pumpkinpatchquilter

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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to yankiequilter in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Valerie, your quilting has made this quilt and turned it into something extrordinary!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Cagey in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    You just need to start video taping your creations while you quilt them, and posting them on YouTube.  In no time, you would be on Craftsy teaching a class or two, and growing your business.  I know that I would take your lesson or watch your instructional videos.  Think about it.  
     
    Cagey
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from LibbyG in Charm pack wallhanging   
    Such a cute little piece and your quilting is fantastic!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Heidi that makes me feel sooo good to hear!  I worked and went to school full time until my oldest was two, but it killed me being away.  I could make more money sure if we had two incomes...my Husband has a pretty good job and sometimes I think how nice it would be to double that income!  I can really understand the motivation to have both parents working and as far as independence...it's a real ego blow to have to rely on someone for everything when you were so self sufficient before staying home.  We made a lot of sacrifices for me to be here - gave up a car and and one point only had one vehicle.  It's taken us a long time to adjust but we have made it work.  My long arm has really been the best investment ever because it allows me to make a side income with something I would be doing for my own enjoyment anyhow.  But now I have a little extra to buy the kids things they normally wouldn't have had or would have once had to have purchased used...and I can afford some of the activities that I couldn't before...so I love that!
     
    I love to hear that it really made a difference with your kids now that they are grown.  It is definitely exhausting but I kind of love every moment of it!  I love being at all of their practices and all of their games...even if Dad can't make it they know that I will be there and be their biggest cheer leader. 
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from Kani in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    It feels like I haven't posted in forever!  I think I've just been busy with the kids football and cheer leading which incidentally ended this week...so I'm back to quilting in the evenings and afternoons!  I wanted to have made a little more headway on this by now but my schedule has just been too hectic.  Trying to finish it up by this weekend...I thought this was pretty and something different! 
     
    12074565_1058898667456719_3542094799610253460_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12144676_1058898697456716_6655313141460583652_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12096155_1058898684123384_7530239025526660421_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from jandcembroidery in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    It feels like I haven't posted in forever!  I think I've just been busy with the kids football and cheer leading which incidentally ended this week...so I'm back to quilting in the evenings and afternoons!  I wanted to have made a little more headway on this by now but my schedule has just been too hectic.  Trying to finish it up by this weekend...I thought this was pretty and something different! 
     
    12074565_1058898667456719_3542094799610253460_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12144676_1058898697456716_6655313141460583652_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12096155_1058898684123384_7530239025526660421_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to srichardson in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Gee, cut yourself some slack, football, cheer leading and a new baby!  I am amazed that you even have time to think about quilting.  As always a great job and very pretty quilt.
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Mary Beth in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Beautiful. The quilting give it depth and definition. 
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from CrazyAboutQuilting in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    It feels like I haven't posted in forever!  I think I've just been busy with the kids football and cheer leading which incidentally ended this week...so I'm back to quilting in the evenings and afternoons!  I wanted to have made a little more headway on this by now but my schedule has just been too hectic.  Trying to finish it up by this weekend...I thought this was pretty and something different! 
     
    12074565_1058898667456719_3542094799610253460_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12144676_1058898697456716_6655313141460583652_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12096155_1058898684123384_7530239025526660421_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    It feels like I haven't posted in forever!  I think I've just been busy with the kids football and cheer leading which incidentally ended this week...so I'm back to quilting in the evenings and afternoons!  I wanted to have made a little more headway on this by now but my schedule has just been too hectic.  Trying to finish it up by this weekend...I thought this was pretty and something different! 
     
    12074565_1058898667456719_3542094799610253460_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12144676_1058898697456716_6655313141460583652_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12096155_1058898684123384_7530239025526660421_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Paradise in Blooms   
    Stunning!  You are one talented quilter!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from CindyT in What's Your Favorite Finish of the Summer?   
    I shared this one in a post already - but for sure this was my favorite quilt of the summer!
     
    20150807_120221 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from sdaurio in What's Your Favorite Finish of the Summer?   
    I shared this one in a post already - but for sure this was my favorite quilt of the summer!
     
    20150807_120221 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from sdaurio in Blue and White Hunters Starq   
    I just recently did one of these for a customer!  I wasn't able to share the quilt itself in its entirety but I can share the mock ups I did for her.  In the areas where your client has a blue and white half square triangle my client had scrappy tans...so the only color was in the star itself.
     
