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May 21st Newsletter

21 May, 2018

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May 7th, 2018 Newsletter

07 May, 2018

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April 23, 2018 Newsletter

23 April, 2018

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Quilt backs that make our longarm quilters smile!

18 April, 2018

This wonderful article by APQS (the manufacturer of our longarm quilting machines) highlights how to create quilt backings that will make longarm quilters happy!

Learn more about Longarm Quilting at Cary Quilting Company here!

Today's Newsletter

08 April, 2018

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Our Shop Expansion is nearly complete!

08 April, 2018

We are so close!  We are hopeful that we will get our final occupancy permits within the next 2 weeks and be allowed spread into our brand new space. 

Here's what has happened since our last blog post:

Electrical outlet casings have been installed in the floor of the Meeting Center

Concrete has been re-poured

Ceiling has been finished (paint ceiling grids, install ceiling tiles)

The opening between the spaces has been cut and finished

Floor smoothing and flooring installation to match the main shop space is complete

Friday and Saturday, the painters matched our main space with all new paint

Tables have been ordered for the Meeting Center

Chairs have arrived for the Meeting Center

Fire Extinguishers have been delivered for both spaces

 

Here's what left to do:

New toilet to be installed in the Meeting Center restroom

New laundry tub to be installed in the back of the Meeting Center

Window treatments to be installed in the Meeting Center

Wall mounted TV for casting videos, tutorials, etc. to be installed in the Meeting Center

Wall mounted whiteboard to be installed in Meeting Center

Emergency Exit signs and emergency lights to be installed in both spaces

Floor outlets to be completed by the electrician

A few more electrical tasks (counter height outlets for ironing stations, etc.) to be completed by the electrician

Meeting Center tables to be delivered and assembled

Final occupancy permits come last!

 

Now for the pictures!

Connecting the spaces!

 

Longarm Quilting room.  Backing fabric and batting will also be moved to this space.

 

Looking back to the main shop space

 

To see the prior post and photos of this process click here.

Announcing our 2018 UFO Club Winners!

03 April, 2018

With 84 quilts completed and over 3000 combined points earned, our 2018 UFO Club has come to a close.


It is time to announce the winners!  Drum roll, please! 


Third place, with an impressive 380 points and 10 completed projects!
Congratulations to Cyndi Schmidt!  She has won a $10 gift card!

Second place, with an amazing 465 points and 10 completed projects!  Congratulations to Anna Shearer!  She has won a $30 gift card!

Winning first place, surpassing second place by 15 points with a total 480 points and 10 completed projects!  Congratulations to Bonnie McAdams as she retains her title from last year!  She has won a $50 gift card!

Thank you to all the quilters who participated this year!  Keep your eyes on the sky for the UFO Club 2019 announcement this December!  Happy quilting!

Expansion Update!

23 March, 2018

There has been a lot of work going on next door!  We will be opening our new shop spaces in April!  We look forward to a brand new 900 square foot classroom (with privacy doors), a new larger longarm quilting area for our new staff quilters, and more space for fabric in the main shop!

Here's what's happened so far:

All new heating and air conditioning in both spaces, individually controlled

The old dentist office plumbing has been removed from floors, walls, above the ceiling, and through the building roof

The roof has gotten a few patches where dentist plumbing pipes came out

The doors have been re-keyed and beautiful shop signs decorate them

Our hanging sign in the breezeway now has our name on it

The mirrored tinting on the windows in both spaces has been removed

All new LED lights have been installed and adjusted for consistently beautiful lighting all over

Extra electrical connections have been removed and dedicated circuits for our longarm quilting machines and irons (in the Meeting Center) have been installed

The concrete floor in the Meeting Center has been cut to allow for nine in-ground outlets - no more tripping over sewing machine cords!

The drywallers have been smoothing and sanding our walls, and preparing to paint and cut out the opening between the main shop and the new spaces

We have a set of French Doors installed between the two spaces, for classroom separation

Your new Meeting Center!

 

The new longarm quilting area and extra shop space

What's left to do:

Electrical outlets installed in the floor

Concrete re-pouring

Ceiling finish (paint ceiling grids, install ceiling tiles)

Cutting the opening between the spaces & finishing it out

Floor smoothing and flooring installation to match the main shop space

Paint to match the main shop space

New toilet in the Meeting Center restroom

New laundry tub in the back of the Meeting Center

Window treatments for the Meeting Center

Wall mounted TV for casting videos, tutorials, etc. in the Meeting Center

All new work tables on locking rollers and padded chairs

Fire extinguishers and final permits

 

Pheww!  Are you tired yet?  We are!  But we are also really excited about what all of this will bring to Cary Quilting Company.  We look forward to having with us on the journey!

To see the next post in this series, click here.

Today's Mini-Newsletter

13 March, 2018

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Staff News

08 March, 2018

We have lots of Staff News to share!

1. We are excited to announce that Jennifer Grover will be a new Longarm Quilting Associate for us! She will be working alongside Carrie starting next Tuesday.

2. Please join us in welcoming Lynn Christiansen, who will be joining us on weekends as a Retail Sales Associate.

3. Susan Conley, who was managing our Instagram postings, has agreed to take on all of our social media management, as well as our Special Events Coordinator position and a few shifts as a Retail Sales Associate too!

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to our quilter, Carrie, on 3/17, and Shirley has also decided to leave us (to pursue a life full of traveling and family time). Liz, who has been faithfully producing social media content for us for years, is also stepping away from her duties.

Please join me in welcoming our newest team members and wishing Shirley, Liz, and Carrie a fond farewell...

- Julianne, Owner

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