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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Opening a new quilt shop in Oregon!

    Hello All!

    I am not new to sewing, but I am very new to owning and operating a business, in fact, a quilt shop set to open in February. I live in a rural area and our local town does not have a fabric store. In fact, our best bet is Walmart. There are many talented women who drive at the minimum 2hrs to get their fabric and supplies. So, here I am trying to open a business to fill a local need and a PERSONAL OBSESSION with fabric & sewing! I stumbled upon this wonderful website and after much reading about the owners and the store, the promotions, and reviews, and aside from deciding that I could be best friends with these wonderful people and spend every day in this shop, I decided this might be a wonderful place to get any input I can about owning a Quilt shop! From store owners to the accomplished seamstress, and all those who fall in the middle, please offer what you think I should know or incorporate in my shop!

    Thanks & I look forward to reading about all of you and hope you can teach me a few things!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Opening a new quilt shop in Oregon!

    CONGRATS!!! Where in Oregon? Can't wait to hear about your adventures.
    If you can't see it from 50 yards away on a galloping horse, it doesn't matter.

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    Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. (I totally ripped this off from S)

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    Designer Diva

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    Congrats...wishing you mega success!

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    Missouri Star

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    Congrats and welcome to the forum from Missouri.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

    Marilyn......

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    Prairie Pointer

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    Default Re: Opening a new quilt shop in Oregon!

    Yes do tell where! Alwaya looking for good quilt shops near by!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Opening a new quilt shop in Oregon!

    Here in the Salt Lake Valley we have a shop called "The Material Girls" I thought perhaps (at first) you were they and opening a new branch. I have no advice, sorry!
    ~Kathy~

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Opening a new quilt shop in Oregon!

    Yes, where in Oregon? I will be visiting Oregon this summer, Portland, Sisters and Manzinita. Are you be any where near those places? I'd love to come and see your shop! Wish you much success! MSQC certaily is business that has been successful, wonderful example of a very good way to serve clients.

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    Default Re: Opening a new quilt shop in Oregon!

    HI DEAR,
    I wish you much success! You are so very brave starting a new business! I am sure, if you are with your heart with what you do (and reading your lines this will be so), nothing can go wrong. Please let me know, if you will also have an online shop and deliver to Switzerland, I will be your customer! Here in Switzerland the choice of precuts is so little and if you find some, it is unbelievable expensiev, that I always order in the States. So, maybe I am your soon client!

    All the best for you

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    Missouri Star

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    Congratulations on your new venture. Wishing you all the best.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Hello and welcome from England. Let me wish you every success in your new venture.

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