Tuesday, July 11, 2017

PFAFF CREATIVE ICON - IT'S COMING, IT'S REALLY COMING!

The PFAFF Creative ICON is coming!   Yes it is really coming!   We are beyond excited!

Coming this October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be the first to own the newest, most advanced and most anticipated sewing and embroidery machine EVER!










We are taking pre-orders NOW!  Place your order before August 31, with a $500 deposit and you will be guaranteed the first delivery in October.  The earlier you make a deposit, the better your chance to receive the Perfection Gift Package.  There is a limited supply!




PLUS:

When you pre-order you will receive Quilters Loft's Customer Loyalty Package!  (To be announce in September, valued at $800)

PLUS:

PFAFF's Perfection Gift Package! (Valued at $2,500)  While quantities last!  

Perfection Gift Package includes:
  • Exclusively designed Swarovski bracelet
  • Crystal lanyard with custom PFAFF snip
  • Premium PFAFF Scissor gift set
  • INSPIRA Stabilizer 3-pack gift set
  • USB stick with 12 unique designs
  • Collection of more than 500 embroidery designs
  • Luxury embroidery thread gift set in the creative ICON sewing and embroidery machine palette
  • Spacious PFAFF Premium Roller Bag


Quilters Loft will be offering great trade in values on machines purchased at the Quilters Loft.  

Details available soon!

For example, if you purchased your Pfaff from Quilters Loft within the past 12 months, (October 2016 to September 2017)  you will receive 100% of your purchase price.

We will have a decreasing percentage based on when you purchased your machine from the Quilters Loft. Details coming in September.

If you did not purchase your machine from the Quilters Loft, we will give you a great trade in value too.


Pfaff will be offering long term 0% financing for those who qualify!  Details will be available closer to the release of the new PFAFF Creative ICON!

Monday, June 26, 2017

SEWING AND EMBROIDERY RETREAT IN OLD SALEM

Retreat in Old Salem at the Historic Brookstown Inn. 
A short stroll to Old Salem, Museums, Gardens and MESDA, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.

Join us for our first sewing, quilting and embroidery retreat!  

It's a weekend of fun with a focus on embroidery!  

But you don't have to do embroidery or have an embroidery machine.  We have a couple of fun projects planned.  You can participate if you like or just work on your own projects.

Bring your time out projects, new projects and just having a relaxing weekend.  

Bring your Hoop Sisters UFO, embroidery UFO's, and sewing and quilting projects on time out!  

A great place to get together with friends from all over the country.  I met my friend Anne there, who came from Canada to one of the retreats.  We had a blast!


Demos, food, fun, and a great weekend of sewing!  Stay up to late!  Explore Old Salem.  We will have lunch on one of the days at the Old Tavern Inn.  Great food!  One of my favorite places in Old Salem.

Prepare to be pampered!   Click below to view all the details!


Historic Brookstown Inn

One of the Historic Rooms


Morning Breakfast Room

Historic Old Salem


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welcome Martha Hannah -New Teacher

Quilters Loft would like to welcome Martha Hannah to the teaching staff.

Martha learned to sew Barbie clothes at a young age and then began sewing my own “Brady Bunch” knit clothing in the 70’s; making my own adult clothing and progressing to make clothing for my children. 





In the year 2000 she sought out a quilting class as a form of stress relief from a very demanding job.  The rest is a future of falling in love with color and fabric, passion for new patterns and projects, and loving every stitch.  When asked how she could be a wife and mother, and have a job, and have time to sew, she reply that sewing and quilting feeds my soul.  

Teaching others to quilt allows her to meet wonderful people who share her passion.    Martha loves to teach beginners to quilt.  Martha would say that while she enjoy making quilts, she loves smaller projects like table runners, wall hangings and other sewn items.  

A student recently commented to me that these small projects help beginners to develop their skills and develop confidence to grow as a quilter.  

Martha is grateful to the Quilter’s Loft for allowing her to share in the joy and fun that come with this wonderful craft that provides joy to the maker and provide love to the recipient of a quilted item. 

Martha has scheduled two classes for the upcoming schedule.  A fun Runaround Bag and the "Club Sandwich" tablerunner!  Look for her classes in the upcoming schedule of classes.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day is all about the LOVE!  

