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Pricing Updates for Edge to Edge Longarm Quilting

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As I approach the one year anniversary of when I ordered my 2nd Innova longarm with Mach 3 Auto Pilot computer system,  I must re-evaluate the pricing I established at that time and bring it back up from my introductory offer.   Many thanks to my loyal clients and the new clients that have brought business to me which helps support my family.   Initially for this time period I had offered a flat rate billing, all inclusive but even computerized is very labor intensive!  Effective August 1st, for all quilts received from that date my pricing will be the same for moderate density edge to edge longarm quilting, but will contain an additional line item charge for batting and thread.  Same pricing as I had in effect from 2011 to fall of 2016.  I do so appreciate each and every one of you and I do hope I will continue to quilt for you in the future!

I also have made the switch to primarily all Quilters Dream batting products.  I love their products and I think you will too if you are not al…

Longarm Challenge Reveal Day

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Our local longarm group "The Stand Up Divas" or SUDS for short hosts an annual challenge each year.  This year we created s sampler of minis totaling 18.5".   It was supposed to represent a block as you might find in a sampler quilt, use only blue and white fabrics and contain somewhere a bit of a fabric contributed by Debbie of Quilter's Quarters where our group meets.

Our reveal!

Lower right was not complete but we got her picture in!   I believe we definitely have 2 more that did not make the meeting today but have finished projects.   These will be on display at our local guild show in September.   Golden Needles Quilt Guild - Conroe, TX Mine.  Bowie Blues.   You can find out what my challenges were HERE.   One thing I did that was new to me was to thicken my design lines to help them show on that busy background fabric I chose.



Brenda
Denalee
Ginger
Harriet
Lou Ann

Mary Jo
Norma

Tammy
I was surprised to see that almost everyone used their challenge fabric as th…

The Cottage Mama Prim & Proper collection

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Here are two quilts pieced by Jane Michel for The Cottage Mama showcasing her newest fabric collection, Prim & Proper by Riley Blake Designs / Penney Rose Fabrics which  will be released next month.  Check out her post HERE to view the entire collection!


The edge to edge digital design used is called "Gerber Daisy" by Wasatch Quilting.   I chose this one just because I knew it would look awesome on those alternate solid blocks and it sure does deliver!


The back This one debuted at the Spring Market and was quilted with an edge to design called.... Gerber Daisy by  Stitch Happy.    We chose this one because it was very similar to one of the flower designs in the fabric. Thank you for letting me machine quilt these beautiful quilts for you and I wish you much success with that fantastic new vintage feedsack inspired fabric collection. My edge to edge machine quilting is created on my 26" Innova Longarm with Mach 3 Auto Pilot.   Click HERE if you are interested in more…

Indian Summer

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I am very behind on updating quilts to my blog.   I'll start with this pretty quilt by Lou Ellen.  The pattern is Indian Summer, a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx pattern.   You know we love our paper piecing!  This is a beautiful example of using up your scraps.  She made this for her mom and chose Feather Butterfly as an edge to edge design.


Yummy colors!   The quilt on my wall is a variation of a Kim Diehl pattern I made back in 2006 and quilted minimally on my DSM at that time.  I turned out so pretty.... but started as an Ugly Fabric Challenge with my guild!  I could not resist taking a photo of those colors laid out together.   You can see why I love Lou Ellens' quilt so much.   My colors!

Quilts for Katy Cares

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Katy is an area of West Houston that will be having their grand opening in August for their 1st Women's shelter in the area.   Plans are already underway for building more facilities.   Houston Modern Quilt Guild has been instrumental in supplying all the bed quilts needed for this grand opening.   More than 30 quilts!   Here's my little part, quilting these gorgeous bed quilts!


I love this bright string pieced quilt with gray sashing.     Quilted with Denise's Spirals.
HST Strings with cream.   Quilted with Hearts and Flowers

Wonky Logs quilted with Surf Vintage Hand Pieced 9 patches  quilted with Pansies
Pinwheels quilted with Abigail I am excited to see the slides of all the quilts that our guild has created and donated for this cause and feel so fortunate that I can be a little part of helping someone have a better life. On the flip side, as of this past Friday, I have quilted 29 charity quilts, some custom quilted, most edge to edge quilting.   On average of 5 hours (…