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I'm so excitied - I had to tell someone and who better than Lenni owners! I just ordered my new Lenni!!! I've been looking for a while, and this opportunity just presented itself this weekend. For any of you who live in/near Calgary, Alberta, Canada - MY LENNI will be the display machine at the APQS booth at Quilt Canada - I know she will do me proud. Anyway, I won't have her in my home for another few weeks, but after that, I may have lots of questions for you experts! I feel like an expectant parent! ;) I'm very confident that my APQS rep Matt (manquilter) will be a great support. :D Bev - happy, happy, happy!


Bev 2012 Blissed Freedom aka "Freeda"

 www.littlehousecreations.blogspot.com

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Congratulations Bev! You're going to love her!

When is Quilt Canada? I'm coming to Calgary next weekend for a family wedding.


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Thanks Bev. I just googled it and see it's 10 days later. Too bad! Do you live in Calgary? I grew up there; left for B.C. in 1963, vowing to move back. Once I experienced the weather out here, I changed my mind! LOL


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Bev,

Congratulations you will have so much fun ! ! I have had my Lenni since end of December and love it love it love it !!!

You will get great support on this forum, and lots of positive encouragement.

:)


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on IQ carriage with edgerider wheels and 2012 Lucey on bliss

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Thanks everyone, I know I'm going to be so happy . . . and in awe of all the beautiful work done by this Long Arm Quilters group - you are truly an inspiration. I have a LOT to learn, but am heading in the right direction . . . I'll keep you posted. Bev


Bev 2012 Blissed Freedom aka "Freeda"

 www.littlehousecreations.blogspot.com

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Bev,

I know I've already told you this a number of times but here it goes again...

WELCOME TO THE APQS FAMILY!!! :)

You are going to be so happy with your new machine, and I will always be only a phone call away to walk you through any questions you have. I am sure you will find this forum is an excellent source for not only information but for new quilty friends as well.

I look forward to meeting you in person, setting your Lenni up and teaching you a few tricks.

See you in Calgary.

Darlene, I'm ashamed of you for not knowing when Quilt Canada is. ;P LMAO!


Matt Sparrow
APQS Canada
National Sales Manager

 

Sparrow Studioz
Longarm Quilting Studio & APQS Showroom
We Sell, Rent & Service APQS Longarm Machines

 

 

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Again, thanks for the warm welcome ladies . . . and gentlemen!!! I'm looking forward to making lots of online friends! My Lenni is going to have such a great home . . . ;) and with such a great extended family, how can it be better!! Take care everyone . . . Matt . . . I'm thinking you have a fan club - lol :)


Bev 2012 Blissed Freedom aka "Freeda"

 www.littlehousecreations.blogspot.com

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Congratulations Bev! My Lenni arrived just over a month ago and I absolutely LOVE it! I have completed 4 "Jimmy Quilts" for a local quilt shop charity... a wonderful experience and great opportunity to get lots of practice! Enjoy your new machine! Maureen


Maureen

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Welcome Bev! I'm sure you will love your Lenni. I got my Lenni about 6 weeks ago and have been practicing alot. Now I'm anxiously waiting for some thread to arrive so I can start on some real quilting projects. Wish I would have been prepared and ordered it sooner!


Nancy

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Well, my Lenni is all set up and in her new home thanks to Matt and his lovely wife. I think Lenni did very well at Quilt Canada - I was kind of proud ;) I just love it, and am so happy with my decision to buy. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice until I'm a bit more comfortable. :D Any little hints would sure be appreciated, although, it is so easy to use!!!


Bev 2012 Blissed Freedom aka "Freeda"

 www.littlehousecreations.blogspot.com

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Don't be intiminated! Just practice. Go in every day and just do it. She is a sweet machine and will do whatever YOU tell her to do. You will not tear her up using her so don't back away thinking you will do something wrong. Enjoy her!


Just Sew Simple Sylvia Blissett APQS Freedom '09 "Stitch" Circle Lord 2010 “"Until one has loved an animal, Part of their soul remains unawakened.”

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GO to Ikea and buy a bolt of muslin ($1.99/M) Load half as the back and the other half as the top and start playing. Keep the regulator on as it will help train your muscle memory. Start with something easy and fun like leaves or flowers and quilt them from one end to the other. They don't need to look perfect, we are only teaching your muscles at this point. Once your body picks it's speed, your quilting will flow with ease and new designs will come naturally.

Start doodling on paper a lot! While you're on the phone, at the doctors office, every chance you get! Pick your favorite doodles and practice them on Lenni over and over again.

I can't stress enough how important it is to stitch for at least 10 minutes every day. You skills will grow by leaps and bounds in no time. Gather up all your questions over the next couple weeks and bring them to the free beginner's class I will teach you. Call me when you're ready and we will set that appointment.

Call me if you have any questions at all. We'll have you finishing off your quilt tops in no time.


Matt Sparrow
APQS Canada
National Sales Manager

 

Sparrow Studioz
Longarm Quilting Studio & APQS Showroom
We Sell, Rent & Service APQS Longarm Machines

 

 

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I missed this the first time, but congrats on your new machine!! And welcome to our family.

Also, you re right; Matt has all his groupies! Me included!! Love that guy!!:P

Have fun and DO NOT BE AFRAID!!!:P:P Remember how we all love pictures!!


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APQS Millie aka Big Baby
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Hi Bev, Welcome to the insane world of quilting, laughs, admirations, kudos, prayers, and the fun.. and sometimes frustrations..

Congratulations on the Lenni, I think I've had mine 3 years this fall. Love it still struggle with some things which I like to blame on age or medicines.. lol

Two things to remember, first is always breathe, and second, try to relax as you maneuver the machine.. it will make much smoother lines.

Again, Welcome, enjoy and have Loads of fun,

RitaR

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