December 11, 2011
December 11th, 2011
Hello everyone! Please allow me, Linda Rafuse, to introduce myself as the new owner of Satin Moon. I am thrilled to be re-locating to the beautiful city of Victoria and over-joyed to become a part of the local quilt scene. I know I am joining a very talented pool of local quilters, designers, teachers, and authors. I look forward to building a relationship with each of you.
I suggest I am a perfect example of Generation X; this will be my 4th (and final) career change. I began my career in Psychiatric Nursing, have worked in the Health Insurance industry, and most recently in Adult Education (health-related). I have always hoped for the right opportunity to exercise my entrepreneurial spirit.
My quilting passion began about 7 or 8 years ago when my cousin, Cheryl, re-located to Alberta after having lived in Alaska. She worked with neo-natal babies and was so impressed by the colorful little quilts placed over the isolettes that she asked a colleague (Ann) to teach her to quilt. I was somewhat reluctant at that time; although I had always wanted to quilt…I thought I didn’t have enough space, enough time, maybe not enough talent. Does any of that sound familiar? Well, after the first class I was hooked! I had long been a garment sewer but discovered quilting is so much more fun!! The colors, the textures, the creativity and freedom to invent…what’s not to love?
I have been involved in the Sherwood Park Quilt Guild and volunteered in a number of roles with the guild. Guilds are an excellent place to make friends, learn more, and continually be inspired.
I have been working with Brenda and Gordon at Satin Moon to ensure the successful continuation of Satin Moon. I’m sure you will agree they are a fabulous couple, and I want to thank them for all of their support.
I will be moving the shop early in the New Year and it will then be known as Satin Moon Quilted Garden. I can tell you that I have selected a new location in downtown Victoria (lots of parking and close to transit too) and I ask for your patience while I get all those pesky details worked out. I hope to have the new store open by early February. In the meantime I will keep you posted on the progress and some new things that I have coming up….please, stay tuned for more news…there will be no interruption in online ordering during this transition. I am anxious to meet all of you as soon as possible!
(and a few of my own quilt projects),