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Monday, July 22, 2019

July!

July 2019

Hi all!

Well I can tell you the one casualty that came about as a result of our move was our poor blog!  So I'm going to rectify this by getting a new post together.

For those of you who are new followers you may not know that we moved our shop to a lovely new space on April 1st of this year.

We moved from our Broadway location to a space that allowed us to have our classroom and bathroom all on the main level.  Our Broadway shop was in an old building with a very narrow and steep staircase which caused accessibility issues for some of our customers.  And I will be honest.  After the 10th time of going up and down the stairs it was difficult to even contemplate one more trip!
So we are very happy and enjoying our new space.  We are located at 270-2600 8th Street East.  We share the mall with Taco Time, Subway and Saboroso.  We are right beside Wine 4 You. 

Here are a few pics from our move:









We spent the month of April celebrating the new digs with a big grand re-opening party and sale.  It was a huge success!  And we had enough 1/2 price bolts to keep the sale going for the whole week following.  It was so much fun!  And we are so thankful to all of our customers who came out to help us celebrate.

So what have we been doing these last few months (besides forgetting about the blog)?

We are now an authorized Bernina sewing machine dealer!  With that has come training and learning about our fabulous Berninas.  If you are a quilter and you've never used a Bernina, you need to stop in and have a play on our demo machines.  Swiss engineered, they are strong and quiet.   You'll fall in love.

We've also had the good fortune of getting to know Bernie Tobisch and Shelley Scott-Tobisch.  They first stopped in at the Broadway shop to say hello and show us their fabulous books.  Shelley demo'd her Easy Precision Piecing products too.  Her method makes piecing blocks (even teeny tiny ones!) accurate and easy.  Such a great opportunity for us to have workshops from both Bernie and Shelley!  You can check our shop and website for their workshops and our schedule of classes this fall which will be available the August long weekend.

Periwinkle is also converting to a computerized system in the store.
As you can imagine there is a lot of product that has to be entered.  And when we process your purchases we will be checking our system to see if you are in it.  We are doing this because our new reward system will be tracked by computer and you won't have to carry a stamp card anymore.  Hooray!  A new system also means that soon we will have an excellent online shop and you'll be able to sign up for classes online too.  Our new home page is live now so feel free to check it out.  www.periwinkle.biz

As always we continue to have the latest fabrics, books and patterns.  We even have some cool new notions we are certain you will use and enjoy.

Our class newsletter for Sept-Dec will be ready the August long weekend so keep watch for it so you can plan to take a class, join in on one of our mini-retreats or take advantage of special workshops being taught by guest instructors.

Until then please keep enjoying our all-too-short summer!  :)



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