At Quilters Loft we LOVE quilting and most of all we LOVE, LOVE LOVE our quilting and sewing friends .............. so we have a special treat for you!

Stop in on Tuesday February 14, and get a special Valentine's Card from us!  See what's inside for a special treat for you for Valentine's Day from us!  Aubrey searched far and wide to find the perfect cards ........  I haven't even seen them!

It's just another way we'd love to show our customer friends how much WE LOVE YOU!

We tried to find a "hunky" man to give out flowers and hugs............. but they were fresh out! 
 
Oh and we do have another treat, but you'll just have to stop in and see!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"It takes a spool of thread" Shop Small this Season

Are you shopping "Small" this Season?

Here is why it is important!  This example is for a Quilt Shop, but I am sure you can relate it to any one of the small businesses around town!

So, exactly - what is "It Takes a Thread" all about?  Believe it or not, if every person who receives an email from us came into the shop once a month and simply purchased a spool of thread, it would pay the rent for a month.  Really!

If every person added to that spool of thread, a package of needles and a yard of fabric, it would pay salaries.  Really!

That is what "Small" business is all about.

It is about reflecting on the businesses in your community that are meaningful to you, and about supporting "Small" independent businesses so that they remain viable and vital to your community.


It's an easy thing to do.  And it doesn't take much.  Just a spool of thread.............


Some of Our Favorite Small Businesses!


MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC STUDIO AND SPA
169 N. Main Street
My favorite place to go for make-up, facials, and lots of great jewelry and scarfs.

AIN'T MISS BEAD HAVEN
152 N. Main Street
Love to shop here.  You can make your own jewelry or buy some that someone else made, locally handcrafted!

ALEXANDER ZACHARY JEWELERS
175 N. Main Street
My most favorite place to shop for Pandora, get a new battery and other fine jewelry.  You don’t have to go to the mall for Pandora. They are a full service Pandora store.

COTTON KETCHIE'S LANDMARK GALLERIES  Retiring Soon!
212 N. Main Street
Cotton is well known in our area for his photograph, paintings, and he is an author too, a children’s Christmas Book is his latest!  They also carry handmade North Carolina pottery!

TROPICAL CONNECTIONS
230 N. Main Street
A gift store with lots of unique finds!

SUGARPOP'S
248 N. Main Street
With nearly 200 types of candy, 100 different types of eclectic sodas.

D.E. TURNER CO. HARDWARE
704-664-5145
111 N. Main Street
Great place to find some old fashioned toys like the radio flyer!

THE ENCHANTED OLIVE
119 N. Main Street
Perfect for gift giving and you too!  Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices and gifts!

JOHN FRANKLIN, LTD.
222 N. Main Street
The place for the well dressed man of any age. 

L SQUARED
148 N. Main Street
Unique designer women’s clothes.

PEARLS BOUTIQUE
116 S. Main Street, Suite 102
Women’s clothing.

202 NORTH MAIN FINE WINES
202 N. Main Street
A great selection of wines, and they have music and wine tasting!

AMERICAN CLASSIC ANTIQUES
106 N. Broad Street.

CARRIAGE RIDE ANTIQUES
108 N. Broad Street

COTTAGE HOUSE ANTIQUES
102 N. Broad Street

THE AISLE PAWN SHOP
216 N. Main Street

LOST N FOUND VINTAGE MALL
101 S Broad St.

FOUR CORNERS FRAMING AND GALLERY
126 S. Main Street 

WHIT MILLER SHOE STORE AND REPAIR
Complete in-house shoe and leather repair. New shoe selection of; work, western boots and shoes, steel and non-steel. Mobile service available. 


Thursday, October 13, 2016

FLASH! FLASH! IT'S A 4 HOUR CLASSROOM SALE!!!! TODAY STARTS AT 4PM

FLASH!  FLASH!   FLASH!

WE ARE MAKING ROOM FOR MORE!

WE ARE MOVING ALL OUR SALE ITEMS TO THE CLASSROOM FOR A ONE TIME 4 HOUR EVENT!

