"I didn't realize the Bernina has a stitch regulator too. Really free-motion quilting isn't that difficult and VERY freeing! I started with using a stencil and drawing the pattern on and just following the stencil (well except this specific…"
"You are my hero. I have made many tops. I have never hand quilted. I have been quilting for 13 years. I have done much stitch in the ditch on quilts and also followed straight line stencils. But I have not mastered the free…"
"I don't use EQ to it's full potential which is why I haven't upgraded to EQ7, yet, but I mostly use it to create custom labels which I print out on fabric. I import pictures, use text, use fun blocks as backgrounds and borders to my…"
"regret delay in response. still diff to write about, but you are right, never "replace" but companionship helps heal. your beautiful felines are not "typical" cats in that their breeding process was to maintain some of there wild…"
"thank you, amanda. i read viki's blog about the loss of her beloved pet. had thought about blogging about my loss back i april. worried that it would not be proper...not exactly quilty, even tho among the many activities the three of us shared…"
"this big guys' name is sherman...not-as-in-tank...got to saying that about him because tho he only weighed 22#, w his long hair he looked enormous! amd every one who saw him, learned his name ...quickly asked "as in tank?" :))
I am a young quilter who quilts out of passion. I started at 23 years old. I love every form of quilting and hope to, within 3 years, own my own long-arm quilter. I just moved to Grand Rapids area February 2011.
How many quilts have you made?
12 - Working on 6 others at the moment
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
ALL OF THEM (so far).
Why do you quilt?
To create a thing of beauty that generations can enjoy and as a form of relaxation.
regret delay in response. still diff to write about, but you are right, never "replace" but companionship helps heal. your beautiful felines are not "typical" cats in that their breeding process was to maintain some of there wild parentage looks & intelligence. as they are diff from "normal" domestic cats,keisha was diff fr "dogs". wolfdogs are so intelligent. so thoughfull. i have rescued a new furry buddy. he is "smart" but not "intelligent". i am having some problems adjusting that tremendous diff between he and my lost love. but he is good company. but, as you said, can never replace...& also, he can never take the place of, my beautiful elegant intelligent wolf d.
thank you, amanda. i read viki's blog about the loss of her beloved pet. had thought about blogging about my loss back i april. worried that it would not be proper...not exactly quilty, even tho among the many activities the three of us shared was quilting, hand quilting, quilt designing etc etc. so i didn't do the blog. also didn't want to "whine" on here about the loss of "pets" when there are members suffering fr serious health issues & worse..loss of loved family or friends to illness etc. i am glad to continue to read the posts fr members here to viki's blog and the sharing of heartfelt condolences and similar tales of loss and continued heartache associated with the loss. writing about these things is cathartic and help deal with the emotional toll that losing a beloved furry companion inflicts upon our hearts. sherman was a bit of a mama's guy & didn't always share my presence w his housemates as well as i would have liked, and they are sure staring to gather round more lollol!
two big furry friends have left big empty space in my daily life. garden is pretty much nonexistent this year...just could not bring myself to go out there. there was no one to help me, you see.
Hi Amanda, I love your quilt display. What a daring little assistant! I'm currently designing a quilt for our Pastor's 20th year in ministry service. He is a big Ohio State fan and I 'm a Michigan state fan. I enjoy quilting anything, from quilts to clothes and purses and sewing machine covers and ...........LOL I never get enough. Thanks for the invitation.
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?