February 20, 2012
Blog – Feb 20
Hi everyone! We have now been [quietly] open for 2 weeks at our new storefront location –825 Fort St/ Antique Row in beautiful downtownVictoria. Our regular hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 9:30 to 5:00, and Sundays 12 to 4. I want to thank all of you who have come by to meet me and check out our new shop…please tell all your friends and help me spread the word!
You might also be interested in knowing many of the lovely, knowledgeable, and helpful ladies you have come to know at Satin Moon over the years have joined me at Satin Moon Quilted Garden. In a time when many of us believe employee loyalty simply no longer exists, these ladies have made me a believer again. Sharron has been part of the family since its inception nearly 35 years ago! Sharron’s primary role is receiver of fabric, a huge job (check out her photo below)! Stop in and say hello to her, if she is not assisting customers she may be tucked away in the back office area, surrounded by bolts of new fabric, just ask.
How many of you know the tiny and mighty Cathy? She has boundless energy, enthusiasm, and ideas. Maureen may just be the queen of ideas, and if you ever need travel and shopping advice she can steer you in the right direction…all the way across Canada! Maureen also brought us the equally lovely Barb, her sister. Barb is new to quilting and has a strong background in garment sewing. I told her she had to keep working with us until we made her into a quilter…she has now started a bag project…I think we’re rubbing off on her ;). Nicole will be joining us on a full-time basis, as of this week…welcome back Nicole! Nicole has recently completed an internship in costume design. And behind the scenes Jo, our invaluable book-keeper. Thanks ladies for your immeasurable contributions!
We still have much to do; however, I have chosen dates for our Grand Opening Celebration. Mark your calendars, you will want to “attend and spend”. Our celebration begins Thursday, March 8th and runs through Sunday, March 11th. For our 4-day celebration we will be open Thursday through Saturday 9:30 to 5:00 and Sunday we will be open early, 9:30 to 4:00. Stay tuned for more details on special promotions and challenge projects!