Posted by: Sue | January 12, 2012

AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR PATRONS — JANUARY 2012

Happy New Year!

If you have visited What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff in the past week you have seen a few changes in the shop. We have taken an opportunity to move a few things around so that we can greet you from the front of the shop, make a little more room for you to look around and sew in the classroom, and prepare for new fabric to arrive in the first quarter of 2012.

You have also seen a few new faces that have joined our team. You know Bobbi Case, Carole Anne Buchanan, Carol Ascher, Kathy Rokitski, Joan Bryan, and Pat Stewart. Joining them in helping you are Janis Drum and Martha Schwegler.

We have added an additional manager. Sue Goehring is joined by Jennifer Griffin as the two individuals we have asked to lead the team at WYSNS. Sue is the WYSNS Business Manager and Jennifer is the WYSNS Creative Manager. As Business Manager, Sue assists with purchasing fabrics, notions, books and patterns; collaborates with teachers to bring you a schedule of fun classes quarterly; helps select and coordinate Blocks-of-the-Month, sewathons and retreats; and prepares the shop newsletter. As Creative Manager, Jennifer is responsible for the design of the entire store; assists with purchasing fabrics; collaborates with the customer service team to help you select fabric for projects and works with team members to prepare kits; and coordinates special sales and events. As co-managers Sue and Jennifer are there to answer any questions you may have of the store.

Speaking of the store, we want to address comments being made that What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff is going out of business. WYSNS employees have stated that they are hearing from numerous places and individuals that we are shutting down the store.

 

We are not closing the doors to What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff.

 

2012 is offering some exciting opportunities and a reignited passion in the shop that has made the pendulum swing in the opposite direction. By that we mean that the nation’s economic hardships and some internal decisions did have an impact on What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff, but in the past three months we have watched new customers visit us for the first time and eager fabric enthusiasts sign up to learn how to quilt. We have new teachers bringing some exciting new techniques to our classroom and current teachers opening up their vast vaults of knowledge to expand upon even the most seasoned quilter’s arsenal of fabric art tips and tricks. We are broadening our textile library and while we will continue to bring in fabrics from some of our old favorites, we are excited to expand upon our catalog of designs – whether reproduction, contemporary, florals, batiks, brights, seasonal and more. There are some roads we won’t be able to travel back to this year. The economy is tight and affects each of us. We know this brings disappointment to each of us in different ways because we all have varying tastes in what makes the perfect quilt. But just because we can’t go back, doesn’t mean we stop the journey all together. We will continue to move forward.

Our doors are open at What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff.

Thank you for walking in.

Holly and Irene

Owners

What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff

 

 

Happy New Year! 

 If you have visited What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff in the past week you have seen a few changes in the shop.  We have taken an opportunity to move a few things around so that we can greet you from the front of the shop, make a little more room for you to look around and sew in the classroom, and prepare for new fabric to arrive in the first quarter of 2012.

 You have also seen a few new faces that have joined our team.  You know Bobbi Case, Carole Anne Buchanan, Carol Ascher, Kathy Rokitski, Joan Bryan, and Pat Stewart.  Joining them in helping you are Janis Drum and Martha Schwegler.

 We have added an additional manager.  Sue Goehring is joined by Jennifer Griffin as the two individuals we have asked to lead the team at WYSNS.  Sue is the WYSNS Business Manager and Jennifer is the WYSNS Creative Manager.  As Business Manager, Sue assists with purchasing fabrics, notions, books and patterns; collaborates with teachers to bring you a schedule of fun classes quarterly; helps select and coordinate Blocks-of-the-Month, sewathons and retreats; and prepares the shop newsletter.  As Creative Manager, Jennifer is responsible for the design of the entire store;  assists with purchasing fabrics; collaborates with the customer service team to help you select fabric for projects and works with team members to prepare kits; and coordinates special sales and events.  As co-managers Sue and Jennifer are there to answer any questions you may have of the store.

 Speaking of the store, we want to address comments being made that What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff is going out of business.  WYSNS employees have stated that they are hearing from numerous places and individuals that we are shutting down the store. 

 We are not closing the doors to What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff.

2012 is offering some exciting opportunities and a reignited passion in the shop that has made the pendulum swing in the opposite direction.  By that we mean that the nation’s economic hardships and some internal decisions did have an impact on What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff, but in the past three months we have watched new customers visit us for the first time and eager fabric enthusiasts sign up to learn how to quilt. We have new teachers bringing some exciting new techniques to our classroom and current teachers opening up their vast vaults of knowledge to expand upon even the most seasoned quilter’s arsenal of fabric art tips and tricks. We are broadening our textile library and while we will continue to bring in fabrics from some of our old favorites, we are excited to expand upon our catalog of designs – whether reproduction, contemporary, florals, batiks, brights, seasonal and more. There are some roads we won’t be able to travel back to this year.  The economy is tight and affects each of us.  We know this brings disappointment to each of us in different ways because we all have varying tastes in what makes the perfect quilt.  But just because we can’t go back, doesn’t mean we stop the journey all together.  We will continue to move forward.

Our doors are open at What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff.  

Thank you for walking in.

Holly and Irene

Owners

What’s Your Stitch ‘n Stuff

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Responses

  1. Come on by and check out all the changes in our layout, it’s fresh and exciting. We’ve also had some new fabrics arrive this week…better get ’em while they’re still here….sewathon is this weekend 😀

    The 1st quarter of the year’s classes are filling up, if you haven’t checked out the website class list, there are new photos up of the models. Just click the link in the sidebar and you can take a peek before you come in and sign up. Look forward to seeing you this weekend.


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