Quilta93

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    Quilta93 reacted to tootsquilts in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    WOW!!! I am impressed.  She did a wonderful job on both the piecing and quilting.  And you did an awesome job teaching.
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from AnnP in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    Thank you everyone for your comments and encouraging words. I couldn't believe how well she did. I plan on letting her know what everyone has said  
    Cagey, great ideas about Craftsy classes. i started out having her quilt using my DSM.  The following pictures are example of what she did. She seemed to enjoy it. 
    Deb.
     

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    Quilta93 reacted to LibbyG in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    It's great to see that she's fearless and just jumps right in and quilts.  It's a beautiful block and she should be very proud of her work.
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    Quilta93 reacted to mlsa3 in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    Wow...if that's her first quilt I want to see her quilts after she has been quilting for a few years.  She's gonna be a die hard quilter before it's over with.  Beautiful.
     
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    Quilta93 reacted to NHDeb in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    That is amazing!  Great job to you both!
     
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    Quilta93 reacted to Cagey in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    Deb;
    She did a wonderful job.  The feathers look outstanding.  I hazard to guess she will soon be free motion quilting on her DSM.  You might want to get her some Craftsy classes for Christmas from Leah Day, Angela Walters, Cindy Needham, etc. to build her sit down quilting skills.  Then next visit to your place you better watch out.  Tell her she did an exceptional job piecing and quilting from everyone her on the forum.  Thank you for sharing.
    Cagey
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from Quilting Grammy in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month.  She saved her money and bought a sewing machine.  The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners.  I've taught adults, but not kids.  I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures.  I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks.  Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out.  She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine.  I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block.    Deb.  
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from quilterkp in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month.  She saved her money and bought a sewing machine.  The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners.  I've taught adults, but not kids.  I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures.  I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks.  Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out.  She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine.  I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block.    Deb.  
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from Pepsi Girl in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month.  She saved her money and bought a sewing machine.  The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners.  I've taught adults, but not kids.  I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures.  I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks.  Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out.  She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine.  I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block.    Deb.  
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from Marie0722 in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month.  She saved her money and bought a sewing machine.  The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners.  I've taught adults, but not kids.  I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures.  I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks.  Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out.  She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine.  I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block.    Deb.  
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from Gail O in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month.  She saved her money and bought a sewing machine.  The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners.  I've taught adults, but not kids.  I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures.  I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks.  Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out.  She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine.  I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block.    Deb.  
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from harcathy in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month.  She saved her money and bought a sewing machine.  The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners.  I've taught adults, but not kids.  I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures.  I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks.  Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out.  She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine.  I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block.    Deb.  
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    Quilta93 reacted to connieb in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    Wow, great work for a first time ever!  She's going to be great so long as she keeps on loving it.
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    Quilta93 reacted to fbaldwin in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    absolutely wonderful.  Love it and better than I ever did on my first quilt and I was 58!  You planted the seed grandma and she is now going make it blossom.
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from LisaC in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month.  She saved her money and bought a sewing machine.  The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners.  I've taught adults, but not kids.  I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures.  I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks.  Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out.  She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine.  I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block.    Deb.  
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from whitepinesquilter in Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!   
    I'm sorry for your loss. You made some wonderful memory quilts. Thank you for sharing. 
    Deb. 
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from Cagey in Quilting ideas needed please - Finished quilt pics posted   
    Thank you for sharing. Prayers sent. 
    Deb.
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    Quilta93 got a reaction from NHDeb in Quilting ideas needed please - Finished quilt pics posted   
    Thank you for sharing. Prayers sent. 
    Deb.
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    Quilta93 reacted to ffq-lar in Letter from Himself (RitaR's husband)   
    Rita and Roland visiting Dennis and me in 2009.

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    Quilta93 reacted to dbams in Letter from Himself (RitaR's husband)   
    First, let me start off by apologizing for not posting this sooner.  I received a thank you letter from Rita's husband, Roland (a.k.a Himself) at the end of June. 
    I want to thank you and all the gals on the APQS forum.  I know Rita really enjoyed talking to you all.  I want to thank you for the lovely quilt you all made for Rita.  I finally put it on our bed last week.  It lightens up the room.  I still stop and read some of the comments that you all wrote.
    I believe my daughter. Val, let you all know of Rita's passing on Mother's Day.  I had met her on the Wednesday before Mother's Day in 1957, Val was born on the Saturday before Mother's Day of 1966, and she passes on Mother's Day.
    Roland then wrote of a number of times he and Rita met up with people from the forum while they were traveling, and how much they enjoyed that.  He concluded by saying,
    Still stay in touch.  It's by phone for me, I'm not a computer whiz.
    Tell all the gals on the forum hello for me.  I've enjoyed the people from APQS and the visit we had there in '09.  It's only 60 miles from my home town of Mapleton.
    If you would like Roland's phone number or mailing address, please PM me, and I will get that to you.  It's not something I am comfortable posting publicly on the forum.
    Sorry again for the delay in sharing this letter.  I tucked it in my computer bag with the intention of posting it while I was up north at our cottage, but then forgot all about it.  You know what they say about good intentions . . .
     
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    Quilta93 reacted to Sharon Deming in Name of block....   
    Various Oddfellows chain blocks:
     




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    Quilta93 reacted to Gator in Magnifier warning   
    I'm very careful with my magnifying glasses for this reason.  I might be 64 3/4 but remember playing with them in science class.  Really glad the burn stayed on the mat.
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    Quilta93 reacted to nancys13 in Magnifier warning   
    Thanks for the tips. The things we learned in science class really do apply in the real world!
     
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    Quilta93 reacted to Primitive1 in Magnifier warning   
    Thanks for the heads up, I keep a magnafier next to my applique chair next to a window and will be more careful in the future...funny, now that I mention that to my DH he has a story where he was sent to the see the principle in elementary school for watching a friend use a magnafier to burn a hole in the bus seat...
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    Quilta93 reacted to MaryQuiltsTx in Magnifier warning   
    I don't have a big magnifier but can see one in my future. I NEVER would have thought of this so really appreciate your warning. So glad you found it in time.