Greetings Brian,

We here at Keepsake Quilting are writing to verify the receipt of your letter and are pleased to inform you it was received to a great deal of fanfare and with what we can only describe as an ardent appreciation.

We are not only honored you chose us to help you venture into the world of our favorite craft, but we are also humbled you are taking steps to surmount the negative views associated with a form of personal expression we are passionate about. Many of us are all too familiar with encountering the same low opinions, but rest assured, elsewhere and abroad such pursuits aren’t as frowned upon as naysayers might lead you to believe. The quilting world and subsequent culture that follows is as rich as it is geographically specific and individually diverse.

Understanding you may have been playfully jesting with your various references to quilting’s importance through quotes and statements we can’t presently locate or verify, they are ideas those of us that read your letter agree with regardless. We like to think of quilting as a literal and figurative historical tapestry woven and pieced together with just as many techniques and materials as there are people to embrace it and carry it forward in perpetuity.

As concerns your approach to learning, Brian, please take solace in knowing you aren’t alone in the difficulty associated with computer based learning. The consensus amidst customers and employees alike is almost completely polarized between it being a bane or bastion in relating skillsets. While it opens a door to methods many of us wouldn’t understand otherwise, there are those that find even operating a computer is a direct hindrance to the artistic process.

Regarding literature commiserate with your considerations, we hesitate to suggest materials without you here to narrow a search. We’d hate to have you to make purchases based on choices of faith and opinion only to be displeased with them. We will remain proactive however and keep an ear open to the recommendations of our patrons and inform you of any books or materials we feel might assist your concerns specifically.

If you are looking for a hands-on approach and a likeminded community though, we recommend seeking out quilting groups and classes in your local area as they are often treasure troves of knowledge. You can often find these groups listed on posting boards even the more commercialized corporate sales environments generally maintain on their premises.

So, on behalf of the staff here at Keepsake,

We look forward to helping you venture ‘into the fray’ in any way we can and aim to be in touch with at least a few book recommendations as soon as they are related. In the meantime, might we recommend taking note of any kits, designs or quilting methods you find of interest upon a return to your local craft store? It will help us further tailor the scope of what future projects you may be undertaking and the respective tools and materials that will help you ideally realize those projects and endeavors.

Kindly,

Keepsake Crew and Staff

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Greetings Brian,

We here at Keepsake Quilting are writing to verify the receipt of your letter and are pleased to inform you it was received to a great deal of fanfare and with what we can only describe as an ardent appreciation.

We are not only honored you chose us to help you venture into the world of our favorite craft, but we are also humbled you are taking steps to surmount the negative views associated with a form of personal expression we are passionate about. Many of us are all too familiar with encountering the same low opinions, but rest assu...

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