Without a study done, I’d still bet that 80% of us can vividly recall the smell of new pencils sharpened for school. The musky notes of the ground wood was heightened if you used a mounted sharpener, or better yet, an electric one. That smell intermingled with the joy of a new red boxed package of Laurentien pencils. The box was always the preference over a folded transparent plastic case as it held a larger number, and therefore, variety, of colours. I would study each one, and try to pick my favorites, for they would be used the most frequently to colour in those dreaded maps. For while I loved the colours, I hated colouring maps. It’s always been about the colours for me, an obsession that continues to this day. As does my lack of geographical knowledge.
Fortuitously, at our store, we sell fabrics of all colours, and there are no maps in sight. To guide you through your quilting journeys, learning new techniques or patterns, we’ll teach you in our classes. No maps are needed, with lots of colours to choose. Sounds like the best kind of school to me.
Pick your favorite colour, or pick your favorite class. We look forward to helping you this fall.
Along Came Quilting
6432 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G6