Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's a Colorful Day!

While prepping my stuff for our class with Carol Taylor on Saturday, I decided I needed more purple fabric. The weather report looked promising for today, so I mixed my dyes and spent the morning playing in the driveway. Here's my new stash of fabrics, including some nice purple, drying in the sun before they head to the washer.

Anya's HQ16 Setup

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild has a sub-group of machine quilters (we're Armed and Dangerous!) who meet monthly to share info, ideas, and inspiration. Members are encouraged to post photos of their machine and frame setups, as well as projects that they're working on or have completed, here on this blog. I'll start.

This is my HQ16 made by Handiquilter. It's a little over 4 years old and has a stitch regulator with the Portable Professional Frame. It sits on an 8-foot wood table that my husband built for me.

Handiquilter no longer makes the HQ16, but some dealers may still have a few remaining to sell. I believe that the PPF has been replaced by a different frame. The HQ16 has been replaced by the 18" Avante. They also have a new Fusion which is a 24-inch machine.

I encourage other MLQG Armed and Dangerous members to post photos of what they quilt on...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Corning Quilt Show This Weekend

Corning Quilters' Guild Spring Quilt Show
Friday May 14th Noon - 6 PM
Saturday May 15th 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday May 16th 10 Am - 4 PM

Admission $3.00

Raffle Quilt, guild sale booth, quilts of all sizes, wearables, several antique quilts, displays of guild programs.

Questions or more information, email

From East of Corning, take I86 to exit 46. Turn left on to Rte 414.
From West of Corning, take I86 to exit 46, Turn right on to Rte 414.
From South of Corning, take US 15 to I86 E, to exit 46 (see above)
From North of Corning, take Rte 414 south to Corning.

Turn right from Rte 414 on to Pulteney Street at the red light. (The Corning Museum Of Glass parking lot will be on the right).

At the next red light (parking garage on right), turn right on Baker Street.

Take Baker St almost to the end, VFW will be on the right. Watch for the giant American flag.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Finally finished!

My Dear Jane quilt "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" is finally finished. I've never worked so hard on a quilt! I used 1930 reproduction fabrics, in a trip around the world pattern. I finished it on my HQ 16 and am very pleased with the results. I'm a better quilter as a result of taking on this project, which seemed impossible at times. I didn't think I could applique, but I learned that I can. I didn't think I could make so many #@*& triangles, but I did. Special thanks to the Laurel Janes for their support and encouragement over the last two years!