and here we are...august 2017. it's surreal to me that i am even typing that on our quilt shop page. seven years ago, when we were preparing for our opening, i had no idea what to expect. i never had the dream that we would be where we are today. more importantly i truly never would have believed that sarah would still be by my side. she had been so critically ill that year. it was her health that prompted me to leave my full time job to care for her hour by hour for as many days as we had together.
amazing isn't it. not only is she right here, she's become the star of the show. she's been leading our one million pillowcase mission for some time and has delivered more than 7,000 cases to area children's hospitals and hospice programs in memory of her friend kristen kirton. she's become a savant on the sewing machine utilizing charm squares and with that she has formed her own business aptly named, Down Right Charming, so she has an outlet to sell her creations.
i truly could not be more proud of her and wish to help her take the show on the road. which is exactly what we will be doing shortly.
so what does this mean for JEllen's house of fabric?
beginning on tuesday, august 15, 2017 we will only be open on:
in the shop we will still be stocking the happy, bright fabrics we have come to love. sarah's selections of kids fabrics appropriate for pillowcases will also be in great supply.
and of course our kate spain corner will always be filled with her newest designs.
and then what?
we are hitting the road.
follow us here and we will begin to share our whereabouts. you just never know where we might be parked. with us will be one yard cuts and fat quarters of all our fabulous fabric. sarah will have her creations too. she might even be demonstrating her sewing skills.
and very soon we will be uploading our most popular fabric to our etsy site so you can shop from home.
change. oh yes there is a lot of it. yet it's all so good.
we are so grateful for all of our customers, followers and friends. we would not be here without you!