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Faith – what is it?

here is a definition that I love!!

I love my antique machines

I have several antique machines that I love to sew on. Some of them are treadles and others are handcranks. The handcranks are wonderful for my Granddaughter to use and she has been using them since she was 3 years old.
I have a goal of making a quilt on each of my machines that represent the year they were made and quilting the final designs on them using the same antique machine. I have seen videos of a lady quilting on her treadle. It totally fascinates me and I have got to try it sometime. You have to pedal fast and move the quilt as you go. I can see beautiful victorian feathers done this way but have not been successful in doing it.
Let me know if you use these machines in you quilting. It is so fun to exchange blocks with others who have antique machines. I have done this several times and would love to do it again.
Have a great week and God Bless you.

More photos are posted

I added more photos to the photos page. The slideshow is growing and now shows my original Hobby Quilter. I need to add a picture of the 18″ Nolting and now my new 24″ Nolting Pro. Hope you enjoy looking at them.

WORK IN PROGRESS

I am working again on my spiral quilt.  I love the surf fabric and took a class at Road to California several years ago.  The spirals were taught by Renae Merrill and the quilt was called More fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys.  I sure hope to finish mine by the end of this year if not sooner.  We are a family with several surfers in it and all Californians.

New photos posted

I developed a new page of pictures of quilts I have done recently. I hope you enjoy seeing them. I love the colors and patterns and will add more pictures as soon as I find them. I have so many albums of quilts I have done that it is difficult for me to find them all.
Thanks for looking.

Quilts of Valor” documentary available

“Quilts of Valor,” a 73-minute documentary starring national quilters Eleanor Burns, Alex Anderson, and Mark Lipinski and hosted by Marianne Fons, has just been made available to all public television stations nationwide by its producer, Iowa Public Television. To make sure this unique and compelling program is aired on your local station, contact your station’s programming department and ask it to schedule the show.

For help in finding your local station, go to  http://www.pbs.org. Contact your station via email, phone message, or personal note to let them know you want to watch “Quilts of Valor.”  It will be available May 22, 2012.

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