shop was a total mess Monday morning! Rob had literally backed up the rental truck and pushed everything in the door of the shop! Jen, Eve and Rob had nearly everything cleared up before I even got there! This morning we are expecting another Innova machine to arrive so Rob can deliver it by the end of the week! I hope you're planning to join the fun too! Everyone is buying an Innova! More good news! Innova intends to release the latest upgrade (Mach 3) this week! I think it's really going to get exciting! Time to get started! Let's make it a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Home sweet home! It's good to be back! We had a great weekend in New Hampshire! 5 new Innova owners and more to come! Rob actually installed one on his way home from the show! He still managed to drive home empty the truck and return it to the rental center! He didn't get home until nearly midnight! We'll be heading right back in to put away everything that we returned with. Luckily we sold almost everything we took, so it shouldn't be too bad! We also have another used Gammill that was traded in for an Innova! This one is an older machine without stitch regulation. It's on a 14 foot frame and was previously owned by a fellow that maintained Air Force One during the Nixon and Ford administration! I want to sell this one fast! If you are looking for a bargain, it's here! I have to run! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's travel day! I'll be heading to the airport shortly! Rob will be heading north to install a floor model machine we sold last night at the show! This should probably insure that he will get home very late tonight! Then he is going to have to unpack and return the rental truck! We really had a great time here and are looking forward to more exciting times ahead! I have to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Things are really going great here at MQX! Our Leather is really popular! I can't wait to see what some of these folks come up with! It looks like we may sell out and I thought I brought plenty! The Innova machines have drawn a great deal of attention! I think Rob will be making a few more long installation trips! Last night we enjoyed visiting our annual Quilter's forum event! The event seems to be getting bigger every year! Today I'm looking forward to Alex Veronelli of Aurifil thread visiting our booth! He's planning to promote our leather with Cathy Wiggins on his social media! I better get started! Hope everything is going well back home! Can't wait to get back! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are all here in Manchester NH! It's always great to see everyone! We got everything unloaded and now we have to spend the day setting up and arranging! We have a lot of space! I can't wait to share some pictures on Facebook! We're off to have a quick breakfast and then we have to get busy! Sneak peek starts tonight! I think we'll make it! Have a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Thank you for a busy Saturday! We enjoyed welcoming more new shoppers! Sadly they were checking out new shops because their local shop is closing soon. I keep meeting folks that say they have heard of our shop for years, but never visited! They must be hearing about us from our regular customers! I can't thank you all enough for spreading the word about us! Keep up the good work! Today is our last chance to get ready for MQX! Tomorrow Rob will pick up a Penske truck and will load up whatever we can fit! Tuesday he'll get an early start for Manchester New Hampshire! Hopefully we'll have an exciting week there! OK! It's a chilly one out there today! Bundle up and head to Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We did have a great Friday! Thanks to all of our great friends that stopped in and shopped! Loved meeting some new people as well! The best thing was another big delivery of Leather!! Yummmm! Smells soooo good! Makes me feel like I'm in Montana! What will today bring? I love going to my shop everyday! C'mon in and join us and help make it exciting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I think it could be a busy day! This morning we welcome back The Village Quilter in Mount Holly! Check them out before or after visiting us today! Yesterday was filled with fabric rep visits! Lot's of new stuff on the way! Rob has been busy building Innova machines for MQX! I think we have 7 machines and 8 tables set up right now! Today he'll start getting them ready to pack in a rental truck! He doesn't leave until Tuesday morning so I think we're going to be ready in plenty of time!I hope we have a great show and look forward to seeing a lot of friends! Today we will see our regular group of ladies enjoying the day! Hope you can stop in as well! