Events and Shop Updates from Watergirl Quilt Co
I hope that your summer if off to a good start wherever you are in the world. We are very excited that tomorrow, Ontario moves to Phase 2 of Reopening. For those of you who are close enough to visit us in person, this is really good news!
As of tomorrow, we can increase our customer capacity from 15% of our empty floor space to 25%. Not a whopping big increase but it means that we will be able to welcome 2 people at a time in our shop! Crew, that means you can finally come and hang out in our magical place with a quilting friend!
Perhaps, you will carry on down the street and check out the other shops or grab a delicious breakfast, snack or lunch at Katarina's, a few blocks west of us. Right next door, the Irish Pub is ready to serve you on their patio while you look at the river sights. Lots to do and have fun! We thank you for waiting patiently outside if we are at capacity. If you ring the doorbell, we can take your name and number and text you when your turn is ready, if you prefer to wait in your cool car or go for a stroll. Wearing of face masks is still required and we will provide you with hand sanitizer for your safety too.
Touching new fabric is great therapy for cabin fever!
What else is on the go these days?
⚓ Mystery Monday, July 5th (watch your inbox)
⚓ Spring in Paris kits will be ready some time next week. The second QAL begins July 7th so be sure to sign up again. We have only ONE unsold kit if you are interested.
⚓ Grand opening of our Education Centre will be on Saturday, July 17th with ribbon cutting at 1pm at 119 King St. West, just two doors east of our small but mighty shop. You will be able to tour inside.
⚓ July 17th also happens to be our first anniversary of our shop in Prescott and there will be lots of fun so watch your inbox, Facebook and Instagram for more details coming soon.
⚓Did you receive your 5" charm square of fabric for our Canadian Quilting Destination Contest? Submissions are due July 31st.You can use your own piece of fabric if you already have the required piece but please do not use more than a 5" square. Read all the contest details at our blog.
⚓ Gathering No Moss Quilt Along begins August 4th and ends September 15th. Join Kaffe Fasset and 9 other Sew-lebritites and create a gorgeous quilt while learning about colour and fabric selection. Our fabrics arrived and we have begun cutting the kits. Get yours at our website or drop in and check out the beautiful fabric, pattern and swag bag that are part of the kit. Michelle caved when she saw the fabric and will be making one too!
And on top of that, we have lots of new classes for summer and fall and more coming.
Have a wonderful week and a happy Canada Day in however you choose to spend your day.
Stay safe, stay hopeful and do something that makes you smile,
Michelle and the Watergirls
Watergirl Quilt Co. is pleased to be donating $232.50 from our June retreat to the Ottawa chapter of Quilts of Valour along with donations of fabric. Thank you for joining that retreat and supporting a great group.