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Oh I almost forgot to beg pictures from someone!  Two of my clients have quilts that I quilted in the show - might anyone going snap a photo for me to share on my Facebook and Blog of the quilts hanging?  

 

One is called "Better than Prozac" by Barbara Moran and I believe it will be found in group quilts.  Another is by our very own Joyce Coburn (congratulations Joyce!) from here on the forums and I cannot remember what she named hers...I'm sorry Joyce!  I'll share a couple photos now that judging is complete...and Joyce's will be found in Bed Quilts...

 

15088465482_eeef5c46e5.jpgDSCN5495 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr

 

15698553084_524019edd5.jpg20150119_132602 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr

 

Thank you in advance!!!  I hope I am not too late!


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Oh yay!!!  Janice thank you so much and safe travels!!!!  I hope you have a wonderful time!!!


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Janice - I know you're busy enjoying your quilt show...but maybe when you find time in your hotel room or after the show - could you or someone else let me in on how far in advance you booked your hotel?  I would really like to go next year!


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Who, me?!  Oh Joan your comment is SO generous and kind!  Thank you!!!  You made me feel great and really made my day!  That is so sweet!  ...and I should add...there is a tiny building about 1/4 mile down the road from me that is for rent and I've been hinting at the Hubby that it would make the PERFECT studio for private lessons!  LOL  I have had quite a few emails and inquiries that I would love to say yes yes yes to but with four babes and stitching out of my tiny house I might have to prop someone on top of a sewing machine and a table to sit with me while I quilt!  :)  One of these days!!!!  :)

 

 

Valerie, your work is so amazing!  I'd love to just watch you for a week, and learn.  I always get excited when I see you've posted on here.  


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Thank you Linda and Sue!  Next year I'm hoping and praying to be at MQX standing next to one of MY quilts hanging there!  


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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My quilt is " Jacob 's Wedding Quilt"   Jacob is 9 so the wedding is way down the road.   Valerie Smith has done a beautiful job on my quilt.  Ribbon or not I'm tickled to have it in the show.


Quilting Joyfully,

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Joyce Coburn

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joyce@coburnsquilting.com

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Thank you Joyce! That means A LOT to me!!! I am so honored to have quilted it!

Just had to share...Barbara's quilt won first place in its category! I'm OVER THE MOON to have my name on a first place quilt at one of my all time favorite shows...even as the quilter!!!


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Barbara Moran is my quilting student.  We worked on her quilt for almost 3 years.  It is a monster, measuring 120 x 120".  I did the color & fabric selection and changed up Kim McLean's pattern a bit.  Barbara did all the appliqué: fused and machine blanket stitched.  She finds the rhythm of the machine soothing hence the name Better Than Prozac.  Valerie did a wonderful job quilting it and really pushed it over the top!  Barbara and I did the binding together and then I blocked that sucker on my hands & knees   :o   Anyway, MQX is a terrific show and I'm thrilled that Barbara's quilt took a blue ribbon in the Group category.

 

Nancy in Tucson

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Congatulations to both of you for a beautiful quilt! I saw your name on the winners list and wanted to see a picture of the quilt. Here it is right on our forum! Curiosity satisfied.


Jennifer Bernard

My quilted jackets are on a competition journey around the country

gathering pretty ribbons (sometimes)!

Quilting with my Millennium and playing with my Quiltazoid!

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Nancy I am so glad you shared all of that!!!  I was beyond honored when you contacted me to quilt this for you and Barbara.  It almost killed me...and I won't lie - I think after I pulled it off the frame I never wanted to see another album quilt EVER!!!  It was an honor to be a part of!  :)

 

Jennifer thank you!!  MQX is really one of my all time favorite shows - they give such attention to detail and I love that they honor the quilter on the winner's list.  It's a huge honor to be a part of a blue ribbon quilt at such a fine venue!  <3  ...and now that I have Millie I can barely believe I quilted that ENTIRE 120" monster of a quilt on my non-stitch regulated Ultimate 1!!!!!!


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Thank you so much Sue and Marilyn!!


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Nancy:

 

 

 

Barbara and I did the binding together and then I blocked that sucker on my hands & knees

As I read the above statement, both you and Barbara made/sewed on the binding.  I a sort of confused by the "blocked" statement.  I have only been quilting for a little over a year, but I thought you normally blocked the quilt square prior to putting on the binding.  Can you please explain your process, so I can better understand your method?

 

Cagey


May your threads be balanced, and your bobbin forever full….

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Cagey - I don't want to answer for Nancy - I'm curious to hear her answer - but I suspect she blocked the quilt first.  You are right - generally you block before binding, but sometimes after a quilt comes back from a show I'll re-block it just without pinning down to stretch it into shape.  I would be hesitant to block after binding is on especially a binding bias as I wouldn't want to inadvertently stretch it out of shape or cause waving.

 

Janice - thank you so much!!!  I am really looking forward to your pictures and cannot tell you how much I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to snap them and share!  :)


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Valerie,

I tried to send you a private message but I think your mail box must be full. Do you want me to post the photos here, or send them to your email address? If the latter, could you please send me your email address?

Janice

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I apologize Janice - I didn't realize!  I actually didn't realize I had THAT many messages and I guess I did!!!  LOL  I just deleted everything so now I can get messages again.  LOL

 

Whatever is easiest for you to do!  Probably email I would guess?

 

Thank you so very much!

 

Valerie,
I tried to send you a private message but I think your mail box must be full. Do you want me to post the photos here, or send them to your email address? If the latter, could you please send me your email address?
Janice


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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