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  1. jmcclannan

    Excited

    I was just notified that a local community theater is doing and original play entitled THE OTHER SEWING CIRCLE and they have chosen one of my quilts to be part of the play. It was paper pieced and free-motion quilted. There will also be an ad in the program with my business card so maybe I'll get some business out of it all. I am just a little excited!!!
    12 points
  2. Ann Wight

    Vintage Orphan Blocks

    I was looking back through my quilty photos of 2014 last night and thought I would share this quilt with you. I was given these scraggly blocks by a family that had cleaned out their deceased grandmother's house. None of the kids wanted any of her fabric so her niece offered it to me because she knew I made Quilts of Valor. A grandaughter had graduated from nursing school and was getting married last summer. I knew the family on both sides pretty well, so I decided to rummage through her late grandmother's blocks and fabric and made her a quilt. I dug through 5 garbage bags of fabric a
    3 points
  3. Maybe time for you to cone to Florida? You deserve a vacay, too! Lol
    2 points
  4. I shared my customers Day Break quilt a few weeks ago and now I finished my own. I quilted them the same but the fabrics in our quilt are so different that I thought i would share mine as well. I love batiks and bright colours and love how the star design really pops with a light background. This is on its way to a quilt shop to be hung on display for awhile so I hope it helps the shop sell kits for this quilt. It was a frosty day out when I took these pictures, -30'c!! Winter is here but you can see in a few of the pictures that the cold doesn't keep me indoors as we like get out and wal
    2 points
  5. My Millie is going on a vacay to Iowa in a couple of days. Not my choice for a winter outing, but she needs a spa treatment. She'll get to meet all the talented techs that I've only talked to on the phone. My plan (you know about plans, right?) is to dig out and re-do the studio. New leaders will be attached, design books organized, stuff donated and tossed, tools analyzed as to which I like and use and which were a bad idea, piecing books moved into the sewing room, some deep cleaning, and maybe some painting. I'll be offering some things for sale and some things free for postage.
    1 point
  6. Yep, I'm with Vickie, you should take a vacation, too!!!
    1 point
  7. What a great idea to be able to make more than one and only load it once. I think it is kinda like when the quilt is cut out you feel half done, when I have it loaded I feel half done! I guess you could load it and stitch 4 at a time also! Thanks for the idea!
    1 point
  8. Well it didn't get here by Christmas but I got to open it today Thanks again Lora for organizing the swap to bad some had to drop out ...Oh well thats how it goes sometime. Happy New year to all
    1 point
  9. What a caring thought, Cheryl. I bought extra wide cotton sateen (120" wide) and made two at a time as I had two gifts to make at the same time. You could do similar for the smaller ones. It is just a bit more work, but the bonus is you just have one loading to do.
    1 point
  10. Here are some pics of the mounts.
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  11. cherylannie

    Angel Baby Quilt

    I have seen this quilt, it is so beautiful. I am a nurse and am thinking of making a few for our fetal deaths at the hospital. My question is can you make the pattern smaller and which web site did you find the pattern at? Thanks Cheryl
    1 point
  12. jbnt9999

    Vintage Orphan Blocks

    I love the way you put it all together and you said that you didn't do scrappy. Looks like better than perfect! I know they will treasure it always.
    1 point
  13. RitaR: Thank you for all the information, it was not too long. While I am new to free motion quilting, I have done a number of quilts on my DSM. I have learned how to fluff and stuff/shove the part of the quilt I am not working on through the throat of the machine. I have learned to start from the center and work out though the quadrants to lessen the extra fabric in the throat. While I will have more throat space on George, I believe I will still do it the same way. So as I read your statement, you would suggest getting the shorter rulers, as the longer rulers get unwieldy as they
    1 point