CHARLESTON — Local independent pattern designer, Linda Kruusn Mason, has opened Kruusn Quilt Designs and gift store at 92772 Cape Arago Highway. The grand opening will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, with door prizes, special discounts and demonstrations.
Kruusn Quilt Designs was launched in 2013 after repeated requests for a pattern of a one-of-a-kind travel tote Linda made for her personal use. That first pattern, took her over a year to research and write and became one of her most popular patterns. Linda has over 20 patterns in her line; including quilt, wallhanging, purse, tote and apron patterns.
The Quilt and Gift store specializes in quality cotton fabrics, Linda’s favorite notions and gifts made by local artists. Individual and small group classes will start in April and include beginning quilting, piecing for perfection, and basic machine quilting. Mason says, “We started slow with the store, only open a few days a week. We’ve seen such a great response from the quilting community we are slowly expanding the hours." Currently the store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.