Hello Bear Patch Friends!
Christmas Day is past, wrapping paper has overfilled the garbage can and pine needles are dropping as you read this! Dinners have been made and consumed, and diets have resumed! We hope at least one of your own gifts included something for your quilting and sewing projects!
There were no gift certificates from Bear Patch in your stocking this year, but we do want to remind you that any past gift certificates must be spent soon in the store. After the store closes, any remaining dollars on gift certificates will be voided.
Please be aware we are closed on Wednesday, December 26. We are open for the after-holiday shopping from December 27 through the 31st. Your discount moves to 40% off nearly everything! The only thing you might find in short supply is solid black and white, since that's like stocking up on water and peanut butter before a big storm, just blink and it's gone! Who can't use some spare black and white in the stash?!
As we continue in this process of closing down, you can see some changes around the store. We are all feeling various shades of joy and sadness. And still finding some very interesting things to pull out of the nooks and crannies! You have a chance to own a bit of Bear Patch history for cheap if you shop our "garage sale" table in the back corner! And, by the way, there is no dickering and no further discounts on those items!
One big change for Bernina is that we will actually close the dealership. The plans we had hoped for have changed. We do have a few machines left to sell with good incentives on the prices. Any machines in the repair department are being completed and will need to be picked up as soon as you are notified. We are recommending that Bernina owners contact Jordan for service and repair through his own phone number, which we can give to you on request. We are still running some classes in January for new owners, since there are people still needing that and we want to carry through with as much as we can. And for future help and assistance, please check out Quilter's Haven in Rosemount. They are an established Bernina dealership.
We don't have any definite news to share about what might possibly follow Bear Patch in our space. Whatever happens, please remember that we need to support our small businesses of all kinds. Downtown White Bear Lake has so much to offer and things you just won't find anywhere else, and we are proud to have been a part of that.
We are no longer accepting donation blankets and quilts for Project Linus. You can learn more about drop off locations at the website for the Greater Twin Cities chapter.
We are closed January 1-2-3. That will give you plenty of time to begin to work on your resolutions for 2019! If you're not a big football fan, please join us in thought as we spend January 1 barricaded in our sewing space! It's a great day for the sisterhood of sewing!
Bear Patch Quilting Co. 2199 4th St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110