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Renewing desire to learn quilting (abandoned 13 years ago to family needs). Have recently completed courses. Husband indulged me with purchase of new Bernina 820 and desk to accommodate same. This replaces my old, dearly loved, 35 year old Bernina. Have several projects nearing completion.

I was inspired to quilt when I saw the beautiful pieces that my sister turned out. We lost her to cancer at 59 and I am trying to fit into her "quilting shoes" although that is probably not attainable. She did her quilts by hand and they were masterpieces.

I have three grandchildren (2 boys and a girl) and I am retired. My husband is still working at our own business, but we are taking longer vacations and have recently purchased a truck to haul a fifth wheel and make a much-longed-for trip to Alaska.
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quilting, paper piecing, machine quilting, general sewing, other

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Hello Everyone; Back After Two Years!

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:55pm 6 Comments

I am returning to quilting finally.  We did some renovations to our house; did some extensive travelling to buy a fifth wheel and then travelled with the fifth wheel to many destinations (Alaska; Arizona).  So, I had no time for quilting.  And, because I had no time for quilting, I forgot how to use my 820 Bernina.  Last week I went on a quilting retreat and we got reacquainted and I am on the road to happy-quilting days.  I hope to be able to ask all you experienced ladies some questions in…


Quilt Frame Question

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:55am 5 Comments

I have everything I could possibly want in my sewing room - NOT!!  I am drooling over the Bernina quilt frame for my machine.  Is there anyone out there using it?  We are heading off to the US to pick up a fifth wheel in the next couple of weeks and I am looking forward to fabric and pattern shopping along the way.  I also am considering buying the quilt frame while down there, so if anyone has any input I would appreciate hearing from you.

And Yet Another Project Completed

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 9:25am 16 Comments

Was this pattern easy and fun.  I did this project as a gift and completed 6 placemats and 6 lined napkins in a week.  I liked the pattern so much that I went out and bought some fabric to make another set for myself.  I bought this pattern and fabric in the US.  We don't seem to have the same selection here in Canada.  I changed the napkin pattern to my own design and it turned out really well.  The napkins seem to fold themselves naturally with the half-square triangle design I used.… Continue

A Project Finally Finished

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 11:31am 15 Comments

Oh happy days ; I finally completed this one.  It was a year in the works - LOL. I had the challenge of a new machine to deal with, but all is well that ends well.  I am so looking forward to handing it over to my daughter this weekend.  It was fun, but I am tired of looking at it.  It did, however, help me to become familiar with my new Bernina.  I am working on one more sampler… Continue

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At 6:12am on June 4, 2013, Debbie Leier said…

Love the color combination in your quilt!

At 5:43pm on June 3, 2011, Patricia, VA said…

Hi Sharon,

Yes, I do use the embroidery on my 830, it is a learing curve to use the machine, but I use the embroidery more than I thought I would, making labels for my quilts, some quilting.  It is fun to use.  love it.  I just was looking a the pictures of my sewing room, the pictures are from a year ago, I have changed some things.  Thanks for the complement on the woodwork, my DH built the house and I did all the staining of the woodwork, doors etc.  We both like natural wood trim.  I do love my sewing room, but I am always changing things, trying to have things within easy reach.  I don't think I have room for a quilt frame, unless I take up space in the guest room.  We live on the water and have a lot of company, not sure everyone would appreciate a quilting frame in the guest room.  LOL.

At 10:00pm on June 1, 2011, valma honeyfield said…
I found a place where I could order the pattern and it is already in the mail. Was just doing my usual looking at various sites of quilting patterns and ideas, and there it was. Now to decide what fabric to use. I may even enter a set in our county fair if my ambition doesn't disappear. We are having such weird weather here in Northern Calif., with rain, thunder, a tornado about 60 miles away and sleet. This kind of damp, cold weather makes my fibromyalgia worse, so am not getting much done. But the sun has to come out sometime. Thanks for the name of the pattern. Always interesting to see what other quilters have made, the colors they use, etc.
At 1:35pm on May 29, 2011, valma honeyfield said…
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm going to try to locate the pattern. I need to start now if I'm going to make a set or two for Christmas presents. Always have one or two projects going at a time.
At 12:17pm on May 29, 2011, Gayle/La. said…
Thanks Sharon!  I am going to her web site now....
At 11:53am on May 19, 2011, Judith Cogswell said…


Sure! Come visit and quilt with me. 

At 8:05am on May 1, 2011, Sunshine/Mi said…
Hi Sharon... yes, it's called Moonlight Serenade (by Mad dog designs).  They have a few different ones on etsy.  They also sell other items with the Moonlight Serenade design on them ... a journal, coffee mug, etc.  There is also a cute pattern with a beagle trying to get a squirrel that's sitting on a birdhouse laughing at him/her.
At 5:16pm on January 21, 2011, Dianne B/ Kelowna BC said…

Wanted to say a quick "hi" - noticed your from Vancouver. I'm in Kelowna with family in Van and Abby. Don't get to Vancouver often, but if you come out this way let me know. I can take you on a shop hop!

Happy sewing!

At 11:44am on October 18, 2010, Joana Simmers/GA said…
Sharon--thank you for the kind compliments. The DWR is the quilt I dreamed of making when I started quilting 10 years ago. Before I started it, I did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions (esp. on the DWR group on QWU) and settled on Shar Jorgenson's templates and book. It wasn't exactly easy to make--but the instructions were just great, and by following them exactly, the top turned out really well. When you decide you want to tackle it, I highly recommend her method!
At 12:49pm on October 17, 2010, Irene Gallway said…
What did you get for a new machine? The best way to get use to your new machine is to take your manual and practice. I did this with my embroidery machine, that totally overwhelmed me when I realized how much there was to learn. My machine came with some patterns to try and I had allot of fun discovering all the beautiful stitches and the use of all the presser feet. I have had it for 9 years and am still discovering things it does. lol

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