Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 23 of 23

Thread: Hello from Oklahoma

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Posts
    73

    Hello from Oklahoma

    I've been reading the Quilting Board for quite some time now working up the courage to make my first quilt. My mom used to quilt before she got dementia, and I would like to gain the skills to finish some of the work she had started. I will post pics soon. I've made a rag quilt, and have decided I'm ready to jump into the deep end of the pool. The Quilting Board has become my daily "must read" and I look forward to unwinding after work by reading the posts and marveling at all the beautiful quilts the members make. Some of them just blow me away and make me want to drop everything else and start cutting and piecing!I've also been saving all the tips people post, and have been aquiring tools and fabric to add to what I already have from sewing and working years ago at Joann's. Yeppers, I'm a frabric and gadget junkie too! I look at a lot of patterns from the textile companies and places like Quilter's Cache where I like the pattern... not always the fabrics! Choosing colors for me is my biggest "uhhh" right now.... and my bucket list is pretty long.
    I live in a small town of about 1500, but I'm very lucky that Brenda Shreve with Brenda's Red Barn Quilting (www.brendasredbarn.com) is about 4 or 5 miles away from me out past the lake. I've been to her shop once before to talk to her about machine quilting a hand-pieced top my daughter received from an honorary Grandma; she has tried for a couple of years to get me into quilting, but I haven't been out there, mainly because of her hours. She is usually closed by the time I get off work. But I see a trip coming in the near future. She has different long-arm machines that you can rent time on to learn how to machine quilt, and I hope to tackle that by the end of the year.
    There is a vintage Bruce sewing machine that has the shuttle bobbin, sold in May of 1915.. possibly an auotmatic treadle? at my mom's house that needs a repair, but it is in great shape. I believe with the help of the people on this board, I can get him (??) running again in no time. I learned when making the rag quilt that my machine labors a bit with 4-6 layers of flannel, and with it being computerized, I don't want to throw the timing off. I would like to use the Bruce to make my mom a quilt or incorporate some of her past work into a lap quilt that she can use in the nursing home. Maybe it will help her to remember. She originally bought the machine for the cabinet to refinish and tried at the local Singer dealer to get the parts to fix it, but that was in the early 70's and he said he couldn't get the parts. But now with the internet and the people on this board, I think I can make Bruce run like a top again.
    My daughter is in college, and will be moving away in fall of next year to go to RN school, so it will be me and my big red furbaby at home. Lots of time in the evening for me to polish my cutting and seaming skills. My first "big" goal is to make a Lone Star quilt, but I'm going to start small with 4-patch, 9-patch, DNP, and a few smaller stars to learn paper piecing and learn to SITD.
    I'd better get off here and get back to work... just luv, luv, luv end of the month closing!

    Thank you to everyone on the board for your generosity, humor, and inspiring work. It is an honor to learn from you.

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    29,697
    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

  3. #3
    Super Member Patchworkmarion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    1,743
    G'day from Queensland Australia.
    Patchworkmarion

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Posts
    1,193
    Welcome from the beautiful mountains of western NC.
    Marcia

  5. #5
    Senior Member Bilben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Yukon, Canada
    Posts
    380
    Welcome from Canada!

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,072
    Welcome from Adrian, MI

  7. #7
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,536
    Blog Entries
    43
    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  8. #8
    Member jeaniedrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Eastern Oklahoma
    Posts
    80
    Welcome from a fellow Okie. (near Sallisaw) Good luck with your first quilt. Hope to see pics soon. Keep us posted on Bruce.

  9. #9
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,168
    Blog Entries
    47
    Welcome from Louisiana....I'm happy you have joined us!

  10. #10
    Super Member Janet L52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Shingle Springs, California
    Posts
    5,464
    Hello and welcome from northern California!
    Janet L52

  11. #11
    Power Poster twinkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    14,731
    Welcome to the board from the friendly State of Alabama

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,588
    Welcome from Michigan!

  13. #13
    Super Member Abby'smom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Oak Ridge North, TX
    Posts
    7,037
    welcome from se TX
    diane

  14. #14
    Super Member Lakeview Quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,345
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hello, welcome from Nevada!!!
    Kathy

  15. #15
    Super Member Delta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Waco Texas
    Posts
    1,177
    Blog Entries
    1
    WELCOME FROM WACO TEXAS. glad you enjoy this site. everyone here is so helpful. show us pics soon. would love to see your work.
    Delta
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

  16. #16
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Welcome from S CA!

  17. #17
    Super Member quiltingeileen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,391
    Welcome from Massachusetts! Hope you enjoy the board.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Posts
    73
    Thank you to everyone for welcoming me. I noticed in the last few days have several from Oklahoma joining. Hopefully some are in the Tulsa area and we can meet sometime in the future... at a local quilt shop
    I've picked out a first pattern to make my DD a quilt for her future house when she moves in a year to go to RN school. She has to get into and through LPN school first
    The pattern is Water Lillies off the Quick Quilts website. The blocks are 10.5 x 10.5 with two smaller borders and a wide outer border. Should be fairly straightforward. I don't think the finished quilt size matches with the cutting instructions and assembly diagram... the finished size says 85 x 96.5, but the assembly diagram shows 88 x 88. I may wait to cut the borders after I finish piecing the blocks together.
    She is a VB junkie, loves Ellie Blue. I have fabric in her pattern, just need the coordinating colors for the sashing and block borders. She's already requested curtains and pillowcases to match. Good thing the website I ordered the fabric from has more in stock! I know I'm already going to have to order more for the quilt backing, so I guess I'm off to a good start....LOL

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    325
    Welcome from the great state of Alabama.

  20. #20
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    13,232
    Hi from Ohio!
    SueDor

  21. #21
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,481
    Welcome from Kansas

  22. #22
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    13,135
    Hello and welcome from Minnesota! Glad you've joined us!!!

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Posts
    1,620
    Welcome from Baon Rouge, Louisiana My Dad ws from Chelsea, n of Tulsa. This QB is a daily additiv as you gain many friends... You als learn lots of good stuff. Hugs

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.