My name is Susan and I have been employed at A Great Notion for just about 3 and a half years. I have an excellent knowledge of the fabrics and notions we sell as well as our sewing machines. My main goal is to offer the best customer service I can and to make the most of your visit to the store. I pride myself in helping with good fabric selection and finding that one last fabric you need for your quilt. I also have a great knowledge of the notions we sell to make your sewing/quilting/embroidery project a breeze. My main love has always been in garment sewing and more recently home décor projects. Over the last few years I have learned to quilt and although I like the smaller projects, I am ready to take on a larger challenge.
I am writing this blog as I hear quite often about the other place, our competition and their great prices. I spent some time at my local fabric store (a Canadian chain), recorded some prices, looked at the quality of their product and listened for the service given. I must say not once while I was in there and taking tons of notes was I asked if I needed any help. Anyone that knows me knows I ask if you need help within the first 10 seconds of you being in the shop. I also found their quilting cottons to be of a lesser quality, but I also found some great deals on fabrics as long as I was a member. There are lots of fabrics that we do not sell and I do occasionally have to shop at other places. If you are looking for everyday sewing and quilting notions and good quality cottons then I think our store has it all. I have attached a chart showing some comparison pricing.
The choice is yours: Some things will be cheaper if you shop around and are willing to pay a membership fee, but for all your quilting needs at a GREAT price with GREAT service, A Great Notion is the place to shop.
You don’t want to miss this “Virtual” club!
The Bernina Virtual Software Sampler class series designed to increase your comfort level with BERNINA Embroidery Software. You can even come just to learn what embroidery software is all about! Amanda Whitlach, one of Bernina’s top software educators, presents this club each month. You’ll see Amanda present a new topic each month helping you to learn how to use your BERNINA software. After Amanda’s presentation, our Bernina trained staff will follow up with more information and demos. Just bring a pen and paper to take notes for each session and be ready to be inspired by these virtual lectures/demonstrations. Bring a USB stick with you and you’ll go home with all the information included in the demonstration including the project, techniques, and handouts. Owners of all machine brands are welcome to attend but you must pre-register. Each virtual class is $15.
This fall, in addition to our regular “Virtual” Software Sampler club, we are also offering some “hands-on” classes so that students can gain extra practice with their software and can also stitch out some of their work. Please note that not all months have a hands on component.
Our upcoming classes on Nov. 2 & 5 feature a beautiful Fiber Art Scarf. Use yarns and fibers to create this custom scarf. This is also a great project for using scrap fabric!
Fiber Arts Scarf – Nov. Bernina Virtual Software Sampler
Register soon to guarantee a spot!
Surrey/Langley: Saturday Nov. 2, 2:00 – 4:00 – $15
Abbotsford: Tuesday Nov. 5, 2:00 – 4:00 – $15
Hands On Class: Surrey/Langley – Friday Nov. 15, 10:00 – 2:00 $32.00 plus supplies
To register, click here or call Surrey/Langley at 604-575-9028 or Abbotsford at 604-853-8930.
Are you coming to the Abbotsford Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive Show?
This weekend – March 23 & 24!
We’ll be there, so be sure to stop in and say “hello!”
Click on the photo below for more details.
Also, be sure to use this coupon to get 2-for-1 admission:
It’s time for our 9th annual
Customer Appreciation Event!
Thursday, January 12 from 12:00 – 8:30pm in both stores
Come on in for:
- Prize Draws
- Free demos
- Free project sheets
- Special prices throughout the store
- “Make it and take its”
So come on out tomorrow – Thursday, January 12th so we can say
for being a valued customer!