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May 16, 2020

Greetings Friends,  

We hope this message finds you healthy, safely at home, and quilting like mad.  We thank you with all our hearts for your generosity to those in need.  You have purchased over 750 yards of elastic in the last two weeks alone!  (And yes, we are out of elastic and interfacing AGAIN!  We look forward to receiving more mask-making merchandise to go with our fabric SOON!).  We appreciate every web order, every phone order, every gift certificate, and each and every quilt you bring us to long arm.  Again, thank you. 

Golden State Quilting remains closed to foot traffic until the end of May (per current CA Covid-19 state guidelines) and we will continue to offer shipping and curbside pick up.  We are working to develop and implement new in-store policies for social distancing etc. as we near a "normal" re-opening and welcome you all back to the shop. Please keep an eye out for updates on our homepage. (www.goldenstatequilting.com

We continue to accept quilts for long arm quilting service and Buff is working in the shop Monday-Saturday from 10-3, acting as your personal shopper, filling orders and long arm quilting.  Sonja is SIP at home, quilting on her long arm machine as well as taking care of finances etc. (In BIGGER news, Sonja, during this SIP, welcomed her first grandchild in April!) 

Have you looked at our website recently??? It is becoming more robust with each passing day, and we are currently filling orders the same day.    
If you wish to go shopping from the comfort of home, check out the “Shop Online” tab of the website, www.goldenstatequilting.com.  
Curbside pickup is available from 10-3 Monday through Saturday.  Place your order online, receive an email when it is ready, and either call the shop and we’ll bring it to your car or knock on the door and we’ll place it in your hand. 

(Buff refers to this service as her "Shelter in Place" workout.)   

Community Charitable need for: Compass SLS & ILS
(from our Friends @Happiness is a Warm Quilt)  

https://www.compasscares.com 

'Happiness is a Warm Quilt' (Meredith Johnson) is collecting fabric masks (with a goal of 2000) for the care givers and the clients at the non-profit agency Compass Cares to assist with their health and safety.  These individuals are low income, and the caregivers make a fairly low wage.  To mail masks for this worthy cause directly to Meredith, please contact her by email at Happinessisawarmquilt@gmail.com .  


Some Reminders:
 

The Golden State staff has gone into the Construction Business!  They have erected over 80 houses in record time.  Just as Gavin Newsom extended the Shelter in Place orders until the time is right, we’ve extended the deadline for the “It Takes a Village” exchange until the end of June. 

Get connected to other quilters and friends of Golden State Quilting.  To help us all get through our social distancing adventure, IT TAKES A VILLAGE!  Use your charm packs or make 5" squares to build these house blocks using this attached Free pattern from Moda and Miss Rosie

https://media.rainpos.com/5810/miss_rosies_villages.pdf 
* this is a pattern designed to make many blocks. 

The more houses you make, the more you can keep- Quilting or exchange. 

Mail to: (note address change)

Golden State Quilting
attn: Sonja
2435 S. Winchester Blvd.

Campbell, CA 95008

Mail by 5/25 and receive exchanged blocks by mail! (please include a Self-addressed prepaid envelope for return mail).  Blocks will be returned via mail by 6/12/20. 


March Madness Garden Party Challenge 

Did you participate in the recent March Madness Shop Hop? If so, we hope that you choose to participate in the Garden Party Challenge! You must use each of the fat quarters you received from all of the shops. Challenge quilts must be a minimum of 36" wide and no larger than "45 x 45". Project must include a label and be turned in to one of the Quilter's March Madness Quilt Shops by June 1st. Check out: http://www.quiltersmarchmadness.net for more information. 

Moda Grunge Challenge 
Don’t forget that we are a participating shop in the MODA Grunge Challenge - Celebrating United Notions Moda 45-year Anniversary.  For more information, see: my.modafabrics.com for details and prize information.  The website has a dedicated section for Grunge under Quilting Fabric.

All Classes and Open Sews remain cancelled until further notice. *  

We are looking forward to rescheduling them when business returns to normal.  We miss the sounds of happy quilters in the shop and seeing all the beautiful things you create.  Until we see you again, know that we are thinking of you and sending you all the best, 

 

Buff and Sonja