Happy New Year!
We hope you had a fun celebration ringing in 2021. With the new year comes new hope that life will return to some sort of normal, sooner rather than later. We'll start off with some good news from Cindy:
"A huge thank you to all who donated quilts for Laurie's House in 2020. Because we couldn't meet in person, I was concerned about the number of quilts we would be able to provide. There was no need for me to worry - I delivered 35 quilts to them, the week of Christmas! Most were baby size, but we did get some larger ones. Thank you to Kea, Karen, Betsy, Sharon, Donna, Suzanne, Marti, Joan, and so many more! Some of you dropped off finished quilts for me, with no name on them - I thank you, too. Laurie's House is always so appreciative of what we do for them.
The pile has already started for 2021, and I have lots of tops that will need quilting. If you're confident in your machine quilting, and would like to donate your time and skills to this cause, you can reach me at the shop, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. As most of you know, it's an ongoing project - the need never stops, and we want to keep providing the residents with beautiful quilts of their very own. So many of the quilts in 2020 were donated complete - no additional work was necessary - and that made things so much easier. We at Yankee Pride thank you all for your kindness and generosity."
The flow of new fabric arriving has slowed a bit, but there are plenty of things that are coming in the next few months. Judy is still stocking up on basics, and adding some fun things when she can.
We're starting to get questions about classes - until the pandemic is over, we will not be holding any classes at the shop. We want to help you learn, but the safety of both customers and staff is the most important thing to us. If you're working on a project and get stuck, or have questions, feel free to call us or bring in said project - we'll do our best to help you. For learning new things, for now, YouTube is your friend. We're even using it from time to time!
The usual reminder if you are coming to see us:
*Masks are mandatory, for both customers and staff.
*Please sanitize at the door when you come in. Your hands must be completely dry before you can touch the fabric.
*Store capacity is 4 customers at once.
*We will remain closed on Sundays until further notice.
We continue to process both orders to ship and Store Pickups, so feel free to shop online. Cindy has put more than 2,200 bolts of our inventory on the website, and Marti has added thread, books, and patterns. We're doing our very best to make your Yankee Pride experience a good one, whether you're walking among the bolts or shopping from your couch.