Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bobbin holders

I use a donut bobbin holder for my L-size bobbins for my Janome sewing machine. 

But I also have M-size bobbins for my longarm machine.  They fit in the plastic-tube holder, but the threads constantly unwind from the bobbin.

I looked for a better M-size holder while at the Quilt Festival in Houston, but didn't find anything I liked.   What I did get, though, was a great suggestion to use ponytail holders.  No more unwinding threads!
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

January meeting

Members of the Peeps group gathered to view and
discuss/critique newly completed work or work in progress.

Nancy did this piece that featured a leaf that she had preserved in glycerin.

Pat showed us some pieces that she did as sketches for new work.

Jeanne explained how she has used foamcore board to back and hang one of her pieces.

Anne had a quilt on the cutting table that she was pin basting for quilting.  Here she's helping Carol get her quilt on the wall.

Pat recently finished this class sample that she made with her own shibori-dyed fabrics.

Bev finished the quilting on this piece that included her dyed and stamped fabrics.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

AQS Lancaster

Two of my quilts have been selected to go to the American Quilter's Society quilt show in Lancaster, PA.  It will be held March 13 - 16, 2013.

Appian Way will be in the Wall Quilts - Home Machine Quilted section.
 (2011  48" X 48")

DoorMats #1 will be in the Wall Quilts - LongArm Quilted section.
 (2010  49" X 67")

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

De-install at Schweinfurth

Jet Trails #11 is taken off the wall as the Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY, is "de-installed."
I expect to collect it and bring it home this week.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Sewing day

Priscilla was at the studio for some sewing time, so of course, Suki had to join her.
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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Machine Quilting

I found this quilt in my stash of tops.  It came from a class a long time ago -- perfect for testing out the Innova longarm quilting machine.

I just did an over-all pattern on it, but tried out some different threads.

The next top is loaded on the frame and ready to go.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ludisia Discolor

Ludisia discolor, the black jewel orchid, is an orchid species native to Malaysia, Indonesia and Burma. It is a terrestrial orchid, which means it grows in soil and soil-like medium on the ground.

 We bought this plant at an orchid show in Fairchild Gardens in Miami almost 15 years ago, and there were several years without any flowers.

In the last two or three years we've resisted repotting it since it's been producing so many flowers.

Each of the stalks has multiple blooms which look like individual tiny orchids.

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