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At 9:20am on March 1, 2014, Trudy said…

Hello Yolanda, Yes, it's been a long time. So did you have to rejoin or did they keep your profile intact?

I go on every day, of course I get the daily chat room stuff which I don't always read. So what are you working on now.

At 10:41am on July 4, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

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 !!!

Go sign up now and let the fun begin.


Hope we see you there


At 4:58pm on June 1, 2010, Carol Vickers/OH said…
Hi Yolanda, don't know if you were a member but you may have noticed that the old Ohio Quilters group disappeared! We have it up and running again and would love to have you join us. Just go to: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/group/ohioquilters to sign up! Carol
PS - I noticed on a previous post that you will be at NQA - I'm going with a bus trip for just the day on Friday - any chance you would be there and we could say HI?
At 6:48pm on January 11, 2010, Trudy said…
Hello Yolanda, long time, no hear. How are you? Eight inches, wow, I haven't seen that for a couple of years, thank goodness. We had here in NY about three the week before Christmas.
Yes, I can't wait to see your quilts when you finish. I made two quilt tops but haven't even sandwiched them yet, they are Christmas so I'll leave them to September to quilt. What are you working on?
At 3:56pm on January 11, 2010, Samara--OH said…
Hello Yolanda, I've lived in Lorain all my life. Not far from Mansfield. There's a group here for Ohio quilters.
This year I hope to do different things with my quilting. I plan to buy a midarm so that I can work on free motion, and make a EPP Grandmothers flower garden quilt. I also want to make one quilt top a month, and I am also in the Round Robin group here doing my second Round Robin quilt (picture on my page)
Have a great day, take care.
At 3:54pm on January 11, 2010, Beverly/OH said…
What a lovely wedding ring (?, is that right?), Yolanda!
At 1:35pm on February 7, 2009, Yolanda Allen said…
hi Carol, when we last spoke, did I say 2 of my machines were being serviced? I did get them back, trying to do a little sewing -- not completely satisfied with the way my 25+ year old Singer is performing -- I am sometimes a cheapskate -- want a new machine, won't go into debt for it -- don't want to use my stash -- oh well, such is life these days. How are things with you in Chi Li?
At 7:24pm on February 5, 2009, Carol Wadkins said…
Hi Yolanda,
Haven't heard anything from you in sometime now. Hope all is well and you are just very busy with a brand new quilt! Chat when you get a chance.
At 7:13pm on January 28, 2009, Diana Bracy said…
Thanks for you post on my Blog. The class that I currently teach is called Simply Amazing Quilted Photography or More Amazing Quilted Photography from a book by Tammie Bowser. I do have copies of the book. The images are less detailed and time consuming, than what you have seen on my page.

The waterfall and the Golden Lab are from the second book, where you are fusing your pieces, similar to most of my photos. The only sewing in quilting on the top, if you wanted that textured look. I do not quilt on mine, I prefer the "portrait" sytle.

Feel free to email me. I can also teach at Joann's Fabric store on Rainbow and Lake Mead, here in Las Vegas. Thanks, Diana
At 6:35pm on January 28, 2009, Diana Bracy said…
Thank you very much, Yolanda. Thanks for accepting my friendship. I am happy to know that my quilts have made you smile. I am smiling back. Quilting Arts did feature one of my Obama images that was captured in the 2008 Houston International Fall Festival, in their magazine. It was one that I have on my page of President Obama. Could that be the one that you saw?

Yes, of course you can contact me. I am not reluctant, at all. I would love to meet you. It is 6:33 here, so you must be two hours ahead of my time. I am like you and don't understand which time zone is on my computer. My email is bracys@cox.net for you to contact me. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

You are so kind, waining for my book. I have a couple of fans! Yeah! Thanks so much. Diana
At 8:34pm on January 27, 2009, Trudy said…
Hello Yolanda,
How many quilts have you made in 4 years? I think in my first 4 years of quilting, I made only 3, I basically taught myself. I feel the same as you do that I don't always love the results. I have big ideals about designing, can cut and put together a top but then I fall. Download some of you quilts so we can see.
At 7:23am on January 24, 2009, Carol Wadkins said…
Good Morning Yolanda,
Yes, just about everyone thinks it's Chilli, but really it is Chi li (as in Chi tea) li (as in lye or lie) it can be confusing sometimes. But that's ok,. call it what you want it is COLD the temp is 10 degrees at the moment and it is 10:18 am. Sat am............ It's a clear day, lots of snow on the ground, but the sun is shining right now. They say if you wait long enough the weather will change, maybe it's different just around the corner!
I use to drive near Mansfield when I went to my son's college, Bowling Green. That was several years ago... He has since finish his degree at Buffalo U and then went on to GA Tech for his masters. He now has a family and they live in NC. He is one of these kids that went away for school and never returned home! At least not to live here....................... If I go that way again one day I will let you know!
Have a great day! Stay warm and cozy!
At 9:22am on January 18, 2009, Carol Wadkins said…
Hello Yolanda,
I am not to far from you in miles, at least compared to where a lot of the quilters are on this site. I live in North Chili, NY (west of Rochester).And I even know where Manfield is, how about that?!
I also have a Bernina and love it...... Prior I had a plain old singer that I did regular sewing on and then a kenmore, pretty much the same. Now that I am into the quilting thing, my Bernina is wonderful! I am still very new and have been working on it for a couple years now. I have gone to some classes which I very much enjoyed, but I am not the perfectionist that some are. I love it and it's done with love, but you will never see the perfection in my quilts that some have....... it's just not me I guess. I have to agree with Sandi Rees in the fact that we are more critical than others and that's not what it's about..
Have a wonderful day! Enjoy and keep warm!
Carol W
At 4:13pm on January 16, 2009, Charlotte Casey said…
I do love my Bernina. I had a generic Kenmore before that served me well for many years but now I could never go back. It took me a little while to make friends with it because it is a little itimidating at first, but once I got over my worry of breaking it, I'm having a blast. Especially using all the stitches to embelish my quilts. I saw a tote bag that said "My Bernina is Smarter than your Honor Student" Got to get one of those!
At 8:55pm on January 15, 2009, Sandi Rees said…
What we have to remember is that it doesn't have to be big or complicated to be special. Most of my projects find new homes and I've noticed that most folks aren't nearly as critical as I am. What I like about quilting is that it is usable art and I've accepted I'm not likely to ever be a competitve quilter, but that doesn't stop me from having fun. Have agreat day.
At 3:56pm on January 15, 2009, Charlotte Casey said…
Good evening - we are at 10 degrees with 23 mile an hour winds so I'm glad I'm home for the evening! I just got a Bernina last summer and absolutely love it. It's the 440 Quilters edition. I also got the embroidery unit that goes with it - not sure I'm going to be able to get my money's worth out of the embroidery portion but I have done a few things like put my mother in law's name on some sweatshirt type jackets for Christmas (she's in a nursing home). And I made a label for a baby quilt that was nice. Before that I sewed for years (and sewed all kinds of things) on a regular old $99 Kenmore . What do you have?
At 6:15pm on January 14, 2009, Charlotte Casey said…
Hi Yolanda - how is the weather in Mansfield? I'm from Delaware and it is COLD. Just got in from Thimbleberries Club at the Quilters Hive where I won the fat quarter exchange AND a $30 gift certificate door prize - my lucky night!

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