Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Showers bring...A Rain Poncho!

The raindrops were falling lightly when I walked into Quilter's Haven the other day.  April showers.  As though it was meant to be - the first thing I saw when I walked in the shop -- a pattern by Indygo Junction for a "Partly Cloudy Poncho."  The second thing that I saw was a delightful array of wonderful fabrics that Quilter's Haven has PERFECT for a rain poncho.   Suddenly April showers might be lots and lots of fun....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our Thoughts and Prayers...

This week owner Jean Graham lost her mother, Agnes Bergee.   Jean's mother, like Jean, was a kind, caring, compassionate and very special person.  Jean and her mother both shared a love for fabric, textiles, and quilting.  Jean and her mother were very close and this loss will be hard on Jean and her family.  The family service is this evening and the funeral is tomorrow.  Jean has always taken time to care for us - her customers and her quilting family - now it is time to show her that we care!  So - here's sending her our thoughts and prayers!
Jean with her Mom and sister Marie and Baby Brynne (my daughter)
December 2009

Agnes Bergee with Baby Brynne
Decemner 2009

Here is the obituary from the Star Tribune:

Agnes Rose Bergee 

  

Bergee, Agnes Rose age 89, of Edina. Born July 10, 1921, died April 1, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Almont; sister and brother- in-law, Mary and Edwin Zschetzsche; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Hildie Callanan. Survived by children, Jean Graham, Marie Ann (Danny) Andersen, Ron (Renee) Bergee, Mark (Barb) Bergee, Brian Bergee and Ruth (Michael) Jimenez; grandchildren, Shawn, Aaron, Melanie, Matthew, Rachel, Andrew, Ben, Mara, Mark, Luke, Ted, Aidan and Shewaye; great-granddaughter, Eve. Also survived by brother, Ben (Ethyl) Callanan; sisters, Alice (Sherman) Miller and Rita (Jerome) Windschitl; many nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly. Agnes was born in Springfield, MN to Edward and Rose Callanan. She is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine. She received her Master's degree from Mankato State University. During her professional career Agnes worked as a home extension agent for the University of Minnesota, a home economics teacher and director of the Mother Infant Care Education program at North High School. Agnes loved teaching, sewing, gardening, music and nature. She was deeply devoted to her family and church and was an active member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for 44 years. Agnes will be deeply missed. Visitation 5-8 PM Tuesday, April 5, Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, W. 50th St. & Vernon Ave. at Hwy 100. Mass of Christian Burial 12:30 PM Wednesday, April 6, with visitation beginning 11:30 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave S., Edina. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Sleepy Eye, MN. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published in Star Tribune from April 3 to April 4, 2011