Starting today, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 we will be open for business, as planned, at our new location at:
545 Hampton Manor Court,
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385.
Phones: 419.358.0656 or 219.255.8085
RuthG@fisllc.com and RickG@fisllc.com
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
[Lunch Closure Noon til 1:00 pm.]
However, we are not expecting customers to beat down the doors as Indiana is under a stay at home order!
Nonetheless, the first order of business will be to get through the approximately 30 days of longarming that we brought with us from Ohio! Each of these beauties will be mailed back to their owner via Priority Post.
can send us your tops and other layers via Post to the above address. We recommend sending them Priority Mail with signature required so that you can track them and send us tracking numbers via emails.
When we receive them, we will call you to discuss what you are expecting and/or we are recommending to be done. Then when we are finished, we will ship the quilt back to you in our normal fast turn-around with ultimate quality and care.
How Did We Get Here?
We started thinking of moving to Indiana over a year a go. The purposes were to be closer to Accomplish Quilting and our son, Peter. The intensity of our interest increased rapidly in late September, 2019 when we both experienced multiple medical problems.
At the end of January we found a house. At the end of February we closed on the house. We started our move with Mayflower Van Lines at the beginning of March and the longarms were moved mid-march.
During that time, a lot of magic was happening with the new house, thanks to Brad Grihalva Construction [& son, Korey] with Peter & Ann Grihalva and, of course, Ruth and sometimes, me [AKA the Grihalva Construction Crew].
The unfinished garage had to be built-out before the Innova longarms were installed. It took the Grihalva construction crew one week to go from an unfinished garage to an insulated, finished studio with HVAC [the HVAC was done by RussCo].
We wanted to keep the garage door so that our house would appear to have a garage, like all the other houses in the development.
In the first week the following was completed: