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Panchita 06-29-2020 12:34 PM

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Thanks for the warm welcome https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/smile.png

I'm loving hearing and seeing people's stories and seeing the beautiful quilts. ckcowl's story though: I have no words. What appalling behaviour from the instructor! I can see why that would sap your mojo. I suspect the best motivator for me in that situation would be revenge - as in, I'm going to figure this out to spite the instructor!!!.

I managed to progress further with the handquilting on the tree skirt - I did 3 'snowmen' outlines, and now have 6 out of 8 planned Christmas tree outlines done. I plan on adding some stars in the other cream spaces - not sure what I'll do in the red yet... (will try to attach photo - difficult to show the quilting, even though the guidemarks haven't been washed out yet - I'm happy with the effect in real life though)

Teen 06-29-2020 01:28 PM

Originally Posted by Rff1010 (Post 8397763)
The instructor bailed with the.money?? . Criminal!

Amen! My thought exactly!

sewbizgirl 06-29-2020 02:21 PM

Originally Posted by ckcowl (Post 8397747)
The shop owner apologized and sent us home, next week we received a call saying the instructor decided not to come back- and she had taken all the money- the shop could not reimburse us.

The shop owner shares in the responsibility, since this fraud took place in her store. She made profit on the fabrics you bought. She should have found another teacher to finish the lessons, or teach them herself! That would be the last time I'd darken the door of that shop. So sorry that happened to you!

oksewglad 06-29-2020 02:22 PM

I think we are all shaking our heads over that one ckcowl...bummer for sure.

Welcome Panchita...lovely contrast with the red and white!

Rff1010 06-29-2020 03:02 PM

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Everyone started posting their June finishes and I got off my lazy butt and finished the blind stitching on the label for my "Quilt of Many Colors"

Dolly Parton for president!

70x90" - a generous twin size.

Now - here is the question. I made it in a fit of Covid Anxiety (I know its not the only one out there) but I wanted to donate to charity. Specifically my local Woman's Shelter.
1) do I just call them up and say "hey I made this"? Or
2) do I try and sell thru eBay and donate proceeds.

Yes I realize its my choice but there is a fundamental issue- cash will help more individuals but the quilt may send a greater message to the one recipient. So I'm open to hearing opinions.

sewbizgirl 06-29-2020 05:23 PM

Rff, donate the quilt! It's more a piece of you. https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

joe'smom 06-29-2020 05:38 PM

What a story, ckcowl! No wonder you kept putting it back in the drawer. Imagine what kind of impression that would make on a beginner quilter.

Very nice, Rff1010!

retiredteacher09 06-29-2020 05:41 PM

Rff1010: I would say donate it. Very pretty.

Panchita: I like your outlines.

ckcowl: Oh how sad. I have heard of The Cotton Theory but will need to look it up so I understand it.

joe’s mom: Enjoy your new machine.

NZquilter 06-30-2020 08:03 AM

That sounds like an awful experience, ckcowl! How sad!

​​​​​​Your tree skirt is beautiful, Panchita. I love the red and white combo.

Great scrappy, Rcf1010! I would donate it instead of sell it. I think it would bring so much cheer and hope to someone who needs it.

Congratulations on the new machine, Joe's mom. I've heard a lot of good about Jukis.

I'm itching to start a brand-new quilt right now. It's so hard to stay on track with the UFOs! But if I start a new one, I know from experience that the UFO circle will just keep on going!

Conchalea 06-30-2020 03:28 PM

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My first UFO for June, which I think I've already mentioned, is the baby quilt for my first great grand, a girl, due in September. This was all made with fabric I acquired during the first few weeks of quarantine.

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