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  1. Tracey

    Exciting News!

    Hey everyone!! It's been forever since I've posted here... I can't believe how much has happened in the last couple years. I am so happy with my APQS machines. I use Millie for all my customer quilts and Lenni every single day to record a free motion quilting video to post on my Facebook page. I've posted over 230 videos so far and love reading the comments from quilters all over the world. If you ever need some inspiration, swing on over to my Facebook page and check out my videos. I would love your feedback. I took the first hundred designs and turned them into a book which just launched
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  2. My definition: If I made it for you...IT'S A QUILT...if I didn't then call it whatever you want.
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  3. Wanda: With 5 daughters it is strange how the boys just somehow show up at the house all the time. Heidi: I called it!!! Congratulations, and I hope and pray that the possible defect is not an issue. We had to live with a possible life threatening health issue with my 3rd for about 4 to 6 months. Each test kept indicating she would pass around age 7. Only after extensive testing at John Hopkins was it proven all the previous tests were inaccurate. She is a happy and healthy teen today. While it is difficult, I encourage your daughter, SIL, you, and the rest of the famil
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  4. Well the verdict is in - One of each! Please pray for Baby Boy. The ultrasound revealed a possible heart defect. Keeping the faith and prayer always helps!
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  5. brendasr8

    Award at IHQS 2016

    Last week the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington, IN, celebrated its 25th anniversary. In honor of that, there was a special 25th Anniversary category for the judged quilts. At least 50% of each entry had to be silver or gray. I won 1st place with this quilt! Its name is Abondance argentée (French for Silvery Abundance). All of the solid silver is Radiance fabric. I quilted it with my George and used 100 wt. silk thread on the top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. I am very honored to have won this award in a category that celebrated this wonderful quilt show.
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  6. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
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  7. My view...... Yes a word has a definition. For me, it's how the person talks about the "quilt" that I or someone else made. It's the look on their face, the tone of their voice and that twinkle in their eyes when they say that word "Quilt" or "Blanket". And when their love for that gift shows, my heart sings. Happy stitching everyone.
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  8. Thank goodness my grandchildren seem understand the importance of their quilts from Grandma. They are 6,4 and 2. I think their mom had a lot to do with them understanding how cool it is to get something handmade. Dylan (6) was playing the other day with some binder clips and he explained that these were "quilt aliens" and the eat quilt fabric! Only the words were pronounce quilt " aweons" and quilt "fabwic". Just cracked me up. I hope I can remember the sound of his sweet little boy voice till the day I die.
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  9. a quilt is a WORK OF ART . When sleeping under a Quilt you are Covered with LOVE. A blanket is a single woven item made mostly made from synthetic fibers.
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  10. I have found quilting to be so interesting and to cross so many boundaries. It has expanded my views and interests much more than I ever could have imagined. I made my first quilt to honor my deceased sister, when her daughter had the first grand child. My sister always made something for my five daughters, so I figured I could make something for her daughter/grand-daighter. While she did not have much money, she was wealth beyond all imagination with her generosity and creativeness in knitting. That started my whole interest in quilting and sewing. My third quilt was for an old
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  11. Pray Gods grace on all. Keep the faith.
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  12. Quilta93

    Friend's memory quilt

    Diane your quilting looks great on that quilt!!! I really like the look of that quilt!! I am currently working on two memory quilts. My Mother asked me to make two quilts for her from shirts that were my Dad's; she wants to give them to my two brothers for Christmas this year. She doesn't know it, but I am making a third as well, one for her (a double wedding ring). Liam, What a nice surprise for your mother. Deb.
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  14. chickenscratch

    exhibition piece

    Here is one I finished that will become part of a vendor booth at Dallas Quilt show next weekend.
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  15. Liam

    Friend's memory quilt

    Diane your quilting looks great on that quilt!!! I really like the look of that quilt!! I am currently working on two memory quilts. My Mother asked me to make two quilts for her from shirts that were my Dad's; she wants to give them to my two brothers for Christmas this year. She doesn't know it, but I am making a third as well, one for her (a double wedding ring).
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  16. David: First off if its under $50 its probably a blanket, and if it costs more than $50 it is probably a quilt. Though in reality I feel you must look at the "verb" tense of each word to get to the definition you are looking for. Blanket - verb - cover completely with a thick layer of something. Quilt - verb - join together (layers of fabric or padding) with lines of stitching to for a bed covering or warm garment, or for decorative effect. As I see it any single layer bed covering is a blanket. Once you get multiple layers it becomes a quilt in my humble opinion. Conc
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  17. Hi, Just wondering about the HQ 16, does it come with a frame, or is it a "sit down" machine?
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  18. Mary Beth

    Finally!!!

    I did not think this day would ever get here. My first quilt has been loaded. It took me a little longer than it use to in the old days, but it it is loaded. I will be using a panto. It is also loaded. I forgot what it felt like trying to unroll a new panto and load it on the table. Like wrestling an elephant. The correct thread is on the machine with the right color bobbin. Yay!! Sometime tomorrow I will quilt. I hope.
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  19. If it were me I would quilt it the way the quilter asked and present it to the family as a last gift from her.
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  20. I was asked to show a picture of my Batting storage trolley my husband made for me . I can store 96 or 120" wide batting .I can store two rolls of batting and is on casters so I can roll it out to load and clean the dust bunnies that seam to gather in my studio. sorry having problems getting pictures to load again https://www.pinterest.com/pin/538602436666718485/ maybe you can see this Ya I got it Judith
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