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Thread: A fantastic McTavish day!

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    She is an amazing person AND from Iowa...we Iowans are very proud of her. She has give classes at quilt shows aroung Iowa. I love her technique. Have a tendency to do it ....

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    Old swimmer, thank you so much for this topic. I had been struggling on whether or not I should take a workshop with her at the MQX show in Rhode Island next month. She has definitely been one of my "fantasy" instructors. I have never taken a class with anyone that is truly famous. Your post was the final "pro" I needed in my list of pros and cons and I just registered to take her class that will certify me to be an instructor in McTavishing. Woo Hoo, I am so excited.

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    She does such fantastic work! Glad you got to see her!

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    Lovely!!

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    Beautiful work. What an artist she is.

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    OMG, that must have been a treat to listen to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    That is so cool! You're right, her work is awesome. And OMG, I can't believe anyone would want that border taken off!! Too darned right she should keep it!!! (Shaking my head in disbelief!)

    Thanks for sharing!
    I totally agree!!!!
    Yes, me too!! Hard to believe but I guess nothing shocks me anymore!

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    Wow how lucky you were to do that workshop.. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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    They are all so very beautiful.

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    Beautiful work!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    I thought that I would share with you the wonderful day I had recently when I got to meet Karen McTavish and view her trunk show! She is such a fun person, like someone I would have hung out with in high school! Her story is awesome and quite unique, at least in how she was introduced to long arm quilting...which in a nutshell was that her mom bought her a long arm, and wanted her to move closer to home to raise her family. Her mom told her she could make a living doing LA quilting, and Karen did, but only after a long learning curve and her own inventivness! And now...the rest is history. So here are some pictures. I asked her if I could post them, and she gave me permission.

    thats awesome that you got to meet her. She is amazing, wish she would come hang out at my house for just one day :) and ...I agree with everyone else on the quilt with the gorgeous border. It was meant to be the way she made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Oh, you must have went when she was in Grand Island. What fun!
    I did go when she was in GI...I missed my chance earlier when she was in Kearney, so I made sure I went to this one. She did classes also, but I have never done any long arm quilting, so it was probabally not for me...yet.... maybe some day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Old swimmer, thank you so much for this topic. I had been struggling on whether or not I should take a workshop with her at the MQX show in Rhode Island next month. She has definitely been one of my "fantasy" instructors. I have never taken a class with anyone that is truly famous. Your post was the final "pro" I needed in my list of pros and cons and I just registered to take her class that will certify me to be an instructor in McTavishing. Woo Hoo, I am so excited.
    Wow! I am excited for you! She is just funny and genuine and has a crazy-fun personality....although I saw her be very focused and serious about her work when she was doing some demos. I dont think you will be disappointed or feel out of place at all! Have fun and tell us all about it when you are done...and have someone take your picture!

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    I have taken a class from her and won her class sampler. I was tatally siked..

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    What wonderful work. I don't blame her I would have kept the quilt. It had a beautiful boarder. What a great day you had.

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    Her work is exquisite. I'm still boggled by someone sending a quilt back to have a border removed!!!

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    wow her work is just beautiful and I would love to take a class with her some day to. Her quilting is to die for. Thanks for sharing. You are one lucky lady to have gotten to meet Karen McTavis to. Thanks for sharing.

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    thank you so much for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    That is so cool! You're right, her work is awesome. And OMG, I can't believe anyone would want that border taken off!! Too darned right she should keep it!!! (Shaking my head in disbelief!)

    Thanks for sharing!
    I totally agree!!!!
    Yes, me too!! Hard to believe but I guess nothing shocks me anymore!
    Just gotta say:
    thank goodnes the quilt WAS returned (for fixing!) or we would never have seen it (as it would have been stuck away in a closet)! It is brilliant.

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    :shock: Amazing talent!!!

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    So neat you got to meet her. Thanks for sharing your pictures and story. Can't believe someone sent a quilt back, much less one as beautiful as that, borders and all. It is beautiful. I would have kept it too, and the person that sent it back would be on my "no quilts for them" list. McTavish does wonderful work and it would be an honor to meet her.

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    thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. People have differnt tastes, I would have kept the quilt too before butchering it. It is just gorgeous.

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    Her work is impeccable! Some people are just too picky! How dare anyone even suggest taking that border off????

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    Oh man....I'm just jealous! I'd love to see her in person. I'd have had to kill the person wanting that border removed on that quilt...its is stunning!

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    Absolutely beautiful work----such a talented lady. Who would ever return such a gift???!!! Happy that she kept it.
    Thanks for sharing, Kutnso

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