4Re: Longarm quilting in MI
- Feb 20, 2007Ruth,Thanks for the message. I checked out your website and loved seeing your quilts, you and your quilting friends and your grandkids, and especially your new studio.My two sisters were here from Wisconsin this weekend and we painted my studio. They must really love me! It is much lighter and brighter that the dark paneling I've put up with.I''ll have to add pictures of my studio and also some quilts on bed photos. I'm new at this blogging thing, but it sure is fun.I could have used a nurse around here for the last few days! My 9 year old son, David, knocked out a permanent tooth yesterday and we had to make an emergency trip to the dentist. The dentist was able to put his tooth back in. David stayed home today because his mouth was pretty sore. My youngest turned 5 today and was running a 103 temp. I didn't get much quilting done.At the Gammill dealership I sold a lot of longarm machines to nurses and worked with two ladies who had been nurses. One of them says, "Your just change your needles." :)Your quilting group reminds me of the group that I'm in that gets together once a month, too. We've been together for 9 years. I love how you have a record of what your group does.This year our group project is a Quilt of Valor. I'm hoping to get some better photos of it when it is completely done.That quilt has a lot of feathers on it. I learned the most about feathers from a lady named Linda Thielfoldt who lives in Detroit, MI. Each plume is a teardrop shape. The best way to learn is to draw them on paper whenever you have time to doodle and to practice on muslin. One thing I've learned is that you just have to jump in and "do it!" They always look better on a real quilt. Pretty fabrics help hide mistakes!!!!!I have a couple longarm books that help give me ideas too. What kind of machine do you have? I saw it on your blog, but couldn't see what brand it is.I do pantographs too. Free motion does save a lot of time though. I was afraid to let go of using patterns too, but once I tried it, I thought it looked more interesting and love not having to line up each row.I hope I haven't gone on too long. I really need to finish pinning on the next quilt before today slips away.Julie----- Original Message -----From: RuthSent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 4:25 PMSubject: [quiltedjewels] Re: NEW MEMBER
your quilting is beautiful. I,ve been quilting
about 3 yrs now ,I,ve had my quilting machine about 2 yrs. I,ve done
some meandering on memory quilts ,but mostly I just do pantos. I am
not brave enough to try the free hand stuff yet. how long did it
take you to master the feathers?They are beautiful.
Right now I,m trying to get a buisness going so I will have
something to do when I retire, hopefully in about 3 yrs.It has been
slow going , I certantly could not live on my quilting buisness. I
am a staff nurse in a small hosp in the ICU/CCU unit.I work 12 hr
shifts 3 days a week, & that gives me time to quilt.
I also have a local quilt group going with the help of a friend .
We meet 1 X a month.we have a yahoo group "Rather Be Quilting" &
Ihave a web site . you can visit me at
ruthsquiltingstudio .zoomshare. com
& see some of my quilts.I,ve made all 3 of my children & all 7
grandchildren a quilt. I need to post pictures of the grand
children,s quilts. the only one I have on there is Riley,s.
It,s nice to "meet" you , looking forward to swaping Ideas with you.
In quiltedjewels@ yahoogroups. com, "Julie Lillo" <julieblillo@ ...>
> --- In quiltedjewels@ yahoogroups. com, "Ruth"
> <ruthsquiltingstudi o@> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am Ruth from Ky. I've done long arm quilting for about 2 years
> > now .Looking for a group to share ideas with.
> Ruth, thank you for joining the Quilted Jewels group. I've been at
> longarming for just a couple of years, too. How long have you been
> I just set this group up and also a blog with photos of some of my
> quilting. If you want to check it out it's at
> 360.yahoo.com/ julieblillo@ ...
> I'd love to share ideas with you. What kind of longarm stuff do
> do right now?
> I worked for the Michigan Gammill dealer for 3 1/2 years as sales
> mananger and education manager, but now I'm just running my
> quilting business. I'm thankful for what I learned by observing
> classes at our dealership and from going to big quiltshows.
> My machine quilting business just turned two years old and I'm
> enjoying it. Do you do quilts for others