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Continued From Page 14 munity that looks out for each other. This has been pretty awesome,”

she said of getting the store up and running. “Opening a business is kind of scary at first but sometimes you have to just go for it. Everything fell into place for me so it

was meant to be.” The mother-daughter business pair is also prominently displaying antique sewing equipment, including several old Singer sewing ma-

chines and a White. And whether you are new to the hobby or an old hand, the shop caters to those with all levels of experience. “Quilting really is my passion and it is a stress reliever,” Jones-Cruz explained. “It really is like therapy.” For more information, visit the Riverbank Quilt Company’s Facebook page or call 209-5021957. Reporter Virginia Still and correspondent Ric McGinnis both contributed to this article.

Customers have a variety of materials to choose from at the Quilt Company and manager Joan Witt, at left, is on hand to assist.

There are several quilts displayed around the Quilt Company shop that opened this past June along with some antique sewing machines. Photo By Virginia Still

Photo By Virginia Still

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