For those of you that like to plan ahead our Fabric Clearance Sale will be from Saturday 26 January - 2 February. More details to follow…in the meantime, make a note in your diary and start saving your pennies.
Christmas Jumper Day on 14 December!
Shop with us this Friday, wear your festive jumper with pride and we’ll give you a bonus stamp on your Loyalty Card when you spend £15!
(We’ll be wearing our Christmas aprons, so let’s compare polar bears, puds and robins…)
SHOP LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS!
Hometown is open every Sunday up until 23 December 11-4pm. There is also another batch of free parking in all council car parks 20-23 December, plus an extra City Market on the High Street on 15 December 10.-3pm. Plus of course, Hometown is looking festive and fabulous and packed to the rafter with textile goodies for you. So, there’s every reason to visit Rochester to shop local this Christmas and make our high street happy and buzzing.
As part of our 10th Birthday celebrations, we’ve been handing out discount cards to customers. Don’t forget to redeem your card when you spend £15 in-store. You can use it anytime before 31/12/18. Ideal as a little winter treat for you, or, if you’re super-organised, write your Christmas wish-list on the reverse and then your nearest and dearest have no excuse not to visit us pre-Christmas…
Our Summer Sale may be a distant memory, but we always have a selection of discounted fabrics in our ‘Better than a Yard Sale’ section. Plus, ends of rolls are reduced for remnants. (I love a rummage in the remnants basket!).
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
Each week we put together selections of coordinating fat quarters from the 1800 fabrics we stock. Each pack contains 2.5m of fabric, ideal for the centre of a quilt. And the good news is 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 a real-life 10-pack.
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 then have 2 months to 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 last part of 2018 are 8 and 15 December and the market starts again in February 2019. 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 on the high street 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.