Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Highlights of 2017

SAs the end of the year approaches it seems to be the norm to look back over the year and reflect on what has all happened. 
A lot has happened at Chicken Feed Quilts since last December. Our computer system was set up last year during the Christmas break and though it has taken us all some time to adjust to it and it still beats us some days we do love it most days. 
I started writing this blog last January and so far it has been going well. It has been a great way for us to communicate with you without spamming your email and Facebook pages.  
In the spring we held our annual clear out sale and it was very well attended. 
Rob from Trendtex Fabrics Cake for a visit in April and did a couple information sessions on Hoffman Batiks. These sessions were very interesting and I for one gained a vast amount of knowledge. Which reminds me that we should plan another of these information sessions maybe on a different topic. 
In May we welcomed Martha Penner to Chicken Feed Quilts for two days of demos on paper piecing the Judy Niemeyer way. This resulted in both a one day class on the Cactus Flower table runner and a 6 month technique of the month class to make the Vintage  Rose. 

We attended Quilt Festival in Lethbridge in June as a vendor and had so much fun.

In July our store was in the Candy Parade in Coaldale. While making a float for the parade was tricky we succeeded in putting one together and even won first place in our category! 
July also brought us Lynn Hagmeier from Kansas Troubles who came for a few workshops and a trunk show. It was so great to meet her and learn about her techniques and the stories behind each of her quilts. 
The annual Shop Hop in September was another highlight. It was once again well attended and we love seeing so many quilters in one weekend!
October and November brought around some huge changes in our store in the way of a massive remodel. We removed walls, changed lighting and floors, repainted and reorganized. We are loving our new space and from your feedback we gather that you love it too! 
With the new year only a week away I can’t even begin to imagine what will happen at Chicken Feed Quilts in the next 365 days. 
Check back on Friday to see a post full of our favourite projects from this past year, as well as some of the ones we hope to accomplish. 

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