I've been sewing since the age of 8.This is the one thing my mom taught me, that l enjoy so much.I sew everything from curtains,Christaning Growns to all kinds of alterations .
I've been making quilts for about twenty plus years. this has become my passion. I love to sew.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, general sewing
Thanks Bev. I certainly will check out the videos. I have made 9 quilts for my grands for Christmas, one more to go, and have had trouble with each one! I am so annoyed with the lady who showed me what and how to load a quilt. She came when I had the very first quilt with the same problem and still insisted I should pull it tighter.
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Thanks Bev, for the tips on the batting. I love your pic. Are the butterflies, star, and some others done with batics? I love color and I like making "pictures" with fabric. Was the butterfly paper pieced? It has a lot of little pieces it looks like. Would love more ideas and tips anytime.
Love and Hugs, Dee
Well, family from Ohio has been here since last weekend - so the quilt machine is quiet. But - I did finish the quilt I wanted to get done for Christmas! So I am so happy! And I do have one on the rack - ready to quilt as soon as company leaves - this one is for my grandson. He won't take the one off his bed I made him 4 yrs. ago and it's getting worn - so he needs one to swap out with. I might have to take a picture and post it. You have been so kind in offering me so much help and suggestions - it was nice to have someone sympathize with my pain and frustrations. LOL Merry Christmas!!!
Well - I actually got the machine working and completed the quilt I wanted to get done for a Christmas gift. However - I'm not sure what you mean by the thread guide on top of the machine? According to my directions I thought you only put it through the little round guide when you are winding the bobbin. You have been such a blessing - I haven't had a moment to get online and let you know that I got it running. It's 11:40 pm and I'm just now checking my email. Have an blessed Christmas. Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
Thanks so much for the encouragement. I had to just get up and walk away from it today. Went out to dinner with a friend then went and helped decorate the church for Christmas - needed that! I've come to the conclusion I will not get this working in time to get a quilt done by Christmas. And that's got to be ok - that still is a process - but will be okay. I am one that does not like unfinished projects sitting around. It makes me a bit crazy. I will go down and once again try tomorrow - but hopefully will not spend any large amount of time there . I have to decorate my own home! LOL
Hey Bev - I just got your email and tried to call - but it was 7 pm EST - I'm not sure what time zone your are in. You are so much more adventurous than I am by looking at your quilts. I've made several quilts - but own none. LOL I ordered the quilting foot and got it today - but didn't get a different plate - is that necessary? My thread keeps breaking now. And I'm not sure why. When I was sewing with the machine before I put it on the quilt rack - it seemed to work fine - so I don't think it's the thread. I have double checked to make sure it's threaded correctly. Any suggestions?
Hi Bev, I've been in guelph since I was 15, so yes, most of my life. Guelph has grown so much in the last ten years you wouldn't recognize it. Houses have been built all the way out #6 to where the pergola golf place was. They just closed last year after 40 years in business, I guess they sold the land to a developer. I don't know my way around Kitchener very well(except to get to quilt stores)LOL but Its changed a lot as well. Why did you move south?