Careful consideration has been given to what the “New Normal” at The Stable will look like as we prepare to re-open for In-Store Shopping. Our first and foremost priorities are to ensure that health and safety of our Customers and our Staff Members.
The Hobby Horse Quilt Shoppe WILL be re-opening on Wednesday August 5th for in-store shopping by appointment only.
We will be operating with reduced days/hours schedule. It is our intent to be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to appointment shopping only. As things progress, we will be reviewing and modifying our Hours of Operation and Shopping procedures.
We are incorporating Safe Practices Policies to ensure a successful and healthy experience. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing with you information about appointment making and the necessary precautions that will be required.
The Hobby Horse will continue to remain physically closed as we continue to prepare for re-opening.
We are all very excited to be able to welcome you into The Stable again.
Like all of you, The Spence Family has being trying to navigate the New World where Covid-19 has completely transformed our lives since the middle of March and will continue to do so into the future.
In response to the Covid-19 Virus outbreak and the recent encouraging news indicating a slowing in the virus spread, the Provincial Government has developed a three stage program to re-open Ontario’s economy in a safe and sustainable manor. With these fluid guidelines in place, we can now start preliminary planning for the physical re-opening of The Hobby Horse Quilt Shoppe.
Based on the guidelines supplied, The Hobby Horse Quilt Shoppe falls into Stage 3. We are currently targeting for re-opening the Stable Doors on Thursday July 2nd, subject to the Provincial Government and Health Unit directions.
So what will it look like? That’s what we are working on. We need to ensure our wonderful staff members can operate in a safe environment as well as giving you a safe environment to visit. As we move forward, we will be sharing with you our new “normal”.
Until then, we will continue to be physically closed. We will have CASH ONLY PORCH PICK UP of Elastic Bundles, Mask Kits and Fabric Sampler Kits on weekends. More information will be supplied shortly on these items and the process. We do not have the capacity to process any other orders for porch pick-up or shipping at this time.
Think of this new experience as a Crazy Quilt. There are lots of bits and pieces. We are trying to preserve the best of the past, work with the new of the present and the wishes of the future. At the end, it will tell a story of how we all survived the Year of 2020.
Until then, stay safe and please continue to protect yourself and others by practicing Covid-19 safety practices.
We are all hoping that everyone is Safe and Healthy. We have been receiving requests for Mask Kits. And we are currently working on this. And we are hoping to have a number ready for pick-up by Mid-week.
If you are on our Mailing List, you will be receiving information on Monday in regards to the Mask Kit contents, and how to purchase and pick-up.
Please note that The Stable Door remains closed. We are doing our best to help out our Customers with requests but right now our first and foremost priority is making the Mask Kits.
Let’s face it, Quilters and Sewers turn to quilting and sewing to help calm nerves and busy our hands.
Although The Stable is temporarily closed, we have been working behind the scenes to put together some plans that should help.
# 1 After discussion with Elaine, our $ 25 Clubs (Celebration & Summer Moon) are going to start moving forward. If you are registered in either(or both) of these Clubs, please email Elaine directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that she can start you on your way. Elaine will be doing an email directly to the participants. Thank you Elaine.
#2 We understand that there are items that you may be running low on or that you may need some inspiration for sewing projects. Beginning later this afternoon, we will be posting Basic and Inspirational Items on our Social Media. Please message directly and we will get things sorted for you. We have ALOT of new fabric lines that are now appearing on our Website. We will cut and send or if you are local to the Stable, we can arrange Corral-Side Pick-up.
If there is ANYTHING else that you need, let us know. After all, we are all in this together!