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We would like to introduce ourselves to you. We are a family of four, Dan, Joyce, John, and Irina. John is 18 and he was adopted from Ukraine in October of 2000. Irina is now 13 years old and she was adopted from Russia in July of 2001. It was quite a busy year for us! We did both adoptions independently, without using an agency. Joyce's parents moved here to Ohio in August of 2005 to be near their grandchildren. Within two years they both passed away.
We purchased Friends Patterns in late April of 1996. We are the third owners, and have now owned it the longest! Friends has traveled from Ohio, to Florida, Colorado, Kentucky, Iowa, and back to Ohio.
We thank you for your encouragement. We really do appreciate all the prayers which have been sent our way.
Regarding our patterns, with the exception of a few multi-sized patterns, we do not keep stock on hand, but print patterns in batches as they are ordered. They are then folded by hand and placed in their envelope. Due to the large number of masters that we deal with, we do occasionally make mistakes. We hope that you will be patient with us. Notify us as soon as you discover our error and we will cheerfully correct it.
Currently our schedule is to print patterns approximately once a week. Printing is a multi-day process between the actual printing, preparing instructions and envelopes, folding, and filling orders. We use an ammonia based printing process and that demands breathing ammonia fumes as we work, so we must take frequent breaks.
We are pleased that you have arrived at our site, and hope that you will be happy with your selection. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call. We are in the Eastern Time Zone, and generally do not answer the phone after 5 pm or on weekends.
These Patterns are intended For home sewing only.
They are not to be used to produce items for resale.
You can not make and sell items from our patterns without Express written Permission from Friends Patterns.
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