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Blog Update This is my SITREP or rather Situational Report on how things have been going here at Crab Creek Quilting Company. It's been awhile since I wrote anything so here goes. I'm finding myself reminiscing about the Industry, Market and the Future. I need to put things into perspective or at least into my perspective to give an accurate account of my journey up to this point. This Blog is more-so for me, but I hope it can make someone happy just reading it, understand my business -or give them something else to gossip about tee hee! The Internet gave Comfort and Connection You can spend hours and hours looking on the Internet at quilting patterns, designs, the newest designers and fabric lines. Many get inspiration from viewing made products and watching tutorials. The WORLD Pandemic pushed so many people out of stores and online for not only goods but information. Many Quilters went from in-person classes and knowledge shares to include sew togethers and Guild sew days, t
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  The Shop will be Closed Wed-Fri June 8-10th 2022  Join us in Coeur d'Alene for the Kootenai County Fairgrounds Quilt Show Open Date: Fri, Jun 10, 2022 ~ 10am-6pm Close Date: Sat, Jun 11, 2022 ~ 10am-5pm Produced by the North Idaho Quilt Guild. This is a two-day event highlighting local and regional quilters and features Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts. 300 plus quilts as well as a Merchant Mall and Country Store. Featured Quilter will be Paulette Steele, well known for her handwork, applique, quilting and as a local instructor. Location: Kootenai County Fairgrounds in the  Jacklin Building . 4056 North Government Way Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815 We Hope to See you There!

Come Fly Away with CCQC

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Online Spring Fling Blog & Shop Hop-National Black Forest Cake Day

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  Today is the Online Spring Fling Blog & Shop Hop I'm participating in! When I decided to join in on this fun event offered through a FB Quilt Shop Owners Group they asked me for a Theme, I was like "Theme, AAAHHH I need a Theme" So I quickly looked online to see what I could come up with for March 28th. And Low and behold it's National Black Forest Cake Day :) Ok so I had a theme-now what!? I like to chit chat with all the ladies who come in the shop about the million trillion things that run through my head while trying to build this business. Who better to help me than the Community I have a business in? Anyway,  tying Quilts to Cake kept stumping me. I try to do something different than the rest of the quilting community, but had NO IDEA!  Laura said "What about the Cake Stand block"? The what? ( I've been soaking my brain in clothes making and it was a perfect suggestion at just the right time).  This is a Vintage Pattern and HARD TO FIND. Mayb

Let the Quilt Show Adventures Begin!

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  Let the Quilt Show Adventures Begin! Finally! After 8 months I got out of the Shop for my own Quilty Fun! The best part about being a Quilter is FRIENDS! I was blessed with two GREAT friends who wanted to cruise down to Tri-Cities with me for the " Tri-City Quilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show and Merchant Mall " yesterday!  I shared some of my favorite photos of Quilts I just loved while there I already posted on Social Media but wanted to save the other wonderful things we did and what I brought home with all of you here :) "The Magic of Color" was everywhere! And it moved me! I bought some Magical items from the Merchants there; like the below Tula Pink Webbing by renaissance ribbons from Janean's Bernina and A FABULOUS Unicorn pre-cut applique from Laura's Sage Country Quilts! I was over the moon about the goodies I brought home!  It always feels so good to buy another Quilter's fabric's and sewing tools after they pass on! The yard sale room
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 The Show must Go On Spring is Here and CCQC has set-up a pretty nice Class Lineup for the next two months-plus the Events are going to be exciting for all who attend! You can also r egister for our Classes by Calling the Shop 509-982-2175 (payment is required for seat reservation)   Click for Classes We are LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm PST. Join me for my Lunchtime Live Show for Deep Discounts on Fabrics, Patterns, Gifts and Fun!  Click for Live Show We are also back to a One-Man Show here at CCQC.πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Employees are expensive, L&I is expensiveπŸ’Έ and we still need to build our Fabric FoundationπŸ’–. With that being said. We've reduced our Hours to Wed-Fri 10am to 4pm. But the Classroom is open and we will be participating in Area Events.  🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 Our Special Business Hours for Spring 2022 Events: Quilting Stencil Extravaganza - Mar 12, 2022 10:00 am  CCQC is Partnering up with Laura's Sage Country Quilts Designs to showcase
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  HAPPY NEW YEAR!! January 2022: Well today marks the beginning of CCQC's 7 Months-ish Anniversary, and we're still waiting for flying cars. So many things have happened since we opened in June. June 11 to be exact. The feeling of having an "empty" shop is in the past and now we're trying to figure out where to put it all!! :) my biggest lesson learned so far in this journey is-pay your bookeeper well!!! Seriously what a whirlwind of people, blessings and ideas! Our minds just keep coming up with fun stuff we can do at the Shop this year and all the great fabrics, classes and discounts we can offer all our Friends! Did you Know:   Kim Lantis joined the crazy train in December and has been a valuable asset to the Shop. Andy doesn't have to listen to Brandy cry, and Kim is a fabric cutting machine! She cut so many Batiks for our 2022 Illusions Sampler πŸ’Ÿand keeps the Shop full of a variety of fat quarters and one yard cuts! Together we equal fabric addicted, sm