Sunday, April 29, 2012

Yesterday was the last day at Prairie Star Quilts. I was so touched at how many of you came to say goodbye. I know others of you have been in lately when I have not been there and I thank all of you. Truly the best part of PSQ has always been the people - both staff and customers and that's the memory that will never die.

We had to take two staff photos as we weren't all there at once. After five pm we drank some wine, told stories and shed some tears.

The hardest part of the day was coming home and not being able to celebrate my retirement with Charlie. Over the years he was more a part of the shop than many of you knew. He did all our books and supported everything I wanted to do. I wish you all could have met him.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We are well into our last week here at Prairie Star Quilts in Elk Horn. All this week remaining stock is –60%. I’ve also reduced a lot of display pieces and we have hung a lot of samples that will now be for sale.

On Saturday the 28th (our last day) instead of fabric, patterns and books being –65% as advertised we will reduce all fabric to $2 per yard. Patterns will be $1 and books $2. there will be other great buys, too.

Saturday will be one of the saddest days of my life. Not only do I hate to see the shop close, not see most of you again and not have my staff together,  but it was to have been a happy occasion for Charlie and me. I have to admit time for the two of us was the main reason for my retirement.

Sad though it will be, I plan to be in the shop all day Saturday --- it's been a great 20 years.

If you can put up with me, I plan to keep this blog going.

Julie, Prairie Star Quilts

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday was rainy and windy for Charlie's funeral but many of our family and friends came and we had a beautiful service and shared lots of memories.
If you are interested there is a nice video on the funeral home's website.

I really appreciate hearing from so many of you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Charlie's funeral will be Friday at 10:30 am so the shop will be closed all day.Thank you all for your kind words.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What I have been dreading for a month happened yesterday. Charlie passed away. He put up a heroic fight but really got no breaks. I just wanted to share with all of you.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I'd like to wish you a Happy Easter. Charlie and I are still in Omaha and he is still in ICU. I've been hearing about all of you coming to the shop for my retirement sale and am so sorry to have missed you.