Letters to the Editor from the Capper’s Farmer Fall 2019 Issue
Photo by Pamela Stokes
From 2007 to 2014, my family owned a quilt shop in Cadillac, Michigan. Myself, my husband, Rick, and our children, Rachael and Clay, operated the place, selling quilting cottons, sewing machines, and notions, and providing machine service.
We were always excited to get new fabrics in the shop, and we couldn’t wait to sew up blocks and quilts to put on display. Rachael especially loved the green and blue fabrics (pictured in the quilt below), and being an adventurous new sewer and quilter, she was eager to make a quilt using a fun design. The design she chose called for cutting strips in random widths, sewing them together, and then sub-cutting them into blocks.
Before she could finish the quilt, new fabrics arrived, and she moved on to another project, using the new fabrics.
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