Midnight Shopper, Small Business Saturday, and Comfort Quilt Sewing @ Crimson Tate 2019-Style

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Holy moly!  How is it already November?! And in particular, how is it already the week before Thanksgiving?!  Whoaaaaaaaa.  We want to alert you to some awesome goings-on here at Crimson Tate in the next few weeks.

Here’s what’s up!

On Friday November 22, we are gonna be open late.  Shewwwwwww.  All the way to 9:00 PM.  Yahoo.  Come on down and coordinate your holiday sewing projects and enjoy some merriment with the kids at Crimson Tate.

Starting at 3:00 PM we are hosting a Build-Your-Own Countdown to Fun box.

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Sign up to build your own box.  For someone else?  For yourself?  Either way, we will provide you with all the necessary components to build a box and make your own fabric selections.  We have elves at the ready to fat quarter the particular fabrics you need to build your box.  And of course to help you insert some glitter in there, too.

We’ve opened up three sections to choose from.  Find the class schedule here!

Not interested in building your own?! You want a Countdown to Fun box already put together?  Purchase it online here! It’s super fun, y’all.

Next on the agenda, let’s chat about Small Business Saturday.SmallBusinessSaturday_CT

Have you ever been to Crimson Tate on Small Business Saturday?!  So much is happening on the street that it’s best I tell you about it in bullet point format.  That’s serious you guys.   I rarely employ the bullet point system unless it’s critical.  Here goes!

…but wait…there’s more…

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  • Every hour (on the hour-ish) we’ll be giving away one of TEN amazing Crimson Tate swag bags filled with some of our favorite patterns, fabrics, books, notions and love. For every $25 you spend, you’ll receive a ticket that will go into the drawing.  No need to be present to win.

…but wait…there’s more…

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It’s one of the best days of the year around here.  We are so honored and elated by all of the support and friendship displayed on this day.  We are GIVING AWAY TULA PINK’S HOMEMADE fat quarter bundle along with Tula’s iron on patch and enamel pin!!! (I just got light headed from EXCITEMENT!)

  • All of the tickets collected throughout the day will be added to the gigantic barrel of holiday happiness and one super lucky winner will be taking home this coveted fabric, not yet in fabric stores.  In fact, it doesn’t arrive on the scene until March!!  This bundle is going to be one of TWO grand prizes at the end of the day.

…but wait…there’s more…

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It wouldn’t be the holidays if we weren’t giving away advanced fat quarters of the fabric created Heather Givans.  Wait.  That’s me!  This is my new collection, Pencil Club, hitting stores in January and it can be yours NOW.

  • All of the tickets collected throughout the day will be added to the gigantic barrel of holiday happiness and one super lucky winner will be taking home this coveted fabric, not yet in fabric stores.  In fact, it doesn’t arrive on the scene until January!!

…but wait…there’s more…

70148342_10101221084424111_6884887834537230336_o-1This year, we are including a philanthropic opportunity to support our buddies at Indiana Comfort Quilts.  Crimson Tate will give you multiple opportunities to win stuff.  Win-win, right?!

Help support the efforts of IU Health Comfort Quilts.

I’d like to invite you to support the efforts of local IU Health Comfort Care Quilt group, spearheaded by Crimson Tate customer and friend trauma surgeon Dr. Ashely Meagher.  The group creates quilts for trauma patients who are at the end of their treatment and are receiving only palliative care.  What this means is that their conditions are terminal and nothing more can be done.  This is where Ashley’s love and compassion for her patients, and her passion for quilting kicks in.  She has created a network of quilters who make quilts for these patients to use in their final days.  What a beautiful, tangible way to express care and love for local families who are faced with sobering realities.  Those quilts will be passed on to the families of the patients.   Ashley from the beginning has made a conscience effort to create a partnership with Crimson Tate for which I am incredibly grateful and hope that you, too, will help create a small lap quilt for her cause.
There are a number of ways you can help:
1) Make a quilt – ~40″ x 50-60″  which will fit on a hospital bed.  Please, no religious, holiday, or children’s themes
2) Make a quilt top – these will be used during  quilting parties to make “sandwich and tie quilts”
3) Donate fabric, batting, thread, notions
If you’ve got the time, you’ve got some stash, I’d love to invite you to create a Comfort Quilt for the patients of the trauma unit at IU Health.

Quilts 40″ x 50-60″ are needed!

Starting now November 18 through the new year, we are COLLECTING QUILTS FOR IU HEALTH COMFORT QUILT project.  Let’s whip some together and help our friends in the Comfort Quilt group get a needed boost.

