Al Collier
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  • Beebe, AR
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP Mar 6. 12 Replies

Hi! I am new and lost.... is their a profile page I should be writing al this on My name s Al Collier -yes men quilt. My wife and I are both retired and have matching machine at each end of the 6'…Continue

 

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Al Collier commented on Al Collier's status
"Roy G Biv is the colors of the rainbow in correct order - Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. I helps me balance colors  - like having a color wheel or rainbow next to me. Very helpful."
Apr 2
Riana Noyes commented on Al Collier's status
"Okay , I'll bite...who or what is Roy?"
Apr 1
Al Collier posted a status
"I have 2 signs taped to my sewing mech, (1) SLOW DOWN & ENJOY (2) ROY G BIV. Need to be introduced to Roy? Just ask. He keeps me on track."
Apr 1
Al Collier commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Pot holders are so cute to look at and used to cover a multitude of quilting sins. some of my worse mistakes hac\ve turned into cite pot holders. I need to start making them again.  Just got give a bag of matching quarters, just so four…"
Mar 30
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"ditto! ..and to plants, pretty bricks heeheehee"
Mar 19
carla j walton replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"for me there are some I literally use every single day and others that are , I admit, still in the package. but mostly because I bought them specifically for a certain quilt. do I need them? probably not, at least not all of them.  I learned…"
Mar 19
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"hi al ..site still not working. since i found the correct show number i went another route and finally have found the correct video of sally collins and her tips for making accurate templates.…"
Mar 18
Al Collier commented on American Quilter's Society's group Jelly Roll
"I spent two days going through the bags of 1.5" fabric quilt material. I made two piles - first 36" or longer and 44" length. Then separated them into lights and darks. Then the smaller pieces in a bag for the string quilts. organized…"
Mar 18
Al Collier posted a status
"Going on vacation, will deliver three quilts and see old friends. Back in a few days. Say prayers."
Mar 18
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"hi al. i wrote a discussion this morning. look in the column to the left of the center column (latest activity0 on site home page. or link via here....           …"
Mar 18
Al Collier replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"Heey Rogue how about a link to that tute? I would like to see it."
Mar 18
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"and i have been remiss, al, as mary says ..thank you for starting this great discussion thread! it's good to hear others ideas and techniques and sources, as in mary's post about jaybird quilts & they're hex n more template."
Mar 18
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"mary, you do a lot of, most of, your own patterns/designs. will these precut stencils work for you? otherwise, i agree with you, the multi sized sets are more desirable to me than single sizes. i watched a video this morning on the Quilt Show site…"
Mar 18
Mary Moore replied to Al Collier's discussion Templates: tool or waste of money in the group A Quilting Bee
"I broke down and bought the Hex N More Template from Jaybird quilts.  It goes up to an 8 1/2" Hex Crystal and all the varieties of hex shapes within if I use masking tape creatively.  It is making the cutting of freezer paper for…"
Mar 18
Al Collier replied to Beth A. North's discussion Stash Busting Challenge 2017 in the group A Quilting Bee
"Well, I am moving backward - lol.  ary Moore just sent me a box that I swear must weigh 40 lbs.  There is a lot of Southwest and cowboy fabric, along with some toddler material and so much more. THANK YOU Mary for your generosity! There…"
Mar 18
Al Collier posted a status
"`Got the box from ary - maybe 40 lbs. I have many quilts to make."
Mar 18

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a self taught male quilter. Took my wife to work and bought a Paaf machine ans se dozens of ttote baags ams deniem quilts for male teenage boys at the children's hospital. A stroke left me with memory and walking problems and I spent 2 years wondering why I had got the damn machine. WWe had been dumpster diving at a denim coat factory and still have boxes of new denim we are working through. I piece the tops and my wife does the quilting part normally tying them. Now I am 30 completed tops ahead of he and been told to learn to finish them. I am getting better at machine quilting. I have even mastered a straight line most of the time. Also on my second Brother SQ195 - named Mike after a dearly departed friend. I am trying to teach my 12 year old daughter to sew.
How many quilts have you made?
Over 100 mostly lap and baby quilts , with a few twins and lots of pillow cases.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I love making them but refuse to o 1/2 square triangles or flying geese - points will not match.
How long have you been a quilter?
10+ years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
string or log cabin
Why do you quilt?
therapy and the fun and love of it. "No day is complete until needle and thread meet."
Do you have a website?
http://alcollier.tripod.com/

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At 7:22pm on March 8, 2017, Mary Moore said…

Back when Paul was calling 100 nights a year, I used to tease him he should get a preachers license as he was doing lots of wedding receptions.  I'm afraid now days it would be more funerals. 

I've seen some pretty spiffy dancing wheelchair groups, young kids though.  Had you thought of tractors, or helicopters?

At 4:23pm on March 7, 2017, Linda Koller said…

Yes I think it would be a good idea to move our chat out of the prayer group!

At 9:46pm on March 6, 2017, Callie Randall said…

Hi Al, my turquoise and brown quilt top was very easy to do, can make in a day, the top anyway. I used the pattern that's on the blue top with similar design. I didn't have enough brown, so had to add another color for filler, this worked out pretty nice. This will go to my niece in CA when she gets married.

Callie

At 7:26pm on March 6, 2017, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
followed yours & lindas' discussion re: native music. hadn't heard of blue feather ..looked him up, went to his web page ..listened to some of his music. very nice. i am long time fan of nakai, mirebal, huling & others. been listening to native flute & drums for many many years.
At 7:18pm on March 6, 2017, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
pleaure, my new friend.
like your new avatar.
 
 
 

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