There is something lovely and exciting about the first week on any job. The new smells, the new bells, the shiny things. Nancy and I were chatting the other day she said it’ll take 6 months for me to really learn my job and I’m saying 9. Either way I’m beginning. And i like it. One of the greatest things is the constant encouragement, “if you have a question, please ask” or “if you mess something up, because it’s going to happen, just tell us”. There is a strong emphasis on supporting and having a safety net in place. I just had a chat with one of the big guys and found out that he loves Lord of the Rings. Sweet! I love to quilt to the extended versions of the movies. In my world there is nothing better. Except baseball. Yes, listening to the Yankee’s play baseball. Oh. Uh. Hmmmm. Oh…..that’s just a toss up, now isn’t it!
So I did say I’d do a post for my local peeps listing places to go for fabric, notions and sewing machine repair in our area. I reached out to my friend Amanda at Mariner’s Compass in Bath ME for a little help. Amanda is a brother dealer a has a fine quilt shop. If you’re in the area stop in for a bit of shopping and tell her Teri sent you. I called her the other day to chat with her about something else, she was laughing as she picked up the phone. Amanda was chatting with one of her friends about toilet paper rolls and whether or not her friend should use them for a project. My answer was absolutely! I use them to hold bias binding waiting for a quilt. Amanda’s friend still wasn’t convinced that toilet paper tubes were appropriate.
The district manager sent the following information:
The City Quilter quilt fabrics
133 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001
Sew Right quilt fabric
223-20 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY 11364
Pins & Needles quilt fabric
159 Lexington Ave.
Mt. Kisco, NY
Happy Quilter quilt fabric7 Lake Ridge Plaza
Valley Cottage NY 10989
For yarn and solid quilt fabrics
2106 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, NY 10538
Our friend Donna Chambers has a fabulous exhibit there right now.
As for my teaching locally I’m going to talk with several of the local stores and see what I can work out. As soon as I have dates and times I’ll post.
And this morning I’m headed to The Quilt Spot to help them celebrate their anniversary! I get to hang out with Melissa K, one of the dynamic duo of Ad Sales Managers from Generation Q Magazine. This will be so much fun.