Summer is almost over and we’re having a SALE!

Summer sale bannerLots and lots of discounted fabric……
Some as little as £6/m
Bank Holiday Bonanza 

August
Saturday 24th 

Tuesday 27th  
Wednesday 28th

Bring big bags!!!!

And….
across the rest of the shop all fabric, wadding and sewing notions 10% off ( excluding books).

Don’t miss it.


Community…

September is a really busy month for us at High Street Quilting.
Not only do we have lots of new people starting new projects but it is also a great time to build our community with a very special charitable event.
This year we will be hosting a…..

A close up of scissors cutting into fabric
Macmillan Makeover Challenge
Saturday 28th September 2019
10am – 12.30 OR 1.30 – 4pm
£20/person
Take 2 old garments (provided) and create 1 new one.
How hard can it be?
Our design guru, Susan Dinsley, will be on hand to give help and advice.
Even if you’ve never done anything like it before, come along and give it a go.
You will need to book though.. we’ve started a list!

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO MACMILLAN


Workshops…

We are proud and delighted to be hosting two more amazing textile workshops by Laura Edgar
the first;
Only 2 spaces left
Saturday 31st August 2019
Textile artPond Water – Inspired by Monet
10.30 – 4pm
Using the colourful pond and waterlily paintings of Monet as inspiration, we will be focussing on texture, movement and light; to create impressionistic textile art collages.
We will manipulate vintage fabrics and recycled clothing with hand embroidery techniques; using fabric and stitch as paint and pencil.
All materials and images will be provided. No experience necessary but basic hand sewing is needed.
£50 per person.
Bookings to be made directly to High Street Quilting via telephone 0191 4100868 or email hilary@highstreetquilting.co.uk

 

and…
Saturday 26th October 2019
Poppy
10.30 – 4pm
‘Poppy’ Textile ArtUsing the iconic red poppy flower as inspiration, we will focus on colour, texture, shape and light to create impressionistic floral textile art collages.
We will manipulate vintage fabrics and recycled clothing with hand embroidery techniques; using fabric and stitch as paint and pencil.
All materials and images will be provided. No experience necessary but basic hand sewing is needed.
£50 per person.
Bookings to be made directly to High Street Quilting via telephone 0191 4100868 or email hilary@highstreetquilting.co.uk.


New Workshop and Class Payment Policy…

Workshops at High Street Quilting

Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure your place.
If, for some reason, you need to cancel your place, please contact us at High Street Quilting as soon as possible. A full refund will be given if you cancel your place at least 15 days prior to the date of the class/course or session starting. If it is less than 15 days away, 50% of the cost will be refunded. If it is within 48 hours of the class/course or session starting, a refund cannot be given. Also, no refund can be given if you fail to attend for any reason.
Our classes require a great deal of pre-planning, including ordering supplies and tools, booking staff and making commitments to pay our tutors. When students ask to cancel, we lose money. As a small business, it is very difficult to absorb these costs.
If, for some reason, High Street Quilting needs to cancel a class/course or session, an alternative date will be provided or a full refund given.

Workshop prices vary according to type, duration and materials supplied.

Regular Classes and Sit and Sew Sessions.

Due to the high and increasing demand for places at our regular sewing sessions, we will now require full payment for each month, in advance, or for the duration of the project. Taught classes are priced at £10/session and Sociable Sit and Sew £5/session.

I know you will understand.

Thank you


And finally…

There may be turbulent times ahead with Brexit etc, but here at High Street Quilting, our focus will continue to be on building small friendship groups and supporting our local community.

Our customers tell us that they love to come to our little haven, filled with lovely fabrics and inspiration.
But, it doesn’t come cheaply. Our “bricks and mortar” shop has enormous overheads and our fabrics are chosen especially, for their quality and beauty rather than price.
People often suggest that we should “go online” but that isn’t what we’re about, is it?
We may, at some point, sell some fabrics online, but for me, the essence of our shop is personal service and community. Neither of which you can find “online”

We seem to be swimming against the tide at the moment but Jayne and I will be working our socks off to keep at least one little shop on our high street, against all the odds.

I really didn’t like creating a payment policy. I would rather be flexible and try to accommodate everyone. But I can’t. With a huge and growing customer base, we need full classes and groups and we need our regular customers to attend regularly so that we know where there are spaces for new people.

My favourite part of our shop is watching experienced stitchers helping novices. It’s such a joy to see people inspired and enthusiastic about their next project. We’re all learning and improving our skills. And that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?
Giving it a go… For fun… Expressing ourselves creatively…. Sharing our skills

Whatever the next few months bring.. let’s keep on quilting and keep on sharing.
With love,
Hilary x

If you’d like to enquire about one of our workshops or classes or if you just want more information about our shop, please contact us.