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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

OPEN HOUSE 101: FAQ's about the upcoming Open House

What is an Open House?
Open house is usually scheduled twice a year at our shop. The classroom is open that day and the teachers are present with all their class samples, answering questions and taking sign ups for the classes, handing out supply lists etc.... We ask that you bring cash or checks to sign up for classes that day.  Refreshments are free to anyone in the classroom.  In the shop, there is a store wide sale!
Wait! there is a sale?
Yes! Saturday August 16th from 10 am - 4 pm we are having a 25% off, store wide sale on in-stock inventory (1/2 yard cuts or more). All notions, patterns, accessories, rulers, thread, batting and of course fabric are all included in the sale. It is a fantastic day to buy backings, batting, that ruler your friend has that you have had your eye on...
What should I bring?
Bring your CALENDAR- many classes have multiple meetings and you will need to make sure you are available to get the largest benefit your instructors can offer you. Bring cash or checks to sign up for classes! Pay for those in the classroom please. Wear comfy clothes and shoes and please don't be in a rush.
Is it crowded?
Yup! It is crowded. We do our best to expedite the process by encouraging customers to pay for their classes by check or cash out in the classroom with the teachers, we will not cut fat quarters on sale day though any that are cut in the shop you may purchase- we spend lots of time the week before Open House cutting fat quarters to boost our supply for you!  We have two cutting tables going all day, one will be hiding in the back room-hey aren't you glad you read the blog!  We provide refreshments and as much seating as we can outside on the porches to make you comfortable and hopefully able to enjoy the day despite the crowd and the line. 
Where should I go first the classroom or the shop?
We recommend checking out the classroom first. You can pick up a supply list for classes and then eliminate the need for multiple trips through the checkout line.
I can't make it does that mean I can't sign up for a class?
You can sign up for a class at the shop anytime. Before or after open house. You will get our standard 15% off class supplies on any other day.
Do I have to pay for my class at Open House?
Yes that guarantees your spot in the class. Checks aren't cashed until the class takes place so if you decide not to do the class and notify us in advance your payment is refundable.
Are credit cards accepted?
Yes, we accept credit cards INSIDE the shop. You are welcome to pay for your purchase in the shop with a credit card. We ask you to pay for your classes in the classroom by cash or check with your teacher, this makes the check out line a little faster.
Can I prepare ahead of time?
Wow! You are an over achiever! YES you can prepare! Check out our classes on the website! This will give you time to relax, think over all the options and make good choices for yourself. This will also allow you to call all your quilty friends and coordinate what classes you want to take together!
It's overwhelming in the classroom, so much eye candy with all the beautiful projects on the wall! Use the website and do some homework- jot down questions you have, teachers your want to meet, classes you are interested in and of course a shopping list! The calendar is up to date as is the class description pdf! 

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed my first open house at the shop and the sale.