If you’re a regular, you know we expanded the store. So, not only is it easier to see all the fabric selection, it’s also easier to get lost.
Back in January, we had an event to celebrate this expansion.
And when I say celebrate, I mean CELEBRATE.
The first 50 customers in the door got a bag full of goodies, but every customer got a change to win the grand prize: a Rachel sewing machine from Baby Lock. There were nine other prizes to win, including Baby Lock coffee mugs, a minky blanket kit, fat quarters, and various other things.
The Grand Prize Winner was Richard Sorenson. He actually had a pretty cool story.
(left to right) LaQuina, Richard and Jim
Richard came in with his wife. Little did we know, it was her birthday. After we drew his name, we called the number he provided. He didn’t answer, because he had taken her out to dinner (Awwww!). When he came in to pick it up, he said ‘Well, if I had know I was going to win this, I wouldn’t have gotten her a present!’ I think she was as happy as she could be.
So, congratulations to Richard and all the other winners, and thank you to everyone who came out and visited us for our Grand Re-Opening!
A short while back one of our vendors wrote their reaction to having been in our store. This is what they said:
“Needless to say, I have a long record of disrespecting fabric stores. Usually an array of overpriced fabric or crappy job lot fabric or both along with wealth of disinformation assistance is what one finds (at best). Today I was in a store in (of all places) Evansville, IN that was one awesome retail establishment.
Let’s Sew in Evansville is one impressive retail establishment. The store floor was VERY well lit. The selection was somewhere beyond massive. The shopkeeping was immaculate. The owner, LaQuinta and her staff actually knew what the heck they were doing. They had an impressive sample maker […] and an additional array of knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skillful staffers. There was a lovely classroom studio and a bridal area that had an entire room of silk AND another room for silk blends.
Full disclosure here. I sold the store a boat load of buttons today, however, my business partner and I have been in many stores (and sold product to many) and this is the first one that we have encountered that is even vaguely worth mentioning. LaQuinta has been open since December. She is hoping to draw a national audience and from what I saw, she has a fighting chance.”