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 !!!
Hi Tracey, I did not make the schnauzer quilt block....but I want to some day soon. I don't have the pattern. I'm going to make it from looking at the picture. It reminded me of my schnauzer (Daisy). Where do you live?
Yep, Deb's trips are cool, I loved the post you did about the Scandanavian trip - she doesn't have one on her website for it so thinking it is something she is working on?
I took you lead and posted something about the British Isles cruise - the teachers are great, including Marianne Fons and Pam Holland, two fo my favorites. You know she will give you a free space if you can get 20 to go, right?
Anyway happy quilting - and hopefully soon - happy traveling.
Hi Tracey! I bought the templates to make the Circles quilt. You can get them at http://www.backporchdesign.com/templates.htm They make the rotary cutting so quick and fun. You won't regret buying them, I'm sure.
Hi Tracey. Nice to hear from you. Man, would I love to go on a quilting cruise!! That would just be awesome. Something in my dreams though.
It's something about quilting, isn't there? You try it and you're hooked. I heard it said that quilting is the crack cocaine of the craft world! I started quilting by helping out a friend of mine - she's a designer and needed an extra pair of eyes. Since then, I've been quilting my own and have a little company of my own. She laughs at me because I do a quilt it always seems to end up - huge! But my family sure loves them!
Tracey, it's a date! My friend orders from Connecting Threads all the time and she says they are the best!I have not ordered on-line because my husband doesn't like giving his Visa # out. But I am blessed with lots of quilt stores near by. Have a great day.We are celebrating my birthday today because my daughter and boys are here. It is actually on Wed. They have made me cinnamon buns, fresh fruit and special tea for breakfast. Just having my grandsons here is enough for me. Bye for now.
Tracey I lived there so long ago that I doubt you would know anyone I know. The only relative that lives there and they actually live west of Cardinal on Hwy.2 are Don and Trudy Watson. I think she used to work in the Drug Store in town but I'm not sure if she still does. I saw her last March when I came home for my Mom's funeral but with everything that takes place I didn't get a chance to talk to her. She does have 2 daughters. Cheryl is married to a Dentist Lance [Armstrong I think] that has a practice in Prescott and her other daughter is Kim Watson.
We use to live in the old stone house across from the funeral parlor. And many years ago my Dad owned a grocery store on main street called Cook's Grocery. Of course all of that has changed so much.
But I have to ask why you would move from B.C. to Cardinal. In all fairness you could ask me why we moved from the city of Calgary to a town of 800 people. I will be coming to Prescott in late Sept. this year as that is where my sister lives so maybe we could set up a visit . You are so lucky to have your mom to quilt with. Where do you get your material? The store in Prescott was great but last time I was home I saw that she was gone. Do you have to go to Ottawa? Have a good evening.
Hi Tracey...I used a high loft batting and won't again. It's to hard to machine quilt without getting any rippples in the back. I did a lot of ripping out the quilting. It did turn out nice and she loves it because it's so warm. I usually Warm and Natural for almost all my quilts. It's so thin, but is so warm.
How small a world this is! Our son, d-i-l and granddaughter live in Penhold so we are regularly in Red Deer. In fact that is where I have all my machines serviced and where I drool over the longarm Gammill and new BabyLock embroidery machines. It is a beautiful city and they have a really great Quilt Show at the Westerner every year...am really looking forward to March 27 and going to it. Have a great day:-)
Hi Tracey...Thank you for the kind words about my quilts. I'm now working on a lap quilt for my son. The pattern is Fancy Stripes and is all triangles. 32 per block. Trying to match all the seams sure takes time. I have the top over 1/2 done and I'm putting a flannel backing with deer on it. It'll measure 69"X52"...I'd like to add you to my friend list. Your star quilt will be beautiful when finished and I like the colors in your other one. Sharon
I really enjoy paper piecing. The only difficult part is taking off all of the paper when finished. The precision is incredible. I'm almost finished the Cosmati II in the Bella Bella book. I'm working on the center medallion in reverse applique and am more than half way there. Will post a picture when done. Now - how to quilt it!! I have access to a Gammill Optimum Plus at the quilt shop where I work so I'm excited to work on this one.
You're so lucky to have a quilting partner in your Mom.
My quilting table is 14 feet. I bought it with the Gammill Optimum Plus. I researched them for a couple of years and then saved up for a year. I still feel guilty for spending so much money though. And now my dh is talking about earning money with it. LOL