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    KathG got a reaction from clover_enge in Texas Hold'em question   
    Hi Zeke, I would also be interested in seeing your friction locks.
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    KathG reacted to chickenscratch in wanting Lenni table- UPDATE   
    My husband is so smart.  He thought about it a while and then said,"they are L shaped aren't they?"  "Yes," I replied.  "So why can't we just flip them and drill new holes for the bolts?"  (See I told you he was smart)
     
    SO, that's what he spent yesterday doing.  It took a very long time to drill 12 holes in that hard steel, but he got it done.  We squared and leveled the table last night.  We have to finish putting it together today.  I also spent a couple hours last night trying to make sure the wheel rode dead center on the rails.  I hope I've got it right.  It does seem to roll better now.  I pushed it from one end of the table to the other and it went about half way before stopping.  That was an empty carriage.  I will let you know it things are better once we get the machine head on and I start quilting.
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    KathG got a reaction from buslady003 in NQR- Update on personal life   
    ((((Shirley)))) I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.
    After losing my husband age 54 very suddenly, it's coming up 9 years in January. All I can tell you is I found the first 2 years extremely hard. The first year I don't think the reality of it hit me.
    Just don't be to hard on yourself and allow yourself time to grieve. Don't let other tell you it's time you where over it. As Oma said the ache will always be there, but as time goes by you find it gets easier and you will be able to smile while remembering those special times xx
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    KathG got a reaction from Gail O in NQR- Update on personal life   
    ((((Shirley)))) I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.
    After losing my husband age 54 very suddenly, it's coming up 9 years in January. All I can tell you is I found the first 2 years extremely hard. The first year I don't think the reality of it hit me.
    Just don't be to hard on yourself and allow yourself time to grieve. Don't let other tell you it's time you where over it. As Oma said the ache will always be there, but as time goes by you find it gets easier and you will be able to smile while remembering those special times xx
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    KathG got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in My Quilt in the Meander Publishing Booth - Houston   
    Valerie, congratulations. Looks fabulous !
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    KathG got a reaction from Bonnie H in NQR - woman surgery (men, you can skip this)   
    After finding I had ovarian cysts when I was 50, I had my ovaries and womb removed. Thankfully I was very lucky and the cysts were benign. I went on hormones tablets or a while then because I would forget to take them the doctor gave me hormone patches. But after 2 years I decided I did not want to take hormones anymore. I had the odd Hot flash but nothing I could not put up with.
    It did take me several months to recover as my wound was cut downwards as opposed to across the bikini line.
    If you can try the patches as you only need to change them twice a week.
    Good luck with the op, and after take it easy and don't try do more than you can.
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    KathG got a reaction from Charmaine in Special Delivery   
    Owen is a cutie, and his quilt is adorable !
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    KathG got a reaction from ffq-lar in Brown, cream, purple quilt--pics of back added--feathers and scrolls   
    Linda. As always you never disappoint. Awesome work !
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    KathG got a reaction from Oma in Oriental Shadow Box quilt finished   
    Oma, love this. It's been in my list to make for a while.
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    KathG got a reaction from delld in My week   
    Dell fabulous quilts. Love your choice of designs. I have both them. Patricia Ritters designs are great.
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    KathG reacted to loraquilts in It's finally here!!!   
    Wahoo!!!  It's finally here.  After six interminably long weeks, my IQ finally arrived and was installed.  Yipee  !!!  Happy Dance!
     
    Now I can play....er, I mean practice diligently....  The first quilt (a sampler of my own making) will go on the frame tonight.  That way I can practice all the unique techniques that Laura Lee Fritz taught me over the weekend.  She was a wealth of information. 
     
    Pictures when I'm done, but that may be a while since I have out of town company coming in today and staying for two weeks.  I'll see if I can sneek time in on my machine.  .......tippie toe......
     
     
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    KathG got a reaction from delld in Today's sneak peek UPDATED   
    Dell, beautiful work !
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    KathG reacted to delld in Today's sneak peek UPDATED   
    This is what I have been doing all week. She will pick it up tomorrow then I can show you the whole quilt!
     
    20141005_113651 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
    Thanks for looking.
    20141005_113641 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
    20141005_113658 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
    20141005_113737 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
    20141005_113835 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
     
     
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    KathG got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in MQX Ribbons for 2 of us!   
    Congratulations to you both, very well deserved !
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    KathG got a reaction from ffq-lar in No more "day job" for Linda!   
    Linda, congratulations on your retirement. Looking forward to reading about all the fun things you get up too !
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    KathG reacted to ffq-lar in Elephant quilt, Knot a Rainbow quilt, and a disaster   
    You're doing great, Tami! You have all the things you need to succeed--a great machine with a great computerized system added, the drive to learn, and the desire to excel. (Quite the pep-talk, huh! )
     
    I will tell you that what your customer wanted with the heavily pieced front and the "exact" backer is out of most longarmers skill-set. It's almost impossible to match backs and tops. I would have declined to take that one on myself. Too many places where tiny mis-piecing and/or loading issues would de-rail the whole thing. Please believe me when I say you dodged a bullet with that one...
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    KathG got a reaction from delld in Have to shout   
    Del, congratulations. I'm sure it will be with you very soon. Have fun !
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    KathG reacted to Enchanted Quilting in Barn Dance   
    This quilt is mine:)  I bought the pattern and fat quarters when our grandson was born (in Iowa over Easter).  I have putzed with it and finally have it bound.  I used two layers of batting...80/20 and wool.  I used mostly So Fine threads with some Bottomline thrown in for good measure.  The pattern calls for a white background.  With my antiques and thimbleberries quilts white just doesn't do it.  I found this dyed aged muslin and loved it.  Shooting for transitional modern;)
     
