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Hi all :)

I thought I would join in as I am usually pretty quiet. My machine is Bessie, as that is a name my mom and dad both used alot for silly things, and it is my dad's estate that allowed me to get this machine.

A note to those going to Darlene's for lessons, you will be SO glad. She has so much information and shares it so freely. She is the difference between struggling by myself, and giving up, and really learning so much and becoming confident in myself. Oh. . .and yes. . .her Circle of Life quilt is there and is beyond amazing!!! I traveled clear across country to take lessons from Darlene and I would do it again in a heart beat.

Jan


Jan Rajotte

Northern Lights Quilting

Millenium

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Hi Jan,

It's good to see you posting here! How's it going? Thank you for the kind comments with regards to the workshops. Wish you lived closer! :)

Are all of your renovations finished?


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My Milli, "Gracie" just arrived at the end of May, & I love her already.

My Mom's name is Grace, & she was the first one to offer to loan me money, so I could follow a dream, so I named the Milli. "Gracie" after her.


Gerry in Duncan B.C. Canada

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I have a Mille and I have named her Nellie Belle, its a name that has stuck with me for years. Named after a jeep that went so fast and was faithful.

I sure have enjoyed Nellie Belle we have had so much fun together.:P

Jean from CO


Jeanne

Millennium

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Guest LA

Hi Pat!

I love your name!

We are glad to have you set up, now for the fun!

Looking forward to our time together in class, call me & let me know how things go! ;)

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I have a Gammill Optimum that sat in a warehouse for 2 years before I bought her. She was pretty dirty but she runs good now. I named her Gilda, for Gilda Radner who lost her courageous fight with ovarian cancer. Well I thought is was better than naming my dog Gilda. :cool:


Jan Humphrey

Lenni player wither

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My discovery is "Hope" because we all start out with a blank pallet called a quilt and hope we can come up with something to quilt and hope that it turns out great and hope that the customer likes it...."we hope for the things not yet seen"


Sharon Whittlesey

Sharon@weinmaninsurance.com

Woodburn, Iowa

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Having two Millenniums, I named them Millie and Mollie. They have their names written on the tops of each. That way, after I bring them home from Carroll IA (each summer), my husband knows which machine goes on which table. Connie even writes their names on thier work orders. I also have a 1955 featherweight whose name is Minnie. My granddaughters love that they each have names.


Kathleen Crabtree

Quilting by KC

Sartell MN

quiltingbykc1@charter.net

Millennium, Bliss, Glide, Intelliquilter

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My new millenium is Nellie. My grandmother Nellie was an extraordinary seemstress. She was born in the 1890's and was a wedding gown seemstress for Abraham and Straus in NYC. Hired at the age of 14 and used the dress she was wearing as proof of her skills. She sewed until she lost he eyesight in her early 80's. She became my hero when she sewed my torn coat at the age of 7. My mother never learned of the incident. It was our secret. I now own her Wilson sewing machine circa 1892. She is my inspiration.

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My millie is named Aurora. My mom named her that because she said I was ready and a roarin' to go. Silly, but the name stuck. I couldn't think of anything better.


Merry Jo

Merry Jo Rembold, Julian, CA

APQS Sales Representative

Millie & Quilt Path

Facebook: Creative Quilting by Merry Jo

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I couldn't resist, I named mine, Millie after myself, as my alter ego. Growing up with the name (Mildred) Millie, you never find a coffee cup or key ring with your name on it, so when I heard Millennium owners calling their machines "Millie", I just had to follow suit! I guess, if I gave her a middle name it would be, Hazel, for my grandma that taught me the love of textiles.

Thanks for all the stories, I love reading them!

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My dear friend in Ca called me a Quilting Fairy after receiving her first quilt I had quilted for her.

And it has stuck to me like glue, so she named my new A-1 Tinkerbell as this is my best campion (next to my dh), and she does her magic on everything she quilts. She still thinks it is magic what these LA can do to make quilts really stand out.


Northside Quilt Shoppe

Missouri

Q-Fairy,Tinkerbell 2 & Stardust(CQ)& Mister(Embroidery machine)

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After a moment of thought when asked by my Husband what I would name my machine I said "HEY, ORDER A PIZZA BABY!" Not only does it answer the name question but also the What's for dinner? question!! We call it baby for short now. Where's Mom? She's with Baby! that also has added a few more questions at our house!!


Sewhappy

www.sewhappyquilts.com.

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Well, I can't say that I have ever named any of my 5 quilt machines that I have owned, but we have a white featherweight called "THE WORK HORSE". When I buy my next quilt machine I think I'll call it "HAPPY".


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Originally posted by huwillquilt

Hi all

when i started to surf here i saw alot of quilters refer to their machine as my millie for the time being i just call it my miller:Dlol someday i might give it a name

hubert

Hi Hubert,

I had to chuckle when I saw that you named your Milli "Miller" and I immediately thought "IT'S MILLER TIME!" Yeah, it's always Miller Time at Hubert's House! :P

Speaking of names, I have been thinking about possible names for my future "baby" that is due to come soon. (I'm probably getting my Millennium some time in spring 2007).

So, I am proud to announce that I am having a "girl" and when she finally arrives, her name will be:

"Mademoiselle Madeline Millennium" wow...say that ten times fast... (but to be safe so my tang don't get all tongueled up, I'll simply call her "Madame Maddie" for short) :P LOL!!

(Yeah, I know...I'm a major silly goof ball for sure) But hey, ya gotta have fun...right???? :D:D

Shana


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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