Sunday, December 30, 2018

Happy 2019 & Happy Birthday SWD!


Note our New Year Holiday Hours ~
We're open tomorrow (Monday, December 31st) at 10:00 a.m. - but will close early at 3:00 p.m. so our staff can celebrate and ring in the New Year!

We're Closed on Tuesday, January 1st and will re-open regular shop hours on Wednesday, January 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

January has always been a special month for SWD. In January 2009 Spring Water Designs was born with a blog, Etsy Shop, and our first pattern publication of Rootin Tootin Cowboy Quilt in Quilt we are actually 10 years old! ...Can you believe it!
Time was spent over the next few years with over 60 quilt magazine and fabric company publications that kept us busy ~ and even one little quilt made it to TV showing up on the Fons & Porter's Television show :) You can read about many of these over on our Blog.
During that time web store was born and we started shipping quilting fabrics and products all over the country, and began vending at local quilt shows. Then in 2012 we became a Handi Quilter Retailer, and had to search for a brick & mortar home for our shop. In 2013 we signed a lease and Bob & I set out to turn the space into a quilt shop. Our doors opened in January 2014 with a soft opening of Spring Water Designs Quilting (making our brick & mortar shop 5 Years old now!), and thanks to the support of our many quilter friends and kindred souls, we've been sharing our love of quilting and needle crafts in our little strip on Gerwig Lane ever since :)

...Whew, just looking back at all that makes me a little tired ~ But it's been a fun ride so far!
We're heading into 2019 with grateful hearts, and the blessings of so many friends that we've made in the quilting world, and goals to continue to move forward into our next ten years!

With that in mind...We're having a whole month of Birthday Sales!

We want to share the fun and give back to all our supportive customers. So starting with this week ~ Wednesday, January 2nd - Wednesday, January 9th All pre-cut Loose Fat Quarters throughout the shop are only $1.00 each! Plus all regularly priced Notions & Books are 25% off
And join us on Saturday afternoon, January 5th for Free Demos on how to use the AccuQuilt GO! Cutters. Learn about the cutters and their features, and how to quickly and accurately cut fabric to save you time and money!
Demos are Free of charge and will be on-going between the hours of 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Keep an eye out each week for different sales and Birthday Fun throughout the month!

Some upcoming things to jump in on (click on the links for more details) ~

All of our Clubs are continuing with fresh new products and inspiration in the New Year, and we have a few new Block of the Months that have a few spaces available in them! We have many Classes on the January calendar including Longarm Rental class dates, HQ Owner's Boot Camp Classes, Use your Stash Class with Suzzie Schuyler, plus...

A new session of Beginning Quilt Piecing starts on Tuesdays beginning with January 22nd at 1:00 p.m.

Join Heather Kojan on Saturday, January 19th between 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and find out all the details about the upcoming Chase the Sun Quilting Cruise being sponsored by Spring Water Designs!  The Cruise dates are January 10 - 19, 2020 ~ Nine nights to the Southern Caribbean! ...In January!

Heather will share about the project & quilting classes she will teach onboard the ship, and share some of her quilts.  It's a great time to come and meet Heather and learn more about her and her amazing work :)

This is open house style and there is no charge, so come on out any time between 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on January 19th and see Heather's quilts and learn about our upcoming fun :)

Click Here for more information about the cruise and to download a flyer!

Then we have an amazing opportunity for a Thread Painting Workshop with Joyce Hughes on Friday, January 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00.  Register right away to save your seat in this amazing class!

Then save the date for Support Your Local Quilt Shop Day on Saturday, January 26th where we'll continue our month of Birthday Sales plus we'll hold Free Demos throughout the day!  Watch upcoming emails this month and our website for information on all the happenings throughout the month!

We want to wish you all a Happy, Safe & Healthy 2019 full of good friends, and living in the moment...and lots of time spent with fabric and thread in hand ;)

~ Dawn & the SWD Staff
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

...We've Missed Blogging ~ Let's Try This Again!

It’s now time to end our apparent Blog Hiatus. As many of you noticed, we’ve been having technical difficulties with our blog, and while it’s still not quite back to 100%, we are absolutely thrilled to be able to use it again! (Three cheers for Paul C!)

 ...So what are some of the things we've we been up to since our last post?

Out of all the entries in the AccuQuilt Contest, Heather’s AccuQuilt Block design won an Honorable Mention! We hope she keeps designing and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Spring Water Designs received the Handi Quilter Way Award for the 4th year in a row, and the Handi Quilter Top Sales Award for the 3rd year running!

Quilts Around the Bay Shop Hop had a successful Second Year, and the shop owners have started planning Year Three for March of 2019!

Spring Water Designs formed a team (SWD Quilters for a Cure) to participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Walk MS fundraiser. SWD Quilters for a Cure raised over $5,000 in support of research and treatment provided by the Society to the Multiple Sclerosis community. Once again, we offer a huge thanks to all our donors, we couldn't have done it without all of the support!

We also had the honor of hosting the HandiQuilter Truck! For our Truck Event, we had the fabulous Diane Henry teaching a weekend of classes with a classroom outfitted with HandiQuilter’s new Amaras!

Between all of that, we vended at several quilt shows, had many classes at the shop with amazing teachers, Clubs, Free Studio Stitch-in Days, and shared lots of quilty connections with old and new friends...We even added a new little future quilter to our family ~ Charlotte Grace was born last month! Ashley, Bobby & their fur babies are all doing well, and enjoying getting to know Little Miss Charlotte :)
We're looking forward to all the new experiences to come ~ Stop by the shop, or connect here on the blog or our Facebook Page, and share what you've been up to with us!

Enjoy the day!