    Barn Dance by Charlotte Peterson Enchanted Quilting, on Flickr
     
    More on flickr if you are interested.
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    KathG reacted to Oma in Buggy Barn Hearts   
    I've had this top done for five years.  I made very big borders because I was going to play around with some custom quilting on it, but in the end I looked at it and just wanted it to be done.  I love the colors and it turned out pretty anyway.  I used the CL Ribbons on it using a gold colored thread on top and black on the back.  The batting is Hobbs.
     
    The back is just little hearts.  No signature strip down the middle. 
     
     


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    KathG reacted to Corey in Fancy Fans has Blue Ribbon @ the County Fair   
    I finished Longarming this personal quilt last night, finished binding this afternoon in time for deadline @ the County Fair tonight.
    There is a pattern somewhere that inspired me to make this quilt, I did not use one though.
    I believe Sheila DeRose Designs "Japanese Fans"
    Double battings, QD wool & QD select, monofilament & glide threads.
    Digital patterns: Darlene Epps Crown Jewels on the fan blocks & Myrna Fickens on the sashings, the rest are freehand and ruler work, lots on them on the black sashings
    BTW, the basic fan blocks been sewn around 5 plus years ago, I played with different settings until last month I decided on this, finally. I still have half as much of these blocks to play with another quilt. We shall see what can come out of these.



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    KathG reacted to ffq-lar in The joys and tribulations of scheduling customers...   
    I try to call my customers the month before their quilt is scheduled as a reminder and to set up the intake appointment. Last month was hectic and I didn't get that task done, figuring I'd see two of them at a meeting last night. One wasn't there and responded to my inquiring email that she didn't have a quilt ready and for me to schedule her again "some time in the future". The second answered at the meeting that she'd forgotten and would see if she had anything at home that she could bring me, but she "doubted it".
    I realize that I need to be more proactive contacting customers and setting up intakes, but it's obvious that all of us are in the end-of-summer frantic-ness. This isn't a huge deal for me. I have a backlog of customers and I can call a couple of scheduled customers for next month and will fill the two spots. Or I may throw something of my own on the machine---woo hoo!
     
     
    In any case, I'm retiring from the day-job at the store in two weeks (you can imagine how excited I am! ) and will be re-examining my business practices. I'll freely admit that on occasion I welcomed a no-show or rescheduled quilt. It gave me breathing room for custom quilts and I could do some charity quilts a couple of times a year. Now my time will be my own and I'll be scheduling with an eye to some off time for me and retreats and activities with my guild and girlfriends. And maybe requiring a deposit when my backlog gets far enough out that my customers forget they have a quilt scheduled!
     
    I love my job, love my customers, and always encourage newbies starting a business to have firm plans in place, set forth their "rules" clearly, and make the business "business-like". I guess I need to take my own advice!! If you've made it this far, thanks for listening!
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    KathG got a reaction from quiltingkimmy in BasiQ Installed!   
    Kimberley, congrats on getting your BasiQ. It sounds like you have really picked it fast, having finished 9 quilts already. We need photos
    I bought the BasiQ in June 2013 and absolutely loved it but, and I say but not in a bad way. I decided pretty quickly that I wanted to upgrade to the ClasiQ tablet. I found I wanted to be able to have the options of the extra tools available, but mainly for me I found using the BasiQ tablet a little hard as my eye sight (age related ) is not as good as it was.
    If you are sure you will only want to do pantos the BasiQ will be fabulous. But like Judith says if you think you will want to do any custom work with the IQ the ClasiQ is the only way to go.
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    KathG reacted to Lemon Tree Tami in Thank you quilt for Dad   
    My dad was instrumental in my purchase of Freddie, loaning me the money to get him. So of course I wanted to have one of the first big quilts be for him. It's a basic jelly roll race quilt made from Moda's Kansas Troubles Quilters fabrics along with a few Civil War reproduction fabrics. Quilter's Dream wool batting, So Fine thread, and Patricia Ritter's Diagonal Plaid panto using the IQ.
     
    I didn't have any troubles with quilting it but I did discover that I was holding up the sides of the quilt while it was being quilted on the side.  Perhaps I need to look into some of those longer side clamps that are on the market?


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    KathG reacted to ffq-lar in Cute and easy overall design   
    Follow the link to an easy overall I used on a rainbow quilt destined for a baby boy. A few of the fabrics had tiny stars so I did the standard meander with a hanging star. After finishing one pass I decided to ribbon it back for some extra interest and it made a world of difference. Poly batting and Rainbows primary-colors variegated thread. The backer was a deep blue with tiny gold stars, so I used gold thread on the back and it looked great. Just thought I'd share and mention any "meander with a flair" can get the same treatment and become more interesting.
     
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/larech/14673666225/
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    KathG reacted to shirleyl in Computer quilting   
    I have lots of rulers I bought and have never used. After getting Quilt path I still use the same rulers I have always used.
    I went overboard to say the least.
    Shirley
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