For years now our family has been trying to find a business venture that suited one of our passions, would be viable in the area we live, something that could expand and grow, and also worked well with the family unit. It must also give back to others and be a positive, fun and welcoming place. We decided as a family that opening a store that would supply good quality merchandise and service that inspired peoples creativity would be beneficial to both our customers and for ourselves. After all, if you are always having fun creating, being happy and stress free then how could it not be beneficial to everyone involved!
We were raised that you should always give back to your community and nation as you may someday have to take from it if need arises. From this, we have decided to always have a charity section in the store. Currently this is done in several ways. We have certain items that the profit goes back into finishing quilts that are donated to various organizations concerning the Canadian Armed Force Veterans, kids with life threatening illnesses, homeless, etc. Another is making or receiving pillowcases that will be donated with needed items in it to the homeless or kids in need. Sewing Bees is yet another way we can give back where the items are either donated or used as a fundraiser for a particular organization to further a cause. We truly believe that everyone can give back in this world to make it a better place and will always endeavour to do our best to help out.
As we are building our business we will be adding to the site. We're always open to finding something you are looking for and may already carry the item but not have it posted. Please ask and we'll do our best to locate the item for you at the best price we can or let you know if it is something we already have in stock. Although we currently carry mainly quilting related items, we want to expand this into other areas of textile goods and crafting and will be adding as we grow.
Online sales (website or facebook group) will be conducted by the customer contacting us in a variety of ways.
1)Emailing us with their order and then we will phone you back to confirm and arrange payment. Shannon@ANotionToSewAndQuilt.ca
2)Texting the store cell phone number. 1-306-215-7333
3)Messages or private messaging through the store Facebook page. Please join it from the FB link on the home page.
4)Phoning the store. 1-306-215-7333
5)Good old fashioned walk-ins. We are generally open 5 days a week. Please phone for directions.
With so many industry price increases lately, we decided to not take payment through the site so we wouldn't have to increase the product price. We want to pass those savings on to our customers. We currently take e-transfers, cash in person and cheques on occasion. We will be taking credit and debit cards through the store soon but not over the internet. We are looking into a different system as the other never worked well and we don't want anything with high fees.
While we are building the business and waiting to get into a retail space downtown, we will be working from our temporary location and online. If you would like to visit us in person then please phone and I'll give you directions and make sure the coffee is fresh when you arrive. Most days myself and others are working in the classroom on a new creation. Call ahead if you'd like to join us on these Social Sewing & Crafting Days as seating is limited. We have lots of fun in the classroom....lots of laughter and fellowship. It is great to see what one another is making and make some new friends in the process.