Where has the year gone? Second week in October already and the holiday times are fast approaching beginning with halloween.
The past month or two I have been getting acquainted with my Prodigy Quilter, a bit of a transition from the A-1 but as I quilt with it more I am surer than ever I made a very wise decision. We have had a few challenges, we added a new encoder to get the stitch regulator -SR- working beautifully and a new hook has helped with tension.
Last night I finished quilting the Giant Star quilt and it's ready for binding.
Quilted with Baptist Fan design, always a great choice for traditional piecing.
Neutral thread and Quilter's Dream Angel in the Request.
It had case and accessories, but no foot pedal/power cord. The accessories include a few different feet, bobbins, vintage thread I will not use, and even oil and some original Pfaff machine needles.
Last weekend was the four day quilting retreat with my MeetUp group. We stayed in the same retreat house as last year in Lakeside.
It is perfectly set up for quilters and especially caters to a woman's needs. This is the workroom, very large open and airy and bright. Comfortable chairs, tea and coffee facility and homemade gourmet snacks! There is room for eight but again this year we were six in number and that was fine.
I made quite good progress, finishing piecing the CW quilt which was a fairly big job
At last year's retreat I had some help to find a way to make some sense of these mistakenly pieced blocks and they stayed that way in need of setting triangles because I could not decide what fabric to use. On route to the retreat last week we stopped at a couple pf quilt shops-I know how that must be a shock to everyone- and found some cute deer fabric which I purchased and now this one is ready for the longarm, it too may get some modern quilting designs.
The final morning I decided to start on an apron, it's almost finished, probably will not take more than an hour to be done.
We were pampered by our amazing hostess with her gourmet food offerings.
Frances is the consummate hostess making us all feel welcome and comfortable
Dinner our final evening was chicken and artichoke lasagne
Salted caramel ice cream pie for dessert, yum!
We enjoyed it all so much that some of us will be returning twice next year.