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Mary Ritchie
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About Me
I am a full-time homemaker, trying to start a machine quilting business out of my home.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, machine quilting, general sewing, gardening

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At 11:00am on July 1, 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 8:47am on May 10, 2009, JoAnn Stelmack said…
Hi Mary, I haven't been online for awhile. I set mine up to 80 inches. That is all the room I had in my sewing room (former bedroom of youngest son). I'm through with big quilts. I want to concentrate on baby quilts and lap size, table runners and wall hangings. I used to use a HandiQuilter that my friend owns and got pretty good quilting free motion. When I try to follow a laser light, my hands become to wobbly and so the stitching looks bad. Most of the free motion quilts you see in my pictures I did on the Handi Quilter. I haven't done anything but practice on my Tin Lizzie. I almost have a quilt ready to finish. I'll probably start quilting that in 10 days or so. I'm still practicing on some muslin to see if I can do something other than free motion. Keep in touch.
At 4:33pm on April 24, 2009, JoAnn Stelmack said…
Hi Mary, I just got a Tin Lizzie 18 on their closeout model sale. I set it up for an 80 inch length instead of the full length it is capable of because I only want to do little quilts and table runners at this point. I've made enough of the larger quilts. A tea shop in my neighborhood has some of my items on consignment. I have taken her some placemat sets, some embroidered tea towels, and some table runners. She's had some customers ask for some custom jobs; so with that I can satisfy my sewing needs and have an outlet for my items. I don't plan on making a big business out of it, but it fills a need.
At 5:57pm on April 22, 2009, JoAnn Stelmack said…
Hi Mary, no I don't sell kits. What you saw there was how I organized my cut blocks for the Southern Stars Block of the Month Quilt. Have you started your machine quilting business? Do you have a longarm? Is that what you are talking about?

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