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    jmcclannan got a reaction from quilterkp in How many quilts per month?   
    I've been in business about 7 years and I do 10-15 quilts a month.  I am a retired teacher and that pace keeps me busy but not overwhelmed. Word of mouth has been the best advertisement for me. 
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    jmcclannan reacted to T Row Studio in filling wide open spaces   
    I just finished a quilt that scared the crap out of me...Wide open spaces. The quilt was basically a whole cloth with a few pedal and circle shapes applied to it. Then they wanted texture around them. I did a texture I am calling soft graffiti. curves, circles, paisley feathers. with some spikes for interest. Once I got started it went well I just did slight variations of the basic shapes I started with. This 97 x 111 quilt took up some real estate on my frame for about 5 days. I delivered it to the customer yesterday and she was very pleased. Thanks for looking
     

     
     
     

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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Mary Beth in Pantos are not my thang!!   
    Mary Beth, I love your quilt and your mother will love it too. Thanks for making me laugh today.  You are such a hoot!
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    jmcclannan reacted to Mary Beth in Pantos are not my thang!!   
    LeeAnn, this is one that my grandmother embroidered before Alaska and Hawaii were in the Union. I found it while cleaning out my mom and dad's house. I asked mom if she wanted me to quilt it for her and she said yes. Later she said she thought I was quilting it for me. I told her that it was for her and I think she is excited about it. She did not tell me until I started quilting it that my grandma made it. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this quilt. I am so happy to get it done for my mom. I am afraid I will lose her before it is done, even though she is not sick, she is just failing it seems. Just not what she use to be.
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    jmcclannan reacted to Beachside Quilter in Still love free handing   
    Wonderful quilting, Julie!
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    jmcclannan reacted to LeeAnn in Still love free handing   
    That is so cute!!
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    jmcclannan reacted to Liam in Still love free handing   
    Wonderful Job Julie!!!
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    jmcclannan reacted to Sue E. in Still love free handing   
    I love your free-handing designs. And, those blocks are really cute!
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    jmcclannan reacted to tootsquilts in Still love free handing   
    Love what you did with your free handing the blocks.  They look great.  Very cute quilt.
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    jmcclannan reacted to T Row Studio in Still love free handing   
    all mine a hand guided  quilting ..No computer in my future... Your stitch is perfect for the block.
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    jmcclannan reacted to Pat C in Still love free handing   
    Love your freehand work Julie!  I'm sure the Quiltpath is great for the E2E designs, but I would certainly miss the custom work.  I'm sure it's great to have both options.
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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Oma in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Southern Quilts in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Gail O in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan got a reaction from InesR in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Liam in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Mary Beth in Still love free handing   
    You won't be sorry.  It is so much easier on the body.
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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Busy Quilting in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan got a reaction from dbams in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan reacted to delld in Took 3 years to get to this point!!! Updated 10/18   
    This is my Spring  Bouquet I started three years go. Put her on Frannie Ann Jr. yesterday. One border done with QP now the center will  be  all freehand.
     
    20161013_165943 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20161014_140840 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20161014_114921 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
     
    20161018_172025 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20161018_171947 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20161018_171938 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20161018_171924 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
     
     
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    jmcclannan got a reaction from Mary Beth in Still love free handing   
    I have had my Quilt Path for about 2 years and I love it especially for e2e designs but every now and then I have a customer quilt that screams freehand custom.  Here are a couple of blocks from the Mommy and Me quilt I just delivered to my customer.  What fun!  Now back to the next e2e.


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    jmcclannan reacted to Quilting Heidi in Twins and news   
    Well today is a big day for me.  I have formally resigned from my job and will retire as of Sept. 30th.  I actually only have 12.87 days to work, 102.96 hrs but whose counting.  In about 2 min. I'll only have 95.96 minutes :-) the remaining time I will have to use my vacation time because we can no longer be paid out.  I will be keeping the twins full time when my daughter goes back to work.  On that note they are growing and doing well.  Landon is now up to 8.4 lbs!  We are doing out best to fatten him up.  They are so precious, lots of work but precious.  I've taken on the 8 pm and 11 pm feedings and I wouldn't trade it for anything!  They grow up so fast it will be over in a blink of an eye.  We took them last week for a photography session.  Anybody in the Albany area if you want the information on the photographer let me know, she is more than worth the money!  Fabulous session.  I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.  This was what we woke to as our teaser this morning.  Can you stand it?  I can't!  I want a mural of it.  Just makes me smile!  

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    jmcclannan reacted to Mary Beth in I am retiring too   
    Since Heidi has announced her retirement, I will announce mine too. 
     
    In February, Garmin will be closing the call center I work in. We can keep our jobs and drive to the other call center, however, it is on the Kansas side of the state line, and it is about 35 miles one way. Now, 35 miles does not sound bad, but it is the opposite side of Kansas City from me, diagonally across the city, in rush hour traffic, both ways. I am too old for this!! If the drive isn't bad enough, taxes are different on that side of the line, and we have been directed to talk with our CPA to find out what we need to do about filing our taxes, Ick!!!
     
    My dad passed away on July 7th of this year. I have been going to their home to help my mom with the sale of their home and personal belongings, so she can move to Independence, MO with my brother. This means she will be closer to me, only about 20 miles away. I am thinking this job move/my retirement, is coming at a good time, so I can spend more time with my mom. She just turned 86 and is not in the best health. 
     
    Hopefully, I can get reacquainted with my quilting room in the next few weeks. May need to start quilting for business someday. 
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    jmcclannan reacted to GMALKB in I'm so excited !   
    We have made the decision to sell our home and 4 acres and move to town !    We are building an "older age friendly" home that will be all on one floor..........no steps (that we have to use), wide hallways, doorways, pull bars in the bathroom, etc.............neither of us are to that point yet, but after having my Mom out and in her wheelchair, we saw the writing on the wall...........We are both 68 and time is marching on way too fast............anyway, the BEST part is I will have a 17 ' x 30' Quilting Studio !     Everything will be in one big room with lots of storage, drawers, cabinets, cutting table, my long arm............I can't wait for that.............Been going up and down steps a lot late while sorting out closets and purging...........I will be SO GLAD to be rid of the steps............
     
    We currently have a 120 acre farm, but will keep the farm ground and just sell off 4 acres, a couple buildings and the house............DH not quite ready to give it all up just yet, so we won't..........he can still come out and fish in the pond, putter, but he won't have 3 1/2 hours of mowing to do any more or 3 hours of pushing snow in the winter.    Our lot in town is a whopping 1/2 acre !   Looking forward to having more free time to do other things.........We like to travel, so having a smaller place in town will make it easier for someone to come over and check on things when we are gone............
     
               
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