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Quilters Marry in Their Local Quilt Shop

Quilters Marry in Their Local Quilt Shop

Via press release from The Running Stitch, edited by Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

In what was surely the first wedding ever of its kind, Canadian quilters Susan and Robert (last names not released) were married July 13, 2013 at their local quilt shop, surrounded by over 2,000 bolts of fabric as well as by their friends, family, local quilt community, and a few unsuspecting customers who just thought they were coming in to look at fabric.

Michelle Santere, the owner of The Running Stitch quilt shop in Kanata, Ontario, was the one to suggest the shop as a wedding site when long-time customers Robert and Susan come in to choose fabric for their wedding quilt.

“We love our customers, and we are like family here.  People are always making quilts for loved ones and special occasions, so we get to be a part of some great moments in our customers’ lives,” Michelle explained.

Ottawa residents Susan and Robert first met online over a virtual Scrabble board on Facebook.  Since meeting in person 5 years ago, they’ve taken courses in drawing, mixed media, creative writing and pottery.  They’ve attended workshops in art journaling, letter-writing and sock money making.  Their quilting journey began with a Groupon coupon for a beginning quilting class at The Running Stitch.  Their idea of a perfect weekend now includes a visit to the quilt shop and some time working together in their sewing room.

Robert explained choosing the quilt shop wedding venue.

“We love coming here and surrounding ourselves with creativity.  This shop inspires us to create, and we get to do it together – that is the best part,” he said.

Here’s wishing them many happy years and many beautiful quilts together!


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