Crazy – Scary – Breath.

Lets look out for each other.

This week is nuts… what more can you say about where our world is at this moment.

As a small business this virus not only can harm ones health but ones livelihood. We at Loopy D’s are still operating during this difficult time. We are keeping social distancing, Cleaning take-in area after every visitor including wiping down all surfaces with disinfection wipes.

We have also provided a drop off & pick up box if you don’t want to come into the studio.

We can email you our take – in sheet which you can fill out and attach to your quilt or quilts. Those that have used us know we carry batting and backing so it’s a one stop shop.

For those using our service and supporting small business we are going to be offering a 20 % percent discount on all services during this time. Book  your quilt into the queue and you will receive this discount even if it’s months away. Purchase a gift certificate save 20 %

On a personal note this is scary , my household is totally self employed ! Right now the health experts are saying weeks my gut is saying this is going to be months. So I am praying we all look out for each other . Always looking for the positive. Evil giggle.

Working Studio

Another Holiday is just around the corner and the year is almost over. Reflecting back it’s been a great year some amazing quilts came into the studio . Met some wonderful people .

Our studio is a working studio  it’s not a hobby , it’s a passion.

The studio is always changing and evolving . This year we expanded our space . We now have the space and we  carry a huge inventory of wide backing 108″ fabrics. Which includes flannel and Fireside.  Inventory arrives weekly . And yes we carry batting. We finish quilts so yes this simplifies the process if we have what you need.

Other services we have added to the studio menu.

Open Studio Time –  $25 which is donated to a local charity

We now offer open studio time. Need a place to sew in ?  Your workstation consists of a cutting , ironing & sewing station all tools provided a project cart , coffee and snacks . Come for the day and sew. Just bring the project your working on. You can then leave your project in your cart for your next sewing day. No hauling machines around & your working on Bernian & Brother machines.

Quilting party        –   $40 per person

We  are offering a table runner party or confetti wall hanging party. Book a party all supplies , beverages & snacks are provided. Just show up and play in Deb’s stash. These parties are a blast and well it’s nice to do something together rather than buying stuff we might not need or want. Learn something new and have fun with your friends. These parties are geared around your needs.

What else has been going on … personally trying to deal with my own unfinished projects at last count I had 32 quilt tops of my own to quilt. Yes my dirty little secret I quilt other peoples quilts but no time to do my own. Started finishing a few quilt tops that where over ten years old. Bad Deb, but life… no judgement it is what it is. It’s been nice but honestly working on the older tops I have realized that my skills have come so far since I started. Shaking my head at the lack of ironing or what was I thinking adding a ten inch border. Quilting them up and donating them cause honestly what was I thinking. It’s been a life lesson . I did the best I could with the skills I had . Years later those skills have improved , no longer does one take shortcuts and yes my points are crisp. Skills take time to master . So remember your doing your best and that is all that matters.

Now guess one should finish on the computer and get back to work. The queue only has five quilts in at the moment but here’s hoping that changes in the next week or so . Book your spot into the queue so we have time to finish your project for Christmas. Lots of space at the moment but that could change in a moments notice.

What’s been happening here in the studio.

Wow is all I can say ! Usually during the summer the studio is slower where personally I get a chance to do a couple of things. This year not so much which is wonderful , means we are doing something right. Saying that I took a week off and went to Yellowstone National Park. This has been on my bucket list for 25 plus years ! Once back hit the studio running. Chloe’s Club house filled up fast in July . We had six wonderful young ladies join us. They each made a pillow case, bag & a lap size quilt. They also learned to bake bread, cakes, cookies & handmade chocolate treats . They learned how to plan for a party , shop for it and prepare for it. Each day they made their meals and by the end of the week we wrapped it up by throwing a BBQ for their families. They had a Blast.  The Next Club house event is Aug 20th – 24th. Runs all week, everything is provided. Only taking 4 this time round so book it now ! Great life skills camp just saying .

The following week the studio was a buzz with a group of ladies taking the Elephant Abstraction workshop. Let me tell you these ladies made me laugh so hard tears where running down my legs.! The ladies did an amazing job and you can check out the video on our facebook page to see the amazing herd that left here.

And the studio has been open most Sundays for an open sew day. These days I love because usually someone comes to work on something and we get to visit  & sew.

Now this week just trying to regroup , clean and organize . Getting teaching schedules organized and going to be travelling down south and doing some pop up free-motion classes. Kind of excited about that adventure should be interesting .  If you want a pop up class let us know and can add it to our travels.

So yes this summer we have been a little busy .  Busy is a wonderful thing.