Quilty Question?

Hey, again.  Can you believe it’s Tuesday already?  One thing I know I’m looking forward to this week, is an extra hour of sewing on Sunday!  What, isn’t that why we change the time?  Also, who else has already started brainstorming their Holiday Exchange gift?  Wait, I’ve already included three questions and none of them are the Quilty Question.  I have to get it together.

You have already all shared too many new fabrics and made me drool over your dream sewing machines.  Great, I’m eating peanut butter and jelly all of 2014.  Up this week:  Which  fabric designer would you love to meet?

With everyone down at Quilt Market, they are all blowing up my Instagram feed (more fabric to buy, more quilts to make!) and it makes me wish I could hang out with them!  You all probably know my answer already – Denyse Schmidt.  Even if I just got to tell her that Chicopee started my obsession with quilting, that would be enough.

I lie.  I would need to pick her brain some more.

So, that’s it – which fabric designer would you choose to meet?

2013 Holiday Exchange

I know, I know. I’ve harassed you enough. I just wanted to give one more reminder for our Holiday Exchange, which is happening on Elfster.com in a Secret Santa-style swap. We’re exchanging handmade tokens or fabric in the $10-15 range at our December meeting on the 19th. Names will be picked by Elfster tomorrow, so today is the last day to sign up if it sounds like fun.

If you have already signed up, think about adding something to your wishlist. Maybe you have a closet full of pin cushions, or you are collecting yellow FQs for your stash. Let your Elf know by clicking on the Elfster logo, then looking along the top menu for “Add to Wishlist.” It’s right under the pink bar, next to “Start Gift Exchange.”


Then it will encourage you to add products to your list. We just want to add messages, so click on the “Text” tab and type whatever you’d like to let your Elf know.


Let me know if you have any questions.

I can’t wait to see who I get!

Quilty Question?

Hello, again!  Ashley here with another Quilty Question, so don’t be shy.  This topic is near and dear to my heart as I’m currently obsessing over an upcoming decision myself.  What is your dream sewing machine?  I just started this crazy journey less than a year ago, and I’m still tickled pink with my Bernina 215 that I purchased when the quilting bug bit.  However, the more I dive into quilting and making larger quilts I can’t.stop.looking. at the Bernina 710.

In fact, I took on a second job as an adjunct professor to both challenge myself professionally… and build my little Bernina nest egg.  Great life planning, right?  Agreed.

Some of you lucky ducks may even have your dream machine already, so don’t be shy – share it anyway.  You should be proud – even if I’m a little jealous.  What do you look for in a dream machine?  What feature does your dream machine have?  For me it’s the extra space for quilting, and the stitch regulator, and the dual feed…

What’s your dream machine?