Scottie Girl by Rian R

Scottie Girl by Rian R

A cute Scottie Dog applique wall hanging…

Quilt Top before quilting

Quilt Top before quilting

Quilted with Dog Bone meander and Dog Command line across the bottom

Quilted with Dog Bone meander and Dog Command line across the bottom

Close up

Close up

Front and Back

Front and Back

Varanda H. Alexis Graduation Quilt

Varanda H. Alexis Graduation Quilt

I must start this post by saying “I have never seen such excitement from a client until now.”  When I received the request to create a quilted wallhanging for a graduation present, my mind went into overdrive.  My client already had a plan and after a short meeting the idea was put into motion.  I had just 14 days from start to finish in order to meet her requested deadline date and with Varanda’s excitement how could I refuse.  There are t-shirts, fabrics and photos that make up this special gift.

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Raven Wallhanging by Lynda K

Raven Wallhanging by Lynda K

Fresh off the frame today and ready for pick up is this beautiful Raven Wall Hanging made by Lynda K.  Although, another member of this household wishes to keep this one for himself! It is custom design quilted with thread colors to fit each element.

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LaKs Wallhanging

Salmon applique wall hanging completed by customer.  The long arm quilting machine assisted in giving the fish the water to swim in and pebbles to find food, with a large stipple in the border.

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Holiday Show

The last time I checked in with everyone I was working hard at preparing for my first Holiday Show.  Since then much has happened keeping me so busy that I haven’t had a chance to catch everyone up.

The Christmas Arts & Crafts Emporium Show was a success from my point of view.  It was the 33rd year that this particular show has taken place.  I have been a consumer visiting this show previous years and this time got to see it from an entirely different perspective.  Saturday was the kick off and when the annoucement came that they were opening the doors; I said a prayer for the Lord to see me thru this adventure and took a deep breath.  It was busy at times and once I had my first few sales completed I felt a bit more at ease.  I typically do not like crowds, but this was somehow different being able to talk about my love of sewing and quilting.  The first day came to an end with a sigh of relief, although, we didn’t sell out of everything; my friend and I had to rearrange our booth to account for what we did sell.  Day two came at a slower pace which allowed me the opportunity to meet other vendors and discuss not only their products but get tips and tricks to this type of saleswomanship.  (if that is really a word?)  All in all, I felt pleased with not only the sales, but also the look of the booth.  What seemed to be a blink of an eye… three days had passed.  Here are a few pictures of the booth.

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