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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to mlsa3 in What's In A Name?   
    I decided to go with David's Longarm Quilting.  My wife says Quilter's Garage sounds like I might have greasy hands like in a real car garage and some people wouldn't want to leave their quilts with me.  haha.
     
    David's Longarm Quilting
    Let Me Turn Your Quilt Into A Treasure
     
    David
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to mlsa3 in What's In A Name?   
    Just got back from Hancock Fabrics which is just a few minutes from my house.  Lady was checking me out at the counter and saw I was buying batting and fabric.  She asked, "do you do your own quilting also?"  I said,  "yes, I do it all from piecing to the quilting."  I showed her some pics of some of the quilts I've done.
     
    She asked if I quilted for others.  She and her sister just finished taking a quilting class and they almost have their quilt tops ready and need someone to quilt them.  She said we don't want custom quilting....just some edge to edge quilting on them.
     
    (So I thought what the heck!!!  I'm having too many people ask me if I quilt for others.)  Sure I can do edge to edge for you.  She wanted to know if I provided the batting and backing or would it be best for them to provide it.  I told them that if I got the backing and batting I would have to charge for my time in selecting all of it and picking it up so if they wanted to save money they needed to provide it.  (Right now I just want to do the quilting since I don't have any supplies.)
     
    So she asked for a business card which I don't have yet so I gave her my name and number. 
     
    I've been checking on setting up a business but haven't finalized anything yet.  Need to go to Harris County Clerk of Court for more info.
     
    So I need a name.  Need suggestions.  Here are a couple my wife and I came up with.  What Say Ye?  (Don't worry about hurting my feelings)
    And yes I know all names have to be checked out to make sure none are being used now by others.
     
    1.  Quilters Garage-Longarm Quilting Service     (Is that not a manly name?)
     
    (Since I converted my garage into my quilting room and you take a car into a garage to have it fixed you can bring your quilt to me in my quilting garage to quilt it.....of course this part wouldn't go on the card)
     
    2.  Quilters Finishing Touches (My wife's suggestion)
     
    So far that's all we've got...I'm really no good at things like this.
     
    David
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to charlie.cheek in New Lucey Owner   
    After renting Lucey and Lenni machines for the past 4 years I bought my own!  I didn't have room at my house so I rented a friend's unused basement.  Received a 2015 blissed Lucey today.  Got stuck during the setup and received fantastic customer support from Dawn Cavanaugh!  Just more confirmation I picked the right long arm manufacturer.  Thanks Dawn and thank you APQS.
    Charlie Cheek Quilts
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to dancingraisin in Need your ideas for guild promotion, advertising *free or low cost*   
    We have had good luck with 4-H--but the quilting leader is a guild member.
     
    We have also begun a partnership with a local middle school in a "less advantaged" city neighborhood.  A teacher there had begun an after-school sewing group to HUGE response.  In this day of no home ec, these young girls came from families without a sewing tradition but wanted to learn the basics of sewing and begin to create things for themselves.  (They are also big fans of Project Runway.)  We invited them to a guild meeting to show what they were working on and gave the group a large check to purchase some machines since they almost all share the few machines that the teacher/group leader had personally.  (One girl's family had given her a machine for her birthday--to her great delight.) (We also had many many bags of scraps and unwanted yardage that they received with delight.) The students who the group selected to come (only four could fit in their teacher's car) were blown away by our show and tell--they had never been exposed to quilting and all wanted to try!
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Sallyquilt in Today must be stupid Saturday   
    At least you caught it before the quilting phase.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to gardenslug in Great quote about sharing   
    And Linda is definitely one of the most sharing quilters on this site.  Every time I have a question, someone has given me the help I needed and usually it was Linda
    R or Linda Stellar. 
     
    Aren't we all lucky to have such sharing quilters.
     
    Marilyn
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to mlsa3 in Great quote about sharing   
    That quote is so true, Linda.  Had a friend who started me in my woodworking.  He built dulcimers and helped several people in our club learn how to make them.  Never tried to horde any of his knowledge and was always open to showing you the shortcuts or tricks of the trade.  When he and his wife retired and went fulltime  RV'ing for 5 years he GAVE his business away to a friend who was an excellent woodworker.
     