THIS THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, FROM 4-8!

THIS IS A CASH AND CHECK ONLY EVENT!!

PLEASE NO CREDIT CARDS !!!!!!!!!!!!

ALL SALES ARE FINAL!!!!!!!!

WE ARE CLOSING OUT THREADS, NOTIONS, PATTERNS, FABRICS AND MORE!

GOT AN OLDER PFAFF MACHINE?
We are clearing out ALL the older machine accessories, hoops and more!

WE ARE REORGANIZING THE STORE.   I'M GOING TO QUILT MARKET IN TWO WEEKS AND WE NEED ROOM FOR MORE NEW ITEMS!  

GATHER YOUR FRIENDS AND HEAD ON UP TO THE LOFT.  DOORS TO THE CLASSROOM OPEN AT 4 PM.  EVERYONE GETS A FAIR CHANCE!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

IT IS OUR 14TH ANNIVERSARY ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

Wow, 14 years!  September 13 marks our 14th Anniversary as a Quilt Shop!  On October 24, we will also have another Anniversary as a Pfaff Dealer for the past 12 years.........

We have come a long way and have met so many wonderful quilting, sewing and embroidery enthusiasts over the years!  

We loved our old building downtown, but the logistics of a downtown location made it difficult for some of our customers, especially the lack of parking.  

Our new location is so much easier, right off Exit 33, with lots of parking and no stairs!  It is great to see so many of our older customers coming back again because they can now park right outside the front door, and it's so much easier for them.  We have a nice classroom and have some great teachers!

We love seeing you and your creations and helping you with your project needs.  

All of our success is because of our great customers, who have supported us all these years.  We continue to strive to offer great products in sewing, quilting and embroidery to meet your needs.   We appreciate all your support as we know there are many, many  places you can buy products to support your hobby! 

Come celebrate with us on Saturday September 17, at 1PM for cake, ice cream and punch!  We will have specials, thru out the store all week to celebrate our 14th anniversary.

Come join us and celebrate many more years to come!   We are your local Quilt Shop and we are here for you!

IT IS OUR 14TH ANNIVERSARY ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

Wow, 14 years!  September 13 marks our 14th Anniversary as a Quilt Shop!  On October 24, we will also have another Anniversary as a Pfaff Dealer for the past 12 years.........

We have come a long way and have met so many wonderful quilting, sewing and embroidery enthusiasts over the years!  

We loved our old building downtown, but the logistics of a downtown location made it difficult for some of our customers, especially the lack of parking.  

Our new location is so much easier, right off Exit 33, with lots of parking and no stairs!  It is great to see so many of our older customers coming back again because they can now park right outside the front door, and it's so much easier for them.  We have a nice classroom and have some great teachers!

We love seeing you and your creations and helping you with your project needs.  

All of our success is because of our great customers, who have supported us all these years.  We continue to strive to offer great products in sewing, quilting and embroidery to meet your needs.   We appreciate all your support as we know there are many, many  places you can buy products to support your hobby! 

Come celebrate with us on Saturday September 17, at 1PM for cake, ice cream and punch!  We will have specials, thru out the store all week to celebrate our 14th anniversary.

Come join us and celebrate many more years to come!   We are your local Quilt Shop and we are here for you!

Monday, May 2, 2016

MOTHER'S DAY MAKE AND TAKE!

We love, love, love doing something special for Mother's Day.  After all where would we be without them!

So many people asked how to make our Sunflowers that we had in our downtown store in the window.  They were so fun to make!

So we have adapted them to make a cute flower for Mother's Day.

Stop in Friday May 6, and Saturday May 7, 2016 from 11-4.

You don't need to bring anything ........... we will have kits for you to choose from and you will using our machines.  We have several machines set up for the different steps.  Kind of a "round robin"!

We will have refreshments too!  Who doesn't like cookies and cupcakes!!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

While I was Cleaning out the Freezer!

Funny what you think about as you are doing a bit of cleaning up!   So yesterday I decided to see what was lurking in my freezer as it was so packed that I couldn't add another thing.  Most of the items were freezer burned (not enough cooking I guess) and there were some things going back to 2011.  I guess I have not been rotating my stock!

