Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What Quilters Really Want

Quilter’s Wish List

Did anyone catch the ad on the internet for the iSO Sewing Machine, the first iPad compatible sewing machine? While this was unfortunately just an April Fools Day hoax, it got me thinking about what we quilters really want.

Here is my list:

The Stitchmobile and Stitchmobile LE- Volvo and Huskvarna join forces to create the first sewing-machine powered automobile. Piece those blocks while stop-and-go driving around town; quilt them during longer rides. The more winding the roads, the lovelier your free-motion meander stitches. The Stitchmobile LE (Luxury Edition) would come with an embroidery module. Put the feed dogs down and you can ride safely on ice and snow.

The Keurig Stitcher- Just push a button on your sewing machine and it brews your favorite hot caffeinated beverage. No worries about spilling on your quilt; it comes with a permanently attached straw.

The Endless Bobbin- While your bobbin thread is running out from the outside of your bobbin, the Endless Bobbin is rewinding from the inside of the bobbin from a large cone of thread stored under the bed of your machine.

The Longarm for People Who Don’t Have Room for a Longarm- Think Murphy bed for stitchers. Pulls down from the wall when needed. When not in use can be used as a design wall.

The Quilter’s Master Card. Earn trips to Houston, Paducah, Lancaster, etc. Because quilters are sociable creatures and will be travelling “en masse”, you will qualify for great group rates.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunshower Quilts: Accuquilt Baby Go! Give-Away!!

Sunshower Quilts: Accuquilt Baby Go! Give-Away!!
In a few hours spring will officially be here, although I've been in "spring mode" for the past couple of weeks. Don't get me wrong, I love, love, LOVE winter, but there's something about setting those clocks ahead that makes me want to play all day long. I've been working on new patterns, tweaking old patterns, and giving some of my sewing machines (yes, plural- at last count there were 8) a good workout.
All this activity has made me want some new toys, and this is one I've had my eyes on. When I first saw the Accuquilt Go!, I thought it was a pretty neat idea, but it was the Baby Go! that really captivated me. Maybe it was the price, maybe the portability, but I think the real reason is I really like little things. I love my Featherweight, I love my two Chihuahuas, I think mice are adorable creatures, my smallest quilt measured only 1 1/2" square.
So when I learned Katrina of Sunshower Quilts is giving away a Baby Go!, I had to play along. And in the process I discovered a fun blog with some really helpful tutorials.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Six Gables Designs Schedule, March/April 2011

March 4-6, 2011- Great Escape Weekend 26, W. Alton Jones Campus, West Greenwich, RI
I will be leading this year's workshop; our project will be a brand new pattern, "Cakewalk", which will be available for sale later this spring.

April 11-16, 2011. MQX East (Machine Quilters Exposition), Providence Rhode Island. I will be helping out at the Quilts of Valor booth, date not yet determined.

April 16-17, Quilt show, Northeastern Connecticut Country Quilters, Plainfield CT Town Hall. I will be vending here

Any additions will be posted at a later date.