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Joyce

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    Joyce reacted to Mary Beth in Yuck   
    Glad to hear you are on the upswing. Just in time....It is spring!!! Winter is over!!! Yay!!!
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    Joyce reacted to Mary Beth in Win A Millie   
    Thank you for reading my blog. I need to write more. I love to write. I was in business when I purchased my Millie several years ago. I think it was 2004. By 2008 the economy was going south. Personally, I had to go to work. We needed the insurance. I was going to quilt for 2 women, just to be able to hang onto my Millie. Then, while at work, they called to tell me my mother had had a really bad stroke. I ran to be with her, and I called a customer to let her know what was happening, and that I would need to put her quilt to the back burner. She was fine with that, and said to take care of my mom. This was September, and the lady would need her quilt the following August for the Fair. No problem. About 1 month later, my mom was doing better, and I was able to get back to life as normal. I took two days off of work, just to start on that customer's quilt. I decided on the custom quilting, drew out my registration marks, etc., then loaded the quilt. I quilted the first border, then my phone rang. It was the daughter-in-law wanting to know where the quilt was. I let the call go to voicemail because I just wanted to work. When I took a break, and heard that message, I snapped. I unloaded the quilt, called my customer and told her I was coming over. I pushed the quilt through the door all the while telling her she knew that my mom had a stroke and I would not be able to get the quilt to her. She was upset, but not as much as I was. I went home and made the decision to sell everything. I didn't want to look at a quilt again. I was just sick. I love  quilts, but that was a very, very bad time for me. Like a dark place. My friends, like Donna Smith, Sheri Butler, Linda Card and  Claudia Pfeil, would contact me to meet them at MQS, and I would, but it was like an out of body experience. I loved my friends, but I felt so out of place. Eventually, I started looking at fabric and seeing quilts. Then I couldn't wait to create. I told my husband, very timidly, that I wanted to buy another machine. That I was a professional quilter. That I had been thoroughly trained. He agreed. What?! I thought I would have to beg. So I bought my used Freedom, then started slowly buying supplies. I have had my machine 1 year. I think I have only quilted 2 quilts or so. I have many ready to load, but it is slow going with my job and with this Fibromyalgia. Most of the time, after a full day of work, then dinner, I am ready to crash. I look forward to early retirement, so I can do what I like with my free time. I may quilt for others, but it will only be edge to edge. Customers do not want to pay what we should be charging for custom.
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    Joyce got a reaction from anniemueller in Little Brown Bird quilt   
    When i saw what Linda had done on my quilt I cried, it is just beautiful and what i wanted on my quilt. She dores such beautiful work and I can hardly wait to see her quilt when it is done. She will be taking out quilt to her guild for show and tell.
    She is such a special person and quilter and i just love her.
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    Joyce got a reaction from Leida Glez in Gorjuss, gorjuss and more gorjuss... gift for a girl eight years old   
    Love the fabric who makes it?  Have two greats and that would be fun to make for them.  Thanks for any information.
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    Joyce got a reaction from barbm in Hydraulic Lift just stopped working   
    check fuse located between switches also.
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    Joyce got a reaction from LaurieTigner in Newest wholecloth   
    Beautiful
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    Joyce reacted to LaurieTigner in New Quilt   
    Took a while for me to switch longarm brands and feel confident.  Loving every minute on my Millie now....this is the work that is in progress and almost done...

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    Joyce got a reaction from sdaurio in Freedom Quilt   
    Beautiful!!
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    Joyce got a reaction from K. Szymaszek in wall hanger   
    Between Linda and Dennis the sky is the limit.  Love the wave will have to keep that in mind.  
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    Joyce reacted to lindasewsit in jodi's quilt   
    This was a wonderful quilt to do! Lots of quilting space! Took me 2 days to design.




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    Joyce got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in LeMoyne Star vs Lonestar   
    Now lets add a broken star to this subject and really try to confuse you.  Sorry Meg couldn't resist.
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    Joyce got a reaction from meg in LeMoyne Star vs Lonestar   
    Now lets add a broken star to this subject and really try to confuse you.  Sorry Meg couldn't resist.
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    Joyce got a reaction from aleksich in Agave garden/ Glacier star   
    have done star wedding and it was easy as long  as you take it  step buy  step.  Do always check her web sight for any corrections.  Unlike Lynn I hated the glue and wouldn't use it again.  AS my friend says that is why they make vanilla and chocolate ice cream we all like different things.  
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    Joyce got a reaction from ffq-lar in No more "day job" for Linda!   
    So very happy for you.  Have a great time getting to do all the things you have wanted to do, and didn't have time.  
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    Joyce got a reaction from GMALKB in need help on backing   
    Linda you know that we will all want your no-center wonky loading technique.  LOL   
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    Joyce got a reaction from Corey in need help on backing   
    Linda you know that we will all want your no-center wonky loading technique.  LOL   
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    Joyce got a reaction from HeidiP in need help on backing   
    Linda you know that we will all want your no-center wonky loading technique.  LOL   
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    Joyce reacted to ffq-lar in Manual vs. Stitch Regulated - When one is better?   
    Sorry you haven't had any replies.
     
    I'll just say that (as my friend Linda Steller always says) I spent good money for that stitch regulator and I'm gonna use it!    I love that line!
    Before Quilt Glide became available, most used their non-regulated mode for micro-stitching. And some longarmers originally learned without a stitch regulator and feel it gave them a better start.
    Myself, my SR is always on, always used, and makes me relatively carefree.
     
    Guidelines---schmidelines! We don't need no stinkin' guidelines!  
    Do what feels right, looks good, and works for you. Turn off the SR if you want to challenge yourself.
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    Joyce reacted to chickenscratch in Elmer's Quilt- finished except binding   
    Although I did not know Elmer, I have been honored to have the opportunity to work on this quilt.  I hope it does justice to his memory.  Thank you Cheri for allowing me to do this for you.
     
    Assorted fabrics for the top, Kona white cotton on back.  17 top thread colors, white Fil-tec bobbins, Tuscany wool batting.
     
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jtconcessions/sets/72157645495994175/
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    Joyce got a reaction from ffq-lar in Just finished. Customer guild border challenge   
    love every stitch of your quilting.  Linda such a beautiful job.                             
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    Joyce got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Judy N Double Wedding Ring Runner   
    well I have a king size to  do and I take it out look at it and  put it back.  LOL   
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    Joyce got a reaction from K. Szymaszek in Judy N Double Wedding Ring Runner   
    well I have a king size to  do and I take it out look at it and  put it back.  LOL   
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    Joyce reacted to Zora in mistake   
    Take out the quilting in that area.  Carefully remove the offending square, turn it in the right direction and applique it back in place.  Requilt and nobody will ever know.  Easy....No....but worth the effort.
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    Joyce reacted to Enchanted Quilting in Bubbly Pig   
    I think this is such a cute baby quilt.  My customer wanted  light custom....easy to accomplish
     
     
     
    Marly's piggy by Charlotte Peterson Enchanted Quilting, on Flickr
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    Joyce got a reaction from whitepinesquilter in What will happen to your Stash?   
    My kids will sell it at a garage for a quarter a piece. now matter if it a large yardage or not.  
    what do they care.  LOL  But I will haunt them. 
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