    Even though Larry is dead now, his dulcimers are still a prize possession if you can find one.  I owe him for over 20 years of enjoyment.
     
    David
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to ffq-lar in Great quote about sharing   
    "There is always more to be gained from sharing knowledge than from hoarding it. Don't worry about people stealing your work. Worry about the moment they stop. Whenever people want what you have, regardless of the circumstances, you're doing it right."
    Marc Chernoff
     
    I love this!
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Finally done with my Bedroom quilt...well all except the binding.   
    Wow, this is so beautiful! I showed it to my husband and he loved it too. His favorite bit was the straight line stitching outside of the blue chain blocks because it adds emphasis to them. But my favorites are the actual teeny tiny blue squares themselves. I can't believe that you did those baby feathers with the terry twists. Amazing!
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Quilting Heidi in Finally done with my Bedroom quilt...well all except the binding.   
    Hi All,
     
    I can finally say the quilting is done on this quilt.  It has been on the frame since the end of Jan!  Way tooo long but finding enough time for this amount of detail is difficult.  This quilt will be in my bedroom eventually.  It will debut at the VT quilt show next month and I'm hoping to get it in a few more shows.  I need to figure out what shows and when deadlines are...I'm horrible at that!  I'm thrilled with this quilt and there isn't too much I'd change about it.  I used Metro thread for the green stitching of the feathers and blue chain blocks.  I used cream so-fine for the background work.  My goal was to use a cream on the border fabric so that the feather area would appear to be a darker color and pop more.  I think that was pretty successful.  I did the entire area of quilting before rolling so that when I got to the end it was done.  My sequence was to SID the chain blocks, stitch the feather motifs, stitch the curved cross hatching, lines, pebbles and then do the chain blocks.  Those little squares in the chain blocks are 1" and I did Terry twists and then the feathered heart.  It was a fun quilt to do.  Thanks for looking.



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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Quilting Heidi in NQR Madison story   
    Hi All,
     
    Just got the news that BIL has finally been awarded custody of niece Madison!  Many of you have been following this story for almost 6 years now.  I don't know the details of the award yet.  The lawyers office called to tell him he had won custody and they would be mailing the 30 pg document, with 8 pages of stipulations, most of them against the mother according to the secretary.  She told him that it definitely didn't go in her mother's favor.  Thank you all for your prayers over the years.  She still needs them but I'm hopeful that her parents can move on and just help her grow into the best woman she can.  I know that is probably naive but I'm hopeful!  Thanks again for all your prayers!
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Sheagatzi in Traditional quilt with a modern flair   
    This one was a biggie  83 x 104 and I was pretty intimidated at first.  
    Thankfully she came to me because she wanted more a modern style than traditional, so I took a deep breath and started.  
    There are more photos on my blog...just wanted to share.
     I'm pretty proud of how much I have learned and progressed!  
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Oma in Bliss arrived yesterday   
    That came fast.  I ordered it on 4/30 and it arrived exactly one week later.  The only day this month I had something scheduled and wasn't going to be home was Thursday so of course that's the day they scheduled delivery of my Bliss and his motorcycle seat. AACCCKKKK!!!   Isn't that how it always works?  My husband kept trying to get me to start getting it all together, but I wanted to wait. I think Sunday will be a good day.  
     
    I had to have a colonoscopy done Thursday morning.  My first.  AACCCKKK!!  First of all...it was all good results.  No problems.  Yay!  Second of all, I had it done without sedation.  AAACCCKKKK!!!  I have sleep apnea so bad that I was afraid I would stop breathing.  I was more afraid of that than any discomfort I might feel.  The doctor finally agreed to just give me a very small amount of Versed to relax me a little, but I would be awake and alert for the whole procedure.  I watched on a screen.  I would say it was interesting, but being a nurse I have seen a few of these.  Not so interesting, although, it is more interesting when it's your own body.  It wasn't overly painful...more so a little discomfort at times.  Recovery was a breeze.  Came out of the OR and said "Where's my clothes...I'm hungry!".  lol. 
     
