Sharon Deming

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About Sharon Deming

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  • Birthday July 24

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    http://www.quiltniques.com

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    Gray, TN
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    Quilting, quilting, quilting.

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  1. Loyal customers. ???

    It has been an unusually slow year for me as well. I have not changed my prices at all. But there are 2 things happening in my area that may be having an effect: A larger-than-you'd-think number of quilters in my area are buying mid-arms and longarms and doing their own quilting. They aren't necessarily getting into business - they simply don't need a longarmer. And second, a new small home-town quilt store recently opened in a town not far away, and she does simple free-motion meander for $.005 per square inch. I am continuing to hold my prices, show and tell quilts I have done for myself with pantos that I love. I'm also reaching out to the quilt stores in the area and offering workshops to meet new people.
  2. My suggestion -- make quilts that are so quick to make it will make your head swim. This one is 42 x 42, and a beginner who has made a few quilts can do this one in 4 hours. I have a pattern on Craftsy if you are interested: Pattern for Heart Song pattern. I used a few fabrics from Kaufman's Holiday Flourish line from a couple of years ago. It is made using the TQM Binding Tool. Easy peasy. BTW, you can go to the QOV website: www.qovf.org, and request a QOV for yourself. That request will be forwarded to the coordinator for your area. And - thank you for your service! I appreciate your sacrifices and contribution to my security and that of our nation!
  3. My latest blog post is now available. Check it out at Quiltniques Blog
  4. Patriot Quilt Design

    There are bound to be plenty of ideas on Pinterest for patriotic quilts. I have a pattern for one for sale on Craftsy: https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/medal-of-honor-a-quilt-of-valor/158367 The gentleman is the husband of a friend of mine. She made the quilt as a Quilt of Valor for him.
  5. Name of block....

    Various Oddfellows chain blocks:
  6. Name of block....

    Thanks for the lead. You are correct. Here are a few I found.... ok, so cut and paste didn't work. Let me try again...
  7. Name of block....

    It is a wall hanging - about 34 x 34 or something like that. It hangs in a friend's bedroom, and is called King of Glory. I'm working on a pattern to list on Craftsy.
  8. Does anyone know the name of this block? It looks very familiar, it's on the tip of my tongue.....
  9. Need help managing my business

    Hi Denise. I use Machine Quilters Business Manager: http://www.eurekadocumentation.com/machine-quilters-business-manager.html It isn't accounting software, but keeps up with the work orders, invoices, what quilts are waiting in line, etc. It will help you keep up with expenses and income. It isn't complicated and does the job for me. Although geared for quilting - I also have figured out how to use it to keep up with commissioned quilts, workshop income, and pattern sales. The developer, Mary Reinhardt, is very responsive to questions, too.
  10. Charging for Charity Quilts

    I quilt charity quilts free - but limit the number I do per month, and limit the size to a Quilt of Valor size (about 60 x 70)
  11. Machine Sticking

    I had a Lenni until a couple of weeks ago - Millie is sitting in the same place now. Anyway - I had a couple of incidents of this nature. So check to be sure the carriage isn't "catching" on the power cable where it winds its way up to the plug-in on the machine. I had re-position my cable a little. Clean the wheels, bliss rails if you have them, etc. If you have bliss: check to see batting bunnies or thread has collected in the "brushes" that run on the bliss rails at the front of the carriage. I occasionally have to pick out stuff from that area. Also, if you have a short power cable like I did to start with, it will drag if it gets too stretched out from the power source. Oh, and another time, the horizontal lock "stopper" worked its way down until it was dragging on the carriage. When you aren't using the horizontal lock, make sure the stopper is secured snuggly at the highest position. If you still can't find the issue, call customer service - they can offer other things to look at.
  12. Installation of Dee-Lites on Millie

    Angela Huffman sent me a picture of how Dee-Lites are installed. The piece that confused me is attaching to the lower cross piece on the frame:
  13. Prewound bobbins

    All I use is pre-wounds from Superior (with paper backs). The only thing to remember is to put the spring in the bobbin case when you use the paper backed version. Check your tension - it may be a little different when using paper-backed.
  14. Installation of Dee-Lites on Millie

    Here is what they look like on my Lenni:
  15. Guess what. I SOLD MY LENNI! And my brand spanking new Millie is in the studio in her 7 beautiful boxes. Sheridan is coming tomorrow to set her up for me. Soooo, I had Dee-Lites installed on the Lenni, and need to install them on the Millie. If you have a Millie with Dee-Lites, could you Please post a picture of how you attached it to the ends? I'm thinking we won't need a separate cross piece, but don't want to mess anything up.