Friday, February 15, 2008

"Let's Quilt"...or Maybe Not

"Let's Quilt" is the name of a charming quilt shop in Oregon City, Oregon that was quilting fervor as a quilter stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes as she headed 'in' for a quilting class this morning.

Luckily, as we all know, quilt shops like quilters, don't go down easily and besides there's the built-in barricade factor of bolts and bolts of fabric, cutting counters and a nice steel cash register at the end.

Luckily, the hapless quilter didn't do any serious retail damage...other than maybe window, door and wall. The quilt shop owner and one employee inside were not hurt; nor was the driver. Thank goodness for that!

So ladies, when you're power quilting with pedal to the metal, remember to slow down at the curves and when the end is in sight, be extra cautious. It's just to easy to be thinking about what you're going to be doing next and not what you're doing now.

Think good thoughts for the owner, the employee and yes, that poor driver. It could have been any one of us...and no one needs that kind of quilt therapy!


  1. Good grief! Thank goodness everyone is ok! Looks like a pretty shop!

  2. It does look like a pretty shop. They'd better get that window fixed up right away, or there'd be some serious stash building opportunities!

  3. That must have been some class! I'm glad nobody was hurt and that the shop can be repaired.

  4. I didn't hear about this. Wow. Good thing for cushioning provided by the bolts.


Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.