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Do you name your machine?

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Recently I worked with Laura Lee Fritz and her husband, Ron Paul during a quilt show.  Later that weekend they came to my house and installed my IQ.  Then Laura asked me the most puzzling question.  What did you name your machine?  I hadn't named my machine.  They went on to tell me about all of their various machines and the names for thier machines and the IQs attached to each machine. 

 

So it got me thinking.  <_< Should I name my machine?  What in the world would I call it or how would I decide what name would be suitable? 

 

Do you name your machine?  What do you name them?  How did you come up with the name?  (No fair calling a Millenium "Millie"  -- that's just too easy).  Any other names?

 


Lora.

Lora in California -  Ultimate I with IntelliStitch and IntelliQuilter.  The Thimble Bee http://www.thimblebee.com

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My first Millie was called "Esther Pearl" after my two grandmothers.  My new machine is "Pearly" because she is pearly white.  Mostly she's known as "my girl" though.  FYI, my bikes have names too.  My first road bike was "Rosie" because that's what the saddle was printed with.  Now I ride "Carbon Miranda" (she's a carbon bike", and "Clyde".  Clyde is my commuter hybrid bike, initially named because he's like a draft horse, or a Clydesdale.  Then I realized that the name of the trailer that I use for my work stuff is "Dale" so that I have "Clyde's Dale".  I know, it's a horrific pun, but I love them all the same!


Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

www.eocquilting.com

beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

Authorized APQS Dealer

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I named my Lucey -- Lucy; not because it already was named Lucey but because my 9-year-old granddaughter is absolutely in love with Lucille Ball. She has the entire DVD set and has watched every episode numerous times.  When she comes to spend summers with me, we watch them together -- and laugh all the time.  :)


Delores

Ocala, Florida

 

 

 

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I named mine Miss Millie - B)  :rolleyes:  :wub:


Blissful Quilting until next time…

Judith Washburn

BlissQuilter.com

APQS Dealer

Sealy, Texas

832-724-6335

Complete Longarm Quilting Studio

Millennium Blissed with IntelliQuilter

Lucey Blissed with Quilt Path

 

 

 

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Mine was already called Freddie but I keep thinking of Freddie Mercury and how great he sang. Not sure that he can be called anything else. In fact I think that he needs a crown now ... Queen Freddie.  :P


Cheers,

Tami Levin

Vancouver, WA

http://www.lemontreetales.com

http://www.thequiltedlemon.com

APQS Freddie with IntelliQuilter

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My millennium is named "Patience". I had to have a lot of Patience waiting to afford her, patience waiting for a way to get her shipped across the county and dealing with shipping companies and of course a whole lot of Patience I knew I needed to get acquainted with her.

I honestly thought I would be screaming and getting frustrated with her because of thread tension and learning to use a long arm. Practice and patience is what I kept reading on the forum here. Thankfully Patience and I have always got along.


Wanda

Lake View,Iowa

Quilting with Patience (2004 Millennium) since 2013

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I was going to call mine Milli Vanilli - but bad connotations there.  There is nothing false about APQS or these machines!  So I named her Miss Smilla after the book 'Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow'


Anne



Anne Harmon 802 876 7535 Harmony Quilts & Designs harmonyquiltsvt@gmail.com 2005 APQS Millennium Authorized APQS Dealer

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The UI is called " the machine" while the milli is called " the minion", because it has a minion sticker on it.


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I don't usually name inanimate objects either.  My Lucey is Lucey because she came with that name.  But I started calling my Brother DSM Ricky for my one and only brother (using his "kid name").  Than the second Brother became Red, because he is and because I needed to distinguish him from the other Brother.  So who knows where I'm headed with this . . . . .

 

I am curious whether others have Brothers with feminine names.

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My first Millenium was Miss Molly from "Good Golly Miss Molly" whenever I saw her.

 

My second  Millie got the name Geneveive or Genni for short since she is a new generation.


Lyn Crump   Hand Guided 2013 Millenium Blissed and Gliding    APQS Sales Rep SE Qld Australia   www.busyquilting.com.au   On Facebook and Instagram as BusyQuilting


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