Happy Tuesday Evening!
We decided to wait to send a newsletter until we got through the work day in the shop because we were slammed with online orders and needed a day to play catch up after pulling and shipping orders all day Monday.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 10/7, through Saturday, 10/10, from 10 am to 4 pm, we will have 40% off all eligible merchandise, although we do have a special 50% off deal (read below for the details). These discounts are IN-STORE ONLY.
For our ONLINE FOLKS, you can use coupon code 202040 from 8-11 pm Eastern time tonight and then nightly, Wednesday, 10/7, through Friday, 10/9. We will turn the code on at 8 pm and off again at 11 pm tonight and 10 pm going forward. "Why," you ask? Because we can only accommodate a limited number of online orders each day as they take time to fill and ship, and we need to be ready and able to help the in-store folks by 10 am daily.
I know I said we would not go to 50% and I had no intention of doing so, but one of my closest friends told me I should just do it! She said, "Why not let your customers have the deals versus selling what is left to another shop?". Well, that makes sense, so you can thank my friend Mari for pushing me into a 50% off discount for you as a "Thank You" for all your support over the years...BUT THERE IS A CATCH. When you purchase at least *2 patterns (any knitting, sewing or quilting patterns) AND *2 spools of Gutermann thread, you will receive 50% off your entire purchase.
*While supplies last (we may require the purchase of other things once thread and patterns are sold out). All sales are final. No price adjustments. Discounts cannot be combined. 1 Yard minimums on fabric. Some items are excluded from discounts.
If you have placed an order for curbside pickup recently, we ask that you please come get it as soon as possible to help us clear our pick up area and insure that you get your purchases before we shut the doors. We will be in the store between 10 am and 4 pm through Saturday this week and if you need us to stay a little later, call to see if we can one day. Saturday is our last day, so please come get your purchases before 4pm that day.
We'd love for you to visit our FACEBOOK page too, and leave a fun memory about your IQ days and maybe even share some photos of your projects that have come out of the shop over these last 18 Years. We'd love to see the page continue to be a place where we can all share in our love of crafting.
If you try to reach out to us by email, just know that it is taking several days to get back to all the emails that are coming in and we do not check email on the weekends as frequently so don't be surprised if there is a communication delay.
Our in-store shopping through Saturday is from 10 am to 4 pm, BUT....you MUST READ and abide by our policies about coming to the store. A few of you have asked about later hours and we have tried staying later a few days but find that nobody comes much after 3pm. If you'd like to come later, reach out directly and ask if we might stay later. We may consider it. Please, also, don't make snarky comments about our in-store shopping policies, as we have to be inside all day, wearing masks for many hours, and we want ourselves and you all to remain healthy. Snarky comments do not help anyone in any way.
If you want to shop in the store please read the following:
1. There will be limited numbers of customers allowed in the shop so you may have to wait in your car. Bring a book or knitting or handwork to pass the time.
2. The door will still be locked! You will need to wear a mask before approaching the door and bring your own hand sanitizer into the shop to use once you are inside.
3. We will have a Red Sign, Green Sign signal in the window to let you know whether or not there is room for you. If the shop is full, we will have the red sign up in the window and you will HAVE to stay in your car. When you arrive, if the sign is red on the easel, there will be a sleeve of numbers hanging on it, so please grab one and put it under your windshield wiper so we can see who is next in line to come inside (we have rarely been at full capacity). Please then stay in your car and wait for us to motion for you to come inside. DO NOT get out and stand around on the porch. When we let a person or multiple people out, we will allow more inside. You can bring your number inside and hand it to us to disinfect and you will be entered into a drawing for a free gift.
4. Please try to keep your visit to 1 hour or less. We would hate to have to rush you along but studies show the longer you are exposed to an infectious person, the higher the risks of infection, so we really want everyone to keep their visit as short as possible.
We appreciate all your support and patience as we wind up our final days here at 1058 Mistletoe Rd!
Sarah & the IQF&Y crew
P.S. We know everyone is curious what each of us plans to do after Saturday, and it is tempting for you to ask us in the shop, but none of us know what is next. We are focusing on the task at hand -- closing up the shop -- and then we are all taking a break for awhile to rest, refocus and even spend some time together crafting, versus just working together all the time, as we do enjoy each other's company and are excited to spend some play time together. We ask that you try to refrain from asking us, "What is next?" as it just adds to the stress of this already stressful and sad task. All the folks at IQ have talked it over and requested that I write this in a newsletter. We are all going to miss the shop and you, but we see that it is time, and are ready to explore what comes next AFTER some rest and recuperation. Thanks for honoring our request!