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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
After considering our vision for a new and improved Sharing Stitches Leanne and Shari have decided to go for this building. (click button below for details) It just screams QUILT SHOP! We are still seeking 500K for updates and renovations. Our goal is still to have crowd funding of 100K as our down payment. There are 2 tenants in the building thus far. We would be taking over one side of the building until we get on our feet. There are other quilt shops who do what they do very well. We want to be outside of the box. We welcome your ideas! Our vision includes the following:
*Adding 2 more machines. 1 APQS hand guided and 1 Innova Computerized machine. *A sizable classroom where we can hold classes and invite guest teachers and get kids involved. (We will need to knock down a wall or two.) *An all access area (Shari is moving ALL of her sewing, embroidery, heat press, accu-cut etc.) while you are using the Innova. *A private sewing room or two for those who don't have room at home. Weekly or Monthly rental of the room. You can set up your stuff and invite a friend or two to sew with you. It would be a per space rental not a per person rental so you can put as many people as YOU want to and share the cost. *The Quilters Nook. A place where you can leave your items to be quilted if you ran out of time. Webcam protected so you can check on your items and see who is coming and going. OR if you don't recall what you left there. *A small retail area. At this time we are not able to add a large fabric selection area. I want to urge you to go to your local shops and support them. We will continue to carry backing, batting, thread and gadgets. *Rocking chairs on the front porch. *Social Gatherings that revolve around piecing. Mystery Dinner Night, UFO support group, and a This project is too hard without friends support group. Shari will also be doing her Creative Transitions grief workshop. Guest teacher Laura, a certified Eleanor Burns instructor, is interested in teaching workshops at our location. The location is very nice and pleasant. NO STAIRS! For now we would be sharing the space with a Dentists office or an Attorneys office. I hope they are ready for the laughter and energy that our quilters will bring to the building.
All of the above reflects a return on your investment. It's not just a shop for Leanne and Shari, it's a shop for you!