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another great day in the shop! We welcomed a visitor from North Carolina! Her local friend had been encouraging her to visit! We will see her again! Thanks for coming! A second couple arrived from Maryland! They really enjoyed their visit and are going to spread the word to all of their friends! Hopefully we'll be entertaining more folks from Maryland! We are getting last minute preparations underway for MQX! It feels really good to be so ready, but I think it's time to start planning for next year! It looks like a beautiful day to make your way to Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Home Sweet Home! We got back early last night and headed straight to the shop! When we finally got home it was exciting to see Charlie! He had a fun few days staying with Rob Jr and his dog Cooper! We are heading right back to Burlington this morning! So much to do! Our trailer full of Hobbs Batting showed up last night, so Rob will be busy! I have to get started too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're up early in beautiful Montana but ready to head back to NJ! We had a great time visiting with my friends out here! I think we are both recharged and ready to get back to work! We still have a lot to do so we can head out to MQX! Time to get another big day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning from Montana! I'm really excited to be out here! This morning is foggy but we're heading out for a good country breakfast! Thanks to my great staff for taking care of everything and allowing me this time to spend out west! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Lot's to do today before heading to my favorite place Montana! Rob has been there for a day assembling the Innova Auto Pilot for Donna! We'll be back in NJ too soon! Then we'll be off again for MQX in New Hampshire! We have a lot of exciting things going on behind the scenes and are looking forward to sharing more new things soon! I'm off to finish packing and then will stop in Burlington before heading to the airport! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's been awhile! Things are really heating up around here! I'm so excited that Cathy Wiggins has decided to get an Innova! Speaking of Innova, I just got off the phone with Rob who made it out to Montana just ahead of the big storm in the mid west to drop off an Innova for my friend Donna!! I'll fly out to visit tomorrow! It will be great to see some of my Quilting friends! I have a lot to do to get ready to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a wonderful Saturday! Busy all day and the late night sew too! I know some of you visited some of our neighbors! Thanks for helping our City become a great destination! I look forward to more of you visiting today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I made it through most of the day on Friday! I'll be looking forward to a great Saturday! The weather has continued to cooperate! Jump in the car or on the train and visit beautiful Burlington NJ! Help us grow by visiting our neighbors! Third State Brewing! Brickwall, Legends and Francescos! Looking for a great Jeweler? Stop in and meet Gene just down the street at Y & V Jewelers! We have antique shops, an art gallery a new reclaimed furniture store and the waterfront!! Plenty to keep you entertained! Let's get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, yesterday didn't go as well as I hoped. I really wasn't feeling well and ultimately stayed home for the day. I do feel a little better this morning and am going to give it another try today. Wish me luck! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! What a day! Could you believe the weather? Today is promising more of the same! We had our usual busy Wednesday! Thanks to all for coming out! It was nice to see Brenda Jones join the group and get some fun sewing time! I have another busy day scheduled. I haven't been feeling that great and am really trying to fight off a cold. I thought I'd feel better today, but no luck. I have to try to get started, see you at the shop!
Good Morning! How exciting! We welcomed a visitor from England! Looking forward to more and more visitors traveling to Burlington! There was a nice article in the Courier Post Newspaper today about two of our customers! Rich and Max are in the shop fairly often picking up embroidered hats and shirts to help spread their words of encouragement! It's going to be another fantastic day! Get out and enjoy it! Remember that the restaurant portion of the Brickwall opens tonight! There should be a table waiting for you! Have a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Things are zipping right along again in the shop! I spent a lot of time preparing for the Lancaster show next weekend! There's always so much to do! Everything does seem to be falling in to place nicely though! I'm excited to report that we continue to get busier and busier! Today it's supposed to get very warm! Time to venture out to Burlington NJ! It's Sew nice here! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Well, we made it through the Quilt fest of NJ! We had a great time! The excitement about our Innova machines was unbelievable! If you want yours, get signed up right away! I think we are going to be busy! Nothing compares to Innova plus it has the very best 24 hour support! We also sold a lot of Bernina machines! The overall view of the vendors was very positive! We're really looking forward to returning next year! We are ready to head in to the shop. Rob will be unloading the trailer, but fortunately we didn't bring all that much home! Thanks to Shirley and Melissa who helped so much at the show and the rest of the staff that kept things moving in Burlington! Next stop Lancaster! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! No time to talk! I guess you are all getting used to that! I've been so much busier! We got the show set up in Somerset NJ! We are ready to rush off this morning for day 1! I hope it goes well! See you at the show!
