Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Quiltinators!!

Hello everyone! Saturday morning I had the invasion of my quilting buddies!! The Quiltinators!! Oh my goodness did we ever have a blast! Here is how the day went! First I cleared out my family room and brought in 5 folding tables, there were 10 of us sewing! Everyone brought food, sorry no pics of the food spread, but man oh man was there ever some good eatin!
So for your viewing pleasure....

the empty family room

some of the Quiltinators
another view of the Quiltinators

 Pumpkins I made with my Accuquilt GO...oh yes their is a leaf in there too and I forgot to put my acorn in

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 This is Helen's paper pieced star
Janic's paper pieced star! She was so excited to learn this technique! thank you Helen for showing her!!
the invasion of the frogs!!! From Accuquilt!

I captured all the frogs! Now to get them onto their lilypads! that is the next step!
Happy Sewing everyone!

Friday, September 13, 2013

I hear it is Friday the 13th!

So, it is Friday the 13th...not worried about it all! It is a little chilly outside, but that makes for good soup weather! Gonna make a pot of soup for tonight and tomorrow's fun sew day! I can't wait for everyone to come over. We are going to have a friend come over and demo her accuquilt machine. Most of us have one but we are looking forward to Sharon showing us different ways to use it (dies)

I know some of you don't want to read about things for sale, but I am now an Innova Dealer. And if you have been seriously thinking of buying a longarm machine or a sit down machine we are offering a SWEET deal!! This deal is $899 worth of products free!!
The sale expires on Sunday, September 15, 2013. All is required is a deposit, the rest of the balance for the machine would be due on deliver.

Now, here is something I started working on yesterday. I remade the quilt that I brought to the Grand Rapids Quilt show. I added crystals to it, what do you think?

Can you see the tiny crystals? I love the little pop of bling!

this was before I added the bling and the other appliques are not on yet....

See, just a few more crystals, I love this!

I send more pics as I get it done....Happy sewing everyone!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Longarm machine

For those of you who are interested in purchasing a longarm machine, this is the time of year to do it! Lots of goodies/specials going on to save you money! If you are interested in an Innova, send me an email. There is a special deal going on now that is called the "back to school special" and it is on top of the already September special almost $1500 being taken off the price! What a deal! Order your machine through me and I will give you personal training! Well, you have to live within 5 hours of me, sorry, but I can only travel so far :)
The Back to School Special expires on Sunday, September 15, 2013.
Also Red Thread is also offering special financing:
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

INNOVA Longarm machine!!

Innova Longarm Machine!

Yes! I am now an Innova Gal! I love love love their longarm machine!
And here is a youtube video that is showing one of their newest attachments, the Sequencer!!
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I'm so happy to be a part of the Innova family and teaching at Accomplish Quilting. If you are interested in learning how to draw feathers, vines, and back fillers that are easy, sign up for my class. Space is limited!
Date: October 26, 2013
Time: 10am to 4pm
All supplies and lunch are included, cost for the class is $125.00
Class title: Fantabulous Feathers and Frivolous Fillers
Where: Accomplish Quilting
Stevensville, MI
phone:(866) 556-2552   
The handle bars are easily adjusted! No tools needed.
The head of the machine moves so that you can change out the foot quickly.
Lightning Stitch is an amazing stitch regulator, it puts the other ones to shame!!
With Lightning Stitch you can change the sensitivity when working with specialty threads, just use your fingernail to adjust the level on the touch screen.
If you begin with the 18" size throat and decide you want to upgrade to the 22" or 26" you don't have to trade in your machine to order a new one, all you have to do is order the package that will extend your present innova longarm machine.
Don't forget to call and reserve your spot for class or maybe you want to test drive a machine!
Happy Sewing!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Catching up with life!

It is September!! I cannot believe this! That only means Autumn is coming and well we all know what comes after Autumn....winter! I love Autumn! The colors are soooo pretty and inspiring! The smell of the air seems to change, you know? I've noticed that up here in Michigan. We had a chilly July for about 3 weeks it felt like autumn! The air has a crisp smell? I think that is a good adjective to use, got any suggestions? lol

Lately, I'm trying to catch up. I'm not submitting as many quilt designs as I did before or these last two years. That was way too much work! I lost some serious family time! I've worked too hard on my family to just give that up. Yes, they are all pretty much grown now, a group of handsome young men, beautiful daughter and grand daughter.

For the past 2 months Joe and I have been making it a habit to go out on dates at least Friday night and Sunday night. I enjoy this! Especially the Sunday night date. I don't know what is different about it, maybe because we begin the day together. We have to be at church by 8:30am for praise band practice and well we pretty much spend the entire day together. We usually go to Culver's and have a frozen custard sunday to end our day! Love it!

My friend Dawn came over Saturday. Her husband made her a rag rug frame. She was working on her newest craft, rag rug! Putting all her ugly fabric into this rug, it was really neat! She should have it finished soon, maybe I can post a picture of it when she completes it.

I have new work, quilt related, but I can't post it yet, in time! I can tell you that my video with Annie's is doing great! In October, I get to make another video class! I can't wait! I hope you will get to view my 2nd class when it airs! I don't know when it will air, sorry..but it will be sometime in 2014, probably winter/early spring.

This is my latest published quilt, the Barn Swallow block made into a quilt, "Cosmic Vibrations"
The magazine is out on newsstands now "Quilts from 100 Blocks"

Time to get off the computer! Happy Sewing!