On Small Business Saturday we are accepting donations of finished quilts, quilt tops, new batting in packages, fat quarters, fabric to be used for backing and binding, and thread.  Bring in new fabrics you wish to part ways with and we’ll give you a tickets for our drawings as thanks for supporting our friends.

We at Crimson Tate thank you for donating to their project.  Imagine being able to use your talents and know-how to provide compassion and care to someone who is at the end of their life.  Amazing.  What an amazing gift.

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…but wait…there’s more…

We are so excited about ALL OF IT that we want to start the party early.  For every $25 you spend starting November 22, we’re gonna add you to the big barrel of possibility to win the Tula Pink Homemade bundle or the Heather Givans Pencil Club bundle!  That’s right, y’all.  We’re gonna start giving out tickets starting at Midnight Shopper!  Crimson Tate will be open until 9:00 PM on November 22!!! Get in here and let the party begin!

Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Crimson Tate,

I live in the far far reaches of the world and won’t be able to make it to Crimson Tate on Small Business Saturday.  Is there anyway I can participate by purchasing items online to be entered to win?  How’s that gonna work?  Sincerely, Lover from the Far Reaches

Dear Precious Lil’ Lover from Yonder Town,

Don’t fear!  We’ve got you.  On Small Business Saturday we’re going to enter you into the hourly drawings!  That’s right.  For every $25 you spend we’ll generate tickets for you and add you to the drawing.  Wooooot!  And starting now until end of day on Saturday (6:00 PM EST) we’ll add you to the larger drawing, too.  So go for it!!

Dear Tate de Crimson,

I’m an international customer.  Am I eligible to win the bundles or hourly tote bag giveaways?  I’m tres excited to know.  Sincerely, La International Customer

Dear International Friend,

Yessss!!! Part of the reason we switched our online game was so that we could offer international shipping!!! We hope you’ll be our customer, too!  We’d love to enter you into the hourly drawings.  As far as the bundles go, we’re going to offer it to you, too. Get in there and buy some stuff.  Best of luck!

Dear Crimson Tate,

I am a mega mega fan!  How many times can I shop at your store and be eligible to win? I’m so excited to play and I’m super competitive.  Sincerely, I NEED TO WIN

Dear Needy,

Seriously! Get in here.  Get on crimsontate.com – you can shop everyday multiple times a day.  All of your purchases will be eligible for our many giveaways!  And thank you for being a mega fan.  We’re so honored.

Dear Crimson Tate,

I’ve been considering becoming a VIP.  If I become a VIP, can I get tickets for that?  Also, I was thinking about buying myself a gift certificate and then I want to use that gift certificate to buy my VIP membership.  Will I get tickets for the purchase of the gift certificate and then also when I use the gift certificate to get my awesome VIP tote bag and pin as a charter member?  Sincerely, Double Dipper

Dear Dipper,

You are so cute.  Here’s the deal, D.  Every gift card purchase made now through Small Business Saturday will be awarded tickets!  Yayayyyyy.  However, if you redeem that gift card during this time period, you won’t get double tickets.  That just makes more admin work for us and we’re not so into that.  If you’ve got a gift card you bought yourself before the game begins, it will be eligible for tickets.  We’ll give you tickets for all your purchases, just not doublely.  Bless your little heart.

Dear Crimson Tate,

Girl! I’m VIP.  Are there any VIP perks for me?!  And do I still accrue points during this time period? You know I love you and I love being at Crimson Tate.  Lemme know, ok? Sincerely, VIP Charter Member

Dear VIP,

YES! You still get points! Just by your beautiful nature of already pledging your love of Ms. Alizarin Crimson Tate (you know that her first name is really Alizarin, right?) as a VIP member, we’re going to enter you into the large drawing.  We threw an artisanal handwritten ticket into the barrel of possibilities with your name on it.  Bam.  You’re important to us.  Don’t you forget it. We love you.  Being VIP is awesome!

Dear Crimson Tate,

I want to contribute to IU Health Comfort Quilts how do I do that?! Sincerely, The Giver

Dear Giver,

Awwwww.  Thank you.  Definitely feel free to mail us your finished quilt.  We will pass it along to the folks at Comfort Quilts.  If you aren’t able to create a quilt, we will have more opportunities to help.  Don’t fret.  We can put your kindness to work and we thank you for being willing.

2 thoughts on “Midnight Shopper, Small Business Saturday, and Comfort Quilt Sewing @ Crimson Tate 2019-Style

  1. Cindy Chizer says:

    Hi. Still a little confused about your hours . What time do you open on Friday and I believe you close at 9:00 pm. Also what are your hours on Sat.

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