On the International Space Station, brave astro-pioneers pass the time by making crafts—namely, dreamcatchers to catch the dreams of any nearby aliens dreaming of attacking Earth. Make your crafting dreams come true with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of products or classes at both the Kelowna and Westbank locations of Linda's Quilt Shoppe. One of the biggest quilt and sewing machine stores in Canada, Linda's Quilt Shoppe features an extensive selection of fabrics, kits, patterns, and sewing machines as well as sewing, quilting, and embroidery classes. Courses teach an average of 10 students and instruct on a variety of sewing techniques ($40–$200). The popular Quilt Till You Wilt ($7) helps crafty quilters cultivate the motivation needed to finish or begin a project. The shelves of Linda’s Quilt Shoppe boast a massive collection of bolts of fabric ($16.95 per metre) as well as necessities such as needles ($5.95), thread ($5.95), and sunlight.
Linda's Quilt Shoppe
Who is the Linda behind Linda's Quilt Shoppe? Well, for starters, she's a quilting expert who's been in the business since 1992. She's also the person responsible for assembling the store's more than 2,500 bolts of fabric. To most customers however, Linda is the woman who greets them with a friendly smile and helpful advice on creating their next quilt square.
Linda works alongside Jim Findlay, whose own business background dates back to a childhood spent in his father's store. With their powers combined, the Findlays sell pretty much everything a sewing or quilting enthusiast could possibly need, including embroidery and sewing machines. They also host a variety of sewing classes and "fat quarter" clubs, in which enrolled members received fabric samples and patterns every three months.