The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by Sewing Seeds Quilt Company to congratulate them on their new addition and remodel! To complete the visit, they ended with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Bob Beussman. Jackie Forst, Ann Wendinger and Cindy Wendinger love the neighborhood Sewing Seeds is located in and the support from the community. The ladies expressed how much of a dream come true it was to be able to add on and remodel. They say they were, in a way, blessed with the remodel. The old ramp in the back was deteriorating and causing stress on the foundation of the building. The options were to spend money to put in a retaining wall, or spend just a little bit more than that and make the dream of a bigger space a reality. Just short of a year ago Ann’s son, who works for MR Paving of New Ulm, called her and said, “Mom, let’s dig a hole today.” It has been a family affair with help from their husbands as well. The building is still handicap accessible which is great for the community and when they get bus groups, there’s a larger room in the back. They’ve added a classroom in the basement where classes and a kids sewing camp is held. Congratulations Jackie, Ann & Cindy!
In the photo are: Brittney Schmiesing, Chuck Spaeth Ford; Lori Kollmann, Citizens Bank; Anna Howell, Design Home Center; Ann Wendinger, Jackie Forst, and Cindy Wendinger, Sewing Seeds Quilt Co.