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New Address: 17917 Vashon Hwy SW
But only until August 16th!
August 16: Final day.

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Island Quilter announcement August 6, 2015



Dear Friends and Fellow Quilters,

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have to tell you that Island Quilter will be giving up its brick and mortar business due to severe and insurmountable problems with the lease that we were made aware of after signing and cannot rectify.

 

This decision did not come easy, and many of you know how much work, money and thought we had put into the new location. As things are now, Island Quilter will be open for business until August 16, and then move out.

 

If  you are asking what will be next, we do not have an answer for you.

We are both physically, emotionally and financially spent, after making such a big push to adapt a non-retail location to be ready for retail. We appreciate thoughts and offers to move elsewhere, but are still in the same position as last time: We live and will stay on the island, and we have a kid in school here. Any store location would have to be within immediate commuting distance. In the Spring, when we were forced out of our previous location, we received suggestions to buy other quilt stores. For one, as previously mentioned, the locations in question were nowhere near where we live, and now, after this last remodel, we are in no position to entertain the buying of anything. To the contrary, we are bracing for a legal battle regarding the current location.

 

We learned several lessons the hard way this year. In no way will that affect our love of you, our customers, our fabric, or our job. You might see us at quilt shows and trade shows here and there. We are going to work on our website, and should have more time soon, to do so.

 

If you are interested in helping with the move out procedures, please call us at 206-713-6000.

 

Until August 16 we will still be open for business 7 days a week, from 10 to 5 on weekdays and Saturday, and from 12 to 4 on Sundays. If you need to come outside of those hours, please call and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Note: Our Kaffe Club© will go on as usual, as will our batik club. We might be adding other clubs soon.

 

Thank you very much for your support over the years!

 

Anja and Paul

 

::: Mailing address: P.O. Box 1954, Vashon, WA 98070 :::