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  1. First, let me start off by apologizing for not posting this sooner. I received a thank you letter from Rita's husband, Roland (a.k.a Himself) at the end of June. I want to thank you and all the gals on the APQS forum. I know Rita really enjoyed talking to you all. I want to thank you for the lovely quilt you all made for Rita. I finally put it on our bed last week. It lightens up the room. I still stop and read some of the comments that you all wrote. I believe my daughter. Val, let you all know of Rita's passing on Mother's Day. I had met her on the Wednesday before Mother's Day in 1957, Val was born on the Saturday before Mother's Day of 1966, and she passes on Mother's Day. Roland then wrote of a number of times he and Rita met up with people from the forum while they were traveling, and how much they enjoyed that. He concluded by saying, Still stay in touch. It's by phone for me, I'm not a computer whiz. Tell all the gals on the forum hello for me. I've enjoyed the people from APQS and the visit we had there in '09. It's only 60 miles from my home town of Mapleton. If you would like Roland's phone number or mailing address, please PM me, and I will get that to you. It's not something I am comfortable posting publicly on the forum. Sorry again for the delay in sharing this letter. I tucked it in my computer bag with the intention of posting it while I was up north at our cottage, but then forgot all about it. You know what they say about good intentions . . .
  2. Connie, I just PM'd you the address.
  3. Thank you, Ellen! They did love it, and he teared up when he read the label. Unfortunately, too many of our Vietnam vets have not been thanked for their service.
  4. I made this from a Fons & Porter Easy Quilts pattern. In the magazine, it was made with baseball fabric, but I obviously went a different route. This was a wedding gift for friends. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and I used blue and white anchor fabric on the back. Not technically a QOV, but I included a thank you for his service on the label.
  5. Oma, thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. Not enough dignity in the world these days. Sorry to hear you've been having such a hard time health-wise. Hope you continue to improve, and feel better very soon.
  6. I'm about to be BLISSED

    Woot woot! Congratulations!
  7. Great picture, Linda! Thanks for sharing.
  8. Lavender Rose 2

    Beautiful work! Your granddaughter is very lucky. Thanks for sharing your process.
  9. Batting

    I agree with Gail. Quilter's Dream wool will give you all the qualities you want for your beautiful quilt.
  10. Thanks Jim, I hadn't considered that the wool batting might be stretching as I unroll it. I have taken to cutting it longer than I do cotton, but it's nice to have a good explanation as to why I need to do that.
  11. WOW!! Great work by both of you. I love the added inner border and cornerstones, and your quilting is superb.
  12. George for Sale

    Melinda, price, location, and your reason for selling would definitely improve your prospects, as would a description of the accessories and pictures of both the accessories and the machine.
  13. David, I'm not entering, so you can count me a one less person to worry about, instead of Mary Beth.
  14. Although I have never used two layers of batting, I have found that wool batting gets a lot shorter as I quilt it than the cottons I use. I figured it was because the wool "un-flattens" due to being off the roll (I have rolls, not packaged battings), causing it to shorten as it puffs up, but I don't know if this is actually the case. There have been a couple of times I almost ran out of batting before I finished my quilt, so now I make sure wool batting is extra long for my quilt top. You may need to add some batting to the end of your wool. Haven't tried it with wool batting yet, but that iron on batting tape has worked well for me with cotton battings - even the time I I had to use it while the project was on my machine.
  15. Your quilting is just perfect for this quilt. Good job!!
  16. Day at the lake quilt

    It is the same as a "Like." Not sure why APQS chose the term "reputation" when they revised the forum, but in this case, getting a reputation is a good thing!
  17. Good job! Thanks for sharing.
  18. Forums for sitdown quilters

    Peddlepusher, welcome to the forum! There are quite a few George users here. Post your questions, and I'm sure they will be glad to help.
  19. I love your work, Libby. Another beautiful quilt!
  20. Has anyone heard from Dell?
  21. Liberty Machine

    Diane, my Freedom is on a 12' table, and is in an 11'x15' room. I have one end up against the wall/window, and I can get around the other end OK. Not ideal, but very doable. In my dream studio, I would have at least 18' of width for Emmeline, so I could walk around either end of the table. My dealer told me that when she and her husband were living in Chicago temporarily, her Millie was wall to wall in the guest room, and she had to crawl under it to get to her computer, so I am definitely not complaining!
  22. Could you do a double-sized version of the 6" border on the sides, where it is 12", and do that 12" version on the top, with some additional filling in or echoing to fill the entire 14"? Given the style of the pattern, my first thought is feathers in the borders, which are adjustable for size. Hope to be able to see your actual quilt someday. I'm sure I will be wowed by it!
  23. A picture of the top would help to generate ideas.
  24. You could do it, David! Easier than applique.
  25. Anne, I don't see that you've changed your needle. Have you tried that? Not sure why that could help, but it may be worth a try. Definitely put in a call to service this morning, and see what they say. Something is not right, and they are diagnostic gurus. Good luck, and please let us know what happens.