Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Another finished quilt

The owner was supposed to be here yesterday to pick it up but didn’t make it. I did a feather swag on the outside border. Another view of the swag. … Continue reading

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February 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

I only do three types of quilting

I do only three types of quilting Your choices are: Fast Good Cheap You may choose only two, because I can’t do all three at once. If you choose fast … Continue reading

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February 10, 2009

No power…. AGAIN!

Mother nature did it again! I woke up about 3 am like I always do. I fixed my coffee and sat down at the computer to type a blog entry … Continue reading

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October 1, 2008

Fear of saying no?

This is the current quilt on my machine. Yes, it does have issues…. 95 percent of the tops I receive to quilt will have an issue or two. Some just … Continue reading

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August 13, 2008

Quilt issues – new feature

I’ve decided to add a feature to my helpful hint blog now that I’m getting back into a somewhat normal routine. It will be about dealing with quilt top issues. … Continue reading

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July 22, 2008


The quilt on the machine is going to take more than one day to finish so no pictures today. I worked as much as I could on it and took … Continue reading

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June 18, 2008

Quilt show thoughts

I may have the answer about how a judge picks a quilt show winner. I tossed and turned all night…. dreaming I was in a tv guessing game. I was … Continue reading

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May 17, 2008

How do you win in big shows?

During my time at Paducah I spent lots of time just looking at quilts. Not to see what won and move on. I spent time studying them. Winners as well … Continue reading

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April 28, 2008

Interesting conversation

I had an interesting conversation with a customer about this block…. It’s a dresden plate block from about the 40’s. I saw the marked lines as quilting lines…. she saw … Continue reading

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February 5, 2008 · 1 Comment

Feeling better

Ok, I feel better today. I ranted and raved to myself for awhile then got back to work. An online friend has the Statler computerized Gammill machine. He had put … Continue reading

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February 4, 2008

It’s only 15 minutes…

Sometimes it’s the little things that eat away at the limited space in my time box. Yesterday this happened…. I evidently didn’t put the bobbin on correctly so it wound … Continue reading

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January 17, 2008

Auditioning quilting designs

Short post as I continue to clear up some ME quilts. Many quilters use different ways to audition quilting designs before marking or stitching on the quilt. Some use clear … Continue reading

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December 18, 2007

Creating a paper trail

One of the things necessary for running a quilting business is the paperwork. I could pay to have these forms typeset and printed but why spend the money when I … Continue reading

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December 11, 2007 · 2 Comments

Realistic scheduling – part 3

When I was first starting out as a machine quilter money was very tight. One day I asked a friend for a small loan to buy groceries. My friend said, … Continue reading

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December 5, 2007

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