I apologize sincerely for the hiatus. I had to get through tax season, and fortunately, I eventually escaped unscathed. Whew!
With this madness behind me, it is time to focus on all the goods coming in 2013. There’s so much out there!
I must first apologize, as the Our Epoch webstore has been out of commission quite a bit lately. We’ve grown so much in the last year, so much faster than we expected. I’ve been searching for a solution that will meet our needs, and sampled a few other options. I’ve come back to our current platform and have committed to make a few tweaks to it, then I think we’ll be back on our feet again. The main area of improvement on the website is making it easier for local customers – you will be able to load your shopping cart as you would on any website, but you will have the option to pick it up in person (i.e. at the next AMQG meeting, or at my house, etc.) instead of paying shipping charges. Also, you will have the option of paying via PayPal at the end of your transaction, or delaying payment until you pick up your order (if you want to pay in cash, with a check, or receive an invoice).
These functions already exist on the website, but they seem to be hit or miss. I am working to make sure this option is available for you all the time on all items. This imperative as I usually offer sales and specials here that I don’t offer on Etsy, and I want to streamline it as much as possible. So thank you for your patience with the instability of the website. I hope it will be 100% within the next two weeks. In the meantime, please check out the Etsy Shop to see what’s in stock – this shop is kept up-to-date, as I try to do inventory every day. If you see something you like, you can email me and I’ll send you an invoice. This is especially good for local customers so that we don’t have to worry about shipping charges.
On to the good stuff!
This year is going to be another big year for us. We are expanding in a few different directions, starting with yardage. Print yardage, to be exact.
Our Epoch is already stocking Moda yardage, but we will be increasing the number of bolts we stock that coordinate with popular lines of precuts. I took a hiatus from Riley Blake last year for various reasons, but we’re bringing them back this year! We’ll be stocking select Fat Quarter Bundles and lots and lots of yardage – too much good stuff to pass up! If you haven’t already, take a look at the upcoming lines with Riley Blake. If there is something that catches your eye, please let me know and I’ll see about the availability.
As you know, Art Gallery bundles are available, but we will most certainly be picking up several of their luscious print yardage this year, no doubt! We are also looking at picking up Blend Fabrics, which offers a wide variety of unique prints by up-and-coming artists. Jessica Swift is a local favorite, and I have enjoyed her prints for years!
And perhaps our most exciting news, we are expanding to Freespirit/Westminster! Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Heather Bailey, Joel Dewberry… need I say more? I am anxious to see what Spring Market brings for these amazing designers. We’ll also be looking at Michael Miller later this year to add to our yardage selection.
I wish I could name all of the big changes coming, but there’s so many. Hang on to your hats and make room in your stash closet!
Is there anything particular you’d like to see? Now’s the time to speak up!
Happy Friday! The Our Epoch shop is brimming with with new Kona (13 of the BRAND NEW colors are here, more coming!!), so it’s time we have a sale to celebrate!
Today through next Friday, August 17, all Kona, Bella and Riley Blake (what little bit is left) will be $4.90/yard! Or $2.45/half yard!
We are striving to offer the largest selection of Kona in the Atlanta area, and if we aren’t there already, we are darn close. Click here to see our selection of solids.
Also, how about a little Riley Blake sale? August, September and October are big months with lots of new stuff coming in, so let’s make room! All Riley Blake 5″ Stackers are a flat $5.00 each, all 10″ Stackers and Rolie Polies are a flat $16.00 each. For some of these items, that’s an 80% discount! The Fat Quarter Bundles are 25% off. The Riley Blake sale is while supplies last as they are limited. I am happy to hold things for you, but out of courtesy for others, please only reserve items you know you intend to purchase immediately.
You can find the Riley Blake precuts here.
Feel free to peruse the Our Epoch store, and you can either order through the site, or you can just email me or message me what you want and I’ll send you an invoice. This sale is NOT available on Etsy.
A few reminders:
-Kona bought on sale will not count toward the Kona Rewards program.
-Please keep your cuts to half yards or multiple yards (no fat quarters for this sale).
-If I run out of a specific color of Kona, I am happy to reorder and give you the discount on that particular color.
-I am happy to make pickup/drop-off arrangements, or you can come by and “shop”. If you are not local, I am happy to ship anything you need (postage not included).
-Riley Blake precuts are first come, first served! Supplies are limited!
With all the holiday charm packs listed this week, I had to check my calendar. I mean, didn’t I just finish paying off last year’s Christmas?!
It IS May, but Moda’s Sample Sale was quite generous with the holiday selection, so both Blitzen and Joy are in the shop. Riley Blake just released the Alpine Wonderland (so cute and kitschy!), so you’ll find those charm packs in there soon!
Next month, Moda is releasing Cosmo Cricket’s Dear Mr. Claus line, which is probably my most anticipated holiday line this year (so far).
There isn’t that much left of the sample sale items, so get them while you can!
April showers are definitely reminding me of spring in Paris! I don’t mind, though, because we are expecting a shipment of Riley Blake’s newly released line “Paris & Co.”.
I love the quite shades of brown and blue, and the little ice cream cone print!
I have a friend who loves all things Parisian, so I’m anxious to make a little gift for her.
Look for this line in the Our Epoch store in the next week or two!
Yes, that’s right! Our Epoch is adding Riley Blake precuts to the store, and they’ll begin arriving next week! We are so excited about this. Riley Blake offers a cute, but not too cute, breath of fresh air to new quilting and sewing projects. We have several lines planned for the next few months, and we’re excited to see what comes out for Fall. Here’s what’s on order (click the names to see the fabrics in each collection):
Coming next week:
Coming in March:
Coming in April:
Coming in May:
Coming in June: