Thursday, February 25, 2010

Irish Chain and a Possible New Venture.

This quilt was so nice to work on, I absolutely love this colors my client chose and got to quilt some of my favorite designs. I really need to make an Irish Chain quilt one day, its on my 'to do' list.
I basically took last week off and am glad I can now focus on my quilting again.  Quilting can be very theraputic and relaxing but when your can't concentrate on what your doing it is best to stay away from the machine.  I listened to that little voice, see I'm learning.
So part of my morning was spent picking out stitches on a quilt because I realized that the panto I special ordered for a clients quilt didn't really suit it.  Okay that and maybe the fact I am really distracted by new potential venture.  Yesterday I got a call from a hardware store in The Pas (a town 140km away) and they wanted to know if I would be interested in buying their fabric .....all or some of there fabric stock.  They can no longer carry it in the of yesterday in a sense.  The store manager really fought to keep it for the last year but upper management have now made it impossible for her to offer fabric for her customers and she wants it to stay in our area.  Our town has no fabric shop so you can see my reasons for even considering something that I said I would never do.  What to do?   My hubby is 100% supportive and I am pretty sure the local quilters would support this too.....RIGHT?????? ( I'm hoping for some comments here). The next step is to go down there and see the fabric they have.   I know the more I take the better the deal.  But I also know that if they want too much for it I can walk away.  I honestly never really wanted to sell fabric but have considered just carrying some bolts of wide backing fabric.  I also realized that shopping online whenever I need a fabric is a pain in the butt! 
So I think it will have to be a really good deal for me to take on this venture... 300 bolts of fabric is a lot to store in my house!! Am I crazy?


  1. Wow! What a possibility! Not crazy to consider it! There are lots of pluses and some minuses too! Maybe your better half can add another storey to the garage!! I just don't want to lose your long arm quilting talent!!! Arizona Snowbird

  2. What a dilemma! I would think 300 or less bolts would give you an idea if this would be a venture you want to pursue for the short term or the long term. I can personally see an outlet for a quantity of fabric through the guild,Sewing Circle and possibly myself. With WM's uncertain position on continuing with fabric it seems to indicate there is a market for you to capitalize upon. You will know what is best for you and where you want your business to go. If the timing is not right for you, don't do it. Behind your decision all the way.

  3. Wow Kathy, what a dilema, now I know why you have been pre-disposed!!!I am sure you know what your priorities are, good luck in whatever you decide!!!