Mary Beth

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Mary Beth last won the day on December 1 2017

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  1. Circle lord parts

    Yes, contact Michael at Circle Lord. He can tell you exactly what you need. He will ask you questions and talk to you about what would be best. If you are looking for used CL boards, keep an eye out on this chat, someone is always listing them for sale.
  2. Oh, and I used my channel locks to do piano keys along with loading the quilt top. And I am sure a billion other times. I can't think right now. They are just so handy.
  3. I had a Millie years ago, then sold it, as you know. When I purchased another machine, I bought the Freedom aka Freddie. If I had it to do over, I would go with the Millie. Everyone told me that the channel locks were no big deal, but I used my channel locks a lot. I do miss them. I would just go for the all the gusto if it is in your budget.
  4. MQS was disappointing

    Prairie Point is the closest shop to me. It is about 30ish miles from me. I just googled is 29 miles away. Missouri Star is farther away. I love Prairie Point. I want to touch everything in the store.
  5. MQS was disappointing

    I agree totally. I have to drive 30 miles to a store, so I already do not have a local store. You are lucky to have a store where you can ask for help. A lot of the stores in my area are not real nice. In fact, there is a shop hop for those shops, then another shop hop for the "nice shops". No kidding, that is what they call themselves, the "nice shops". Sadly, I would have to drive a whole lot farther to take advantage of the "nice shops". I can, however, drive to Missouri Star Quilt Shop where every one is nice and friendly and it is about 40 minutes away.
  6. MQS was disappointing

    Online quilt stores have taken over brick and mortar stores. That is too bad. I love going to the quilt store. I would love it more if they would have great sales like the online stores have. I mean you can go to the quilt store and buy a book for $29.00 or get it on Amazon for $18. Yes, I want to support my local store, but our money is hard earned and that is a big difference. I agree, travelling to a show, buying your membership, pay for classes, it all adds up and is very expensive. The thing I think I miss the most is the friendship made by being together. We could all share war stories of customer quilts, hitting rulers and retiming our machines. Thread. New designs. And just laughing.
  7. MQS was disappointing

    I suggest you go to Houston or to Paducah, that is my plan from now on. I attended Houston this year, maybe next year will be Paducah.
  8. APQS Ruler Mate for sale

    Be sure to list if it is for a machine with or without a thread cutter, and the price. I love my Ruler Mate.
  9. MQS was disappointing

    Well, we all know how that one turned out. It makes me sad, since that is the show I always attended in the past. I did go to MQX in Springfield this year. Since I have been out of the quilting world for a few years and am just getting back, I was really surprised that the vendor turn out is not what it use to be. I understand that it is very expensive for them to set up at shows. I guess that was the good old days. I love Houston, except that I miss more than I see, lol. I guess I need to spend more days shopping, lol.
  10. Houston Quilt Show

    Come on girl, my door is always open.
  11. Another show in the bag!! Wow, what a great show. I met Kwilter aka Cathy on Friday, along with her sister. It was so nice meeting her. Then I met Meg Fazio, who was on here years ago....we met for the first time, finally. Then I met up with LeeAnn Maduna, also from here years ago. Donna, aka Sam's Mom from this site years ago too, spent the day Saturday with me. Then in the afternoon Claudia Pfeil and her son Julian Bogan spent time with me. I was able to see her quilt Fractal up close and personal. I have made so many great friends, and I attribute it all to APQS, my machine, and this chat.

    No classes, just admiring quilts, and window shopping. If you want to meet up let me know when and where. Friday, the 3rd, I am on my own, my plane lands at 9 am-ish. I should be there by 10am or so. I would love to meet you.

    I am going the Houston on the 3rd - 5th. Will you be there then?
  14. That is so sweet. I am happy he is getting to enjoy the quilt. We all enjoyed hearing about "Himself".