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12-10-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,592
Posted By dc989

I don't go to retreats because there is too much...

I don't go to retreats because there is too much togetherness for me. I need time away to regroup, plus I have irritable bowel problems and don't sleep well when I travel. Several of my friends are...
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12-08-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,303
Posted By dc989

I make quilts for CareNet which is crisis...

I make quilts for CareNet which is crisis pregnancy group. I have made for foster care and the local nursing home too. The most important thing is that you question the organization where you...
09-16-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By dc989

My favorite retreat we worked on our own project...

My favorite retreat we worked on our own project and had show and tell every evening after dinner to show what we'd accomplished for the day. The organizer had a quilt on a frame to teach hand...
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07-22-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By dc989

Thanks for the ideas. Archival boxes was the...

Thanks for the ideas. Archival boxes was the product I was trying to think of. The reason I took the quilt to repair was because it belonged to son-in-laws great grandma. I meet her years ago and...
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07-21-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By dc989

Storage Bags

Does anyone know of a source for quilt storage bags suitable for an old, fragile quilt? I know I can use a cotton pillowcase, but wanted something more secure for this rescue quilt. I did do repairs...
Forum: Recipes
06-29-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,473
Posted By dc989

I have one and the learning curve is steep. I...

I have one and the learning curve is steep. I rarely use it now because I'm not impressed with my results. I have researched and followed blogs and so on. I am a good cook and don't want to waste...
Forum: Recipes
05-02-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,432
Posted By dc989

My mom made great macaroni salad back then. How...

My mom made great macaroni salad back then. How about a simple fruit salad with a light dressing?
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04-30-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,610
Posted By dc989

Mug Rugs for Bazaar

In early December I am helping an older friend with her table for our Christmas bazaar. I have done so for several years now. She is pretty dependent on the money she makes from her baked goods and...
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04-16-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,434
Posted By dc989

Juki's have become very popular in this area. ...

Juki's have become very popular in this area. I've never heard complaints from any of the owners. In my opinion only Janome is not as reliable a machine as it was a few years ago. I run Janome...
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03-25-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,010
Posted By dc989

I agree with DJ. I make hundreds of charity and...

I agree with DJ. I make hundreds of charity and gift quilts, but have never made the old traditional patterns on my bucket list for me. Along those same lines I have too much stuff. . . fabric,...
02-26-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,716
Posted By dc989

I had it done, because my mother's background is...

I had it done, because my mother's background is intriguing. She was given as an infant to a couple who raised her as theirs. Her birth mother had her out of wedlock, fathered by her employer...
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02-26-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,841
Posted By dc989

Members used to be paid $25 to teach a full...

Members used to be paid $25 to teach a full class, which is held apart from the guild meeting. Most donate the money back to to the guild. I have taught twice but was not paid. I think member...
02-22-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,013
Posted By dc989

You might look in the vintage pattern section. ...

You might look in the vintage pattern section. Many of the dresses are most modest and can be updated if you wish by using modern fabrics or trims. I love looking at the section.
02-20-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,102
Posted By dc989

Selling Items

Can we post items for sale on this site? I see an embroidery machine for sale, but when I questioned how to price a sewing machine the post was edited so much that the intent of the question was...
Forum: Main
01-22-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,315
Posted By dc989

A number of years ago our guild wrote a provision...

A number of years ago our guild wrote a provision in the by-laws that members had to be 18 plus because several members brought grandchildren to learn quilting. They paid member dues at a...
Forum: Main
01-19-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,633
Posted By dc989

I had problems with the 7700 and traded for the...

I had problems with the 7700 and traded for the 8900 Janome. It is better, but has stitch problems with the automatic tension. I finally started using a stand alone thread holder and it helped...
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01-19-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,041
Posted By dc989

If I'm doing a traditional pattern in traditional...

If I'm doing a traditional pattern in traditional fabric like 30's fabric I use a solid such as Kona Snow. For more modern fabric and patterns I use white on white or tone on tones style. I don't...
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01-12-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,544
Posted By dc989

I've only gone to two retreats and doubt I will...

I've only gone to two retreats and doubt I will go again. I'm quiet and need time away from folks. My husband says I could be great hermit. I loved the opportunity to get new ideas and but was...
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01-10-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,447
Posted By dc989

I never bring anything too complicated because I...

I never bring anything too complicated because I am easily distracted and make mistakes or waste massive time figuring out where I was. Precut if you are doing a new project because space may be at...
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01-04-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,114
Posted By dc989

Our guild is very clique and it is hard to be the...

Our guild is very clique and it is hard to be the newbie. Folks who seem to assimilate well are friendly, not too braggy and are willing to help without acting like they know it all. Those seem...
01-02-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 129,650
Posted By dc989

I would like to participate too. How do I sign...

I would like to participate too. How do I sign up or do I just declare my intentions here.

As to projects to finish I have two main ones. First I belong to Operation First Responders and have...
12-29-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,300
Posted By dc989

If you look in the Simplicity and other brand...

If you look in the Simplicity and other brand pattern books there are lots of Apron patterns. I noticed one with the shaped bib that is similar. You might be able to combine several to get the...
12-20-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,559
Posted By dc989

I recently bought a huge rolling shelving unit at...

I recently bought a huge rolling shelving unit at Bimart. It was regularly quite expensive, but I only paid $129. I got rid of two folding banquet style tables and reorganized my projects which had...
Forum: Main
12-19-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,990
Posted By dc989

If you're of my generation how about Run Around...

If you're of my generation how about Run Around Sue by Dion and do sunbonnet sue? Too funny!
Forum: Main
12-02-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,887
Posted By dc989

Yes you can, but I was trying to carefully sew in...

Yes you can, but I was trying to carefully sew in the ditch, hich is what prompted my question. My FMQ in the ditch is not the greatest! LOL
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