Good Morning! Here comes the weekend! Let's make it a good one! Rob installed an Innova Navigator yesterday! Congratulations to Kris! We're looking forward to working with you again! If you're ready to get your own Innova make your way to our great showroom and let's talk! I think it's time that every quilter should have their own Longarm! It used to be a luxury but now it's more like a necessary tool! You also want to take advantage of having Rob set up your machine! That's it for today! We'll be working until 7pm tonight! Stop in after work! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a wild Wednesday in the shop! So great to welcome our latest Innova buyer for her first visit to the shop! The line for installations is going to start getting long! Hurry up and reserve your spot! In addition to the buyer we had a shopper visit from Boston! It really has been non stop Innova shoppers lately! Rob is going out this afternoon to install an Innova navigator system! Innova has an answer for all of your Long arm needs! We always are the best place to get your Innova system! Lastly, don't forget to let us know if you are interested in used machines! We are getting lots of opportunities for trade ins. Make sure you get the first opportunity to pick up a previously loved beauty! I have another big day ahead! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had quite a chilly Tuesday! This morning feels much better! Rob and I left a little early yesterday to do some shopping. We like to visit stores and get ideas for things that might work for us. We were at a restaurant supply company and learned some helpful information about some things we already had! We also bought some new items to help us pack, travel and make displays at shows! Then we visited another business and found lots of inspiration! Busy, busy! Let's get started! It's Wednesday, time to start getting ready for the weekend! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! The shop was buzzing again on Sunday! We all are so thankful that you continue to support us here in Burlington! Lot's of new shop samples are coming in to the shop including the cutest pair of leather moccasins you've ever seen! I have to run! Barb Persing is teaching this morning! We also have a class tomorrow making those espadrille shoes that everyone is loving! We have room! Join us tomorrow for some fun! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Saturday was another busy and fun day in the shop! It all ended with a night owl sew! I was long gone by the time that ended! I hope everyone had a great time! I have been really busy trying to keep up with our Innova customers! I have customers thinking about trading in machines to upgrade to Innovas! I hope I can gather enough interest in the other brands to sell some good used machines! Be sure to let me know if you are in the market for used long arms! I need to sell the trade ins too! Let me match you up with a great machine! I have to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a great week we are having in the shop! We have welcomed a great group for our Embroidery retreat! The staff is going out of their way as usual to make everything work! Thanks so much to Emily and Kelly for the fantastic food! It has been the best! Margie is such a treasure to us! We are so lucky to have her passing her great knowledge to our customers! If you want to get started embroidering you need to start with Margie! I'm really excited by our delivery of Leather! Emily began slicing it up for sale! We have a lot of work to do, but I think it's going to be fun! I have to run! Lot's to do! Head to Burlington! It looks like a beautiful day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a cold couple of days around here! But the warmer temperatures have arrived for now! We had an incredible Monday in the shop I was so excited to sell some Bernina machines to new customers! We also had new shoppers that stopped in on their travels! One was from Boston! Today Rob hopes to get Shirley's Innova Auto Pilot delivered! We're going to have to wish him luck. He's getting a late start this morning and has a lot to install. This one might take him more then one trip to get it all finished. I have to get started myself! Lot's of plans coming together at once! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! BBBRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! It's cold outside! Things continue to heat up in the shop though! I'm really looking forward to seeing the results of the classes that are going on! I really have a lot going on too! I need to get some quilting completed in time for the Flyers Wives Carnival! We all really like this feature quilt and can't wait to see it completed! Wish me luck! I really have to run today! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We're ready for a big Wednesday! Tuesday was really exciting, It seems as though Bernina is really growing! Lot's of new dealers are opening in our sales district! Our District manager, Therese, bought us lunch at Francescos while we chatted about Bernina! We are working on some plans! Hopefully, we'll be able to bring more excitement to Burlington down the road! I'll keep you posted if any ideas seem like they might work out! Time to get a new day underway! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great start to a new week! Another local news station shared our Viral video of the Police officers quilting! It really is exciting that tens of thousands of people have seen it! We have a busy day ahead! We have a few meetings today that hopefully will result in exciting new projects! We have light snow falling in NJ. Hopefully that won't delay our plans! I'm off to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had quite a Sunday! I was teaching a class when one of the students felt ill! We immediately called 911 and the rescue personnel got to the shop really fast! Luckily the student recovered quickly. We ended up with quite a few officers standing around so one of them decided to join in the class! He had a little experience with quilting in the past and actually did very well! A second officer stepped up and gave it a try too! It was really fun! Ultimately our Facebook video was shared on our local NBC News Broadcast! We really appreciate our Police force and were so happy they were there for us! We also sent a customer home with her Brand new Bernina 770 and managed to have a busy day in the shop too! I hope you all enjoyed the superbowl if you watched it! Have a great Monday! