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Old 05-18-2010, 05:12 AM   #1
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My wife is a quilter, and this has drawn me into admiring this creative craft. We have attended the Sisters OR outdoor quilt show several times, and this year will bring along our fiberglass trailer. What a wonderful way to combine interests!

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:16 AM   #2
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I'm the lone non-quilter in our family, one sister is a sometimes quilter, and three sisters plus Mom are rabid quilters. You may run into them at Sisters! (I think only three are going this year- Mom and two sisters.)
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:51 PM   #3
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I have sewn apparel for years and several years ago I started quilting. I kept
dragging my feet because I knew what would happen and it did! I always have my
next dozen quilts filed in my brain.
I also have an embroidery machine, actually at the moment I have two. My DH thinks
I should take the smaller one with us and set up shop in our Casita (or maybe the picnic
table). I have embroidered our wheel cover as well as several small wall hanging in
RBANDB II. Way too much fun.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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Hello,
My DH thinks
I should take the smaller one with us and set up shop in our Casita (or maybe the picnic
table). I have embroidered our wheel cover as well as several small wall hanging in
RBANDB II. Way too much fun.
Martha
Martha:

My wife has a Singer Featherweight sewing machine which we have taken with us on two camping trips already this year. This allows her to work on her quilts in our little trailer at night and browse fabric stores during the day. What could be better than that!

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Old 05-26-2010, 07:18 AM   #5
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I don't quilt, although I can see why people do, but the thing I love most about quilts is the "cozy, secure, happy "smells" and feel of those older quilts that Mom had and used to cover me up with. I'm sure that sounds nuts, but it's like that old blanket we had, as kids. It was just some cheap cotton thing with an American Indian type print on it and we all called it the "Indian blanket". I think I have it in an old Cedar Chest down stairs and it's so worn out and faded that most would throw it away. But, if I wanted to get all cozy and warm and fuzzy feeling, I would wrap up in it, or one of Mom's old quilts, and life was good. We kids used to fight over the "indian blanket"

Hey, maybe that would be a nice thing to do right now......God knows I could use some secure feelings.

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Old 05-27-2010, 11:11 AM   #6
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My wife quilts.!!!!!!
There are quilts all over the house. She also quilts clothing, handbags, table runners and anything that'll go through her sewing machine. She has taken over the spare bedroom with sewing machine, ironing board, boxes of thread and STUFF. Her spare time is spent in the 'quilting room' while I sit, a shunned husband, and have to watch sports alone
Could be worse, Eh?, she might actually want to talk.
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Tongue -in-cheek!
Actually I,m very proud of what she can accomplish with little bits of material.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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Since I have way too many hobbies I also encourage my wife to quilt, which she does with gusto. Last time we went on a cross-country trailer pull I made sure she could use her portable sewing machine wherever we went, hookups or not.

Since our front table is stable, chair is comfortable, and the light is plentiful the next step was seeing how the machine would run on converter power from the batteries. It was pitiful, would not run worth squat. Went for a true sine wave inverter and the machine hums merrily along. Something to consider if you like to camp in the boonies along side the John Day river or similar places.

I went with her to the Sisters show a couple of times and my mind was properly boggled.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:11 PM   #8
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Sandy, in addition to knitting and machine embroidery, does quilting. Attached is a photo of a 4 foot by 10 foot quilted Church Sanctuary "Banner" which she made with the "help" of a few others who offered their help, but turned out didn't know how to quilt, nor had a sewing machine ;-(

She got plenty of "artistic" direction, but little else.

The banner is "Trees of the Bible", with Bible Book and passage for each tree type.

Enjoy,

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:02 AM   #9
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My wife has quilted for years, (her hobby now takes up three rooms in our house). Her latest masterpiece can be seen in the American Quilters Society Desk Calendar in October 4. We've been to many shows, but not the Three Sisters yet, she has talked about flying out to it next year, I guess it's a big one.

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:52 PM   #10
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I did my first ever quilt block this year as part of a group effort to raise funds for Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue. My block is the one at the top left of the finished quilt. The theme was Ridgebacks at the Beach.

If you want to get tickets for this one, send me a PM and I'll see that you get the info to enter the draw.


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Old 07-15-2010, 07:23 PM   #11
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Neat one, Carol Ann! Your block totally captures the way dogs love to "find things" and play in the sand at the beach.

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My wife is a quilter, and this has drawn me into admiring this creative craft. We have attended the Sisters OR outdoor quilt show several times, and this year will bring along our fiberglass trailer. What a wonderful way to combine interests!

http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/


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Gorgeous quilt, Brian! Thanks for sharing your wife's work with us!

Oop, and now I see the others pictured here - they're all great. I know how much work goes into them. I love it that some people are able to combine quilting with camping. (I've done a little knitting while out in the woods-but really prefer to paint... badly, I'm afraid!)
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Here is an article how to put a hand crank on a featherweight


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Old 07-16-2010, 05:24 AM   #14
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Wow! These are some impressive specimens! I started quilting a few years back for a friend who was having her first baby. My sewing experience was limited to all they could teach us in 3 weeks way back in seventh grade. Nothing like jumping into it with both feet and a lead weight tied around my neck!

I'm not great, but I get my quilts finished, and I'm learning to move away from patterns and into my own designs. Super fun! But I love to see the artists at work. THEY are AMAZING!
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