First, let me tell you about Quilter's Paradise. It was in a warehouse area of town. The owners had taken that huge space and made it a perfect quilt shop. They have a fabulous selection of quilting fabric. I think what made me love this shop was their choices would have been my choices to carry, if I owned a quilt fabric store. In addition, the store was large and airy, not cramped and cluttered.
The EQ class was taught, in one of the large class rooms, the instructor was Catherine Wilson and the class was FREE! There were 10 people attending, who had EQ on their laptops, so the class was very hands-on and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and the other attendees. I'm going to keep EQ in mind, I don't think I'm quite ready for that step, yet. I do know the day will come.
I have another reason why Quilter's Paradise is my new favorite quilt fabric store, when I went to make a purchase, in addition to treating me like I was the Greatest Customer in the world, (you know, they way we all want to be treated!), I received a 15% discount, just for attending a FREE class. Really. I can't tell you how many quilting fabric stores I've visited without even being tempted to make a single purchase.
Last week, I also got my annual employee review, (and raise), at B&N. My review was great; when Bob was working he always described this type of report as "they thought I was walking on water". It's so nice to be appreciated at work.