    My husband said I didn't want to be sedated so I wouldn't be groggy all day because I wanted to put my Bliss on.  He was wrong.  lol.  I've printed out the instructions and I should be posting a pic in a few days.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to mlsa3 in From Woodworking To Quilting!!   
    I mentioned when I first joined this wonderful forum that before quilting I was a woodworker.  Had planned on doing that when I retired but health problems decided differently and that's when I chose quilting.  I get the same satisfaction from working with fabric as I did working with wood but I do still miss my woodworking.
     
    Thought ya'll might allow me to post some of my instruments that I made over the years.  I mainly made musical instruments.  Had a pretty good part time job going to dulcimer festivals teaching autoharp workshops and selling my autoharps and dulcimers.
     
    The last picture is a picture of my wife playing her custom dulcimer to our new grandson that was spending the night at our house in his new swinging crib I made him.
     
    David
     
     





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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Beachside Quilter in 3 quilts, 2 days, 1 Circle Lord Board   
    Catching up on some work after a couple of weeks off.
     
    Used my new favorite Eqyptian Eye Circle Lord board.  Easy peasy; 3 quilts in 2 easy days
     
    Easier to quilt than post pics!!  Trying!!


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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in NQR - Family/Maternity Photos - Just Sharing :)   
    Just sharing with my pals a few of our maternity/family photos from yesterday's session!  My good friend Amanda from Edward Rose Photography took these for us - it made it even more special because we've known her since high school and we've watched our children grow up!
     
    11060998_10153228449116280_7402361148018646919_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
     
    11188240_10153228481426280_3903450799395177512_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
     
    Another forum I frequent is Connected Threadz...and a group of the ladies from the site collaborated and made us the MOST BEAUTIFUL quilt for our new lil' one!  I was so excited, it arrived just in time not only to surprise me, but to be included in the photos!  Below is an O that my sister in law made for us to decorate, the quilt we were given from my CT ladies, and Minnie Mouse shoes we bought for baby Olivia!  
     
    11026048_10153228489881280_1544220891512038447_n (1) by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
     
    11203091_10153228487081280_1655249657361447591_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Oma in I did it! I ordered my Bliss this morning   
    I'm so excited.  I talked to Mark and got everything ordered.  Can hardly wait.  I think I've decided to sell my SideSaddle computer system instead of trying to figure out how to make it work on the Bliss table.  We'll see.
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from Dyan in Quilt guild presentation on longarm quilting   
    Tonight one of the guilds that I belong to had me do a short presentation on longarm quilting. I was a little nervous but had so much fun talking about our favorite mode of quilting. To make things easier I brought quilt samples as well as a little handout that talked about the history of longarms, types of quilting (panto, custom, heirloom etc) along with pictures of my Freddie and tips on how to prepare a quilt for your longarm quilter. At the break I had two people come up to me and place their orders to get their quilt done. Yay! And the handout has my contact info for anyone who later decides to get something quilted. I'm feeling quite optimistic now. 
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from CrazyAboutQuilting in Freddie moves so well   
    After using Freddie with the IQ to do pantos, I thought that it was time to try out some FMQ. This little baby quilt is one of the charity quilts that my quilt guild gave me to quilt for them. The sashings and borders are still done with the IQ but the long flying geese strips were FMQ using Kim Stotsenberg's tutorial on her blog. I have to say that it was awesome being able to switch from computer to all Freddie, who's Blissed, at the touch of a button. Of course the hand guided bits took a long time compared to the computer guided parts but it was fun to do. It's not great but some little baby will be warm in it. More practice is on the to-do list. But maybe next time I'll put on Freddie's ruler base and try the SID with a ruler. My stitches decided to go walkabout from the ditch at times.
     
    From the first pink polka dot triangle to the last one there was a bit of a difference.

