My Mom retired last year and I have been trying to run the shop for the past eighteen months, however, 2011 was busy for me on the road, and 2012 is Crazy! Meaning, many more events, sold out retreats, weeks away from Morro Bay. So, after a bit of soul searching, and lots or prayer, I feel that it would be best for the shop and the community that supports her, to allow someone who has more time and can really focus on the shop to take over the tradition. Heck, if I am lucky the new owner will even hire me back part time and let me keep servicing the Pfaff Machines, and teach workshops.
So I want you all to know, how much your support means, but please do not fret. I am making this choice so that I can spend more time as a quilt maker, teacher, and service tech. After I spend time being a Husband and Father first.
I love what I do, and the world of quilters need more of me in the sewmando vest having a blast as a designer and educator. Please keep following me at www.robappell.com