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  2. Cagey

    George Deluxe Table

    Echo; If you are talking about the old style fold out table with drawers, folded the table is 62"Lx24"Wx28"T with the wheels off. It is 31" tall with the casters on. The casters just push into the bottom of the table, and come out with a firm tug. With the wheels off, the one my friend sold recently fit easily with the head and other items in the back of a Subaru Forester.
  3. I am looking for a M sized TOWA gauge for a friend of mine if any of you have one sitting around that you want to part with. Thank you. Cagey
  4. Sale Pending. Will update if any changes. Happy for the seller and the soon to be George owner/APQS family member. Have a great day. Cagey
  5. She is still for sale with table and other accessories, if you are interested, please PM. Cagey
  6. Jessica; Since you posted this in response to my reply on a different thread, here is the link for all to read; Maybe you could explain exactly who owns the DeLoa's Quilt Shop business, as there appears to be a great deal of nepotism between the two businesses. If your brother owns the business, unfortunately until he changes the name of the business, he is stuck dealing with Dave and DeLoa's actions, which would seem to be harming his good name, as it is yours. Merriam-Webster defines libel as "a written or oral defamatory statement or representation that conveys an unjustly unfavorable impression". Unfortunately for you, the truth is not libel or "borderline libelous". You clearly have allow your good business name to be association with another company that appears to not provide such good customer service. If not, how do you explain your name branded merchandise being sold on a competitors website? That is not I am seeing being advertised. Checking your website, you are not selling other company's books/tools on your website; You keep blame your father, but Judi has clearly stated your mother; DeLoa, was involved in this less then stellar sale. Since you have called me cowardly, lets see how Merriam-Webster defines coward; "one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity", and defines cowardly as "in a cowardly manner". I am far from cowardly, and not a fragile wall flower quilter. I honorably served our great nation in the military, and faced our enemies in battle. I have lost many comrades in arms, and attended numerous funerals grieving their loss. While I suggested that Judi write a new forum thread clearly spelling our her poorly handles transaction, I did not expect that she would edit her thread to include all the suggested tags. I on the other hand, come the close of business Friday, intend to write my own thread asking why any business would associate themselves with another individual/business that clearly takes advantage of quilters. My post will include numerous tags, so internet searches educate prospective customers, and help them steer clear bad businesses, and their antics. How does "Quilters protecting Quilters" sound for a title. Hey it is the season of good cheer, maybe you can ask your mother to "rectify the situation" for Judi. You said it is what she does. If DeLoa is as quick to respond to bad customers reviews as you, Judi should have her Millie up and running in no time. Take care, and have a wonderful day. Cagey
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    Just saying hi!

    Heidi; Glad to see you back, and more importantly to hear the twins are doing well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Cagey
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    True 1/4" foot

    Kathi; I am glad the post helped you out. Cagey
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    I made a massive mistake

    Jessica; You came into the situation by association. An association, which it appears you fully support, and more so promote. I find it interesting, as within 3 hours of me suggesting to Judi that she tag the name of your “Jessica’s Edge” and “Jessica’s Orbiter” rulers that you question why your name is being brought into a business transaction that you have nothing to do with. Could it be because you are concerned about the good name of your business? The exact reason Judi needs to update her tags to this thread, and to warn potential customers of Dave and DeLoa business practices. Here is why I mentioned your rulers, I took the time to re-read what you had wrote in April 2017 concerning contacting your father, and more importantly I took the time to carefully read Judi’s post. In bold is what caught my attention. Are saying that Judi is telling a false truth, when she writes that she worked with both Dave and DeLoa? You now share with us that your rulers are made by your bother, and that he runs your mother’s website. Below is a picture I captured from your mother’s website, and which I might point out is still active at this posting. What company name is that? While your brother may manufacture your rulers, I hazard to guess that Jessica Gomez (you) had to give both David Jr. (your brother) and DeLoa (your mother) permission to sell your product on their website, and to more importantly associate your good name with their business practices. If Dave and DeLoa are not doing good business, and taking advantage of the proverbial "little old quilter", you just may not wish to be associated with them business wise. Si cum canibus concumbunt, cum pulicibus expectamus surgere. Cagey
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    I made a massive mistake

