Another First

Another First
Its Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dragon (1952, 1964, 1976) these are usually great years for me ( I'm a Wood Snake ) and I tend to get along with Dragons and Monkeys really well. So I am super excited for the new year and the new babies coming - because they're my peeps!
 I've been spending some time with the new quilting frame at Modern Domestic. They have a Bernina 820 on the carriage and a 10 foot wide frame for Long Arm style quilting.


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I finished a  small quilt made from Vintage Bed Linens. It was great to make friends with the machine, try a bunch of different threads, do some practice and then load and finish a project. I've been quilting on Long Arms and my own HQ16 mid arm for 6+ years. For the last 5 years I have had my own HQ16 in my home studio.
Cherri and I will be teaching classes and clearing folks who wish to rent the machine to finish their projects. I'm thrilled to be working with Cherri again and thrilled to be sharing my knowledge and love of Frame Quilting. So watch for announcements from Modern Domestic - classes will be on their calendar soon.

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In more personal news: this is what I'm working on at home on my HandiQuilter. More Awesome Blossoms with wonky stars.  
I start back at the Jail now that the holidays are over. With out my pal Sue. I'm not sure how much longer I will continue without her, but I know I'll be part time because of the requirements of Mother and et all... I've really missed the ladies that make up the team who volunteer and teach. I've been so lucky to have worked with such expert master quilters.

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Its Review season at the old work place. My husband provides 360 feedback on others and writes the majority of his own Review... I earn my keep by riding him mercilessly till its done... nag nag nag, that's me. Cooking, begging, time keeping, and demanding updates... Part of me really hates me this time of year, part of me kinda likes having "meetings" about how the "work" is going. its fun. Right now he is running a few days behind schedule... Looks like I'm gonna have to lay down the law :) 

Quilters Rock!
Rachel 

4 comments:

Paula said...

Can't wait for the classes - I really want to see how the mid arm works on a frame. And crack that whip - we are lucky this year...new focal process that does not include 360s...gasp, I know.

Marcia Mersky said...

Rachel - I'm so excited...I was talking to Meredith at Bolt over the weekend and she mentioned that you and Cherri are going to be teaching longarm quilting, and I can't wait!!

Gail said...

YAY - Happy New Year~ no wonder we get along so well... I'm a Monkey and Gregg's a Dragon! Can't wait to take that longarm class...

Jill said...

I'm signed up for your class! I'm a dragon...makes sense.