Lynn W

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About Lynn W

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Gulf Coast Mississippi
  • Interests
    Quilting, quilting, quilting
  1. Try Craftsy, Outdoorsy Quilt Patterns
  2. I showed dogs for years. I always looked at wins and losses as an opinion. An opinion is just that particular judges idea of a correct conformation dog. I see quilting judges the same. Just their opinion. Doesn't make it right or wrong, it is just what they like or prefer to see. I just nod and keep on going, doing what I like and prefer. Your quilting is beautiful.
  3. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband. I lost my husband 2 years ago. I am interested in your featherweight. Will PM you.
  4. When I want the look of hand quilting I use Perma Core. It is a thicker, matte finish thread. I get that at www.lequilters.com. If I want a thread with a sheen I use BFC, which I also use in my industrial embroidery machine. I get that at www.bfc-stash.com. I also have the Metro thread but have been disappointed with it. My Milli runs the Perma Core and BFC flawlessly.
  5. I believe Shana is in the lower 48. It has been rather balmy here, with a couple of days in the high 30's. The wind has been pretty brisk at 55 mph. Down to 6 hours of daylight, which is kind of a bummer. Good thing I've got my Milli to brighten my day!
  6. I'm with Oma. As soon as I put a computer on everyone started asking if I was going to be selling my boards. Heck no, I'm still buying new ones! I find it very peaceful and relaxing to use the boards. Michael and Kay are such great people and make buying new boards so easy!
  7. Went with an outline of the flower that slightly goes into the yo-yo to tack it down. Thank you for the suggestions. Much appreciated.
  8. Quilting Guru's......I am working on this antique Yo-Yo quilt. Any suggestions on what to do with these Flowers to nail the Yo-Yo down?
  9. I ordered my IQ 5 weeks ago! I went with IQ for a number of reasons. They are a well established company in the computer guided quilting industry and offer excellent customer support. IQ owners seem to love their systems and you don't see anyone selling the IQ to go to another system.
  10. Angela Walters has started a new website for the business of machine quilting http://thebusinessofmachinequilting.com/
  11. Now those are two perfectly adorable little faces!!! Puppies can be so trying sometimes but they sure can lift up your heart.
  12. A lint brush removes chalk marks, even from black fabric. Just give it a couple of swipes and the chalk will be completely gone.
  13. NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg Invites Quilters to Contribute a Star Block International Space Station Expedition 37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, a lifelong lover of sewing, is inviting fellow crafters to join her in stitching together a global community space quilt. Nyberg, who is in the final weeks of her mission aboard the orbiting laboratory, recently shared a star-themed quilt block she was able to complete during her limited free time in space. She is now inviting quilters from the public to create their own star-themed quilt blocks to help celebrate her mission and passion for the quilting arts. "Now that I've tried my hand sewing in space, I can say one thing with certainty: it's tricky," Nyberg said in a video sent down from the space station. "This is what I've made. It's far from being a masterpiece, but it was made in space. I'm inviting all of you to create your own star-themed quilt block. We'll be combining them with my block to create a quilt for next year's 40th anniversary International Quilt Festival in Houston. I can't wait to see what we make together." Nyberg's complete video and other video clips of her quilting aboard the space station will be featured in a NASA exhibit at the 39th annual International Quilt Festival Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 3 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Sewing and quilting include many of the principles and technical skills used in developing equipment for spaceflight missions. The exhibit will include sewn samples from spacesuits and parachutes, a cargo transfer bag and other soft goods from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The deadline for submitting a block for the quilt is Aug. 1, 2014. For more information about where to send your block, visit: http://www.quilts.com Nyberg and The International Quilt Festival will collaborate on having the squares stitched together for display at the 40th annual International Quilt Festival in 2014 and at other public displays. The Houston festival is the largest annual quilt festival in the world, attracting more than 60,000 guests annually. Nyberg arrived at the space station with Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency in May. The trio is scheduled to return to Earth Nov. 10. For Nyberg's complete biography, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/np5ICw For more information about Nyberg's personal sewing hobbies visit: http://go.nasa.gov/CraftyKaren To see video of Karen describing sewing in space and showing the quilt square in space, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0c1CijmH7o For more about the 39th annual International Quilt Festival, visit: http://www.quilts.com For more information about the International Space Station, onboard research and crew members, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
  14. I don't do the Facebook thing either. On the APQS home page, in the lower right corner is the APQS Facebook feed.
  15. They have been posting the winners on Facebook.