Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I have been out of town delivering an A1 to a new quilter.
I was out on the Olympic peninsula of WA, on the most beautiful day.
Here is the view from her house....


It was the MOST gorgeous day. You can almost see Vancouver Island from here.

I can't wait to see what Terry can do with her new A1 quilting machine. Her piecing is fabulous.



Kim helped me set up the machine, and we had a blast, as usual.


On the way home I had a bit of a scare.
I had to take a ferry back across the sound, and as I drive onto the ferry
I hope and pray I am not at the front of the boat.







I have watched Double Jeopardy one too many times, and really didn't like the part where Ashley Judd's character drives her car into the water.





But, just my luck......








I AM at the very front of the ferry.
I did not panic, and I was at least 10 feet from the water. I wasn't happy though.

It is a pretty small ferry, from Port Townsend to Whidbey Island.



Oh well, if this is all that scares me, I guess I am pretty lucky!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Studio


More about me...
I am a longarm quilter. I have a studio in my house where I work. I recently took most everything out and painted, added laminate flooring, and basically reorganized everything. I also re-chose what went back in. I have been working in the fabric industry in many forms since I was a teenager, so I have accumulated more than my share of supplies.




I have a pretty vast collection of thread. I love to look at it, and the colors right up on the wall. It helps in my creativity.

This is my longarm quilting machine. I am a dealer for the A1 quilting machines in the Pacific NW, as well as Western Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.
You can check out my website here....
www.bestquilter.com

I also piece in here, which now I am able to do a bit more of. I can piece while my Compuquilter is running!





video

Having and running the CQ has really changed my attitude on quilting. There are so many fabulous patterns out there that really amaze me. The perfection that I can get is amazing.
I still do quite a lot of freehand quilting, but this has opened up piecing again for me.


This is a Radiant Sun pattern by
Cara Gulati




And here is a close up of the fabulous quilting..





This pattern is from Jodi Beamish.









I will post more great pic's later.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Better late than never!



I guess I can add myself to the those who blog list.

For an introduction......




I am a self employed woman in her 40's, a quilter, a mother, and a wife.

I am the 8th of 9 kids.
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest by choice.

I am a Longarm Quilting Machine dealer.
I work for A1 quilting machines, and for Compuquilter.

I love to quilt and to piece. I am really enjoying learning about digitizing for the Compuquilter.