Sunday, November 4, 2007

fond farewell

Friday night was the last big pizza party at my lqs. The doors will be closing on Nov 14th after being open for 11 years. Many customers, class instructors, and past/present employees were present to wish the three owners a fond farewell.

They were presented with their (as yet) unfinished signature quilts. Many tears were shed.

Our quilt group meets every Thurs in the store's classroom. When we heard that the store was closing, we agreed that we should organize a signature quilt. I drafted up the Friendship star block and we passed out the block instructions with a request to make 3 blocks - one for each of the quilts. We had a great response with many offers to help finish the quilts. The blocks were circulated amongst the local quilt guilds for more signatures and we even had some blocks at the store for customers to sign. It's been a lot of work but it was worth it to see their surprised expressions. I'm just impressed that we managed to keep it a secret - LOL.

So, farewell Quilters' Haven... I'll miss you.

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