Newsletter: How to thrive in our new normal (19 Mar 2020)


Join me in a  30-40 minute zoom call Friday, March 20th at 1 pm mountain time.  E-mail me if you want to join in at and I will send you the sign-in code. All you need is a computer or phone and internet.  

I will facilitate this session for shop owners - let's think outside of the box and come up with new and innovative ways to serve our customers while keeping everyone safe and connected.  I have a few ideas I'd like to share as well.  

Whether for weeks or months, we are facing a new normal in our world due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Some of you have closed your doors and others are finding innovative ways to serve your customers.  I want to see you all find ways to not just survive but thrive and will help any way I can.  

Most of these ideas require you to be able to ship - I have a cost effective and safe solution for you!

I have spoken with Chad Bishop, owner of the Inxpress franchise we work with to ship product.  You will be able to access the same lowest possible Canpar shipping rates that we have.  This is available to any shop in Canada that has Canpar service and they ship across the country.

If you want to sign up, please contact Chad at or call him at 403-354-0184.  You will be able to book shipments from your computer and the Canpar driver will pick up from your door - social distancing the whole time!

Our social responsibiity:

Our customers - Canadian sewers and quilters - rely on being able to work in their sewing rooms to combat stress - individual's sewing rooms will become even more of a happy place as more of us self-isolate.  As shop owners, you can help them by connecting virtually and supplying the products they need.  Let us help you work through how to make this happen  by joining the call tomorrow.  You are also welcome to contact Gail at and I will give you a call for some one to one brain-storming.  

Stay safe and remember we are all in this together!!

"when the going gets tough, the tough get sewing"