Please note: This is a really big file this time around, for 'techie' reasons beyond our comprehension! So it may take a little longer to download it. Also, because of the size, you may well experience problems in printing it out. So may we suggest that this time, at least until we might be able to post a smaller file, please just read it on your screen. We apologize for any inconvenience and we are working on remedy.
We have recovered our linking capability so our class supply lists are again available through the Calendar Page, as they have been for the past few years! Hooray!
We shot this video at the conclusion of a recent Kids' Sewing Class - Hope you enjoy!
Come and Visit The NEW Kelleys Quality Sewing Center
Our new store is at Northwest Plaza - Sam's Club Shopping Center - at the intersection of Highway 52 North and 55th St NW / West Circle Drive.
Have you been in to see our new location? We've had lots of fun(?) setting up the new space and getting things "Just Right!" Well, not everything is done yet, but we ARE making progress, and there are lots of fun things still to be done!
Well, what a ride this has been! On June 1, 1985, Darlene opened the doors of the very first location of Quality Sewing Machine Center. That first location was in the Northgate Shopping Center, next door to what is now Minuteman Press. The grand total of the area in that store was a whopping 312 square feet!
In October of 1987, John joined Darlene full-time, and they have worked side by side every day for the 25 years since, a noteworthy accomplishment in itself!
In 1989 Quality Sewing Center moved across the parking lot to the former Carpetland building, where it resided for the next eight years, starting with about 2200 square feet and eventually expanding to 4400.
In 1997, because of the negotiations between the city of Rochester and the DM&E Railroad, Quality Sewing Center moved to Barlow Plaza, and their former home in Northgate Plaza was demolished for the construction of the 16th Avenue NW extension, which we are all still waiting for!
In the early part of this century, we tried our hand at retirement, an adventure that did not work out favorably for our customers. In 2008 we faced the choice of seeing our life's work closing up, or jumping back in the pool and resume paddling!
In retrospect we both feel that we made the best decision! Now, in 2012, exactly two months shy of our 27th Anniversary, we are proud to announce our move to Northwest Plaza (Sam’s Club shopping center) and the opening of our fourth location on April 2, 2012!
More space - 5200 square feet, more parking - virtually unlimited versus 51 spaces shared with five other storefronts, easier access - Highway 52, 55th ST, West Circle Drive, etc., and a whole lot more!
Join our exciting family of creative - fun - customer friendly people!
We have not only grown tremendously recently, we have recently lost a couple of our staff members. We are very short staffed and we need more people!
If this "Help Wanted" flyer describes you, then click right here for an application! Or if you think this might apply to someone you know, just save the flyer or application and send them on to your friends!
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Check out our new software classes! Because you asked, we have added several opportunities to learn various software offerings to complement your embroidery projects.
If you check out the calendar page here on our website, you may notice that some classes and events are highlighted, i.e. "**Sewing Class #1001" The titles that are highlighted are linked to more information about that class or event, such as a picture or supply list. We are very excited about adding this to our website, as many of you have asked for just such an improvement!
We are committed to making 2013 the very best ever for you, our most valued and treasured customers and friends! We thank you so very much for all of your support and kindnesses throughout these past years, "SEW" appreciated!