birdie
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  • Lewisville, TX
  • United States
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Sarah Bush replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"Hello Birdie, I'm also in the very early stages of shopping for a longarm, and try different ones every chance I get. My aim is to rent time on one in a local quilt shop in order to make sure I like using one, and to gain reasonable proficiency…"
Jun 1, 2016
Georgia Spalding Pierce replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"I am short (5 foot 1 inch) and I have a Gammill optimum.  I seldom use the entire available space, but there are times when it is helpful to endure the pain of the stretch to cover the entire area of a block without advancing the quilt. I can…"
Oct 6, 2014
Jennifer Gilbreath Rewis replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"I just recently got Handi Quilter's Avante. I love it. It has all the features I wanted and seemed to be cost effective for my use. I bought a demo at Quilt Week in Chattanooga that was new when it began use for classes there. Proven but…"
Sep 29, 2014
Vickie Smith left a comment for birdie
"Happy Birthday, Birdie.  Hope your day is delightful... "
Jul 11, 2014
birdie replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"I've not bought one yet!  Still shopping taking my time.  Husband and I are contemplating moving and if/when we do I want a bigger room to sew in.  Going to wait and see if I could get a larger table before buying anything.…"
Jun 15, 2014
Lisa Wagner replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"So Birdie, did you buy your LA yet?  What did you ultimately buy? What have you learned from all your research? I hope to be in your shoes someday and I am wondering what you decided on. Lisa"
Jun 1, 2014
birdie replied to rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP's discussion aurifil 50-wt/2 ply cotton thread
"Where is the sale!  (I love aurifil!)"
Mar 17, 2014
birdie commented on Sally Terry's group Longarm Machine Quilters
"Anyone going to the Machine Quilter's Showcase in Wichita? (April 2-5 2014) Still shopping for a la and didn't have much success at my local quilt show this past weekend :-(  Considering going to the MQS show.  A bit of a drive…"
Mar 11, 2014
birdie commented on Barbara Gillespie's photo
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"Love the quilt so bright and happy!  Love that pattern too is it available anywhere?"
Mar 11, 2014
birdie commented on Sally Terry's group Longarm Machine Quilters
"Debbie -  Beautiful work!!!  May I ask what kind of machine you quilted this on?"
Mar 10, 2014
birdie commented on Sally Terry's group Longarm Machine Quilters
"While shopping for a longarm one of the most frequent questions that I have heard (asked by me and many others!) is 'what is the largest block on point that can be quilted on this machine?'.  Dealers know the largest space they have…"
Mar 9, 2014
Pam Treiber replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"Thanks for the info, I know a few longarmers with different types of machines and will see if they will let me take a test drive."
Feb 28, 2014
birdie replied to Ronda Shirley's discussion Advice for first time to Paduach quilt festival
"It has been a few years since I have been.  I think everyone that visits Paducah HAS to go by Hancock's of Paducah.  Just to say you have been there!  I loved the sale section in back and Eleanor's fabric sale tent was also…"
Feb 26, 2014
Riana Noyes replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"Pam, l have a Bailey  15" , they're available 17" as well. This machine has nothing fancy to get broken, it's just a basic stitcher to which you can add a speed/stitch regulator. The package deals include a Grace frame. Any…"
Feb 26, 2014
Laura J. replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"I have an Innova 26".  I oil the hook area every bobbin change. Machine is four years old and I have greased some of the insides after two years - easy peasy. Tension is an issue with every brand of longarm.  It is due to different…"
Feb 26, 2014
Pam Treiber replied to birdie's discussion Shopping for a Longarm! in the group Longarm Machine Quilters
"I too am looking for a longarm. I have been quilting for five years and actually took lessons on a Gammill to see if I would like longarming. I actually want to know about the ease of care and cleaning  of the various machines and how much…"
Feb 26, 2014

Profile Information

How many quilts have you made?
I'm really not sure!
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I make them but love looking at what other people create.
How long have you been a quilter?
Since about 2004
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I love strip piecing, and paper piecing.
Why do you quilt?
I have a need to create! For years I was an intricate handwork fan. A friend got me into quilting.

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At 9:49am on July 11, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

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

At 11:23am on January 5, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Hello Birdie,  welcome to MQP.  Hope you enjoy the site.  There is a lot to see, fun groups to join (I see you found one) and friends to meet.

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