Dream job!! For me!!

5.28.2014



Okay, so it's like this. Last Friday, on our way to Davenport for our weekend away, we stopped in West Branch, Iowa to check out a recently opened quilt shop, Cotton Creek Mill. Because that is what we do on our travels, we stop at quilt shops. =) We walked in and on a darling display in the center of the room was Lori Holt's new fabric line Vintage Happy. I snatched up a fat quarter bundle and took it to the register, lickity split and continued to shop to see what other treasures I would find. 

I was so excited and I went on and on how happy I was that they carried Riley Blake and what a cute shop they had. It took less than 10 minutes before Tara (the daughter of the mother-daughter team who owns Cotton Creek Mill) and I had our heads together over an iPad while I was showing her my blog, and the fabrics that I like and she was telling me what she liked. Soon I was in the back room and Tara was showing me a quilt block she was working on and she had several patterns tacked up on a bulletin board that she wanted to make sometime. Every one of the patterns she had tacked up I have pinned on Pinterest because I loved them! 

Do you see where this is going??

Tara and I talked for a good long time. It was like we were long lost friends. =) That would be why there are no pictures except for the ones I borrowed from their website, we were too busy chatting for me to stop and take the time to take pictures. =) 

I turned to Russ, who was chatting with Tara's mom, Tami, and said, "I could so work here!"

Tara replied, "Well, we are looking for someone to work a couple of days a week." 

Ohhhhh.....

Tara and I went back to chatting about fabric and patterns. After a bit, I said, "You know, I am serious...I would love to work here with you and your mom." She said, "I am serious, too. Think about it and get back to us," and she handed me her card. 

Whoa!! That was all I thought about all weekend! I emailed Tara and told her I was very interested, if they were.

Today the phone rang...

SO!!! Friday, I will be off to my dream job!! A job where I can share my passion for quilting, share the love of fabric, to encourage others in their quilting adventures and eventually teach a class or two. 

I.CAN.NOT.WAIT!!

45 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new job and having such a great shop in your area! Now I'm going to go pout because I'm jealous.

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  2. That's so great! Congratulations. I need to come visit now.

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  3. Yay! I am so happy for you! It sounds perfect!

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  4. Congrats! I'm so happy for you!

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  5. What a fantastic job! I would love that too! Congratulations!

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  6. Wow, this sounds like a dream come true. The only drawback is that you will probably spend your whole paycheck on fabric!

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  7. Wow! I live in the Quad Cities and that's not far from here. I will have to check out this shop.

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  8. How fun! It was meant to be - looking forward to hearing more about your new adventure!

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  9. Wow - You sound perfect for this place! Your visit on that day was meant to be! Congrats!

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  10. Congratulations, that is wondeful.

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  11. That is too cool ! Congratulations....what a winning way with people you must have.....it'll serve you perfectly in this job !

    How far from home is the job......I got the idea you were traveling or something?

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  12. Awesome I know you will be a great asset to their quilt shop. And Russ got you to get a job so he can have a new bike! Hahaha just teasing! :-)

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  13. Oh that is SO exciting! This is amazing. You may also be able to get sneak peaks of upcoming fabric - possibly they have a staff discount or may want you to make up some samples....the possibilities and joys are endless!!! So happy for you!

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  14. Congratulations on the new job. Working within our passions make a job less of a "job" and more of a grand adventure.

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  15. Wonderful how this worked out the way it did. I know you will love it and so will the customers. I am happy for you Amy! i can't get the google acct to let me change my status, so I think it shows no reply blogger. But my regular email is celiaambrose@hotmail.com

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  16. My congratulations Amy. I'm so happy for you!! It's such a gift to do a job with a "work" you really love!!!

    Enjoy it and i'm looking forward to the reports to come about your new profession :-)

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  17. Fun! I see many hours of creativity coming our way. Congratulations and may this new friendship be as wonderful as the job.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  18. That is so wonderful! I want to work at a flea market, I wish I could luck into a job :)

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  19. I am so thrilled for you! What a wonderful job and such a cute little shop.

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  20. I am happy because I live in Iowa City and can take a class from you!

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  21. Lucky you! Congratulations!

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  22. Rosemary B here:
    Ohhhhhh Amy, this is a dream job.
    I worked at JoAnns many many years ago for just a few years and loved it because I loved the customers. As I am an olden RN, I just loved getting people all fixed up and straight with their idea!
    You will have the best time, you will meet lovely people, and learn so much about them. I am a little envious.....
    I wish I lived close by, I would hop over every day

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  23. Congratulations Amy!! I have never been to that quilt shop which isn't that far from Muscatine......on my list now!

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  24. You deserve it, Amy! Enjoy! I'm sure you will be a wonderful addition to the quilt shop! Sorry it is so far away from my home...

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  25. Wow that's so great Amy!! Congratulations, you will have the best time I'm sure :-) just try not to spend all your salary on fabric! ;-) hehe! xo

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  26. Congratulations on the new job, the dream job, I might add! That is fantastic. And I do hope you get the sheep you dreamed about and that I get the three Yorkshire/Scottish blackface sheep I want for my hillside. :-))

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  27. oh my goodness, congratulations!!! that is my dream job too

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  28. Congrats on the new job! Sounds like you will love it! I might have to stop sometime while passing through I-80.

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  29. Yay, congratulations!! So excited for you!! Have a wonderful first day! xo Heather

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  30. It is soooo good news! Congratulations! I wish you are happy in your new job.

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  31. How perfect for you! Congratulations!

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  32. That sounds like so much fun! You will definitely be adding so much to their company for sure! They will be very blessed to have you! I pray for your happiness and success!
    Blessings
    Susie

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  33. Congratulations! You're going to love this. :) blessings, marlene

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  34. Sweet news! Congratulations!

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  35. So so Wonderfully good!!

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  36. Hello Fun Job....GOODBY paycheck (G)!!! As someone who works in a quilt shop I can tell you that you will LOVE it. Jim says that my job costs him money, and I think he is right. But have SEW much fun. They are lucky to have you on staff. XXX

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  37. You are going to have a lot of fun. But be very careful...I used to work at a fabric store. I know how easy it is to spend your entire pay check on fabric.

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  38. Amy I am so happy for you. You are going to love it. I love working at the quilt store a couple towns over.
    Congrats!
    Hugs
    donna

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  39. I am SO, SO happy for you!!!!!

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  40. That is just wonderful for you! I know you will love meeting people and helping others. I hope you still will get the time you want for your own quilting ventures!
    Congratulations!

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