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  1. JuneR

    Dreams do come true

    After 10+ years of dreaming of a APQS long arm, she will arrive on Tuesday. I'm very excited for the arrival of my certified 2015 Lucey to get here. It's been along time dreaming of one and finally it's coming true. Don't give up on your dreams, it could be right around the corner. Lots of learning to do, but looking forward to it. I'm sure I will be looking to this forum for lots of great tips and advice. Keep dreaming..................
    7 points
  2. Here is the latest eye spy, Road racing quilt I made for my grandson, He turned one year old yesterday and he is such a little boy
    6 points
  3. kkey1030

    The Thread's a thread

    So last summer when I was waiting for my finances to settle, I knew I was ordering a Millie, and started setting up my room and "gear" so I could hit the ground running when the machine arrived. After talking to a friend who runs a longarm business (different brands), he told he he used Superior's "Omni" thread almost exclusively. So I subscribed to their Omni thread of the month and started getting three spools of Omni thread every month. I also Bought a dozen or so spools of my favorite colors. Then I started talking to APQS owners who told me that Omni wouldn't work well. So I panicked and cancelled my subscription. I have a lovely collection of very colorful threads that I have been afraid to use because of my well-meaning friends. BUT, every day I have begun to practice free motion quilting with Malcolm (my Millie). Slowly improving and learning. This morning, I finally decided I was going to try my Omni thread and see what problems I had with it. None. Not a single problem. It stitched out beautifully without even making an adjustment! I understand that it is a 40 wt thread and so I'll want to keep it for when I want the thread to show, as it's not going to slip into the fabric like a 60 wt might, but it looks simply glorious on my practice blocks. What's my point? YOUR experience will be different than anyone else's because you are YOU. Don't be afraid to play and try new things. When I took my beginner's class with Dawn Cavenaugh, she told us to play--to tweak and try everything because the machine can handle it! Sometimes I forget. Try new things. Do what others tell you won't work. It just might work for you! Now, I'm going back to play! I'll attach a photo of my threads. 40 wt on the left, 50 wt in the middle and 60 wt on the right hand side.
    5 points
  4. My daughter just released the info on FB - shhhhh don't tell her I released her earlier...I needed my prayer warriors at work though :-) Here is her release picture. Just love those baby bumps!
    2 points
  5. LisaC

    Desert 9 Patch

    Here is my version of Karen Montgomery's Painted Desert quilt. I made the top two years ago and couldn't quite decide on a quilting design. Once I did; I needed (wanted) a circle maker to execute the sunburst design. My talented husband made me one for Christmas and I commenced to stitching circles. I ditched the entire quilt with Sew Fine and then used a salmon variegated Magnifico thread by Superior for the sunbursts; and Glide Prickly Pear for the grid work. I used Lisa Calle's Pro-Echo rulers to do the Continuous Curves. I love how it turned out and am pleased with the results. Thank you for looking. Desert 9 Patch by Lisa C., on Flickr Desert 9 Patch by Lisa C., on Flickr
    1 point
  6. In my opinion the easiest to use is the "Circle Thingy" by Circle Lord. Mounts easily on the pantograph table, easily adjustable and makes circles in hundreds of sizes!
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  8. Super cute quilt and grandson!!! I love how you quilted the road. Fun!
    1 point
  9. Both are adorable.
    1 point
  10. Very cute, both the quilt and your grandson!
    1 point
  11. The quilt is adorable and so is your grandson!
    1 point
  12. How cute is that! Quilt AND grandson!!
    1 point
  13. Heidi, I just read this. Continued Prayers for baby grandson from me. I'll light a candle to offer up the prayer when I get to church today!!
    1 point
  14. Bliss Quilter

    Desert 9 Patch

    Well done!
    1 point
  15. Beachside Quilter

    Desert 9 Patch

    Fabulous quilting, Lisa! Just perfect for this simple quilt!!
    1 point
  16. Liam

    MQS - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    I'm coming down on Thursday, providing my work schedule doesn't change.
    1 point
  17. Heidi, I believe there is a unwritten rule that Grandmothers get to rub the belly when ever they want.
    1 point
  18. I'll be there the 10th thru 14th, classes on 10th, 11th, 14th and will go to auction on Thu evening. I'll be coming home each evening since I'm only 1 1/2 hrs away.
    1 point
  19. I'll be there. I'm taking a couple classes on Friday and Saturday and will probably be working Wednesday and Thursday at one time or another.
    1 point
  20. Cagey

    Dreams do come true

    June: Congratulations on the news about your new baby. Get some fabric, batting, needles, and thread all ready so when it shows up you are ready to start off running. Practice your designs on paper. I believe there are a few Tucson APQS quilters on the forum. Maybe you could hook up with them to drop by your new studio, and give you some hands on training. They could get you started off right, plus it might lead to a wonderful new friendship. Just remember to use your best poor pitiful fawn batting eye look, when you ask for their help. How can anyone ever say no, when you do that? Best of luck to you. Cagey
    1 point
  21. This is a really interesting stream. How differently we all feel about this situation. Great advice, opinions offered by all, and then like so many things in life, it all comes down to listening to your heart and doing what you feel is best for the family and for you. After consideration, really doing what you feel is best will be the right outcome. All the best to you in your decision.
    1 point
  22. Just Fantastic. Quilters are so generous and invested. Good for you!!!!
    1 point
  23. LisaC

    Quilts For Kids picture!

    How awesome is that and how rewarding.
    1 point
  24. blanket- an offensive piece of wool or polar fleece or yarn that attracts my yellow lab's fur like a supermega magnet and rarely gets removed by washing and drying. quilt - throw in the wash, dog hair is gone.
    1 point
  25. We are a girl power family also I had 4 girls and right now we have 4- grand daughters and 1 grand son and 1 on the way. they are so precious. My Daughters were together for a play date yesterday and after allot of work they managed to get a picture of the five of them all under five years old here is a picture of our grands
    1 point
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