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Branson Quilt Shop in Tornado damaged!!!

Branson Quilt Shop in Tornado damaged!!!

Old 03-01-2012, 08:40 PM
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Unhappy Branson Quilt Shop in Tornado damaged!!!

Just saw on our news tonight that the shopping center that Quilts & Quilts is in has been heavily damaged. I could see the sign on the quilt shop so knew exactly where the news truck was showing. It is probably one of the nicest quilt shops that I have ever been in. It is right on the STRIP - HWY 76 - if you have ever been to Branson you know where this shop is. Hope it wasn't too damaged. It looked like a U-Haul truck was backed up to the door so they were probably emptying out the store.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:07 PM
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Have been to that wonderful quilt store and left lots of money. Sure hope they only have minor damage. Planned to stop by there this summer.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:09 PM
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They were having problems with looters. They set a curfew but that never works. Imagine the owner is getting the stovck out to save it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:27 AM
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Quilt shop was totally damaged. Owner is looking for alternate rental space to continue business until repairs can be made. This info came directly from the owner to a wholesaler she does business with.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:10 AM
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There's also a message posted on their website. Sounds like most of the inventory was okay, but until they are able to get in there and get it out who knows. I was really happy to hear that they do plan to reopen, though probably at a different location. I will definitely say a little prayer for them.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:13 AM
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Awww that's too bad. I would think would be water damage on a lot of the display items.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:15 AM
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I have been to that quilt shop and it's fabulous. I have always wanted to get back there again just for the quilt shop. Hope everything works out ok for them.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:42 AM
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Wow - sending prayers and good thoughts there way.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:46 AM
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heres the email I rec'd from them:

Greetings from all of us at Quilts & Quilts. We just wanted to send out a Newsletter to all of you to let you know what is happening with our shop after the Tornado.
We did take a direct hit, however, were amazingly blessed that most of our roof stayed on saving most of our beautiful samples and nearly all the bolts of fabric! Every other place in the shopping center lost their roofs and most suffered a complete loss. They all need your thoughts and prayers.
We have been very busy in the last few days, as you can imagine, and are so relieved to announce that we will be moving our shop next to the IMax in Branson! Our new location has more space and is a newer building (Much Nicer Bathrooms and plumbing for a starter!) I am sure some of you have heard me say that I am not happy unless I am moving stuff around or the girls mention my mom and I move stuff on them all the time- as Bonnie H said today "Lacey will be in hog heaven with this moving". And she is right I am bursting with ideas for the new space and can't wait to get started!
We don't have any concrete timlines at this point, but are looking at being able to process web orders in 14-20 days and are hoping to re-open in 30 days. As soon as we set a date, we will let you know.
We are also planning a "Tornado Sale". We haven't figured out a date or location for this yet but we will be having one, I will be getting the details confirmed in the next few days and will try to send out 48 hours notice for the sale.
The Shop Hop will go on! Sew Simple in Ozark has our portion of the kit and patterns. Amber is amazing and offered to take care of all of it for us! Thank you again Amber. (All of the shop owners involved have offered to help as well-they are all wonderful women I am blessed to call friends) We are sad to miss seeing everyone this year- we look foward to this event all year long and really enjoy having fun with all our hoppers!
We have been getting so many wonderful e-mails and FB comments-they are helping in ways you guys can't imagine. They are wonderful to see and read during the days and an amazing pick-me-up when we start running low on steam. Thanks you everyone for all your thoughts and prayers. I am trying to print all of them so everyone working at the shop can read them. We are keeping all of them and have a plan for them to be showcased at our new location!
Sorry that this newsletter is mainly text, I was going to post some damage photos but it just makes me too sad to look at them so instread I am going to show the Shop Hop Info again. If you want to see some photos you can see a few on our Facebook page. I did post a couple there and I know several of the wonderful people helping us pack have posted some too..

Customer Order information!
We have ALL our order information. If you have placed an order with us to be mailed out, we still have it and will fill it as soon as we can. My timeline right now is to be able to start filling orders 12-17 days from now.

If you do not want to wait, I fully understand. Please send us an e-mail to cancel. Include your name, contact info, and if you can remember-what you ordered.
I will be trying to answer as many e-mails as I can in the evenings if you have something that needs to be taken care of right away, you can call me on my personal cell phone at 417-XXX-XXXX. Anything that I will need to write down information, please send an e-mail as during the day I am at the shop packing without any electricity, computers, or even a functioning bathroom.
The Web Store is Staying Open! We have the same timeline to begin shipping web orders, 12-17 days.
Quilts & Quilts The Fabric Shoppe Now located next to the IMax!

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sandilee View Post
They were having problems with looters. They set a curfew but that never works. Imagine the owner is getting the stovck out to save it.
I am sorry to hear the shop was damaged and I hope they are back up and running soon. But I have to say, the looters comment did make me laugh a little. I got a mental image of a bunch of quilters stuffing bolts of fabric into their cars and driving off into the night. Not to belittle the damage or the situation with looters, but just couldn't help it - the mental image was funny.
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