Letters to the Editor from the Capper’s Farmer Fall 2019 Issue

Reader Pamela Stokes of Matthews, North Carolina, shares the story of how she finished a quilt her daughter, Rachael, started years earlier.

| Fall 2019

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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.



When we retired and moved to North Carolina, we took all of the samples and partially finished projects with us. I recently finished the quilt Rachael started, and she now has it on display in her home.

Join the Capper’s Farmer DIY Group on Facebook to see more fun and creative craft projects like the one featured here. And don’t forget to post photos of your own projects. Or, you can email your projects and photos to us at TSmith@CappersFarmer.com.






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