"Thanks for the link, Deanna. I will order some and try it. You said you just had the top...was it not a completed quilt? If only a top, will there be any difference if it is complete with the backing and batting? I have a top…"
"Deanna, what do you soak your quilts in when you are trying to get rid of the yellow spots? I found the quilt my mother made for me when I was a baby in her belongings after she passed away. It has yellow spots in some areas but…"
"I have been following with interest the FMQ discussion on feathers. I attended an Irena Blume workshop at the Round Bobbin in St. Louis last fall and she has some interesting and easy methods to do feathers. Have I practiced them? …"
"Viki, the cathedral window will be beautiful in the colors you have chosen. They take time, but they are so worth it. Also, you have a lot more willpower than I have. Went to my First Saturday and my Hoop Sisters class this morning…"
"Lana, you worked so hard on the Special Project for Bridget. How is she doing? Do you think she will take part in our discussions and information again? I just had her on my mind; hoping she is much better."
"Love your info Joy. I really need to settle down and go through my scraps and odds and ends to be organized. I hate to take the time away from quilting, but then when I need something, it takes a long time to find it, if I ever find…"
"Emmy, I live between Hartville and Marshfield, an hour east of Springfield, but I am in Springfield quite often. Depending on my destination in Springfield, I go up I-44 or through Seymour and HIghway 60. In fact, I am…"
"Emmy, I have looked at the Ozark Piecemakers Guild website often and think it would be interesting to visit sometime, too. The members were very helpful and informative at their quilt show last year. "
"Cheri, I love your memory quilt. I plan on making one someday for my 21-year-old grandson that lived with me until he was 20. Yours is beautiful and a good idea.
Thanks to all of you for the suggestions on fabric selection. I…"
"I wish there was a tutorial on picking fabric, etc. for a quilt. I thought I had done an excellent job on the Hoopsisters Feathered Star, but after making 3 practice blocks with different threads and fabrics, I am not at all happy with my…"
"Gay, the Ozark Piecemakers Guild had their show in September last year. That was the first time I had ever attended and it was a great show; so many beautiful quilts. I think they only hold the show every other year, but I'm not…"
"Emmy, those are beautiful blocks! I really like the quilt shop in Ozark. They have beautiful fabrics and great ideas. I learned about twilling at the Springfield Quilt Guild show last year. I bought a kit at th e quilt…"
"Viki, good day to stay in and sew. We didn't get quite that much, but enough to make travel difficult. My husband is like a kid with a new toy when it snows....he has to go somewhere just to prove he can!! We had to go to…"
"Connie, welcome to the group. You and Jamey are fortunate to be neighbors and have quilting in common. I, too, live in South-Central Mo, so we must at least be partially close to one another.
David, "Necessity is the mother of…"
I have loved quilts since I was a little girl. My mother-in-law handpieced and hand quilted quilts for each member of the family for their birthdays and each Christmas. What a wonderful gift! I now belong to a quilt group that meets once a week and hand quilts quilts for charity and community members suffering burn outs. A wonderful way to relax and enjoy each others' company.
If you go to "forum" ( see the tags along the top of the page) you can ask questions under the heading "techniques". Then more people will see it, not just 1 discussion group.l have found it helpful. You can also ask about how to do things computor-wise on this site
Sew Cal Gal has a group on freemotion quilting on a domestic machine. There is a tutorial each month.:)
I agree with your comment on applique classes. I have started teaching appllique in one of my local shops. When they ask me how many students I need for a class, I always say "one". That's how people learn - one quilter at a time. Hopefully you will find a teacher willing to teach "you" how to applique. I'll help or give you any advise I can :)
I hope you have found help in the discussion on the Value of Value page. From the Rainbow Rotini home page, under the discussions group, you can click on either the name or the "continued" under the opening statement & this should bring you to the discussion. There are some great tips to help us improve this process.