“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” –Erma Bombeck
That quote stands 3 or 4 feet tall, posted high on the wall of our local quilt shop, Sew Generously in St. Charles.
I have seen first hand the heart, soul and plain old hard work that goes into running a small business. I have seen the dedication of owners and the passion of associates, teachers, artists, craftswomen and friends. I have seen fabric purchased based on the creativity and vision of youthful designers, classes and events offered to inspire, genuine support given to each other and to those in need. I have seen gentle encouragement of the next generation of sewists, artisans and leaders.
It is good.
So run, don’t walk, to your local quilt shop tomorrow. Show your support, let yourself be welcomed, and join in the community.