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Saturday turned out about as busy as I thought it would! The classes all went well! Eve's class really looked great didn't it! My Learn to Quilt class was a little harder then usual as several students were at different points but we are just about all caught up! Are you going to watch the Super Bowl or will you be Quilting? Come on in and pick up a project for the day! Go Broncos! But I'm really rooting for some chicken wings! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm getting a late start today! We had another great Friday and then spent the afternoon getting ready for a busy day with a lot of classes! Let's get on the road! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a big Thursday! Very busy! So many new customers! I am so excited about this year! Yesterday Kristine finalized her upgrade to Innova Navigator! This will allow her to do edge to edge quilting computerized! Congratulations! I also have another customer ready to join the Innova family! Join the fastest growing area of quilting! Get your own Innova! Everybody loves them! OK, enough commercial! We have another big weekend ahead! Get in gear and head to Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wednesday went really well! We had a full day at the shop! Rob was excited to finally get his truck to the repair shop for an oil change, new tires and he needed his windshield replaced! His truck is ready for the busy season ahead of us going to shows and making more Innova deliveries! I'm taking my time getting started this morning! I have some emails to respond to and more plans to make! I should be getting underway shortly! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It was a great Tuesday! I spent the morning meeting with my Moda Fabrics Sales Rep! Always fun! Today we'll be welcoming our regular Wednesday group! It's supposed to rain so it should be a fun day to spend looking for some inspiration in the shop! We also are expecting a Bernina customer who was referred to us by one of our customers while in a Jo-Anns fabric! Thank you! We appreciate your kind words about us and look forward to helping our new friend! That's about it for this morning! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are off and running! We had a great start to a new week and month with a lot of behind the scenes good news! Also, Shirley's brand new Auto pilot arrived! She's actually going to be more up to date then us! We also are finishing up an order to upgrade to Navigator for another customer! We're getting busy with Innova! I hope you're ready to get your machine ordered too! We want you all to join in the fun! It looks like a beautiful day! Let's get it started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! This shop is really getting crazy! We had a tremendous Sunday with several new customers! I had a big class that went very well! I think the students are really doing great and am so glad I started this class! One month is already complete in 2016! Do you believe it? I'm off to get my day started! Have a great day and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a Saturday! We had a nice group for our first knitting class hosted by Mira! Shirley was busy teaching a Bernina new owners class! Margie was busy teaching an edge to edge quilting class using your embroidery machine! Finally, I had another Learn to Quilt class! thanks to everyone, students included that made the day flow perfectly! I have another class today that I'm looking forward to! The weather looks great for a drive to Burlington! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I'm ready for a busy, busy Saturday! Some of our cancelled classes from last weekend are happening today! Along with what we already had planned! It's going to be busy! I really have to get started! Come out and join the fun and excitement! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Here comes the weekend! We're planning to have a busy one! First we'll be welcoming our Friday group and we'll have some great classes this weekend! I hope you will be joining us! New fabric is still arriving and more is on the way! Yesterday I spoke with a possible Innova Auto Pilot buyer in Massachusetts. Innova has increased our sales territory and we need to find sales representatives all the way up to Maine! We do have one in Connecticut so far! Also we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Shirley's Innova Auto Pilot! She is really excited to have made the switch from her Statler! Our partnership with Cathy Wiggins is going strong! Interest in Leather is really exploding! I can't wait for all of the tools and materials to arrive! OK time to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We did have a pretty good day at the shop! Not quite as busy as usual but quite a few people made it through the quickly disappearing snow! We welcomed a couple that visited from New Brunswick NJ and sent them home with her first Bernina! I always love it when folks are shopping for a Bernina and are excited about the possibility of finally buying one! Congratulations on your new 580! There was a little unfortunate news that I received early in the day. A friend and one time employee has passed away. I had only just learned that she was ill last week. So sad. Everyone enjoy your day. As always we look forward to seeing you at the shop!
