I think today was worse!
I went to the Gammil dealer, Cowles Quilting Machines , to return the leaders and pins from the Corn & Bean quilt. If you recall, I went home with the quilt in order to do more ripping! I decided that I was not going to attempt machine quilting this project on a long arm. I need lots more practice!
When I took the class that would allow me to rent the machine, I was informed by the owner Julie and confirmed by the teacher Beth, that I would get leaders with it. I thought $125.00 with leaders was reasonable for a 3 hour class. I've enquired a few time regarding the leaders and was told that they are still working on it. Today, I asked the owner and she tells me that they will not be giving leaders because "the price has gone up and well, they are now $75.00 and the cheapest they can get them is $65.00 so they just won't do that". I was floored! I cannot believe that she would go back on her word!
Guess what, Gammils are off my list!
June 14, 2008 I saw Julie from Cowles Quilting and decided that I needed to talk to her about how I felt regarding what took place back in March. I didn't like the fact that I was avoiding the store and Beth. After discussing the issue, she has offered to give me a credit of $35.00.
On a more cheerful note, I did get some fun mail yesterday.
I placed an order a few weeks ago with Material Chicks, an on-line shop in New Zealand.
I bough two (2) pattern books from Bronwyn Hayes, Tea with Friends and Polka-Dot Girls. I just love her work!
With my order, they included a cute stitchery block with floss from none other than Bronwyn Hayes. I just love it! It says "Keep a pinch of Christmas Magic in your pocket." How cute is that?
Well, I would certainly recommend this shop! They have the cutest packaged Polka Dot Girls kits. I was going to order a few until I realized that they were the same patterns that were in the Book I purchased. They would make the cutest gifts!
You know, stitchery projects are starting to accumulate like my quilt PIGS (Project In Grocery Sac). I'm starting to have quite the stitchery pattern collection! Oh well!
I want to thank you for your kind support regarding my long arm ordeal! It meant a lot to me!