    Judi; It is truly sad to learn that Jessica; Dave's and DeLoa's daughter comes her to post to make it sound that her father is acting outside of the family business, and even states "to not do business with him." It made it sound that DeLoa was no longer working with Dave. Now you share that DeLoa and Dave came to your home, and setup a defective Millie. Now that they have received payment in full, they no longer return your calls or attempt to correct any issues. That being said, when you post your new thread, I would "tag" it with DeLoas Quilt Studio, Dee's Studio light, DeLoa's Boomerang, Boomerang, DeLoa's Angle Angel, Angle Angel, DeLoa's Appliguide, Appiquide, DeLoa's Puzzle Pearls, Puzzle Pearls, DeLoa's Rope-a-Dope, Rope-a-Dope, DeLoa's Clamsheller, Clamsheller, DeLoa's Wave, Wave, DeLoa's Castle, Castle, DeLoa's Little-One, Little-One, little one, DeLoa's Circle buster, circle buster. You can also include Jessica's Edge, and Jessica's Orbiter. While they are the daughter's rulers, and has her name on them, one would guess if they are going to recommend not doing business with the father, that they would have their products removed from their internet store site. You can also try posting a review on Yelp or other online review sites. Unfortunately, as they do not have a physical presence that I can find, it may be difficult to write a customer review and warn potential victims. Never the less, with all this potential tags, Dave Jones reputation should be rather shot her on the APQS forum. Looking forward to reading your newest thread concerning Dave and DeLoa. Please let us know who things work out getting your Millie up and running. Cagey
  11. A quilting friend of mine in the Cocoa Florida area is putting her George up for sale. She is asking $3,300 for all itemes included. The buyer is responsible for shipping and handling, if not picked up locally. The seller will work with any company you may hire to pack and ship the items. She does not have the original George shipping box. She is selling it as she purchased a computer guided Gammell, and George is now sitting off to the side not being used much. She was the second owner. The first lady purchased the George when her mother had died. She used it for her own private quilts a few years. My friend purchased it when her father died, and the lady who originally owned it decided freemotion quilting just was not her thing. George was not used commercially by either quilter. I used this George prior to purchasing mine, to make sure it was a machine I wanted to step up to. It worked, and continues to work great. The light was upgraded about a year and a half ago, to the new white/blacklight LED lights by the needle. Also included is a APQS Turbowinder, an extra "L" bobbin case or two, Emergency break down kit (thread big tails, extra screws, fuses), plus bobbins, owners manual, original gooseneck light, horizontal spool holder, and a few other assorted quilting items. George sits in the original expandable table, so you end up with approximately 6 x 4 feet of table to fluff and stuff your quilt top. Helps make it move freely under the needle area. If you have any questions or comments, please post or PM me. The seller is not that computer literate, and she is now quilting commercial after purchasing the Gammill. Thus the reason for me posting the sale for her. It has been well cared for by both quilters. Have a wonderful day. Cagey Also included is a goose neck lamp that as I remember attaches to the vertical bar over the needle bar area. It normally plugged into the outlet on the rear of George, but she stopped using it once she upgraded to the new LED lighting over the needle.
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    I made a massive mistake

    Judi; Hopefully, APQS can get you up and running, and you will not be so disappointed with purchase of your Millie. APQS makes them tough, so unless it was used commercially with zero maintenance for 15 plus years, I bet money there is still years of good life in her, once you get all the pieces and parts working together. That being said, if you feel strongly enough about the fact that Dave ripped you off, (I believe you do), you need to post a new thread. You need to title it something like this "Dave Jones Long-arm Doctor Rip Off". You then need to include a number of tags in the next block below in the thread post, "bad customer service, rip-off, rip off, long-arm doctor, quilt machine deliver, DeLoa's Quilt Shop, DeLoa, traveling spa treatment, traveling repair, long arm moving, APQS repair, etc.", so there are more opportunities that someone searching online here or the internet about Dave Jones, that the fact he provides poor customer service pops appears on their computer screen. I do not like picking on Deloa's Quilt Shop, but their website continues to add credibility to Dave Jones by giving three posts concerning him under their FAQ section of their website; When I searched Dave Jones, it is one of the first links to appear. I edited Dave Jones's phone number and email address to not assist him with advertising his business. Jessica, Dave's daughter, has posted that Dave is not providing quality customer service, but for some reason, her bother continues to have Dave's contact information on their website; She appears to have fixed it with APQS as Dave no longer posts under her mother's name, but why not remove the FAQ post on her mom's/brother's site? You can also post on the following APQS threads here, and share your disappointing experience with Dave Jones Long-arm Doctor, so even more possibilities pop up when someone searches his name online. Just write a clear and concise explanation of how Dave did not provide the service you expected, and then cut and paste it to all these links. You may find more, but here are a few that I found for you. I posted some of the oldest post first, as they discuss Dave's former quality customer service. You can do your own search, but these will probably do the trick if you post on each and every one of them. You should also make some posts on the other quilting and sewing webpages you visit and/or FaceBook users groups you may frequent. The best way to feel vindicated will be to cut off his customer base. Your not the first to be taken by Dave, but hopefully with your input you can help lessen those affected in the future. You may also be able to report him to your state tax agency for conducting business in your state without a license, and even the US Interstate Commerce Commission, as he probably crossed state lines to sell you your Millie. It may not be worth your time, but if your ticked off enough, you may wish to go down this road. I wish you the best of luck, and hopefully you can help someone else from getting swindled in the future. Take care, and have a Merry Christmas. In the end, I am sure you will get your Millie up and running with no issues, except the bitter memory of Dave Jones. Cagey
  13. QM; I would charge by the hour, which you can convert to your personal PSI, depending on how fast your quilt and how many thread breaks will be involved. I took a class with Claudia Pfeil once, and she told us how she charge by the hour. More importantly, she said it normally cost between $2,000 to $3,000 for her to complete a large quilt. If it was very detailed, it could cost more. The customer that pieced a once in a lifetime quality quilt, expected the same when it came to the quilting. Claudia said her skill set earned that sort of charge. While many would not pay for it, the ones that truly respected the quality and craftsmanship of her work would. For this reason, I recommend you do not sell yourself short, and charge by the hour. Be up front with the customer, and questimate that it will take "X" hours to complete the quilt, and give them a high expected cost. Tell them you will keep track of every minute you spend working on the quilt. Then use a stop watch to keep track of every minute you are quilting, and record your start and stop times. This will help show your customer how much time went into the quilting, and help you come up with a better estimate of how much time you will take to finish a quilt, and if you are earning the cost or your craftsmanship. I would guess the piecer put in 200+ hours to complete quilt. With that many hours in the project, you should be able to explain your hourly rate to quilt the top. Best of luck. Cagey
  14. Kathy; As always, you quilting is gorgeous. I like the swirls, and how it helps break up and cut the end to all the straight lines and points. Wonderful job. If you get board, I still have room in my stocking and under the tree.... Cagey