As I was cleaning out, thread came to my mind.   (What a funny thing to think about cleaning the freezer!)   How often do you rotate your stock of threads?  Did you know that thread has a "shelf life"?

In the shop we rotate our threads as we purchase them.  The newest always go in back!   

My suggestion for threads is to date the spool when you purchase it.  I have lots of threads that have never been used yet,  so dating would be helpful!  It is hard to say what a "shelf life" of any particular thread is.  But if you have lots of breakage or you can break it easily when tugging on it,  it's old and won't hold up to the speed of the machine!

Of course, all this depends on how you store it also. 

Other things that lead to thread breakage is a dull needle or a needle with a "burr".   And sometimes you just need a good annual service.  Even if you haven't used your machine frequently, it still needs an annual services as the internal workings need to be refreshed, and cleaned out!   Oh and don't forget to run your "zig zag" stitch to keep your "side motion" from freezing up.  Many of us only straight stitch and you want those decorative stitches to work, when you need them.  All functions need to be used periodically.

It is recommended that you change your needle after 8 hours of sewing, or after you finish one quilt.  Lets face it....  we don't always sew continuously so 8 hours of sewing time could be several days, weeks or in my case months!   

If you hear a "tap, tap, tap"  from the needle plate area, it usually means your needle is dull................time to change!

Monday, April 18, 2016

OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY APRIL 22 AND SATURDAY APRIL 23

Come in for a peek at what is new at the Quilters Loft besides the new location!

Events Friday April 22 from 6-8 pm  

Deb North, a Pfaff Creative Consultant, will be here to show you a totally awesome Trunk Show of wonderful inspirational ideas.  She has unique ways to put it all together with different fabric combinations, embellishments using really Cool Tools!













It's a wine and cheese event on Friday Night!  It's "Party Time"!  Enter to win some  great prizes!


Call now to reserve your space!  It is great to know how many are coming, so we can plan better!  We don't want to run out of goodies!

Events Saturday April 23, Two sessions (repeated)

Morning 10am to 12 noon
Afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm

As you making this beautiful travel/spa bag you will be using our beautiful Pfaff sewing or  embroidery machine of your dreams.  
Deb will show and tell you about the wonderful features of each machine as you embellish your take home gift!  Best of all you get to pick your decorative stitches too.  You will be making it "your own style" with a little assistance from Deb and Aubrey!

Also for those of who who come Friday night you saw the ideas now you see how to use really cool tools including rulers, pens, markers and more.

You don't have to bring anything but yourself and a pair of snips.  We provide all the rest! You will be making your Spa Bag "round robin style" as you use each machine's special features!

There will be two sessions:  Seating is limited so please reserve your place!

Morning 10-12 noon
Afternoon 2-4 pm

It's $20 to reserve your place ($30 retail for the spa bag) and we will give you a $20 coupon back after you complete your bag.  Sorry there are no refunds or coupon for "no shows"!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Now taking Applications for Sewing Machine Sales!

Quilters Loft is now accepting applications for part time Sales Associate, for our sewing machine sales department.

The position requires a candidate who can work independently, flexible, exceptional customer service, and have a strong knowledge of sales. Must be a team player. 

Sewing, Quilting, Machine Embroidery, computer software skills, and knowledge of Pfaff Sewing Machines and marketing a plus!

Additional position requirements:

Ability to work Tuesday to Saturday
Ability to lift 30 - 50 pounds or more
Excellent math skills
Knowledge of computer POS systems and  Microsoft windows
Ability to teach Classes for all products
Ability to travel to shows and customer homes when needed.
Ability to work overtime on short notice when needed.
We will train for the position if you meet most of the qualifications.

Please send resume to:
Erica Ransom, President/Owner
Quilters Loft Company
109 Professional Park Drive, Suite 103
 Mooresville, NC 28117
704-662-8660

You may also come in and complete an application if you do not have a current resume.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

IT'S OFFICIAL- WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR NEW LOCATION- DETAILS HERE! RE-OPEN TUES FEBRUARY 23 AT 10 AM!

After 14 years in Historic Downtown Mooresville, this week we moved to our new location in the Mooresville Gateway Development at Exit 33 off I-77.


