Karen McTavish

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  1. Hello Quilters - This is Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio - APQS Duluth Showroom in Duluth Minnesota. I have a brand new 2015 Millennium for sale that was used for a total of 6 hours. My customer purchased the machine in May and I set up the machine in her Birchwood Wisconsin home myself with another APQS tech at the end of May. My customer was sadly placed on hospice care the day I arrived to set up her machine and unfortunately passed away soon after her beginner class. Her husband, Leo Diehl would like to sell the machine as he isn't a quilter. We saved every box, every item and all the sewing supplies, thread, pantographs that she has with her longarm machine. She has all the supplies, pins, batting, etc. Please spread the word if you know anyone who would like to have a new machine, which was loved very much by my customer. Her family is so very sad by this loss. The machine is set up in Birchwood Wisconsin in a lovely home studio. Leo Diehl would like you to call him if you are interested in seeing it - however he can't demo the machine because he doesn't quilt. APQS will transfer the warranty for this machine for the next 3 years. I would be more than happy to give anyone who purchases this machine a beginner class in my studio in Duluth Minnesota. Details: Asking $17,000 (Value is over $20,750) Motorized Fabric Advance Bliss System Quilt Glide, Lower Thread Cutter Stitch Regulator Extended Base with rulers Laser Light LED light Bobbin Winder Horizontal/Vertical Channel Locks Table size: 12 feet Bobbin Size: L (smart bobbin) Auto needle positioner single stitch button Needles, Extra Bobbin Case, Metal Bobbins, pantographs, threads, etc. Please contact Leo Diehl at (715) 651-0308 or email at leod@ricelakeutilities.com Shipping is an option but Leo would love it if you could pick it up. I will personally help with the tear-down and demo if I am needed. Thanks so much - Karen McTavish on behalf of Leo Diehl (218) 391-8218 www.mctavishquilting.com karen@mctavishquilting.com
  2. I am selling my 14 foot, 2012 white Millie! This machine comes with the new Bliss upgrade track system with all the bells and whistles. Quilt Glide, motorized fabric advance, rulers, extended base, turbo bobbin winder. The machine has flawless tension and glides like a dream for total control of your quilting. This is a brand new head, with a new Bliss rail system. The legs and canvas are 4 years old and have the black power coating. I have won lots of ribbons from this beautiful Longarm. As a APQS Dealer, I can offer tech support for the life of the machine, as well as extensive beginner quilting training in my studio until you feel comfortable. I need to sell my machine for a smaller frame and am upgrading to the new generation Millie. As a dealer, I need the fancy new upgrades which comes with the newer longarm machines!! Location: McTavish Quilting Studio, 1210 8th Avenue, Two Harbors MN 55616 kmctavish@designerquilts.com (218) 391-8218 www.designerquilts.com Pick up only, no shipping, $14,000 and classes/training in my Two Harbors Studio.
  3. I'm still coming to Grand Island, Nebraska. Material Girl Fabrics, January 24-29th. This is your chance for small group lessons. I'm no longer teaching private lessons. We'll have a lot of fun and hands-on with 4 longarms. I'm also teaching McTavishing Certification Class and Custom Heirloom Quilting on domestic machines. Trunk show & Book Signing, and Open House on Saturday! Register at http://www.sewfari.com or call Becky Andreasen at 308-440-9774! We still have some openings! Not to late to register! Hope to see you there!
