Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grand Opening

It was a beautiful Fall day, with the sun shining outside and the butterflies in full flight inside!

Fall colours

Setting nerves aside, we gathered at the shop with a full complement of friends and family to set up refreshments  with a special surprise of `bubbly` and cake from my sister Brenda and her daughters Kara and Candace.

A beautiful cake!
With customers waiting outside, we opened the doors shortly after 9:30. Things started humming right away and the store was packed within a matter of minutes with visitors from up and down  the valley from Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna south to Oliver, Keremeos and Princeton! There was excitement in the air as veteran and new quilters alike expressed a warm welcome and their best wishes. 

Odessa - Customer number 1
Door greeters Rebecca (R) and friend Lisa

Quilt talk with Sam`s cousins Bev, Brenda and their friend
What a welcome to the community!  Flowers arrived throughout the day.  And Todd across the street at True Grain Bread even sent over a beautiful platter of fresh baked goodies!

Beautiful flowers
And more!
Thank you to everyone who showed up, with a special thanks to Mom, Brenda, Kara, Candace, Rebecca, Lisa and especially Marilyn for all your help yesterday and over the preceding weeks.  I couldn`t have done it without you.


  1. Congratulations Barb, we're delighted to have your beautiful shop on Summerland's Main Street. May the quilting force be with you. Susan and the staff from Sass Boutique.

  2. Congrats, Barb - looks like your opening was a HUGE success!!!!! All the best:-) Love, Pleasance

  3. OMG, Barb! You opened a quilt shop! I'm so happy for you and that I found your blog again.

    Your shop looks amazing. I wish I lived closer because you know that I would be your best customer! I treasure the quilts that you quilted for me.

    Best of luck in your new endeavor. I wish you nothing but success and I'm sure that with your knowledge and personality, you will more than succeed!

    I'm sooooo excited for you!



  4. Looks like you had a fabulous opening, Barb!! So happy for you :-)

    Dreams do come true. :-)

  5. it looks like you have a very nice shop - good luck!

  6. Congratulations on your opening. Looks a lot busier than our first day :) Continued success