Good Morning! The snow conditions in the area have really improved! We did welcome several customers on Tuesday! I think today we might get back on track! I have quite a lot of things going on behind the scenes that are keeping me really busy! I'm ready to get a new day underway! Hope you are excited to get moving too! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! How did you all make out in the storm? Things were pretty easy for us! We made it to the shop on Sunday and cleared the sidewalks! The city did a wonderful job with the street removing nearly all of the excess snow! The rear parking lot apparently was not a priority and was barely touched as of yesterday afternoon. We spent several hours at the shop on Monday before leaving about 4pm! I guess I shouldn't expect many people today either but we will be there if you are getting cabin fever! Have a great day! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I've already heard from Cathy Wiggins this morning! She is very excited! Her booth of leather quilts is very popular in California! She anticipates selling out her first batch of DVD's and has run out of business cards on the first day! I have to run again! I'm meeting with a fabric sales rep this morning! We already spent most of Tuesday together and ordered a lot! Things are really heating up! We still haven't cancelled any weekend activities at the shop due to weather! (We never do!) We have 4 classes scheduled and are really looking forward to a big weekend! Hopefully the snow forecasts will be wrong! Fingers crossed! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a Monday! We welcomed a large group of shoppers who had lunch at Francescos and then invaded the shop! Things are really moving along quickly this year! I'm so pleased to see our business seeming to be on another upswing! Sewing machine sales and demonstrations are at an all time peak! I'm really excited and looking forward to more large events this year! Meanwhile I have been presented with some options to attend another large quilt show but not sure I can take it on at this time! Decisions, decisions! I have to get started! Hurry out to the shop and stock up for our possible snow storm this weekend! It should be a wonderful time to quilt! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I don't have much time this morning! Always on the run! We had a great Sunday at the shop! We had new Bernina sewing machine owners classes all day! We had a great group of ladies learning to use our Innova Long Arm machines and a steady stream of customers in the shop! Thanks to everyone that stopped by! It was really nice to see a little snow outside our windows it finally felt like winter! OK! Have to go! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Our house guest for the last few days will be going home today! Rob Jr. is returning from a trip to visit relatives in Prince Edward Island! He'll be picking up his dog Cooper who has made life around our house a little more interesting! He is very large and very strong! Rob says he got quite a work out walking him and just trying to hang on to the leash! Poor old Charlie got pushed around a bit but overall things went well! We are still moving things around in the shop! We got some new orders in as usual, so pop by today and check us out on your travels! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We are having a wonderful week and are excited for the weekend! Yesterday we welcomed so many new visitors! We now have new friends from Deptford NJ and Ridley Park Pa! I'm not sure which group had more fun! Really great to see you all and look forward to you spreading the word and returning to the shop! I wonder what today will bring! Ok, let's get this day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Another week is racing by! We're doing a lot of rearranging! Rob is preparing another Innova delivery! Have you made your plans for an Innova yet? Long arm Quilting can really enhance your projects! While I like to think that we can help bring out the best in your quilts, completing one yourself is really satisfying! Come on in and see how easy it is! I really look forward to matching you up with an Innova Long arm! Time to get my day started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! I really enjoyed my Tuesday! We got a surprise visit from Barb Persing and Mary Hoover! They were in the area to speak to a Guild in Cherry Hill NJ! We stopped in Brickwall restaurant for a quick bite to eat! Barb agreed to work on a project for us that I can't wait to see! I have a hectic morning here at the house! Young Rob and Brittany are heading to Prince Edward Island to visit her folks! Rob is off taking them to the airport! Young Rob has dropped off their dog Cooper for a few days! It should be exciting around here! I better get going! