My road to quilting hasn’t been all that long. I started quilting back in 2009 and immediately fell in love with it. I wanted a new sewing machine, it was suppose to be just to make things for around the house like curtains and pillows. I bought my machine at Joanns, it’s a Viking and… Continue reading My Longarm Quilting Journey!!!!
It’s so hard to believe that it’s already October, in less than 3 months it will be Christmas. Will you have that special Christmas quilt ready to give to that person who will cherish it always? Giving a quilt for Christmas, or any time of the year is a great way of saying “You’re Special”,… Continue reading Christmas will be here before you know it
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, USA Thur, Oct 31 – Sun, Nov 3 – International Quilt Festival with its interesting spread of quilting machinery, threads, sewing tools, filling materials, covering fiber, antique quilts, Sewing machinery, embroidery equipment, printing equipment, knitting equipment, laser engraving equipment, sewing equipment, pre-shrink bonding equipment, cloth cutting equipment, design systems, accessories and… Continue reading International Quilt Festival
This is some great information I received from one of my customers. She needed to piece her backing but wanted the seam and pattern to match. So she found a wonderful site that gives great directions on just how to do that. She said it worked wonderfully. I have not tried it yet, but plan… Continue reading Matching Fabric Seams
5 different Turning Ten or Turning Twenty books to choose from – only $10.95. I’ve pieced several patterns using these books, the patterns are great and very versatile, easy to piece and are fun to make. I like them mostly because alot of the patterns use fat quarters. You can make them as scrappy… Continue reading Pattern Book by Tricia Cribbs
I have not been a fan of using sheets for backings. Not that I have ever used a sheet as a backing, so no real experience , but only because I’ve always heard that its not a good idea. Well I had a customer want to bring me two t-shirt quilts and use… Continue reading Sheets as Backings
Along with always wanting to do longarm quilting, I’ve also had the desire to do embroidery. My current sewing machine will do basic embroidery but I want to be able to help my customers give their quilts that extra touch. It would be nice to add a label, personalizing your quilt, or to add… Continue reading Coming Soon!!!! My Bernina E16 Embroidery Machine
44th Annual Quilters Unlimited Show Over 600 quilts exhibited by QU members. The quilt collection “Inspired by the National Parks” exhibited. 70 retail vendors offering fabric, notions and other quilt related products. Additional Features: Free Educational Demos, Member made Boutique Items, Exciting Classes for a fee offered by Talented Quilters and Fiber Artists.
Well its over – For 5 months I was waiting and looking forward to this weekend, and now just like that – I can’t believe it but its over. Lori , her crew and everyone at “Thread Runs Thru it”, did an awesome job planning the Conference. The Gammill conference was at the Wyndam in Glen Allen Virginia. … Continue reading Gammill Conference Weekend – Longarm Classes
What kind of weekend did I have you ask!!!! It was a great one – it was just about an all quilting weekend, or quilting related weekend. I managed to get one UFO completed, it only needed borders – but its been like that for about 2 month so it was about time to get… Continue reading A Quilting Weekend
Acronyms and Definitions used in the Quilting World. BOM = Block of the Month DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine FQ = Fat Quarter FMQ= Free Motion Quilt HST = Half-Square Triangle LAQ= Long Arm Quilter LQS = Local Quilt Shop MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter PhD = Projects half Done TGIF = Thank God It’s Finished! TOT =… Continue reading Acronyms and Definitions used by Quilters