Location I-77 Exit 33 (Hwy 21 North)
109 Professional Park Drive, Suite 103, Mooresville NC 28117
















We closed on Monday and have been busy packing all week and making runs from the old to the new place.  It was a challenge to load up as you all know there is no parking downtown!
Courtney and Aubrey parked on the sidewalk outside our front door so we could move some of the smaller things and the machines. We had three cars making trips each day until the movers came!

Port City Movers came this Thursday and it took two trips to move everything we hadn't moved.  The displays and furniture and over 100 packed boxes kept 4 guys quite busy! 

Aubrey had a plan and they are getting everything back together. I must say it looks pretty great so far, but there is oh so much more to do.   

We plan to re-open on Tuesday February 23, at 10 am!  

We miss all of you and can't wait for you to see how great our new location is and all the parking!

This week, weather permitting, Belk Electrical is putting two light poles in the parking lot, so there will be a bit of construction but it won't last long.  We will have some great lightening on the parking lot!   

We have been trying out some of the restaurants in the development and we have to say that we have had some great food!  We are going to make a list of places to go!

So here are a few pictures as we are "under construction"!  The classroom won't be ready for a week or so as we are using it for staging, and opening boxes, etc etc etc!

The Entrance
The Lobby, Our Entrance is to the Right of the Elevator!!!


The Batik and Basics Room!










Entrance to the shop "under construction"  We have come a long way in a day!
The Pfaff Sewing Machine Dept - "Under Construction"!
Classroom - It's going to be awhile!

The Novelty Prints Room!














Friday, November 27, 2015

IT TAKES A SPOOL OF THREAD!

IT TAKES A SPOOL OF THREAD!

Are you shopping "Small" this Saturday?

Here is why it is important!  This example is for a Quilt Shop, but I am sure you can relate it to any one of the small businesses downtown!

So, exactly - what is "It Takes a Thread" all about?  Believe it or not, if every person who receives an email from us came into the shop once a month and simply purchased a spool of thread, it would pay the rent for a month.  Really!

If every person added to that spool of thread a package of needles and a yard of fabric, it would pay salaries.  Really!

That is what "Small" business is all about.

It is about reflecting on the businesses in your community that are meaningful to you, and about supporting "Small" independent businesses so that they remain viable and vital to your community.

It's an easy thing to do.  And it doesn't take much.  Just a spool of thread.............

SHOP SMALL IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MOORESVILLE, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014

Come to downtown Mooresville to celebrate Small Business Saturday with all the great small businesses in Historic Downtown Mooresville!  You won't be disappointed!

There are a few more new retail stores but I don't have all the details!  So come downtown and shop "Small".  Everyone would love to see you support your local hometown businesses this season and all year long.

SHOP SMALL IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MOORESVILLE

QUILTERS LOFT
188 N. Main Street
Quilters Loft is a full service Quilt Shop and a Supreme Pfaff Sewing Machine Dealer.  Classes and we service ALL brands of sewing machines!

MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC STUDIO AND SPA
169 N. Main Street
My favorite place to go for make-up, facials, and lots of great jewelry and scarfs.

AIN'T MISS BEAD HAVEN
152 N. Main Street
Love to shop here.  You can make your own jewelry or buy some that someone else made, locally handcrafted!

ALEXANDER ZACHARY JEWELERS
175 N. Main Street
My most favorite place to shop for Pandora, get a new battery and other fine jewelry.  You don’t have to go to the mall for Pandora. They are a full service Pandora store.

COTTON KETCHIE'S LANDMARK GALLERIES
212 N. Main Street
Cotton is well known in our area for his photograph, paintings, and he is an author too, a children’s Christmas Book is his latest!  They also carry handmade North Carolina pottery!

TROPICAL CONNECTIONS
230 N. Main Street
A gift store with lots of unique finds!

SUGARPOP'S
248 N. Main Street
With nearly 200 types of candy, 100 different types of eclectic sodas.

D.E. TURNER CO. HARDWARE
704-664-5145
111 N. Main Street
Great place to find some old fashioned toys like the radio flyer!

