Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Moving Day

Qualicum Beach truck
This past Monday was moving day for the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners.  For the past week we have been sorting items, packing some, discarding others and generally getting ready for the big day.





The moving process forced us to take stock of our belongings and not surprising we found we had duplicate items and items that could only be considered of "historic" interest.  We sold one of our studio looms and will be having a sale of small equipment at a future date.

The town of Qualicum Beach provided us with trucks and a crew of young strong backs.  They cheerfully carted boxes, assorted loom parts and furniture down the narrow staircase and into the vehicles and posed for pictures now and then.
"the movers"

"the movers"

  They had an appreciative audience who came to say goodbye to the train station.
Just the loom left to move

appreciative audienced
         













Soon we were watching them unload items at our new home in Qualicum Commons.  Qualicum Commons is a re-purposed elementary school that houses a number of social and arts programs.  It is in the heart of downtown Qualicum Beach at 744 Primrose Street.   location 
We have a lovely large, ground floor room.  So no more narrow winding staircase, no more bumping heads on the ceiling or squeezing into the eves to locate equipment.  We appreciate the town's role in locating this space for us.

main entrance to Qualicum Commons

So much space
We ended the day with boxes and belongings stacked along the walls according to an initial floor plan.  Over the next two weeks we will begin the process of assembling our library area, setting up our looms and refining the floor plan.
What to open first!











  The town of Qualicum Beach is providing us with some stacking chairs and tables so we can begin to hold our meetings in our new home rather than renting space in the Baptist Church on Beach Street.  If you are planning to attend the general meeting on September 25th come to Qualicum Commons at 744 Primrose Street.  There is a large parking lot just past the building.  

Watch for an announcement for our "Open Studio" event when we welcome the public to our new location.

Finally, Thanks to Heather and the moving guys and the Town of Qualicum Beach for their assistance with the move to our new home.

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