Sewing and quilting has become a passionate activity that has been occupying a lot of Lori Venturini's time lately. As innkeeper and partner at Munro House, a downtown Jonesville bed and breakfast, she has taken this hobby seriously and is allowing it to absorb a lot of her free time on days, nights, and weekends. The skill of sewing combines with the patience and organizational skills required to create a work of art out of scraps of fabric.
As a long time customer of Trevathan's Sweep and Sew Shop in Hillsdale, her interests were broadened from sewing and embroidering to quilting. In addition to selling vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, and supplies. They also hold regular classes in their brand new classroom.
Lori is now involved in multiple quilt of the month clubs. The students buy cuttings that will result in a completed themed quilt at the end of 12 months. The quilting, camaraderie, and conversation amongst the students and instructors makes these classes a wonderful way to spend time with like-minded hobbyists. Her favorite projects are the Hobo Quilt and the Underground Railroad Quilt. Both utilize symbols used by these groups in early American history to create a conversation piece and family heirloom.