Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tim Graves, Quilting Tool Inventor

We met a nice young man this week. Tim is fourteen years old, from Glendale, Arizona and was traveling to South Dakota with his family. They stopped in to see us so that Tim could show us his new invention. It seems that Tim is taking quilt classes and observed that some of his fellow quilters were having trouble holding their templates and cutting around them. So, Tim invented a template tool to help them. A colorful handle (hand painted by Tim) is attached to a suction cup. When attached to a template, it keeps your fingertips a safe distance away from the blade. Tim's Template Tool is packaged in two sizes to fit most templates and retails for $12.00. Our advice to you, Tim, is keep quilting and keep inventing.

Hooray for new tools and new quilters!

A quick raft trip update--as you can tell, I made it back alive. It was fun and I had a great time. The water was running very high and fast and was very cold. Three things I learned are--you are going to get wet, you are going to get dirty, and no one really cares about what your hair looks like. ; )



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