When you walk through the door at A Scarlet Thread, you will most likely be met by a smiling face and a gracious, "Hello!" If you come in the front door (or is it the back door?) you will definitely be met by this little ray of sunshine, Wendy.
Wemdy made this beautiful quilt using Sandy Gervais' Objects of desire line.
Don't you love those shoes?
Don't you love those shoes?
Wendy's spot is at the cutting table just around the corner from the entrance. You'll know her by the little joy bubble that floats over her head.
I asked Wendy if she would like to answer a few questions so that you can get to know her better. How sweet of her to accommodate me. :)
And so, here's Wendy!
Tell us a bit about you:
1.I have been married to my wonderful husband Darryl for 20 years. I have two great daughters Meagan, 19 and Madison, 14. I love to sew and quilt. And I love the Lord my God with all of my heart.
What is your favorite thing about working at A Scarlet Thread?
2. The favorite thing about working at AST is that we pray every morning before working
we are always their for each other. I love the customers, I have made a lot of friends. It's great!
How long have you been sewing?
3. I have been sewing for 18 years . I taught myself by just buying a pattern and some fabric
and staying up all night. I was making Meagan 1 outfit a night.
How long have you been a quilter?
4. I have been quilting for about 2 years .
What is the best part of a quilt project?
5. It is fun to see the outcome of your project . It brings joy to you and also the person who receives the quilt.
You have such a wonderful eye for color and pattern. I think some people are just born with that talent. Are you a natural?
6. I wouldn't say natural a lot of times I just lay it out and ask others for their opinion.
Do you have any advice for novice quilters, like myself?
7. Advice would be practice , practice, practice the more you do, the better you will become .
It will always be a learning process with every new quilt . Have fun, enjoy, and laugh often.
Laugh often must be Wendy's motto because you cannot help but end up laughing with her while you are at AST. And when you get Wendy and Karen together? Well, just don't drink anything before you get there. Which may have something to do with Karen's nickname for Wendy- WeeWee. No, it isn't really for that reason, but I can just imagine the look on some one's face when they hear, "Where's WeeWee?!" The answer is not what they would expect at all!
You can tell that the women at AST love each other. Praying together for a purpose gives them closer, more intimate, friendships. That spirit resounds throughout the store and you feel it the minute you walk in. It's a great big, "Ah!" of calm.
Wendy recently sold her car. Now, that would not normally be newsworthy here, but the reason she sold it is- she bought a Handi Quilter!! Now that is dedication to the craft!
The next time you go to A Scarlet Thread, be sure to take a minute to talk with Wendy. It will make your day, I promise.