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  • beverly hagewood
    Oct 30, 2008
      Hi Caroline, I have my younger brother who lives in Pelham NH.  I use to live in Dracut MA. Right next to Pelham.  I have a quilt I pieced on my sewing machine but have out on my frame to be hand quilted. I call it Romance in Chocolate.  Its sort of a lazy log cabin with different color browns and burgandys. Almost like a variety of boxed chocolates. The border is about 8 inches and it a rich burgandy velour. I'm going to hand quilt long stem roses all around it.  This one I won't be selling but actually using on my bed this winter if I ever finish it.  My Garden of Life quilt took me a little over 6 months to hand applique, piece and hand quilt.  My Victorian Grandmother Fan took me about 2 months to hand piece and hand quilt. I worked on that one every day for hours. Once I finish making a few more purses and bags and putting the binding on my Turning Twenty Again I'll get back to my hand quilting. Winter always brings me back to handquilting. I would love to see your quilts posted when you are finished. They are going to be beautiful. Especially when you have children to hand them down to. I don't have children and grandchildren so I usually will sell one here and ther on occasion or just hold on to them.  Glad to have the chance to speak with you. Beverly in TN

      --- On Wed, 10/29/08, C. Morse <spinningalpaca@...> wrote:
      From: C. Morse <spinningalpaca@...>
      Subject: Re: [handquilting] Handquilting
      To: handquilting@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 5:04 PM

      There are a few of us dinosaurs left! I do machine piece
      and machine quilt, but I have a few projects in the queue
      that I intend to complete entirely by hand. Among them
      are a double wedding ring for DH and a Hawaiian quilt
      with a dolphins theme for (now) 16 yr old DD's future
      wedding. I have a couple of different applique projects
      in process including at least one Baltimore, and projects
      from Jeni Beuchel's "Ornamental Applique" line that will
      be completely hand-appliqued and hand-quilted. I hope
      I actually finish a few of these in my lifetime!

      Caroline in NH
      http://fiberarts. typepad.com

      At 05:55 PM 10/29/2008, you wrote:
      >Its a shame there is not activity on this group. I love handquilting.
      >Its how I was first taught to quilt. Its a art not too many want to
      >bother with any more since all these quilting machines came to exist. I
      >thought there would be some of us dinosaurs left.

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