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  1. I'm sorry, Jim, but Dawn picked up the lot before I heard back from you. I wish I had 2 sets for both of you! Thanks, Diane
  2. Hi Jim, I can mail them media rate, and from MN to TX, it looks like it would be about $7.00. Thanks, Diane
  3. Cleaning my quilting room, and would like these books to go on to a new home. They're in great shape! Prices do not include shipping. Shipping to lower 48 states only. Here's the list. Dream Feathers - by Peggy Holt. $5.00 Around and Around She Goes - by Sophie Collier $3.00 Show Me How to Machine Quilt - by Kathy Sandbach $5.00 Plant This in Your Quilt - by Mary Eddy. $3.00 Crisscross Dancing Feathers - by Elaine Huffman. $5.00 Creative Classics - by Laura Lee Fritz $5.00 Mindful Meandering - by Laura Lee Fritz. $5.00 Breaking the Code - by Christine Olson. $3.00 Pathways to Better Quilting - by Sally Terry. $8.00 Formal Feathers 101 - by Sherry Rogers-Harrison. $10.00 The following are all from Pam Clarke's Designs With Lines sketchbooks (stencils not included) Straight Lines - $2.00 Swirl - $2.00 Figure 8 - $2.00 Marquise Series (grey) - $2.00 Hexagon - $2.00 Curvy Square - $2.00 9 Patch - $2.00 Take them all for $50.00 plus shipping! Thanks for looking, Diane in MN
  4. Donita Reeve tapes: Tips & Techniques for Long Arm Machine Quilting Maintaining/Repairing Your Long Arm Quilting Machine Favorite Gadgets and Tools for Long Arm Quilting Pantographs for Borders and All-Over Designs Pam Clarke Tapes: Designs With Lines More Designs With Lines Borderlines $15.00 for all, including shipping Thanks for looking! Diane in MN
  5. I'm with Lynn on this one. When I get a project like this, I tell them I won't be stitching down the applique. I'll do the background, borders, etc., but I won't be the stitching through the fusible. We can set our own boundaries. The longer I've been doing this, the easier it is to say "no" to some requests. I'm making more boundaries too! Diane in MN
  6. I'm doing some spring cleaning! it's timee for these very gently used books to find new homes. All in excellent condition. Prices do not include shipping. Shipping to lower 48 states only. Here's the list. Dream Feathers - by Peggy Holt. $10.00 Around and Around She Goes - by Sophie Collier $8.00 Show Me How to Machine Quilt - by Kathy Sandbach $5.00 Plant This in Your Quilt - by Mary Eddy. $5.00 Crisscross Dancing Feathers - by Elaine Huffman. $5.00 Creative Classics - by Laura Lee Fritz $8.00 Mindful Meandering - by Laura Lee Fritz. $5.00 Breaking the Code - by Christine Olson. $5.00 Pathways to Better Quilting - by Sally Terry. $8.00 Formal Feathers 101 - by Sherry Rogers-Harrison. $10.00 The following are all from Pam Clarke's Designs With Lines sketchbooks (stencils not included) Straight Lines - $3.00 Swirl - $3.00 Figure 8 - $3.00 Marquise Series (grey) - $3.00 Hexagon - $3.00 Curvy Square - $3.00 9 Patch - $3.00 Thanks for looking, Diane in MN
  7. I'm so glad I brought this up! I think it's always good to have a reminder to pay attention to your body, whenever something unusual happens. It's so easy, at least for me, to put things off. That's not always the best policy. I'm just kind of amazed that this torn retina thing is never talked about. I had heard about detached retinas, but never really given it much thought, other than that it sounded awful. Now, I know how awful it really is. In all the years I've been going to the eye doctor for my glasses, it's never been mentioned to me to watch for flashes or floaters. I guess I think that should be talked about, so people are more aware. Right now, I'm just kind of riled up about it! Thanks everyone for sharing your stories. Diane in MN
