About Us


Our ah-ha moment...

We had an ah-ha moment, earlier this year that has led to this very important, brief story we share here.

As Jim and I were assessing our business over the last 14 years, and talking about where we envisioned ourselves to be
in another 10 years; we suddenly realized we had outgrown our original business concept we outlined for Grandmother's Thimble
as a husband and wife team.  While we initially laughed about sandy beaches, sunny skies, vacationing with our grown children's 
families, and chasing grandchildren along the ocean's edge, we suddenly realized we needed to spend some time redefining what 
our future business focus to serve our changing Greater Binghamton & Southern Tier of New York, community and customers.

We didn't just dream up the idea to change the name of a long-standing, community small business--Grandmother's Thimble to 
Southern Tier Sewing Center--and move our location from Old Vestal Road, Vestal, New York, to the Valley Plaza, off Harry L Drive,
Johnson City, New York, to have a new view from our windows.

First, we did our own research-informally talking with customers and quilt shop owners.  Then, we spent some time with our business
advisors from the Greater Binghamton SCORE and SUNY Broome's Entrepreneur Assistance Program discussing and analyzing how 
our business has changed over the years.  We learned that is not uncommon for a small business to get so immersed in the immediate,
day to day operations of a small business that we have little time to focus on the bigger, future picture that reflects constantly changing
times and customer needs.

Our sudden realization turned into serious, numerous talks of inspiration, insights and recognition that no one in the Southern Tier 
of New Year state is meeting the diverse and creative needs of today's aspiring and well-established sewers.  While national box
stores offer shelves of products to choose from, other quilt shops are catering to their favorite customers, and online e-commerce
sites are focused on deals of the day, we've decided to break from the typical quilt shop business model of fabric, thread, notions, 
patterns, sewing machines, instructional classes and sewing machine repairs.

And, of course, the sewing center will still be proudly owned and operated by us, Justine and Jim Layman.



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Shipping Policy 

 

Name:___

Lin_________________________________________Phone#_____________

 

Address:______________________________________________________________

 

Email:_________________________________________________________________

 

_____3 night stay Thursday-Sunday Single room cost is $594.00/person

_____3 night stay Thursday-Sunday Double room cost is $399.00/person

_____3 night stay Thursday-Sunday Triple/Quad cost is $335.00/person

_____2 night stay Friday-Sunday Single room cost is $465.00/person

_____2 night stay Friday-Sunday Double room cost is $335.00/person

_____2 night stay Friday-Sunday Triple/Quad room cost is $295.00/person

 

Roommate(s)_________________________________________________________

 

$50.00 deposit to hold your seat is non-refundable and is due as soon as possible.

 

Deposit:___________________________________Date_________________

 

Southern Tier Sewing Center’s  Quilter’s Dream Weekend

Room sign up sheet

January 19-22, 2017

at the DoubleTree in Binghamton, NY 13901

 

Name:____________________________________________Phone#_____________

 

Address:______________________________________________________________

 

Email:_________________________________________________________________

 

_____3 night stay Thursday-Sunday Single room cost is $594.00/person

_____3 night stay Thursday-Sunday Double room cost is $399.00/person

_____3 night stay Thursday-Sunday Triple/Quad cost is $335.00/person

_____2 night stay Friday-Sunday Single room cost is $465.00/person

_____2 night stay Friday-Sunday Double room cost is $335.00/person

_____2 night stay Friday-Sunday Triple/Quad room cost is $295.00/person

 

Roommate(s)_________________________________________________________

 

$50.00 deposit to hold your seat is non-refundable and is due as soon as possible.

 

Deposit:___________________________________Date_________________

 

Payment #1 due by September 30, 2016__________________________

Payment #2 due by October 31, 2016_____________________________

Payment #3 due by November 30, 2016___________________________

Payment #4 due by December 20,2016____________________________

 

 I understand that the $50 deposit is not refundable. I also understand that if the payment is not paid in full by December 20, 2016 that I may forfeit my spot as well as my payments. If you need to cancel you must do so before October 30, 2016.

The $50.00 deposit will be deducted from the payments made. After October 30, 2016 there will not be any refund of any kind for any reason. STSC is not responsible to find roommates or for roommates not paying in full, if you are rooming with someone that has not paid or decides not to go then the remaining roommates will be responsible to make up the difference of the room by December 20, 2016. Special dietary requirements cannot be accommodated for Friday and Saturday’s meals, we appreciate your understanding. Reminder payments are cash or check only, no credit/debit cards.

 

 

 

 

 

Signed______________________________________________Date_______________

Payment #1 due by September 30, 2016__________________________

Payment #2 due by October 31, 2016_____________________________

Payment #3 due by November 30, 2016___________________________

Payment #4 due by December 20,2016____________________________

 

I understand that the $50 deposit is not refundable. I also understand that if the payment is not paid in full by December 20, 2016 that I may forfeit my spot as well as my payments. If you need to cancel you must do so before October 30, 2016.

The $50.00 deposit will be deducted from the payments made. After October 30, 2016 there will not be any refund of any kind for any reason. STSC is not responsible to find roommates or for roommates not paying in full, if you are rooming with someone that has not paid or decides not to go then the remaining roommates will be responsible to make up the difference of the room by December 20, 2016. Special dietary requirements cannot be accommodated for Friday and Saturday’s meals, we appreciate your understanding. Reminder payments are cash or chec

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