There’s always time for quilting

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Denise Nagai is standing in front of fabric panels of wild animals.

Ragtime Quilts is a new fabric and sewing notions store in Cranbrook, B.C. — Virginia Rasch photo

Quilting is a fairly expensive craft, so Denise Nagai wanted to open a shop with lower prices to allow more people to afford it. She opened Ragtime Quilts in Cranbrook on December 1, 2018, and stocks fabric and sewing notions.

“Quilting is my passion,” Nagai said. “I am most excited about passing on the craft and bringing younger quilters into the fold. It is such an old craft that has been passed on for hundreds of years that it would be a crying shame to lose it.”

She offers workshops and classes for all levels of experience to expose quilters to different techniques.

Ragtime Quilts is located at 106 Van Horne Street South.

Denise Nagai is standing in front of a beautilful quilt with geometric designs.

Denise Nagai loves piecing and paper piecing. She made the quilt in the background. — Virginia Rasch photo

Virginia Rasch

Virginia is a writer and copy editor with Koocanusa Publications. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for 10 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and a copy editor of scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to Kootenay Business. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles

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