Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Update! Sept 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

Hello Roseville!

I know it's been some time since I have blogged. We have all had a time here with our Internet lately due to that terrible "derecho" that swooped through our little town last month! In the "old days" we used to just call that a "wind storm" but not any longer. It has a real weather name "derecho" now. Whatever, it certainly was quite the night and I hope that Roseville doesn't experience anything quite so terrifying for some time to come!

As many of you already know, we had to close the quilt store for several weeks due to the damage to the windows and inventory inside. The storm took out not only our front windows and display, but also much of our fabrics and furniture. The office was left untouched, so that was certainly a blessing! It made it easier to contact our vendors and let them know what happened. Would you believe that several have offered to replace our inventory at half the wholesale cost? That is unheard of these days in business. I cannot thank them enough for their generosity.

The tower over at WRSE continues to be rebuilt. It was difficult to get all the damage cleaned up after it fell onto a nearby farm and silo. Thank goodness that the Strum family was in Minnesota visiting relatives and nobody was home the time of the storm! We're continuing to take donations for household goods for them over at Karen's Kandy Kitchen. She has dedicated the whole front alcove to the cause, so look for the boxes and be generous with both food and clothing. With five kids, that's a lot of clothes that they need for the upcoming school year!

Speaking of school year, I have been asked to announce that it looks like we'll be starting the new year at the beginning of October. They still have crews cleaning up out there and many windows need replacing from storm damage. We ask that if possible you continue to come out to help clean up whenever you can spare a few hours. Mayor Noonan would like to thank all of the volunteers who have spent your weekends helping out. Our goal is to open the doors for class the first Monday in October. With your continued support, we know that we'll meet that goal! We can do it, Roseville!

Well, it's time to get back to work here at the quilt shop. Stop in for a cup of coffee and a chat during the day-let us know how you are getting along-we're hoping to be open soon once again!

Rhonda Bauer
Friends Squared Quilts
Roseville, Wisconsin

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