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Old 03-08-2011, 07:30 AM
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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.

Quilt she gave as a gift and was sent back to have the border taken off....she kept it....LOL
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Karen telling about the phone call from her mother....the one that launched her career
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explaining how she does machine trapunto
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one of her beautiful quilts, my favorite
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colored trapunto
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and of course..a close up of some" McTavishing"
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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!
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wow beautiful....why in the world would anyone want the border taken off that quilt...its beautiful
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Yea, it was some relative...that thought it was too much, or something crazy like that. She dyed that fabric and it was just beautiful. There are some things you just cant begin to explain....but she was right to keep it, in my opinion!
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Wowzer! Exquisite work! Thanks for sharing. Didn't know about this quilt artist.
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Originally Posted by tealfalcon
wow beautiful....why in the world would anyone want the border taken off that quilt...its beautiful
I agree whole heartedly. no wonder she kept it.
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They are lovely, great work!
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Oh, you must have went when she was in Grand Island. What fun!
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Originally Posted by tealfalcon
wow beautiful....why in the world would anyone want the border taken off that quilt...its beautiful
I can't imagine either!
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Thank you for sharing. The quilts are beautiful!!!!
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