Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AQS entry

I have been quilting away on my entry for the AQS show in Paducah this year. If you noticed I have had an extremely busy year working and traveling. I only stopped traveling right before Thanksgiving. I had planned on getting the rest of my quilt finished to enter in the AQS show during this time. But my sewing machine decided to stop. I had to take it in for repair and it ended up needing a new circuit board. The lights came on but nothing moved. That took awhile. I needed to quilt so I got out my older (2o year old 7500 Janome) and started quilting. I mean I have made many a prize winning quilt on this machine. I found that it still worked great, but I was really struggling with the smaller opening between the arm and the needle. I was so grateful when my new 6600 Janome came home and I was able to continue quilting on this much larger machine. I realized how much easier it is to do a larger quilt with more room to maneuver. I also can not say enough good things about having a really large flat surface to support the quilt top. The quilt just glides along with out all the pulling and tugging.  I would like to comment at this time that I really HATE the two January deadlines of AQS and IQA. Both of them should be at the end of January. I know I should plan ahead more, but please who can do that! If anyone out there is listening move the dates back a bit! AQS is due January 4th POSTMARKED.IMG_0029

6600 Janome – not my entry for this year.


Diane J. Evans said...

Can't wait to see your latest creation, Frieda -- I know it will be breathtaking!


Anne Lullie said...

Oh you know how I feel about those deadlines; leaves no time for holiday stuff...and we are still trying to get baack on track from Angie's car accident Dec 2nd..I can see the light at end of the tunnel...It's always something!
I am sorry tohear about your friend. We recently lost a neighbor; Billie Larocco- she was an excellent seamstress and giving person, worked at Fabric Shop in Crystal Lake.

Crazy for Art said...

Do you like your Janome 6600? I am trying to decide weather to buy one or if the QE 440 Bernina is worth all that money. I'm sure you would win prizes no matter what machine you have!

Naomi S. Adams said...

Good luck Frieda! I agree about those early January deadlines, killer for the holidays. I vote for end of January as well! :) Happy New Year!


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