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Snowbird Quilting is Open for Business

Vonda Anderson provides quilt-finishing services for customers throughout NW


August 9, 2018

Michele Smith

Vonda Anderson is shown at work on a table runner for her mother, Sherry LaMore. LaMore wanted more "density" in the quilt, so Anderson programmed the Gammill longarm quilting machine to apply feather stitching to it.

DAYTON-Since purchasing the old Dayton Chronicle building at 358 East Main St. in September, Vonda and Mark Anderson have put in long hours, and have used lots of elbow grease, to renovate the building to accommodate their residence and her quilting business.

It took three months to strip everything down to the floor joists and expose the original brick walls, said Vonda Anderson.

During that process a 130-year-old fireplace was discovered on the main level, and another, older stone foundation from the 1800s was discovered beneath the street level, she said.

"The coal shoot was full of coal...

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