We had our long-arm meeting today, about 14 gals who love to quilt and share and EAT!!
Always good foodies at our every other month meetings. If you are a long-armer, I hope you are able to meet with other gals in your area...we are truly blessed here to have that privilege. We share lots of ideas, ask for ideas, share books and classes we have enjoyed, and just plain encourage each other in many ways. I have been a part of this group almost 10 years, since moving to WA.
Today Jenny Pedigo shared more about her trip to Houston and her great ruler.....makes curves and a myriad of designs can be created with this fantastic ruler. I will try to figure out how to post her blog info....I think if you just type in Jenny Pedigo up will pop all kinds of great info....sewkindofwonderful might do the trick, too.
JoAnn Blade shared her great new felt foodie patterns for kids....and big kids too. They are great fun, and can be easily made on the long-arm.
I guess I am the oldest, longest quilting member in the group now...Barb Dau has quilted a year longer than I have!....we started in the days when we had no classes, no books, no manuals for our machines, and no nuthin!.....it is sooooo much better today from that standpoint.
I am still quilting on a 16 year old machine with no stitch regulator, but I do have the needle up and down...which I love. I have never done pantos....just quilting designs totally free-hand and no marking.....well, I guess the new computer machines would put me over the edge for sure. I tip my hat to all those young kids who can figure them out and make all those amazing designs with them.
Today we spotted a little snow on our way to the meeting...don't like that one bit.
This week will bring a couple more guild Christmas parties, a class, and a field trip with my Goof Balls to the La Conner Museum and the Material Men exhibit.
I even quilted two of my own quilts in the last few weeks, and have one of Freddy Moran's ready to start on Monday morn....will try to remember to post a picture. It is a big, colorful tree!
A goofy flower I created for the museum challenge last Quiltfestival. I covered the whole top with black tulle just for fun!