Saturday, August 24, 2013

5 years - Anniversary Sale!

 We have been in business 5 years, we are celebrating with you by giving away free fabric in random orders and giving you extra discounts using the above code 5YEARS. Come and see what we have available in the shop, then come back and read my story of how Green Fairy Quilts came to be below! 
 
 5 years 
Okay, so 5 years ago today I had a 5 day old little guy - the huge 5 year old pictured above.  We had sold our home in the Salt Lake Valley, the U-Haul was packed and we headed 4 hours south to Saint George, Utah.  People thought we were crazy, I admit I was a little scared, but Clint and I had made a decision together to try to make a business work and live the dream of working for ourselves, so we moved forward. The hardest part about the move was knowing that we would not be around family.  We would have to rely on God and each other to make it work.  Looking back it was hard, but it was the best decision we have ever made.  We can look back and realize that it did work out.  It has been a lot of hard work and perseverance, but we are so happy to say that Clint and Judi Madsen's Green Fairy Quilts has been in business for 5 years.  I still can't believe it.
    
ruler
We have all of you to thank for being wonderful clients and customers.  All of those ladies who gave me a chance with my new longarm.  We are thankful to Moda and Riley Blake Designs for having beautiful fabric that we love to sell. It has been a long, bumpy road, but we are so thankful to all of you for helping us make it happen.  Thank you!

I am happy to say that I finally have the straight ruler I use for quilting in the shop, there is a limited quantity right now, but we have placed an order for more.  This ruler is amazing, I have used it for all of my quilting during the past 5 years.  I used it in this tutorial if you want to see for yourself how it works.   

Last, but not least - my book!  I wish I could say I have it in stock, especially with this day being our anniversary - but, it will be a few more weeks.  My editor informed me that because of staffing changes they have gotten a little behind, but are diligently working on my book now and it should be in my hands and ready to ship to you around the end of September/first of October.  So, please be patient with me as I am being patient with them.  I know a lot of you have pre-purchased the book and are anxiously waiting for it and I hope you won't mind waiting just a few weeks longer.

Thanks again to all of you!  We could not be in business without you!!
   

24 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Congratulations! I wish you to your family and your business all the best as you deserve! Barbara from Italy

charlotte said...

Congratulations. I bought my first ever jelly roll from you a couple of years ago when I first started blogging about my quilting. You are my go to for pre cuts. Many more years to you two.

Linda said...

CONGRATS !!!

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Margaret said...

Congratulations to you on your 5th anniversary. It's so wonderful to hear of a family making their dream come true. Here's to many, many more years!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congratulations on living your dream...and hope for many more years to come.

Gertie Pye said...

Many congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! Your hard work has obviously paid off and your talent is world famous in the quilting world! Really looking forward to your book coming out.

Esther F. said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! Your website is an inspiration for me! Looking forward to the book!
Esther
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Auntie Pami said...

So happy you are doing what you want, living your dream, your charity work, and your family. One day I hope I can get a hilt in line for you to quilt. Best wishes always.

Kate C said...

Congratulations, 5 years is quite a land mark to have reached!So happy that you could make your dream come true! You both certainly deserve great success, your quilting is amazing and your shop is always the one I check first- great stuff and great service!

paulette said...

Congrats on 5 wonderful years!! And just look at that big boy...a lovely reminder of your years in business!! Watching both grow and blossom...nothing like it! All the best!
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Hildy said...

Congrats for being 5 years in the business! Ordered some stuff and can't wait to have it my hand;-)

Hildy said...

Congrats for being 5 years in the business! Ordered some stuff and can't wait to have it my hand;-)

kitty said...

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary and best wishes for many, many years of success to come for the Green Fairy!!
Hugs from Holland!

Leeanne said...

Congratulations! I love your blog, seeing all your lovely creations & reading of your trials of life, we all have those! I too have been in my machine quilting business for 5 years.....time sure flies!

Leeanne said...

P.S I can't wait for my book to arrive, I ordered right back when you first posted about it!!

kansaswx said...

Great. The day after I order fabric, a 5th anniversary sale! Oh well, I still save. I love your discounted pre-cuts; you are the only place to buy! Happy anniversary. Love your quilting and your blogging!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Judi and Clint! Here's to the next 5 years!

Always In Stitches said...

Congratulations. I was just starting my own business when I found your tutorials. I thought wow this person really knows how to quilt.So I learned by you. Thank you. Little did I know that you were just starting out. Wow.Looking forward to many more years of inspiration and great deals on precuts.

Always In Stitches said...

Congratulations. I was just starting my own business when I found your tutorials. I thought wow this person really knows how to quilt.So I learned by you. Thank you. Little did I know that you were just starting out. Wow.Looking forward to many more years of inspiration and great deals on precuts.

DebbieM said...

Congratulation on your first five years! I love purchasing my Moda from you and will continue to do so. I get so excited when I see an email from you. I always find things that I love. Thanks!!

Tamie said...

Congratulations on making your dreams come true. Here's to many more years.

Lisa said...

Congrats and what a handsome young man! I watched your video and wow that is so interesting. I've never watched anyone longarm so that was very neat!

Leanne said...

Congratulations! I love your shop and I also love seeing pictures of your quilting. I hope the next 5 years are just as lovely.

Holly Kay said...

Congrats on the anniversary of your business!! So exciting to see something flurish