Now, lets be honest! When was the last time you explored the creative side of your brain? Today, I invite you to walk with me through the doors of the Main Street Quilting Company. What drew me in was the store front window and my interest in fiber arts. Once inside, I realized the fabrics in the window was not the only treasure in the building.
The historical architectural details, such as the arched leaded front window and the newel posts at the large staircase, and trim work throughout accentuates an art which has existed longer than the age of the building. An appropriate setting for selling wares to craft persons who create with fabric like the pioneer women who went westward in wagon trains for homesteading opportunities and to the gold fields in Montana territory.
Even if quilting is not your thing, just stepping into the shop, brightens ones vision bringing joy simply because of the kaleidoscope of colors and the intricate patched together designs. Moxie, the main character in the fictional novel, Sew the Heart, stepped out of a world of darkness when two kind elderly invited her into their inspirational world of fiber arts.
Sew the Heart by award-winning author Sue Batton Leonard is about inter-generational friendship and finding the light through one’s creativity. By exploring ones interests, there is opportunity to let go, play away with the artistic side of the brain and broaden perspectives on the world around us. The fiber arts are just one form of artistic expression to explore one’s God-given talents but there are plenty more ways to get your creative on – such as through photography, painting, writing, dancing, singing, pottery, woodcarving, cooking, acting and much more. Take the invitation and run with it however your heart desires.
Thank you for your kind hospitality, Main Street Quilting Company!
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