Once upon a time, I was an avid quilter. I worked at a quilt shop, was president of my quilting guild and quilted as much as I could. Then I got divorced, had to get a "real" (i.e. paid more) job, and had no time left for quilting. Eight years later, I'm ready to get back into it! I love piecing most of all.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, machine quilting, general sewing, knitting, gardening
My pets are awesome!
Champ & Chloe - 2 cocker spaniels
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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 !!!
We just had our guild quilt show last week-end in St. Albans. Did you happen to make it there? The big quilt show in Essex is the end of June not sure of the dates. You should try and come. Elaine S.
Not doing anything just now on the long arm. I will have a quilt top to do soon. I've been working on a quilt that you do in three layers at the same time. When it's done it won't have to be quilted, it will be all done
I don't think I will make another. Might make a table runner with that pattern. Looking for Spring here. Can't come soon enough for me.
What have you been doing? Any quilting? Stay in touch Elaine
Good to hear from you. So you want to long arm.... It isn't really hard. But it takes alot of practice. I'm not very patient. I want to be able to do it the first time I try *grin* If you have a friend that can help you you will not have a problem. The Gammill dealer in our area lets you pay for time on the machine. You have to take some lessons first to get to know the machine. We cant rent time for 15$ an hour.
What kind of a machine will you be using. mid arm or the true long are?
Welcome to the group, Ute. My husband and I had a great (and very expensive) vacation at the inn at shelburne farms. It must be nice where you live. It sounds like we have a similar aversion to putting the quilt together after making the top. I would love to get better at the actual quilting part.
I am very familiar with your work as I at one time belonged to the same guild you did. So glad such a talented quilter is back at it! I have admired your work and know that you will have much to add to this group! Happy Quilting!