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On Saturday, I took my Millie on my show table to our local guild for Fun Day. Our members have been piecing tops and I prepared the backs, sewed them on zippers, cut battings and prepared bindings to make "kits" for each top. We started at 10AM and went to almost 4PM. Our members took turns using my Millie to quilt the tops. We all had a lot of fun and completed 4 small quilts and one twin sized quilt. Got 2 quilts completely finished with binding and labels, all ready to give!

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Thanks, gals, yes it was truly a FUN DAY! Lyn, my table is 7-ft with Bliss. The inspiration to do this came to me while I was loading practice fabric at a recent quilt show. I thought, "hey, if I had a couple of charity tops I could get them quilted up real quick". This small table is the perfect size for the typical 50-or so wide tops! I pieced some extra long backing to make enough for 2 tops so we were able to quilt from one to another. That amazed everyone! Most of the gals who tried it out had never used a long arm and they were very interested in the "loading" process, keeping the edges straight, etc. It's fun to share!

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I didn't know there was such a thing as a show table. I have a lodge where there is anything from quilt reatreat to hunters who stay there. I have often thought it would be fun to get the area longarmers together for a retreat to king of brainstorm and share ideas but to lug a big table over there would be a pain. But a show table would be great if it was easily portable. Now you got my wheels spinning....I wonder if Gammill makes such a table.

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Robin, our 7-ft table isn't too "portable"; same construction as our 10, 12, 14-footers, just shorter rails and rollers! I keep mine assembled and in my transport trailer. I also added our optional casters so it is possible to wheel it in/out of auditoriums, etc.

Wish you could have been here, too, Dell! We would have put you to work!! See you in July at Lisa's!!

Carmen, it was such a great day. Afterwards people told me they were amazed we accomplished so much in just a few hours! Lots of fun to see all the quilts displayed at the meeting on Tuesday night. Had a volunteer offer to take the final two to complete the binding. It's wonderful when everyone chips in to do a little bit for such a great cause!!

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