Married for 43 years to my high school sweer heart, wonderful son and daughter inlaw , and precious Granddaughter Tay Tay. Been quilting for about 25 years, love applique and hand quilting. Member of a large quilt quild Berrien Towne and Country Quilters, Lots of quilting friends
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quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, embroidery, knitting
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 !!!
Vicki, You might be referring to Wooden Spool or Lakeshore Sewing. Wooden Spool is small, but she has nice merchandise. Located at 7760 Clyde Park (actually in Wyoming). Their hrs are Mon 10-7, Tue-Sat 10-5:30. Take I-196 from Holland toward GR, but take M-6 cut-off and then take the Byron Center Ave exit south to 76th St. Turn east (left) and then turn south (right) on Clyde Park. It's on the left side in a bldg with blue awnings.
Lakeshore Sewing is at 1031 Gezon Parkway, also in Wyoming. This is mainly a sewing machine store but they have very nice fabric and patterns, etc. Their hrs are Mon-Thu 9-8, Fri 9-6 and Sat 9-4. Take I-196 from Holland toward GR and take the M-6 to US-131 exit north. Take 131 to 54th Street exit and go west on 54th. There's a Meijer and a Target on the corner of 54th and Clyde Park (the frist big intersection west of 131). Stay on 54th, which becomes Gezon Parkway. Just up the hill and a curve from the intersection, you'll see Lakeshore up on the hill. The drive is up around the curve. Very nice store and nice people. Good luck. There isn't a quilt store in Grandville, but these two are right next to GV in Wyoming.
Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. I love your quilts, they're absolutely fabulous.
As far as my work in progress is concerned, yes, I will hand quilt it. I think it will be worth the effort. I am a one stitch at a time girl at the moment though. Any tips for hand quilting. I always feel like I'm all fingers and thumbs (Having Carpal Tunnel Syndrome doesn't help!)
Hi Vicki, I spent yesterday working on our project - and you are absolutely right - scrappy is fun! Spent the first couple hours trying to make everything match, of course, but then wasn't getting anywhere so just started grabbing and sewing, and I found I like it! I have a feeling this won't be the only scrappy quilt I make.
Its very cold here today, but we do have sunshine. Hope that makes its way on over to Michigan. Have a great weekend.
I'm originally from St. Joe, Mi. My parents still live there. Now I live in Saukville, WI which is just north of Milwaukee. Sounds like your weather today is what we had yeasterday. Today, cold, windy, sunny. Rain yesterday has frozen on the driveway & roads.
I enjoy hand applique, machine piecing and am trying my hand at machine quilting on my smaller projects. Have been quilting since 2003. Also a counted cross-stitcher since 1986 and love to read quilting novels and light mysteries.
Vicki, Thanks for the tips. I think I might try to wash-out interfacing because I remember from the show that it kind of holds the circle to the background fabric if you iron it down with steam. Sort of like a temporary glue I guess. Hey... I'll try anything once!
All I can say is WOW! Beautiful quilts, beautiful work. Would love to enter a show someday...When and if I ever make a quilt that is that beautiful!, but my family and friends love my quilts with all their imperfections, and that makes me feel wonderful!
Happy quilting, Julia
Hello Vicki; I envy you for getting Best Of Show. That is what I would like to win. Just once I would be on top of the world if my quilt got that prize. I have won a few ribbons myself, some firsts, and seconds and one third. I am pleased with those ribbons, actually tickled pink. I plan on showing several things in both the Union and Madison County fairs this year. Trying to get some things all done so I can take my time with them. You have a good afternoon and Happy Quilting.