April Morgan-Salo
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  • Negaunee, MI
  • United States
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am married for the second time since 2000. I have three grown children from the first marriage. I work as an LPN on a substance abuse unit. I've been doing some form of needlework since I was a little child. I also enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing, making and designing hardanger, embroidery, tatting, scrapbooking, playing the piano, singing, photography, gardening, woodworking and cooking.
How many quilts have you made?
10
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make
How long have you been a quilter?
28 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
crazy quilts
Why do you quilt?
started to use up scrap fabric but enjoy it, too
Do you have a website?
http://www.aprilsgallery.com

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Memory Quilt

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

With working on the memory quilt for my in-laws I have decided that I need to make one for myself.  I was 42 when when my hubby and I got married so if we are alive for a 50 year anniversary, I will be 92.  It is my second marriage so I have children and such to make a memory quilt.  The first grandchild is on it's way so I have set a time limit of either age 60 or 65 depending if my kids are done having their own kids by whichever age.  To start with I am in the process of scanning the…

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At 9:44am on February 8, 2015, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, April.  I hope you have a wonderful day...

At 10:53am on February 8, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, April.  Hope your day is delightful... 

At 12:16am on February 8, 2012, QuilterBridget said…

Happy birthday, April~I hope you have a wonderful day!

At 1:17pm on October 14, 2011, carla j walton said…
this is just wonderful. what talent yu have. heirloom quality work. :)
At 11:44am on May 24, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I've never heard of using anything but freezer paper.  That's why I'm really liking it here...learning new things from other quilters.  The pellon sounds like the same kind of idea as using freezer paper and I'd like to know exactly which one you use...I enjoy heavy machine quilting, so maybe that would work the same way you stabilize fabric for use in an embroidery machine (I don't have one, so I'm not sure about that).

One question; when you stabilize fabric for use in the embroidery machine do you leave the stabilizer in or tear it off?  I've tried several types of stabilizer and so far I like the one that irons off (even though it's kind of messy).  I'm having a hard time finding it now and think it was discontinued, so I need to find something else.

Thanks for your help!

At 1:23pm on May 23, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

So, do you use freezer paper and muslin?  I've only tried the too expensive fabric sheets!  I hate it when I mess up too because they're just way too expensive.  I wouldn't know of any other way to do it rather than use freezer paper.  I'm afraid my printer would jam if I just tried running fabric through.

I have one quit that is a cheater crazy quilt.  It's a heart (it's in my photo section) and not one thing on there is hand sewn.  I used fusible interfacing and fabric glue!  It's only 16x16 and it was for a contest/donation.  I have decorations on it and I figured it wouldn't be washed anyway.  No way would I have had the patience to do it right! 

I think yours are really detailed!  What's neat is that I thought the names were machine embroidered, not hand.  You really do a great job!

By the way, thanks for adding me as a friend :)

At 10:31am on May 22, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Wow!  Your quilts are great!  You sure seem to put a lot of work into them!  I've seen some crazy quilts that don't have any extras on them (like fancy stitches).  I wish I had fancy stitches on my machine or an embroidery machine so I could embellish my quilts more than I do.  I don't like hand stitching at all!  I do use fabric sheets with my printer sometimes and that's fun.  Once I made a wrestling quilt for a sick boy using pictures I printed of famous wrestlers.  He loved it and I had fun making it for him.

The quilt for your in-laws is really looking good!  That's the kind of quilt that makes people cry when they receive it.  I'm so glad they invented fabric sheets!  I hope you'll add more photos as you go; I love the close-up shots!

Bridget

At 11:57am on May 8, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Welcome April!  I joined recently as well.  I hope you have some photos to post because I love crazy quilts!  I've only made two small wall hangings for a contest a few years ago...they were hard to do!  So I really admire those who make them.  They have a group here specifically for crazy quilters.  I belong to piecing, machine quilting, traditional quilts and scrappy quilts.  I enjoy a variety of techniques, but I'm still learning so I don't really know what style I have.  I do like reproduction 30's fabrics as well as brights.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello!

 
 
 

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