  8. Hi Everybody, I know I don't post very much. I just typically read the new posts every morning as I eat my bowl of Cheerios, and then I go about my day. However, I do want to post about what happened to me this past week. A week ago, I was watching TV, and experienced something out of the ordinary. I saw a lot of "floaters" in my left eye, and also experienced flashes and streaks of light out of the corner of my eye. It wasn't painful, just annoying. It was on the weekend, and continued throughout the rest of the weekend. I called and made an appointment to get it checked out. The opthalmologist informed me that I had a torn retina. They take these things quite seriously! I was led to another room, and about 20 minutes later, had the tear in my retina taken care of with a laser treatment. I certainly didn't think it would happen that fast! If I had ignored this, or waited too long, it would have eventually progressed to a full retinal detachment. If that's not taken care of quickly, it can result in blindness in that eye. That can be treated surgically, but that's a lot more involved than the laser treatment in the office that I had. So, I'm not looking for sympathy or anything like that at all here. I just really want to make everyone aware of this. I know how easy it is to put off seeing a doctor. There's usually something much better to do! But, your eyes are too important to ignore and take for granted. I am so thankful that I went in when I did, and got it taken care of. Okay, off my soapbox now! Diane in MN
  9. Either way you go, adding IQ is a wonderful thing! Diane in MN Gammill Classic + IQ'd
  10. I love how the panto extends into the quilt border. Both quilts are wonderful, but I really like the wavy lines on the second quilt. Which bubble panto did you use? Diane in MN Gammill + with IQ
  11. What a great quilt, quilting, and story. I love the tractor and hay wagon going to the ceremony! My Dad loved Farmall tractors too. He had about 35 Farmall and IH tractors. I made him a table runner out of some of those same fabrics. Dad passed away 3 years ago, and we had one of his favorite tractors at the funeral. He would have loved it! Diane in MN
  12. Hi Georgene, I added IQ to my machine a little over a year ago. After using IQ for several months, I felt comfortable selling all my pantos. I held on to my Circle Lord stuff for a few months after selling my pantos, and then decided that my CL goodies could go on to new homes. It's kind of hard to sell some of those things that have been such good friends! This past summer, I sold most of my stencils off too. I held on to a few favorites, and my Pam Clarke ones. I'm keeping most of my rulers, but I have sold a few that I just didn't use. I'm sure I could sell a few more, but I've always been a ruler girl! I know some people sold their pantos, long boards, CL stuff, and other gizmos and gadgets before getting their computers. I had to get used to quilting with my IQ before taking that step. It's all where your comfort level is. I think I've used my IQ on every quilt since I added it. Most of the quilts I get in, are panto quilts. My custom quilts I get in, seem to get a mix of both hand guided for backgrounds, ruler work, and IQ for blocks, motifs, and borders. It's also fun to do pantos in the interior, and do separate borders. The other day, I compared my last full year of being completely hand guided to my first full year of being computerized. I knew I was more productive, but when I did the numbers I was kind of surprised. I had an increase of 28% ! I quilt for others part time, but I was amazed at that increase. Add to that, my neck, back, and shoulders feel 100% better! I'm a happy camper! Diane
  13. I have said no to several quilts this year. Two of the quilts were from the same customer, and I refused to quilt them due the batting that the customer insisted that I use. I refused another quilt due to unrealistic expectations of the piecer. All these quilts were nicely pieced. I just paid attention to the red flags, and said no. Like Sylvia said, I said no, and I don't feel bad about it either. It feels good to say no sometimes! Diane in MN
  14. Hi Everybody, Just thought I'd pass this along. Quilters Rule (www.quiltersrule.com) is having a 10% off sale tomorrow. If you're thinking about any rulers or templates, tomorrow might be a good day! Diane in MN
  15. Another reason to go computerized, is to help save wear and tear on your body! My neck, back, and shoulders really appreciate my IQ. I can quilt longer with my IQ, and at the end of the day I'm not as tired as I was before I went computerized. I want to quilt for a long time yet, and I really think my IQ will allow me to do that. Diane