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Monday got our week started on the right foot! Many thanks to everyone that popped in for a visit! We did get a large delivery of fabrics, but not the order that I'm still expecting! I hope it arrives today! I have an idea I'd like to offer to all of you! Are you thinking of upgrading your sewing furniture? I am! I want to get some new Koala tables! I'd like to put in one large order and save some shipping fees! Stop in or call! Lets make a great deal! I know we sold a lot of Gift Cards this year, so this seems like a great way to use them! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Happy Monday! I'm ready for a great week at the shop! We had a busy Sunday too! It was wonderful sending our great friend Lois home with her brand new Bernina 880! She travels from the Washington DC area to purchase her Bernina needs! Isn't that fantastic! I also had a new Learn to Quilt class start this weekend! Busy, busy! I have to get started again! Have a great week and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a great Saturday capped off by our new nite owl sew! I hope everyone had fun and got something accomplished! Well, I saw that nobody won the Powerball drawing last night so we still have another chance! Rob was happy that we did have every number including the powerball in our group of tickets! Hopefully next time they can line up in a row! It's a rainy morning, but not too cold! Seems like a perfect day to visit Burlington NJ! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! We had a wonderful Friday and now are ready for a long Saturday! We'll be welcoming friends to the shop from 3 - 10pm to have some fun and get some sewing accomplished with Jen! We have a nice sized group attending but can probably fit a few more friends! I'm going to keep it short this morning! We were busy again on Friday and probably will be again today! We did get a large shipment of new fabrics, but we are expecting a lot more! Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you at the shop!
Good Morning! Wow! Wow! Wow! What a Thursday! Unfortunately, the large crowd was mostly due to the closing sale at another local shop, The Village Quilter. Apparently, the shop was overwhelmed with visitors! Their sale will be ongoing so check in on your next visit! Meanwhile, Quilt Artist Cathy Wiggins and I were busy helping do the final editing for her first 2 DVD's! We were very proud to help her in her effort! Stay tuned we have plans for more! It was wonderful getting to use a local production company to help us get going and are really looking forward to working with them again! Well, I'm ready for the weekend! Happy Quilting! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! Brrrrr! The chill is in the air these last few days! Today it should warm up a little for our regular Wednesday group! I'm expecting Cathy Wiggins to arrive today so we can make some new plans, so it should be a little busy for me in the shop! Tuesday featured another Bernina sale! Think about trading up to a big machine if you haven't already! It seems like everyone is making the move! I have a few Emails to return before heading in this morning so I have to get busy! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! It's the first Monday of the New Year! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know some of you are back to work! Sunday was another great day at the shop! I'm excited that so many people are coming in and calling about big machines! It's so important to have a good dealer when you buy an expensive machine! We are very proud to have a great reputation and encourage everyone to make their purchases with us! I have a busy day ahead and am ready to get started! See you at the shop!
Good Morning! What a fantastic start to the New Year! We have a quilting group visiting the meetinghouse across the street! So good to see them visit and do a little shopping! Thank you all and have a safe trip home tonight! By the way, we can arrange stays for your group too! Let us know! We also completed the sale of a Bernina 880 and also a 215! Eve also sent someone home with their new Accuquilt Electric cutter and lots of dies! We had a lovely visit with a Home Ec teacher who stopped in for her first visit! She promises to spread the word to all of her friends! We really had a fun day! We want to thank all of our friends who helped us have a really great 2015! I am so sure that this year will be even bigger! Come on out today and help us keep this great start going! See you at the shop!