I work full time as a Library Media Specialist and love my job! I love to come home and quilt for a few hours at night and on the weekend to unwind. I will be celebrating 35 years of married bliss this coming April and have 2 grown sons, an attorney and a paramedic. We have traveled extensively visiting all 50 states, 13 countries in Europe, many islands in the Caribbean on several cruises, 6 cities in Mexico and throughout Canada's Eastern coast and the Yukon driving to Alaska. So besides quilting I love to travel and read, of course, working in a high school library. I have turned an unused room into my sewing room and love going in there to relax. I'm looking forward to sharing quilting ideas and photos with the group.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, embroidery, crazy quilting, other
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 !!!
I, too feel much more comfortable doing free motion quilting than following a laser. My stitches are also more consistant with the free motion than following a laser. But I am determined to get good at the laser and pantograghs. The women I used to take my quilts to for machine quilting did a beautiful job on them. I just did not think it would be so hard for me.
I just viewed your photos, beautiful quilts. Your sewing room looks nice too. I am redoing one of our bedrooms, as my sewing room/bedroom. I have my quilt frame and machine on our front porch (my husband winterized it so I can be out there all winter long). It was a struggle to find a place for the quilt rack and machine. We did not want to give up a bedroom or our family room.
How long can your frame be extended out to? My frame can be extended out to 110 inches (or crib size - half of the total size). Approx. how many quilts did you have to quilt before you felt comfortable with your machine, frame and the quality of the quilting (good enough to give away or charge for the service)?
I have Phaff Grand Quilter with a Grace Quilting Frame. I don't think it is a true long arm machine, not like the ones you see at quilting stores (like a Gamble). I can only dream!! So far the only business I have is my sister-in-law. Until then I just keep practicing on my own quilts.
I loved your slideshow of quilts. The Baltimore Album is just scrumpdelioush? Can't spell it, but............it is just wonderful. All your colors are so nice. I wish my eyes would let me do the applique but can't any more. Take good care of your eyes.
Happy sewing. Betty in TN
i think i had posted something about spammers because a member here had used her email address as her name on the site. i advised her to change it rather than have it out there for all to see.
as for small projects; i rather do them because i will actually finish them. i like charm square quilts and totes and right now i'm involved in a 16 inch quilt swap. i do quilted postcards, totes, small sewing crafts. that is where i shine.