  4. I'll be in Grand Island, Nebraska. Material Girl Fabrics, January 24-29th. This is your chance for small group lessons. I'm no longer teaching private lessons in Duluth, MN. This is a good opportunity for hands on learning, four longarms! Also teaching McTavishing Certification Class and Custom Heirloom Quilting on domestic machines. Trunk show & Book Signing, and Open House on Saturday! Register at www.sewfari.com or call Becky Andreasen at 308-440-9774! Hope to see you soon! :cool:
  5. *See Photo below- no more private classes in Duluth Minnesota - Karen McTavish is offering very small classes in a hands-on setting. Each student will have access to a longarm head in class. If you get caught in a blizzard, you will get a class refund. - Karen McTavish KAREN McTAVISH COMING TO GRAND ISLAND NEBRASKA!! All workshops will be held at: Material Girl Fabrics 3415 West State St. Grand Island, NE 68803 Workshops are scheduled as follows. APQS Longarm quilting machines will be provided for hands on classes. “Mastering the Art of McTavishing” and “Custom Heirloom Quilting” are also open to domestic machine quilters. If you prefer to quilt on a domestic machine you will need to bring your machine. Class Schedule: Monday – January 24, 9-12 am - Mastering the Art of McTavishing Monday – January 24, 1-4 pm - Victorian Feathers Tuesday – January 25, 9-12 am - How am I Supposed to Quilt That? Tuesday – January 25, 1-4 pm - Custom Heirloom Quilting Wednesday – January 26 All Day – Wholecloth Design Thursday – January 27, 9-12 am - Custom Heirloom Quilting Thursday – January 27, 1-4 pm - How am I Supposed to Quilt That? Friday - January 28, 9-12am - Victorian Feathers Friday - January 28, 1-4 pm – Mastering the Art of McTavishing Saturday – January 29, – Lecture/Trunk Show 2-3pm $5.00 Book Signing, Open House and APQS Longarm Machine Demos – NO CHARGE For more information or to check availability of classes please call Becky at 308.234.9007 or 308.440.9774 or email info@sewfari.com PAYMENT OPTIONS Visa, Master Card, or Discover Money order, personal checks, Paypal Cancelation Policy: Workshops are purposely small and materials need to be ordered, so your commitment is critical to cover costs. Cancellation notice must be received within 10 days of the workshop in order to receive a refund. If the instructor cancels the workshop, you will receive a full refund of the student fees. Workshops may be cancelled if they are under subscribed 30 days before they are scheduled to begin. CLASS DESCRIPTIONS HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO QUILT THAT? – 3 Hours This class is for any quilter that needs direction in designing quilting ideas for un-quilted tops. Karen will take the mystery out of designing quilt tops with very simple instructions. Students will bring quilt tops to class and see how the professionals figure it all out and turn boring quilts into award winning quilts! MASTERING THE ART OF McTAVISHING CERTIFICATION CLASS – 3 Hours Hands On class for Longarm and domestic machines. This class will help you master, understand and quilt the popular background filler called McTavishing. This background filler is all the rage! Quilts become award winning from appliqué to wholecloth. Become a certified trainer in this quilting style. You will then be able to teach this technique to others at local quilt shops and/or offer this class if you are already teaching quilting techniques. VICTORIAN FEATHERS – 3 Hours Hands-on for Longarm Quilters This class is all about Victorian Feathers – how to place the feathers in a quilt without marking and how to make them look hand-quilted. It is a very fast way to achieve today’s heirloom style without the time commitment of marking the quilt. This is a great class for those who are in a rut and need something new! CUSTOM HEIRLOOM QUILTING – 3 Hours Hands-on for Longarm or Domestic Machine Quilters Topics include instruction in traditional quilting, using heavy quilting, stencils and full traditional feathering. Includes a trunk show of wholecloth/trapunto quilts, demonstration and instruction in designing traditional quilting for show or customer quilts. Hands-on instruction in contemporary traditional background quilting, and in how to achieve "non-stop" cross-hatching and other very traditional background fillers. Marking tools and feathering techniques for hand-quilted effects, as well as discussion of useful products and the business of longarm quilting. There are many question and answer opportunities. The class is geared toward the intermediate to advanced quilter although others are welcome. Curved Crosshatching will also be covered in this class in conjunction with Karen’s latest book. WHOLECLOTH DESIGN CLASS – 6 hours For beginner *hand-quilters, domestic or longarm quilters, “Wholecloth Design Class” is an all day event, where no quilting machines are needed. This is a class which results in a large wholecloth, which is entirely marked by the student and is ready for trapunto, hand-quilting, or machine quilting by the end of class. This one day class is for anyone who would like to design an original wholecloth from scratch. Table spaced will be provided for each student. Becky Andreasen APQS Sales Representative The Sewfari Quilting Co. Kearney, NE 308.234.9007 or 308.440.9774 Zebra_2 Moderator -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posts: 14 Registered: 8/10/2009 Location: Kearney, NE Member Is Offline posted on 1/3/2011 at 08:46 PM Hi! Just wanted to update a few details! You can now register and pay online on my website. http://www.sewfari.com (Mail and/or calling is still an option.) Please ignore my very much in need of updating website. It's on my bucket list! We changed the time of the Saturday Trunk Show to 1:00pm. I'm reserving a block of rooms more than likely @ Sleep Inn (close to MGF), unless I can find a better discounted rate. Will know more in a couple days in case anyone needs a place to stay. So far there are still openings in all of the classes. Let me know if you have any questions! Becky
  6. For those in the area of Nebraska- this is a excellent time to get training in a very small setting. We will have a longarm head per student in most classes - as I am not doing private classes anymore - I hope people take advantage of some serious one on one training! See you in a week!!
