Lori Venturini began quilting about a year ago with the specific goal to give quilts to family members for Christmas. Personal gifts have more meaning as we get older, so she wanted to do something special. She decided to use her sewing machine that had been sitting, mostly idle, in the back room. She started going to Trevathan’s Sweep and Sew Shoppe in Hillsdale where they taught her how to use her machine and got her involved in regular quilting classes and get-togethers.
Lori has several “block of the month” projects in progress that take a year or more to complete. She participates in “12 hour sews” that can produce a mystery quilt top pattern in a single day. A local person does the long arm quilting to finish the project. She is on schedule to have 8 quilts completed in time for Christmas. Her sister has already rigged their family’s annual gift exchange so specific people get a home-made quilt.
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