Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Fun Memories and a Surprise!

When I first began Longarm quilting for others the season of my life was busy!! I was raising 4 daughters on my own and had a full time day job. Needless to say my time was not my own.

I was so fortunate to have friends who really cheered me on and supported me in several aspects of my life. One was my friend Alva, who I have written about before. She truly loved quilting and she especially loved sharing what she knew with others.

She was never shy about trying new techniques.

My quilting group is happily meeting in person again and this week, some were reminiscing about the great programs that were once offered at our city’s first quilt shop. The owner Diana really did an amazing job with classes, clubs and programs!

The second shop, The Stash also offered classes and I remember Alva talking about her Colour Wheel class, showing me samples and about how to take it. I was interested but again there just wasn’t time for very much play.

Anyways, when I was getting ready to head to quilting group on Monday is was looking for misplaced book and came across a tote of Alva’s tutorials…

Alva’s Colour Wheel class was popular and it turns out it wasn’t only missed by me…it may be revisited.

Another treasure discovered was her sample from the Fractures workshop that we took together. Hers of course involved Poppies! She loved red and Poppies. Wouldn’t this piece look perfect on a bag!

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