When I was a young child, my grandmother received mail from her Arkansas friend every few months. It was her last link to home, and inside would be a letter, newspaper clippings, and Li’l Abner cartoons whose humour was beyond my age. But one letter held a very unique dried up cotton boll on a stem. I guess it was to remind my grandmother of her southern heritage, but as a child I didn’t ask. Instead, I was fascinated with the plant that my mother explained represented the beginning of the cotton that we wore. I never forgot that cotton boll; in my hand was a beginning to my love affair with indoor and outdoor plants and then full-scale gardening. Ironically, quilting became the other hobby of choice and now my work. A seed of cotton; a seed of knowledge. Everything has a beginning.
This September we begin our new class schedule which runs to January and we are hoping you will find with us a new beginning in what we have to offer.
Along Came Quilting
6432 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G6
Shop Online: www.alongcamequilting.com