Who we are


whim-si-cal  [whim-zi-kuhl]
-adjective
    1.  given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious
     2.  full of or characterized by whims
     3.  oddly out of the ordinary; fanciful; erratic; unpredictable

That is the definition of Whimsical.  But who is Whimsicals? 

We are a small business consisting of myself, Terri Degenkolb, and my husband Tom (who by the way is employed full time as an engineer), operating from our home where I design and sew my quilts, bags, hats, and other fun things, which then make it into books published by us. 

But, you are probably wondering (as I do some days) how we even got here..... where it all started.... who we really are.... all that fun stuff.  So, here’s a little background.... 

Growing up in a small rural Midwestern town gave me tons of opportunities to experience a simple childhood where my imagination was my constant companion.  Surrounded by cats, dogs, horses, chickens, and lots of corn fields, I spent countless hours sewing, sketching, writing, and wandering the woods.  Looking back, it was a great childhood.

So, fast forward through my college years (where I earned a Bachelors degree from Purdue University in Retail Management), our early years of marriage (where we worked many hours just to make ends meet), and the early years of having children (when God blessed us with two wonderful boys), to a moment in time when I suddenly realized that I belonged at home, watching my kids grow up, instead of in an office, watching the clock tick slowly by.  I quit my job soon after that and reaquainted myself with an old friend, my sewing machine, when my mom helped me make my first quilt.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Although I have never considered myself an artist, I somehow have been blessed to find the "creating" is my passion and gift.  Whether it be with fabric as a new quilt design unfold, with paints on a canvas or a mouse and a computer as I design a new fabric line, or with words on a screen as I lay out and write a new book, it's the process of bringing something to life that brings me joy.  In reality, I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a business owner, I am a graphic designer, I am a writer, and I am a quilter.  Some may even say that I am an artist.  But it is all of these things woven together that makes me who I am today. 

So, who is Whimsicals?  Um, yea...... that would be me.... 



Shipping Rates


Within the United States....
less than $25 . . . . . . . . $3
$25 to $75 . . . . . . . . . . $6
over $75 . . . . . . . . . . . $13

International orders....
up to $100 . . . . . . . . . $24
over $100 . . . . . . . . . . $60

Canadian orders....
up to $24 . . . . . . . . . . $5
$24 to $100 . . . . . . . . $20
over $100 . . . . . . . . .  $41
 

Payments


We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover through our secure PayPal shopping cart.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with your credit card.  

If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to the address below and allow 7 days for processing.

 

Wholesale Terms


If you own a shop and would like information on wholesale pricing, quantities, and terms, please contact us with your shop information and we will be happy to work with you! 

We also feature wholesale ordering through our website.  If you would like to participate, follow the prompts through the
Wholesale Login page, send us your information, and we will provide you a wholsale login and password.  Easy ordering and payment through our secure shopping cart, no PayPal account required.

Our wholesale terms are as follows:

Net 30 days or credit card payment
Minimum order is 3 per title
Initial first order of $50
Shipping is calculated on a per order basis

You can find many of our books and patterns with the following distributors:

Checker Distributors
United Notions
E.E. Schenk
Quiltworks (Reubenstein & Ziff)
George Courey (Canada)
Henrietta's Handbags

If you are looking to order fabric for your shop, check with your fabric reps or contact Red Rooster Fabrics directly.


Copyright Info


All designs and graphics published by and used by Whimsicals, Inc. are protected by United States Federal Copyright laws.

But what does this mean?

You are free to:

Use my designs or any parts thereof in projects for yourself or friends.
Make and/or sell a small quantity of projects using my designs, or parts thereof, as long as you indicate that the design was by Whimsicals, Inc.  This includes the sale of finished projects online.
Save and print the pdf files of corrections and tips found on the "oops" page.

You cannot:

Copy and written instructions, photos, or graphics for any purpose other than your own personal use.  This includes distributing copies for use in teaching and sharing reproduced copies with your friends.
Use our designs or any parts thereof as part of your own designs that you sell to others without listing Whimsicals Inc. as the source of the design.
Save or copy any graphics or photos from this website without our permission.

In other words:

Please help keep the crafting industry and designers alive and well by giving credit where it is due!


For more thorough information on copyright laws and how they apply to our industry, visit these sites:
http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/copylaw.htm
http://www.copyright.gov/
or do a search on the web under “copyright quilt craft"

When in doubt, please contact us with any questions!


Still have questions?


Feel free to contact us by snail mail, phone or email....

Whimsicals, Inc.
1606 Chestnut Court
Noblesville, IN  46062
phone:  317-773-6130
email:  terri@whimsicalquilts.com