THE ENCHANTED OLIVE
119 N. Main Street
Perfect for gift giving and you too!  Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices and gifts!

JOHN FRANKLIN, LTD.
222 N. Main Street
The place for the well dressed man of any age.

L SQUARED
148 N. Main Street
Unique designer women’s clothes.

PEARLS BOUTIQUE
116 S. Main Street, Suite 102
Women’s clothing.

RUGS AND RELICS
112 S. Main Street

202 NORTH MAIN FINE WINES
202 N. Main Street
A great selection of wines, and they have music and wine tasting!

AMERICAN CLASSIC ANTIQUES
106 N. Broad Street.

CARRIAGE RIDE ANTIQUES
108 N. Broad Street

COTTAGE HOUSE ANTIQUES
102 N. Broad Street

PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS
162 N. Main Street

THE AISLE PAWN SHOP
216 N. Main Street

LOST N FOUND VINTAGE MALL
101 S Broad St.

FOUR CORNERS FRAMING AND GALLERY
126 S. Main Street

WHIT MILLER SHOE STORE AND REPAIR
Complete in-house shoe and leather repair. New shoe selection of; work, western boots and shoes, steel and non-steel. Mobile service available.



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Special Event - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 10-12 Deb North - The Secrets of Success!

We are so excited to have Deb North back again!

SECRETS OF SUCCESS -- USING THE RIGHT  STUFF
AND A TRUNK SHOW BY DEB NORTH, PFAFF Creative Consultant!  Saturday Nov 21 from 10 to 12.  We plan to start promptly at 10 am, so come a bit early so you don't miss anything.









 See the beautiful and inspiring Trunk Show samples personally crafted by Deb North from Pfaff.  

She will explain when and where to use which products.  Using the right stuff in the right places makes us look oh so good!
    
 In this lecture/demo you'll ga
in valuable insight into the proper use of stabilizers in combination with needles, thread and various fabrics.   Stabilizers are not just for embroidery!

See the new feet and hoops that make your creations so much easier!

Get answers to all of your questions from the expert - right on the spot. There will be something for everyone - the quilter, garment sewist, embroiderer, crafter!

Refreshments, door prizes and lots of fun!  

Space is limited so please sign up asap to reserve your place.  Once you sign up, please let us know ASAP if you are unable to attend, so someone else may attend IN your place.  

704-662-8660

AFTERNOON SESSION - DEMONSTRATIONS AND MAKE AND TAKE!

Stay for the afternoon session from 1-4 or drop in for demonstrations and Make and Takes!  Have a fun afternoon with us!  Bring your lunch and stay all day!  Try new rulers and notions!  Test out the newest feet!  See what surprises Deb has for us!  
You won't want to miss this fun day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New Block of the Week Sampler - Shuffles by Moda - BUT there is a twist!

We know how much you love the weekly Bible Studies Block of the Week!

It's new and it's from Moda's Designers.  A new Block of the Week Sampler called Shuffles!  But there is a twist!

We are going to make samples in Grunge and Batiks!  If you'd like to follow along with us, just let us know and we can cut kits for you......or you can "dig" into your stash and bust out all those great fabrics!

So here how it works.................each week we will add 2-3 blocks into our weekly email. You will be able to click on the link and save your pattern to a place on your desktop. These patterns are only going to be in ONE e-mail and will not be repeated!

If you would like to follow along with the block of the month, you will need to open your email weekly to get the patterns.

You will link to this page to download your copy of the pattern!  

Each week a new set of patterns will be on this page and HERE IS THE TWIST ............ the previous week's patterns will DISAPPEAR AND WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE!

Here are the instructions on how to save them to your desktop.

First create a file (right click)  "new folder.........rename it "Sampler Shuffles".

Then click away from the file to save it!

Next click on the Sampler Block of the Week Page and it will enlarge.  You will find the separate page for the Sampler Shuffles Block of the Week across the top, with other page links.  Just click on the Shuffles Page!

Right click to "save image as" the document to your desktop and then to your folder that you names "Sampler Shuffles".  From here you can print it to start making your blocks, or save them for future use.....

Happy collecting and sewing!  Can't wait to see what you are doing!