Stand by your tape measures - the Hometown sale is on its way. From Friday 3 until Saturday 11 8 August, we'll have hundreds of metres of fabrics reduced in price. Sale prices start at just £5 per metre and as always, the minimum cut to snag a bargain is just 50cm. Plus there'll be offers on our wool felt (ideal for school holiday projects), Tilda fabrics and selected other products.
So check your measurements, phone a friend and polish up your credit card (not forgetting your Loyalty Card) - you need to be in Rochester... We'll be open each sale day 10.00-5.00. (Note - all the sale fabrics will be on the ground floor, so fully wheelchair accessible).
DISCOUNT for members of the Quilters' Guild
Are you a member of the Quilters' Guild? If so, show us your valid membership card and you can have a 10% discount off all full priced merchandise in-store and on workshop bookings. (Excludes gift voucher purchases, and discounted products. The 10% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount). If claiming a QG discount, you can still collect Loyalty Card stamps for a qualifying purchase of £25 or more. For more on the Guild, go to their website.
THE QUILT ON MY BED
We love to see the quilts that you have made from classes at Hometown and the fabrics that you have bought from the store. Share them on our Facebook and Instagram pages (using the hashtags #quiltonmybed #quiltonmywall or #hometownworkshop) From time to time we offer a small prize for our favourites. The latest winner of a Hometown gift voucher was Pascale who shared 2 quilts that she made, shown above on the right. I love the comment that she made about her red and black quilt "This is my 'Patchwork City' quilt and I love it. It's a keeper and the whole family snuggles under it!" You can see more of Pascale's work on Instagram
FAT QUARTER HEAVEN
Each week we put together selections of coordinating fat quarters from the 1700 fabrics we stock. Each pack contains 2.5 metres of fabric, ideal for the centre of a quilt. And the good news is that you save 10% on the price of buying them individually. (We appreciate that Mavis is holding more than 10 fat quarters in this photo, but it's such a lovely image...) Shown below is an actual, rather luscious, 10-pack and above are new designs from Andover called Sequoia which is currently one of our most popular collections..
COME AGAIN SOON!
Whether you're a weekly visitor to the shop, or are visiting us for the first time, all our customers who spend £10 or more on products* can take advantage of the Hometown Loyalty Card. Collect stamps on the card at your own pace and once the card is full, expect a 'Hurrah!' from us. You can then redeem your full card for one metre of fabric up to £11.95 or a book to the same value. Free fabric, yes please! Free book, don't mind if I do! (*T&C apply - excludes Gift Voucher purchases and Workshop bookings).
ROCHESTER CITY MARKET
Not strictly a Hometown project, although I was one of the 3 musketeers helping to launch this new monthly event. The market is held on the High Street on the second Saturday of each month. Stalls are available for artisans, small scale food producers/makers and traders of vintage clothes and collectables. If you are interested in taking a space, the cost is £30 per day, including a gazebo. For an info pack containing all you need to know, please email email@example.com . The dates for the first part of 2018 are 13 January, 10 February, 10 March and 14 April. Once stall holders' applications are approved, you're free to book one, two or all the markets. Plus we also want you as a customer, so put the dates in your diary and support these small businesses, by shopping small and local each month.
Make me an offer!
We regularly have in-store promotions and as a small business the quickest way to communicate this news is via our Facebook and Instagram pages. Just click on the links at the bottom of the page or like or follow our feed to hear details of the latest offers.