Through innovation and a passion for creation, Eleanor Burns revolutionized the process by which quilts are made. She cast off the shackles of scissors and templates for a more visceral approach that combines the ripping and stripping of fabric with an assembly-line approach to sewing. The new process brought an exciting speed to an activity once known for taking months and causing anyone who attempted it to grow a 4-foot beard. To spread the word and bolster the quilting community, she released her first book, Make a Quilt in a Day––Log Cabin Pattern.
Thirty years and 100 quilt books and patterns later, she continues to promote the art of the quilt and to improve the efficiencies of quilt construction. Along with a staff of fellow seamstresses, she began Quilt in a Day to further spread her message through simple and social classes filled with thorough and accurate instruction. Beginners can register for classes or attend a demo day, where refreshments fuel entertainment and scraps of fabric fly.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
The experienced handymen at JB Home Improvement have remodeled, repaired, and rebeautified homes since 1979. During each two-hour time slot, the dependable team can tackle a wide range of domestic tasks, including solving common plumbing predicaments such as leaky sink pipes, dripping faucets, or showerheads that won’t stop coughing. The specialists can also use the two hours to replace dingy doors or windows or create custom cabinetry for kitchens or pantries. Homeowners can also apply the value of this Groupon to more involved and time-consuming work, such as the building of a new backyard deck from which to better observe the neighbor's backyard deck or extending living space with room remodeling or additions.