Why a Purple Moose?
I often get asked about our purple moose and what it "means". When I was trying to decide on a company name I wanted to find something unique and different. While pondering this, a moose happened by and I thought what a wonderful animal. A moose is one of the few creatures that is so regal and dorky at the same time.....that's it - I'm a moose! Purple is one of my favorite colors - so there ya go - a purple moose is born!
Our Moose Mission
Our mission is to provide accurate and detailed patterns for quilters everywhere. We also strive to provide hard-to-find notions and tools along with standard notions at great prices. We also wish to become independently wealthy in the process. O.K., so maybe we won't become independently wealthy anytime soon, but we're having lots of fun!!
My name is Terri Sontra (aka Head Moose) and I have been quilting since the early 80's and professionally designing my own quilt patterns since 1996. I pride myself on the accuracy of the patterns. All of my patterns are tested by independent quilters to weed out any errors or problems so you can complete your project without any pesky delays. The beginner patterns are quick-to-finish designs so the beginner will feel a sense of accomplishment yet flexible enough for the more advanced quilter to enjoy also. My hubby Craig (aka Moose Geek) is my resident computer expert and handles the technical end of the business. My daughter Danielle (aka Moosette) offers me a bolt of inspiration whenever I get stuck! Together we live and work in the heart of New Hampshire! This photo is several years old but one of my favorites.
USA ORDERS: You may place your order on our website by either Visa/MasterCard/Discover or PayPal. Your order will usually ship the next business day - sometimes even the same day if you get it in early enough! If you prefer to send a check, e-mail us first so we can figure the shipping amount for you, mail us the check. then we'll ship out your order once your check arrives.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please e-mail us first so we can figure your shipping amount as every country is different.
Shipping Information - USA
We do our best to have our shopping cart automatically estimate what your shipping charges will be. Sometimes those shipping charges will be too high. Usually this occurs when you order lots of items or when our ninja packing skills kick in and we get it all in a smaller box. When we pack up your order and see what the actual charges are...we will refund any overage to you if you paid by PayPal or process your credit card for a lesser amount. You will never be charged more than the cart estimate, even if the actual cost is more! We try and ship USPS Priority Mail whenever possible. This is the fastest, most economical, reliable, and trackable shipping method available. Since they provide all the boxes we are able to save money and pass those savings on to you. Obviously, if you order a couple of packs of needles, we won't use Priority Mail, we will send it regular first-class mail....unless, of course, you need them really fast! You can select your preference in the shopping cart during checkout. We will also ship FedEx if the costs are less than the USPS - this is usually heavy boxes.
Shipping Information - International
We try and ship USPS Global Priority or Global Express Mail whenever possible. This is the fastest, most economical, and reliable shipping method available. Since they provide all the boxes we are able to save money and pass those savings on to you. Shipping rates vary depending on your country. Our automated shipping estimator does its best but it is not foolproof, there are just too many different countries! If you are out of the USA and wish to order something, you will never be charged more the shopping cart tells you but it could very well be less. E-mail us ahead of time if you want a more accurate shipping charge. We have found that international rates for small packages can be quite pricey. Heavier boxes are not as bad. Perhaps you have a few friends that you can pool together with for orders!
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