Dear Sun Spots: I’m making a hand-sewn quilt for my 16-year-old son and it’s time to put it together. Does anyone know where I can get a quilting rack or does anyone have one they are not using and would like to recycle? Thank you. – Linda, Auburn.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, talk to Betsy at Quiltessentials, 909 Minot Ave., Auburn, 784-4486. We spoke with Maryellen at the store and judging by your letter, she thought it sounded like you want to hand baste your quilt. They have a huge table at the store and willl be happy to help you with that. If that isn’t what you’re looking to do, they can point you in the right direction.

Visit the Web site,, and click on the newsletter for information on quilting classes that you may be interested in. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Dear Sun Spots: We were reading the Sun Spots this morning and noticed that when a reader asked where they could find filters for their vacuum, Sun Spots forgot to list the best possible location to find any vacuum or part is a locally-owned and operated Sun Journal advertiser, The Vac Shak, right here in Lewiston. Thank you. – The Vac Shak, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you send me the names of people in the Lewiston area who teach or are willing to help me finish a braided rug? Thanks. – Donna, No Town.

In addition to responses from readers in the Lewiston area who may be able to help, consider visiting the Oxford Mill End Store, 281 King St., Oxford, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

They offer drop-in rug braiding classes from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays that you might be interested in attending. They have a variety of other classes listed on their Web site, Good luck!

Dear Sun Spots: Last week I was out in the morning to put my trash can curbside. A person was going by and he said, “I’ll take that for you.”

I thanked him thinking he was a student. This week the same person was walking by. He said, “I’ll do that.” He told me he is a substitute teacher at Lewiston High School. I thanked him again. I have heard of angels all around. Wow! I met a real one. I have a hard time to walk; he saw that. – No Name, No Town.

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