Monday, September 22, 2008

Sad News!

It is with heavy hearts that we write today’s newsletter to all of you. As some of you know we’ve had many obstacles in our personal lives this year. Unfortunately, they do not seem to be coming to a close in fact they are getting worse. These obstacles are starting to demand a lot of attention and it is making it difficult on us to be here at the shop as well as focus on those. So we have made a sad decision to close the brick and mortar portion of our business. We simply can not man/focus on it like the customers deserve. We will STILL be in business though. We are switching to focus on the website and traveling to do shows. This will allow us the time to hopefully straighten out what we are going through. It will also allow us time to be advocates on issues we now feel strongly about and volunteer to help others in the same situation.

On our website we will still carry those hard to find items for art quilting. We will be carrying the same variety of fabrics as we’ve become known for. We will venture more into the altered art/mixed media arena. We will no longer be carrying yarn and knitting supplies though. As of today, September 22, there are several items marked down. Those items that we are clearancing out are 40% off and all other items that we’d like to thin down on are at 15% off.

Our first shows are going to be the Georgia Quilt Show in Gwinett, GA October 16-18, 2008 and Houston International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX Oct 29-Nov. 2, 2008.

We thank you for your support over the past 3 years and we look forward to many more years working with you all.

Sincerely,
Kristin Rodriguez & Jan Girod
Fiber on a Whim

2 comments:

judy coates perez said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that you need to do this. I am sure the shop will be dearly missed in your community. It is a fabulous place. Hopefully when things turn around you will be able to open up again.

Hugs to you both, I will see you in Houston!

Judy

Carol Sloan said...

what will I do when I come to Atlanta now? I will miss you all at the shop but do wish the best for you and your mom. I'm sure that the future holds many great and wonderful things for both of you. And, hopefully, all those other things will straighten out as well. God luck and God Bless!
Carol