Luckily that is just what we had planned!
Sixty of our most adventurous customers joined my entire staff for an evening of crafting fun. Sure, we are a quilt shop, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to do other things too!
Before opening the shop I spent many years as the Regional Craft Coordinator for a chain of craft stores. I can knit, crochet, needlepoint, decorate Ukrainian Eggs and teach calligraphy among other things. I'm also a certified Wilton Cake Decorator and that isn't all. As our guests can tell you, I can show you how to silk paint with Sharpie Markers. I can turn a Crate and Barrel candle holder into a pin cushion and take a fluffy flower idea and make it easier than anyone can imagine. Mix in the talents of my staff and you have a creative powerhouse capable of providing you with an evening of creative fun!
The spacious room and pleasant surroundings made it easy to move around to the different stations, including the food table and bar. Making a wine charm made it easy to keep track of your drink as you traveled from project to project.
Everyone stretched their creativity just a little beyond what they thought they were capable of and I think it felt good to spread those wings a little and get out of the winter doldrums.