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.
6600 Janome – not my entry for this year.