As formerly promised in an earlier post it is time to discuss another Reno Quilt Shop-Sierra Sewing Center!
Sierra Sewing Center
Sierra Sewing Center has two locations in Nevada. Their largest store is located in Reno and a slightly smaller version can be found in Carson City. (In fact, it is currently the ONLY quilt shop in Carson City!)
In the Reno store, you will find the employees hard at work. Owner, Linda Lakso and manager, Lori Whitworth, devote countless hours to keeping their shop ever evolving and exciting!
This is one of several aprons on display in the store showcasing the hot, new apron patterns!
Lori has a famous way of greeting each and every customer and wants to make sure that every customer leaves the store having had a truly enjoyable shopping experience! As a matter of fact, I think you could say that customer satisfaction is one of their highest goals.
They say that one of the most rewarding aspects of their business is to match the right person to the right sewing machine. A good functioning sewing machine makes the quilting experience SO much more enjoyable.
I've heard people say that they sew on their mother's/grandmother's/aunt's old machine from 19...(fill in the blank). I'm sure that they're functioning fine but there really is nothing to compare with a new sewing machine. The technology of the new machines will take your breath away.
And...it's very affordable with Sierra Sewing Center since they even offer Lay Away!!
If you're at all in the market for a new machine consider buying from Sierra Sewing Center at the upcoming Quilt, Sewing and Craft Expo coming to Reno at the end of June, 2010.
Sierra Sewing Center will be supplying ALL of the sewing machines for the Expo and will be offering some "dynamite prices" (as Lori says) on all of the machines. They will be offering Pfaff Express 4.0's and Viking Sapphire 875's. Each machine will come with a full warranty and free instruction in the store!! If you need a machine, now could be the time!!
What is unique about Sierra Sewing Center?
I LOVE their Moda Bake Shop! They always have a great selection of charm squares, layer cakes and jelly rolls. They carry the newest fabrics not to mention those that you might have missed the first time around. When I'm looking for Moda Bake Shop, I always try them first. (And pssst....their prices are great!)
Also according to Lori, they just got in 100 BOLTS of blenders from Moda. They have the full spectrum of colors!! Whoo-Hoo!!!! I know I'll be checking this out soon!
I love their new patriotic display. Who doesn't LOVE red, white and blue!!
When I asked Lori and Linda what sets them apart as an independent quilt shop from the other chain stores they were quick to respond. They pointed out that in their store you will always get Personal Attention. Whatever you may need, they are there to help. Not to mention, they know what they have in terms of merchandise and they can (drum roll please) FIND it!!
Linda said she is pleased to know that her customers think they have a great selection of fabric and a nice variety. It is a compliment she often gets. Their goal is to appeal to as many people as possible, she says.
Below is a quilt that can be taken as a class as part of the monthly "Scrap Therapy" program.
Come September, Sierra Sewing Center will be participating in the Sierra to Sage Shop Hop as it prepares to celebrate its 3rd year this September 23rd-26th. This year's theme is the Pony Express. Their block will be featuring Applique and they will have a store sample representing their block.
There's no end to the creativity as you can see from the adorable quilted figures above. It's not just about quilts!
Lastly, don't forget that SSC offers a Fabric Punch Card. Each yard of regular priced fabric is worth a $1 punch. The first Saturday of the month is usually Double Punch Day (this day is subject to change so be sure and ask before you line up for your double punches)!! On these days you'll earn $2 in punches for every yard of fabric.
Filling up your card means you've earned $20 in free fabric! I don't know about you but I'm a fan of earning free fabric just from purchasing more fabric. (Oh- the sacrifices I must make! :)
Below is another adorable project from their Scrap Therapy classes. They also offer monthly purse classes in the "Bag Ladies Club". Too fun!
Their class schedule comes out quarterly so consider taking one in their comfortable classroom. Here's a peek of their room...
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've been inspired to stop by Sierra Sewing Center soon! If we're going to keep our local quilt shops alive, we've got to give them our business!