First of all, we would like to thank everyone that came to our Grand Opening! We had a wonderful time and met so many great new people. It was so exciting having everyone come experience The Bed-Warmer Quilt & Sew.
As you saw previously, we had to do a ton of work to get the shop ready for the Grand Opening, but all that hard work was certainly worth it. We had a few small touches to add before we opened:
We had to display our incredible Pfaff sewing and embroidery machines,
complete our Zoss Nook with toys and, of course, take it for a test run,
(for those of you wondering, ZOSS is an acronym for our four grandbabies: Zoey, Oliver, Sadie, & Samantha.)
set out some samples of the kind of work our Pfaff machines can do,
set up for our Pfaff Passport 2.0 giveaway,
and, probably the most important to us, hang our signature quilt and plaque on the wall.
Our signature quilt, the one you will see on our logo, holds very special meaning to us.
Ann Bunting Ward
Creator of The Bed-Warmer Signature Quilt
Ann Bunting Ward Bacon was born in 1868 in Kaysville Utah. This quilt was made for her granddaughter Ann Bacon Blake (Darren’s mother) in the early 1940s where it was used extensively in her home. Grandma Bacon never learned to read or write, because her stepmother made her go to work instead of attending school. At age 20, she married Arthur Bacon and they had 8 children. She lost three children to death while they were still very young. The last son was Lawrence Bacon, who was Darren’s grandfather. Grandma was left a widow at age 34 but supported her family by doing laundry in her home and serving as a midwife. She made a little extra money by constructing piece quilts and rag rugs out of old clothes that the kind people of the town gave to her, and then selling them. She did not accept charity and raised a very fine family.
This quilt is part of her legacy.
We were very excited to be able to display our signature quilt and share it with y'all. Now, we were ready to open for business!
We were honored to have our regional Pfaff representative, Ann Regal and our Pfaff educator, Gina Hodges, join us for our first day of the Grand Opening.
It was a very exciting few days and we so loved meeting all y’all that came out. Almost everyone entered our drawing to win a brand-new Pfaff Passport 2.0, and we were excited to see what everybody put down as their favorite type of fabric on the entry cards. We’re getting more and more all the time and we’re glad that we can order the kinds of fabrics that our customers want.
At the end of our opening weekend, we did our drawing for the Pfaff Passport 2.0.
A big congratulations to Holly V. on your new Pfaff Passport 2.0!
Thank you for coming to the Grand Opening of The Bed-Warmer Quilt & Sew y’all! And a big thank you for catching up with us here on the blog. We will be starting a post once a month called Ask Shellie, so don’t forget to submit any sewing or quilting questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to visit our website www.bedwarmerquiltandsew.com.
Have a blessed day!