While the winter wind is whipping...

By Catie Noyes • Editor Published:

It's the beginning of a new year. As you find yourself indoors, staying warm and cozy from the frigid outdoors, you might be contemplating New Year's resolutions you may or may not follow through with. If you're looking for a new hobby, you might consider taking up quilting.

Featured in this issue you will learn about the Amish tradition of quilting passed down from generation to generation. As you find yourself hulled up inside, you might find time to pick up a needle and thread and start putting some of that scrap material to good use. In the end you could find yourself with a beautiful wall hanging or a warm and cozy bed covering.

If you're in need of some materials to get your new hobby going, try checking out Helping Hands Quilt Shop in Berlin. With over 3,000 bolts of different materials and all the tools you need, Helping Hands can be your one stop shop. Their friendly staff and expertise can answer any of your quilting questions or you may even consider taking one of their quilting classes.

Once you have finished your quilting masterpiece, maybe you have considered making a few more as Christmas or birthday gifts. If you're in need of a good way to ship your items, consider using the friendly and expert services from PackShip USA. Read how they work closely with their customers to serve as a convenient stop for your postal needs.

Maybe you have decided to turn your new found hobby into a new source of income. Consider renting a booth from Sol's in Berlin and selling your quilts along with hundreds of other local crafters. Sol's is home to thousands of unique and interesting homemade goodies that attract many to their store located in the heart of Amish Country.

After taking the time to meet some local quilters and seeing first-hand just how detailed and beautiful these creations can be, I feel inspired to start my own quilting project. Maybe this issue will inspire the creative side in you as well.

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