     

     
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from Brenni in Freddie moves so well   
    After using Freddie with the IQ to do pantos, I thought that it was time to try out some FMQ. This little baby quilt is one of the charity quilts that my quilt guild gave me to quilt for them. The sashings and borders are still done with the IQ but the long flying geese strips were FMQ using Kim Stotsenberg's tutorial on her blog. I have to say that it was awesome being able to switch from computer to all Freddie, who's Blissed, at the touch of a button. Of course the hand guided bits took a long time compared to the computer guided parts but it was fun to do. It's not great but some little baby will be warm in it. More practice is on the to-do list. But maybe next time I'll put on Freddie's ruler base and try the SID with a ruler. My stitches decided to go walkabout from the ditch at times.
     
    From the first pink polka dot triangle to the last one there was a bit of a difference.

     

     
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from mark in Freddie moves so well   
    After using Freddie with the IQ to do pantos, I thought that it was time to try out some FMQ. This little baby quilt is one of the charity quilts that my quilt guild gave me to quilt for them. The sashings and borders are still done with the IQ but the long flying geese strips were FMQ using Kim Stotsenberg's tutorial on her blog. I have to say that it was awesome being able to switch from computer to all Freddie, who's Blissed, at the touch of a button. Of course the hand guided bits took a long time compared to the computer guided parts but it was fun to do. It's not great but some little baby will be warm in it. More practice is on the to-do list. But maybe next time I'll put on Freddie's ruler base and try the SID with a ruler. My stitches decided to go walkabout from the ditch at times.
     
    From the first pink polka dot triangle to the last one there was a bit of a difference.

     

     
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Sue E. in Freddie moves so well   
    Tami, I think your FMQ looks great and this quilt will be loved!
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from Oma in Freddie moves so well   
    After using Freddie with the IQ to do pantos, I thought that it was time to try out some FMQ. This little baby quilt is one of the charity quilts that my quilt guild gave me to quilt for them. The sashings and borders are still done with the IQ but the long flying geese strips were FMQ using Kim Stotsenberg's tutorial on her blog. I have to say that it was awesome being able to switch from computer to all Freddie, who's Blissed, at the touch of a button. Of course the hand guided bits took a long time compared to the computer guided parts but it was fun to do. It's not great but some little baby will be warm in it. More practice is on the to-do list. But maybe next time I'll put on Freddie's ruler base and try the SID with a ruler. My stitches decided to go walkabout from the ditch at times.
     
    From the first pink polka dot triangle to the last one there was a bit of a difference.

     

     
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from Wyonut2run in Freddie moves so well   
    After using Freddie with the IQ to do pantos, I thought that it was time to try out some FMQ. This little baby quilt is one of the charity quilts that my quilt guild gave me to quilt for them. The sashings and borders are still done with the IQ but the long flying geese strips were FMQ using Kim Stotsenberg's tutorial on her blog. I have to say that it was awesome being able to switch from computer to all Freddie, who's Blissed, at the touch of a button. Of course the hand guided bits took a long time compared to the computer guided parts but it was fun to do. It's not great but some little baby will be warm in it. More practice is on the to-do list. But maybe next time I'll put on Freddie's ruler base and try the SID with a ruler. My stitches decided to go walkabout from the ditch at times.
     
    From the first pink polka dot triangle to the last one there was a bit of a difference.

     

     
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from Gail O in Freddie moves so well   
    After using Freddie with the IQ to do pantos, I thought that it was time to try out some FMQ. This little baby quilt is one of the charity quilts that my quilt guild gave me to quilt for them. The sashings and borders are still done with the IQ but the long flying geese strips were FMQ using Kim Stotsenberg's tutorial on her blog. I have to say that it was awesome being able to switch from computer to all Freddie, who's Blissed, at the touch of a button. Of course the hand guided bits took a long time compared to the computer guided parts but it was fun to do. It's not great but some little baby will be warm in it. More practice is on the to-do list. But maybe next time I'll put on Freddie's ruler base and try the SID with a ruler. My stitches decided to go walkabout from the ditch at times.
     
    From the first pink polka dot triangle to the last one there was a bit of a difference.

     

     
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