    StarMockUp by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    Sashing by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    HuntersStarOpenBlockMockUp1 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to RoseCity Quilter in Paradise in Blooms   
    Finished quilting this Paradise in Blooms, pieced by Anne Hall, a Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor. Pattern by Judy and Brad Niemeyer. More info on my blog: https://rosecityquilter.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/its-all-about-texture-annes-paradise-in-blooms/
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to sdaurio in My first Blue Ribbon   
    I entered my first local quilt show and got my first blue ribbon so very exciting.  Some asked me if I was a professional quilter,and really I want to be in the near future, but what are the qualifications for professional quilter....I'll have to think about that.  But while I"m thinking here's the huge mammoth of a quilt that was entered. Me and April (my Millie) quilted her.  This is a kings size (117 x 117) quilt, hobbs 80/20 on the bottom, hobbs wool on top.  That's one warm cozy quilt on a chilly night.  Some ruler work, some free hand feathers and a whole lot of fun.  Still can believe I got a blue ribbon.   Here's a couple of pics, simple log cabin made out of shot cottons.





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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to CindyT in What's Your Favorite Finish of the Summer?   
    I started this Mariner's Compass in a guild class last year and finally got around to finishing it the week of our guild's quilt show in July of this year!  
     
    Now, what's your favorite finish of the summer???

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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Quilting Heidi in You all are so quiet!   
    I also think the like button has quieted some of the chatter we used to have.  I find people like things but never comment.  Has anybody else noticed this?
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to mlsa3 in You all are so quiet!   
    As one of those non-APQS owners I would like to share why I joined this forum even though I don't have an APQS machine.
     
    When Kathy Quilts came out with the Block Rockit midarm machine last year I was one of the first people to buy one.  Lynn with Kathy Quilts set up a yahoo forum for us and we started learning about our machines.  Most folks buy a midarm machine either because they can't afford an expensive longarm, they want to see if they will even like quilting on a frame quilting machine, or they don't have room for a longarm or they want to learn how to quilt on a frame machine before they invest in an expensive machine.
     
    In the yahoo group we also accept Q'nique machine owners which is the exact same machine as the Block Rockit except it's just got the Grace Companys name on it.  We let anyone join us and try to help anybody just as this site does.  Let me say that Kathy Quilts and The Grace Company have been just as great on service as APQS has been for you guys and I love my Block Rockit.....great service means so much
     
    When I got my machine I was so excited and wanted to learn as much as possible about quilting.  I researched different machines and quilting blogs and joined several of the top brands forums.  This is the only one that I actually post on other than the Block Rockit forum.  This group has always been so nice, so family style oriented, the pictures were so great to look at and I have always considered all of you folks the PROFESSIONALS even though all of you don't quilt for money.  I've been so encouraged and gotten so many great ideas for patterns from all of you.
     
    Many problems with quilting are shared no matter which brand machine you have....tension, skipped stitches, timing, etc.....what will work for one brand will probably work for another brand...not always but many times.  So if I have a problem with my machine I start researching and even though I may not ask on this forum for my particular brand I can read and many times have found a solution to my problem by reading this forum.
     
    But the main thing I have gotten from this forum is that I KNOW if I ever upgrade to a full longarm it will be an APQS.  From listening to all of you the service can't be beat with APQS, you folks are so helpful and the lifetime warranty can't be beat.  I wouldn't have known all of this if I hadn't of been on this forum.  I do dream of owning a Lucey or Millie one of these days...just have to wait till the right time.
     
     
    So thank all of you for allowing me to be a part of this fabulous forum.
     
    David
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Quilting Heidi in You all are so quiet!   
    Definitely slowed down after the change.  Not sure why because I don't think it really is any harder, just different.
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Cagey in You all are so quiet!   
    What's Facebook?
     
    Cagey
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Mary Beth in You all are so quiet!   
    I know a lot of people are on Facebook, that could be why it is so quiet here. I know when I was posting here a few years ago, we had the best quilting chat on the internet. So much great advice and quilting inspiration. I learned so much here about quilting, and made some of the best friends I have ever known. I still hang out with some of my BFFs, have even reserved our hotel rooms for MQS in May 2016, cannot wait!!! We need to get this place hopping again. 
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Mary Beth in You all are so quiet!   
    No offense, but you all are not a rowdy as you use to be   
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Colleen's Japanese Fan Quilt   
    Really beautiful!!  Gorgeous quilting!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to lym95 in Thread storage.....in the wall!   
    Since floor space is always a premium, look what my wonderful husband made. I can't figure how to edit to rotate the pics, sorry!