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About lorihufford

  • Birthday 09/02/1958

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    Hamilton, Ohio
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    fabric, shorthorn cattle, anything quilty

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  1. I have an extended base that was on a Millie with a thread cutter, but not sure if it will fit your machine. I would be glad to sell it if someone chimes in here to let us know if it will work!
  2. I have decided to upgrade my computerized quilting system and have a Quilt Butler EZ for sale. This is a great little system that I have used the last couple of years. Can be added to any make of machine, does blocks, pantos, resizes all motifs and EASY to learn. Manual and videos are offered on the website www.quiltez.com... . Tablet is the upgraded tablet and new cost is over $8000.00. I am offering mine at $3500.00 or best offer, please feel free to email me at lahufford@me.com. I have it installed on a 2006 Millenium. I am upgrading because I am doing more customer quilts and need the speed and some of the fancy pants options on the IQ system, otherwise I would stick to this system. Would love to answer questions. Installation is available! Lori Hufford
  3. I currently have a Quilt Butler Ez on my Millie and have enjoyed this limited system very much and have done some beautiful quilting, but I am investigating upgrading to either IQ or Quilt Path. I understand there is a Facebook group for Quilt Path, but may I join it before owning one? Is there anything like that for the IQ community? I really need to do my research before I get my husband to think it is his idea to upgrade!!! i look forward to any and all input, thanks, Lori Hufford
  4. I started quilting for the national foundation back in 2006 when my Air Force son was on his first deployment. I found my experience with working with QOV to be wonderful, sometimes quilting 3 or 4 quilts per month, although I was only signed up for 2 per month. I only do quilting for the quilts that come via the foundation or my own guild, as I was stung by someone who told me it was a QOV when it really was not. Over the years I have only had a few that were not pieced very well, but I was able to still make them a beautiful and presentable quilt to honor a veteran with. On a personal side, 3 years ago, my son required brain surgery and it was being done at Walter Reed. His stay at Walter Reed was over two weeks long and my husband and I were there with him and his wife. I visited the chaplain's office and explained my involvement with QOV, they honored me by allowing me to be at a presentation for an injured soldier brought in from Afghanistan. It was humbling to say the least. I also saw many quilts being used on a daily basis by heroes who were there on the Wounded Warrior floor for care and rehab. The quilts awarded to these brave men and women are appreciated and used on a daily basis, even with the ones who move around aided by wheelchairs. I came away with a heightened awareness and conviction to work for this wonderful foundation. I encourage all levels of quilters to volunteer at some level to QOV, your work is appreciated! A small way for me to give back.... Lori
  5. Wool is my favorite batting! I use it exclusively for my own quilts and many of my customers like it also. Hobbs heirloom is nice, great loft and lighter weight than a cotton batt. I generally use the Tuscany wool from Hobbs, I just like that product a bit more than the heirloom wool. I have never had a boarding problem, even with a black quilt back. I have never used more than one layer of wool so I cannot answer that question for you, but know you will be pleased with the finished product! Super comfortable no matter which season you are using it. Lori
  6. I purchased one from Dave jones in February and can tell you it was a GREAT investment. I was not able to afford either of the two leaders in computerization, so I looked at the Butler. I was never a great freehand quilter, so this tool has given me great consistency when doing multiple blocks, plus has allowed me to semi-custom quilts with designs I would never have attempted either freehand or stencil! I never thought I would use it for pantos, boy was I wrong! That is one of the best uses as it allows me to be piecing my own quilts no catching up on all my UFOs. My customers have been pleased with the results because most use all over patterns and my turnaround time has gotten shorter. Plus it is just fun creating and designing! Feel free to email me at lahufford@me.com if you have more questions, Lori
  7. I am looking for a few panto suggestions for baby quilts. I would like them to be able to be used for boys and girls, any favorites or suggestions? Thanks, Lori
  8. I still have this paper pattern available, never used. My email is lahufford@me.com. Wanted to use it for first grandchild, but my daughter in law nixed that idea! Lori
  9. Am I the only one who has a love hate relationship with winding my own bobbins? None of my 3 DSMs will fit the L style bobbin for winding and my Millie has a bobbin winder on the head. I would use it more if I could figure out how to replace the small plastic tubing on the shaft! I purchased some from APQS and am struggling to get it on the dang shaft. Is there a special trick? I know I have mentioned my lack of mechanical ability before, but someone must have a hint for me! I love rewound bobbins, but sometimes the thread choice for a quilt back is one I only have on a cone and even though the bobbins run out so quickly, it would be great to wind more of my own. Any and all help would be appreciated, Lori
  10. I have this paper pattern, never used! Please email me at lahufford@me.com if you are interested. Lori
  11. I have always loved wool batting, but always used Hobbs regular wool, until I fell in love this weekend with Tuscany wool! I was out of my regular wool and had to run to LQS to get a king size batt and Tuscany was only option in king size, boy was it sweet! I have a few customers who like wool and I use wool almost exclusively in my own quilts and usually keep some here. My question is, where do you buy your Tuscany at good prices? I have used a few wholesale vendors for my batts, but Tuscany wool is not listed on their site. I would be interested in packaged or rolls, depending on what is available. Just curious where others are finding it wholesale, Lori
  12. I just had this problem myself a few weeks ago! I did have my needle in the 6:35 position and found that I needed to be in the 6:30, straight on, position. I did not even have to change needles! I only seem to have this problem with glide thread, but once I straightened needle position, it was smooth stitching. Lori
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