  7. CONGRATS on your FIRST RIBBON! Isnt it wonderful to get a ribbon!? The first ribbon means so much! I dropped to my knees and cried when I got my first ribbon then wore my ribbon in my hair to the grocery store for a week. It's a very big deal those ribbons....its means we are honest to goodness "real" quilters now. So PROUD OF YOU!!!
  8. Sold it .....Its gone. I was asked to sign the machine.... ! Bye bye my love. You were my best friend for 4 years. But I love my Millie more now.... :cool: I've moved on.... to someone else. Its not you...its me. really....
  9. 2006 Freedom SR "Head Only" for Sale I have a 2006 Freedom SR show head for sale. Originally I purchased it for my mother in 2006 - she can't stand for long periods of time at my longarm anymore- so I purchased a "George" for her to use at her home. I have two heads on one frame - a Millie head and my Freedom head. I have a demo table that I have taken to shows - I used this demo table to display my Freedom and Millie at trade shows. But have sold this demo table to a local dealer. Now that my Mother has no use for the Freedom and I am no longer focused on local trade shows - my Freedom is just sitting on the side of my frame. Would anyone be interested in just a "Freedom SR 2006" Head? My Mother and I have won many awards on this machine. It's a lighter machine than the Millie. It runs like a top. It has excellent control and is very smooth. It is 4 punds lighter than my Millie. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is just a little dusty. The serial number is 3231. The value of the machine today, according to Mark Caraher from APQS is $9,000 - $9,500 for the head only. Today, the price of a new Freedom SR head is $11,800.00. I am open to a lower offer of course. I can ship the head in its original box FEDEX, fully insured. If any APQS rep is interested in a used Freedom SR head for their APQS dealerships/studios/quilt shows/conventions or a extra machine for teaching classes -please contact me at (218) 391-8218 or at kmctavish@designerquilts.com if you are interested in making an offer. I dont check the APQS forum often - so phone or email or facebook -is the best place to reach me! Thanks so much!
  10. Duluth in March? Sounds Super Fun! Karen McTavish is dedicating her March 2010 calendar to Private classes! Brave the cold and come share a day with me in my warm creative studio. One on One private classes, or come with a quilting friend and make it a retreat. Bed and Breakfast nearby or hotel it near the waterfront. Classes based on student needs and ability - beginners welcome. Please email me at kmctavish@designerquilts.com for more information and reserve your spot. Thanks so much!
  11. I was contacted by a quilter who lives in Sun City, California - Her name is Pam - she needs to sell her Millenium - apparently she is moving to Arizona at the end of the month. She wants to sell her machine for $11,000.00 Her phone number is (951) 672-6016 Its a 2006 Millenium - she has quilted about 20 quilts on her machine. She is not computer savy - so please contact her directly by phone. She does not want to ship it - she wants someone to come and get it out of her garage. From the sounds of it - its already taken down and put into its packaging and ready to be picked up. This is all the info I have - give her a call if you have any questions. Thanks!!
  12. If you have Facebook - post the question there for a immediate answer - there are award winning quilters who are on Facebook that have won awards from their wholecloth quilts that were done in my class - they will post back immediately. Hopefully - you have a facebook. Or I can post the question for you - and you can look at the responses I get - so you feel like its a good class. Which is is in terms of wholecloth production. Not too hard, and no math.
  13. yep - when you go to her website - click on the name "Deb" and it will bring up her email - you can register via email I believe.