The store is constantly buzzing with activity, not only customers from far and wide, but with the sounds of the machines stitching designs on fabric.
“It’s one of those things where, no matter what you do, you can still keep adding to it,” says Wade. “There are no limits. There are still people looking for things that we don’t do. If we were inclined to expand, we certainly could.”
The quilting side of the business is also thriving. Vera regularly hosts quilting groups at their studio, and leads a quilting retreat every fall.
Upstairs, she chuckles when she says the second floor is where she stores her “Harley.” It’s her quilting machine, not an actual motorcycle. It’s an enormous and intricate device, which uses a laser guide to sew quilts — completing labour-intensive work in much less time than the traditional method.
Vera says running Wave Creations has been a rewarding change from being a mail carrier, allowing her to do what she most enjoys — in comfort.
“I did the community mailboxes, so I was working outdoors. It was nice in July. In February, not so much,” she says with a laugh.