Monday, 28 May 2012

May Meeting and a visit from Shelley

Shelley, from Graceful Stitches, visited us at this month's meeting and shared her journey into the business of Longarm quilting.  Shelley just started her business and she shared tips on preparing our quilt tops for longarm quilting.  Some of the tips she shared were:
  • press your quilt top from the top and the bottom
  • get rid of all loose threads
  • use a lint roller to get rid of fluff and pet hair
  • remove all selvages from your backing
  • press seams open on your backing
  • make sure the backing is four inches wider than the top on ALL sides
  • purchase a good quality batting ( she suggested Quilters Dream batting)
Shelley shared her information pamphlet with the group.  She showed us some of the beautiful quilts that she has been working on.  We wish Shelley good luck on this exciting journey into the business of longarm quilting.  Shelley can be reached at  Thanks Shelley!

These were the items for the Fat Quarter draw.  Some of the prizes even came with a mug!!

As usual Show and Tell was impressive. ( I hope I give credit to all the correct quilters, if not just let this blogger know and I will correct it.)
 Marilyn's Mondo birds which were inspired by Lynne Edwards.
 Carolyn's 200 year anniversity quilt that was made for her church.
 Linda's tessellating leaves that was taught by Kathy at the Spring Fling. 
Linda's Rail fence.
 Linda's flower wallhanging.
 Pat's baby quilt.
 Jesse's machine quilted airplane quilt.
Donna's Box Top Challenge!
Donna's Button Collector wallhanging. (A Debbie Mumm patttern)
Brenda's Box Top Challenge project.  It's a bed runner.
Nancy's beautiful longarm quilting on Margie's quilt for the flood vitims of Perth.
Ruth's graduation quilt for a gal she used to babysit! 
A Spring Fling Project.
Joyce's Christmas wallhanging.
Anne's fabric bucket, a project that was taught by Kathy at Spring Fling.
Anne's tessellating leaves, a project that was taught by Kathy at Spring Fling
Christine's summer pillow top.
Christine's summer purse.
Olivia's baby quilt.
Darcy's daughter's quilt that is stitched with flowers and bound in pink and definitely made with love.
And last, but not least, Heather's pin cushion.  Made from a kit from the Gathering of the Guilds

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