Friday, January 30, 2009
Dancing With Threads
Today, it was a "Mommy-and-Me" day. I took my Mom on a day trip to Grand Forks, BC!
We first stopped in to the Heart-and-Soul Quilt Shop, situated in a beautiful Victorian home, just off Main Street. Cathy had hundreds of bolts of fabric to browse through, it would have taken me all day if I had the chance! And we admired all the beautiful quilts adorning all the available wall space where the fabric bolts couldn't reach. And it appears that her husband is a gem, one whose touch on the place shows up everywhere! This shop is a destination for sure!
Then, we attended an Open House at Dancing with Threads, longarm quilting studio. Ma Tin is the owner/operator, and she has set up shop and is ready to help quilters finish their quilts! She has a unique style all her own and just loves to freehand, adapting special designs to suit your quilt top. I was very impressed with her lovely home and the yummy buffet luncheon she had prepared! By the way, she also teaches Asian cooking! She is a woman of many talents!
I met several women from both Grand Forks Guilds as well as the Christina Lake Guild. It was a great turnout!
And last, but not least, Mom and I visited with a few relatives of ours, which was a really nice way to end our day trip, as family is important and we don't take enough time out to spend with them.
It was a wonderful day!