Moving, Part 7: Final Prep for Moving

26 May, 2017

This week has been full of electricians, plumbers, HVAC specialists, sign installers, glass and door contractors, painters, and cleaners. We are putting the final touches on the space before the big move begins on Sunday!

Our three HVAC units arrived on Wednesday and were installed by crane - very exciting stuff!

On Thursday, a beautiful rainbow gave us a pretty view through our windows!

The painters finished their incredibly detailed job on Thursday, and their service even included a professional cleaning on Friday!  We also got our absolutely perfect door and under-canopy signs installed on Friday by Creative Images - we couldn't be happier with them.

Saturday brings the final touches like hanging bathroom mirrors, installing the shop's wifi system, hanging the slat wall for our notions area, and whatever else comes up!  

It's almost ready... now all it needs is 2,500 bolts of fabric, everything else in the shop, and YOU!

Keep following - moving happens on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and we will be open for business in the new location on Wednesday, May 31st!


To start the "Moving" story from the beginning, click here.

Move Along with Us!

23 May, 2017

Our moving schedule is official!

May 27: Open 10 - 5 for our last day at 226 E. Chatham Street

May 28, 29, 30: Closed

May 31: Open 10 - 5: Welcome to the shop at 935 N. Harrison Avenue!

See our newsletter blast for more info, and we will see you here or there soon!

Moving, Part 6: Work Continues

19 May, 2017

There hasn't been much to photograph this week, but we have worked with electricians, plumbers, drywallers, and more.

Our shower stalls were removed earlier in the week. We determined that they were unable to be recycled due to damage, so my 16 year old and I took them to the dump, one at a time - quite the experience! Thanks to our neighbor Ahmed at Randy's Pizza for helping to load one of them! If there's any motivation to "stay in school, kids", visiting the dump might be it!

One of our shower stalls taking its last stinky breath before being crushed

Our electrician added some outlets for us, moved a couple of light switches, gave us beautiful new lights in the bathrooms, took out an ancient intercom system, installed a new Emergency Exit sign, and removed some outdated security systems.

Our plumber cut off water to the afore-mentioned showers, as well as capping the individual lines to the showers.

Our flooring installers finished, and wow, they are gorgeous (the floors, that is)!

Now, the drywall crew and painters are doing their thing. Step one: Baseboards and quarter round. Next: Priming, repairing walls, and painting over The Red Stripe - YAY!

Look for another post in a few days.

Link to Moving, Part 7: Final Prep for Moving

To start the "Moving" story from the beginning, click here.

Moving, Part 5: Floors!

16 May, 2017

After a lengthy demo of the existing gray carpet flooring, stained with years of sweat and gym equipment rust (what a SMELL!), we are absolutely ecstatic about our new floors!  Allow me to recommend USA Flooring - they were professional, fast, reasonable, and the installers were amazing!

I also met with several contractors today - Terry, the plumber from Fuquay Plumbing cut water to the two showers (yes, showers) in two "shower rooms", so they are ready to be removed.

The painters plan to start on Friday, the electrician is coming to do some work tomorrow, and we will have internet this afternoon!  It's an exciting time!

We can't wait for The Red Stripe to be gone from the walls - keep checking back for our next blog post!

Link to Moving, Part 6: Work Continues

To start the "Moving" story from the beginning, click here.

Moving, Part 4: Demo Continues

13 May, 2017

Today was a long day of demo...

We were able to donate all of our mirrors to Pepperwood Farm, where they will be installed in their indoor riding arena (below).  We are glad that they are getting good use, and the gang from the farm couldn't have been nicer!

We think that our space looks even bigger without the mirrors. What do you think?

We continued prepping the floors for our new flooring install. We also made five trips to the dump to toss out the old flooring! Today's work team consisted of Julianne, her husband Justin, and her mom, Pat. She popped in during the afternoon, so she got to work a little, too!

Justin shears off a bolt in the floor using an angle grinder.  Exciting stuff!

Pat holds down the underlayment. :)

We even did a tiny bit of decorating...

Look for a new blog post on Monday.  

This mama is going to try to relax a little for Mother's Day!

- Julianne

Link to Moving, Part 5: Floors!

 To start the "Moving" story from the beginning, click here.

Our May 11th Newsletter

11 May, 2017


Moving, Part 3: Demo Days!

10 May, 2017

Today, I wrangled my kids (and one of my kid's friends) into doing some hard work!  We pulled up two thirds of the nasty carpet squares covering our floor and took some of the wall plates and other things off of the walls.  It's a HUGE space!

The 14 year old twins are hard at work!

Link to Moving, Part 4: Demo Continues

 To start the "Moving" story from the beginning, click here.

Moving, Part 2: Directions

09 May, 2017

How do I get to the new shop location?  

We will be open in our East Chatham Street location through the end of May.  

In June, here's how you'll find us:

It's easy!  We will be less than 1 1/2 miles from the current shop, and we are actually more conveniently located for many of you!


The new shop is at the corner of NW Maynard Road and N Harrison Avenue.  You may know the Northwoods Shopping Center because there is a Walmart Marketplace there.

From Interstate 40, the shop will be a straight shot south from exit 287, just 3 miles.

Is the new location more convenient for you?  We hope so!

 Link to Moving, Part 3: Demo Days

 To start the "Moving" story from the beginning, click here.

We're Moving!

08 May, 2017

It's official - we will be moving to a new space around June 1st!  Previously, our space was a boxing gym, so the insides need a bit of work before it will look like a quilt shop!  Enjoy these "before" photos, then check back with us often to see the progress of our new shop home!

See our official "We're Moving" e-mail blast here.



Looking out towards Maynard Avenue - those are the front doors!


Looking out towards Harrison Avenue.  That door will lead into our new classroom, and there's parking just outside.

Looking forward to seeing you at 935 N. Harrison Ave, Cary!

Link to Moving, Part 2: Directions


Our April 27th Newsletter

27 April, 2017


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