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    I'm in Heaven!

    I got a job at a quilt shop!! They have a main store about 20 miles west of me and a fabric outlet just 5 miles from my home. The outlet has retreats on the weekends, so I get to work at the outlet during the week and, if I want the hours, I can work at the main store on Saturdays. I started last week and constantly have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. I get paid to fondle fabric! Happy sigh.
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

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    Congratulations! Try not to spend all your money before you come home....!
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    Now that isn't a job, it's play..... the perfect "job" Congrats
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    Congrats on a dream job. Best wishes and have lots of fun.
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    What a dream job!! I'm afraid I'd owe them money come payday LOL.
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    Trouble is, the old back and feet, and shoulders suffer. Right? But it will be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    What a dream job!! I'm afraid I'd owe them money come payday LOL.
    in order to keep that from happening, I adamantly refused to have an account set up for me. I don't know how long it will last, mind you!
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

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    Ok I'm officially jealous! Ha ha.

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    LOL...I had a job at a fabric shop once...had to quit after 4 weeks because I had to write them a check twice instead of getting paid.
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    ​Congratulations! Maybe they will even pay you to do store samples?

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    Well I hate to disillusion everyone, while working in a Quilt Shop (at least most of them) is fun and you will learn a lot, it is usually a lot of hard work. Most shops move their fabric around and let me tell you that is Work! I hope you do get to take some of your earnings home, when I worked in a shop I never did but then I never worked 40 hrs a week either usually just weekends. My hubby told me one time that I had learned so much there I should be paying them - I told him I DO.

    Seriously - congrats on your new job. I am sure you will love it. You love fabric and am pretty sure you love people (most of them anyways) so what could be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Congratulations! Maybe they will even pay you to do store samples?
    I agree. I worked at a couple of quilt shops at different times and I did do the store sample for a BOM. It was fun - I was allowed to make a free block for myself while making the sample block. I also did a setting design for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Well I hate to disillusion everyone, while working in a Quilt Shop (at least most of them) is fun and you will learn a lot, it is usually a lot of hard work. Most shops move their fabric around and let me tell you that is Work! I hope you do get to take some of your earnings home, when I worked in a shop I never did but then I never worked 40 hrs a week either usually just weekends. My hubby told me one time that I had learned so much there I should be paying them - I told him I DO.

    Seriously - congrats on your new job. I am sure you will love it. You love fabric and am pretty sure you love people (most of them anyways) so what could be better.
    I do work my tail off, but that's part of my plan. I'm thinking this job will keep me so active, I'll maybe lose a few pounds. That, and we've been so busy I've sometimes forgotten to eat!
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

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    Enjoy your new job. It sounds like you are having a good time at it. Congratulations.

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    I did the very same thing, except I got a job at a high end jewelry store, I was in hog heaven playing with the jewelry all day long.
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    I worked at a fabric store for years as a second job. My first job paid the bills my second job paid for my hobby(quilting and sewing). I worked so much that I did not have alot of time for the hobby but that didn't keep me from buying. I loved to talk to shoppers about what they were working on and always seemed to come away with ideas of things I wanted to make

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    I have a friend that owned a quilt shop and she always hired quilters for her staff. That solved two problems. One she knew she was getting a person who knew how to answer questions customers had and secondly she made back what she was paying them in wages with the money they spent in the shop. If I worked in a quilt shop it would be like an alcoholic working in a brewery.

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    What fun you will have! I wouldn't bring home a penny of pay I'd end up spending it all there. lol
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    Hi! I live in central PA. I am always looking for retreats, new fabric shops to explore, etc. what is the name and location of the quilt shop you are working in. Congrats on getting a job with something that you love! I am afraid I would be spending all my paychecks at work!

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    Congrats!!!!! Now, don't go spending all your paycheck!!!!
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    Jealous here! Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggramma View Post
    Congratulations! Try not to spend all your money before you come home....!
    I thought about working inn a quilt shop but this kept me away. I was afraid that rather than a check i would get a bill to cover the amount I owed

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    Sounds like the perfect job to me.
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    Where in PA? I am going next week to visit my daughter near Hershey & wondering about maybe a little private shop hop? Wouldn't that be fun (for me!)?

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    Congrats!
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