This weekend the APQS Store in Louisville was a busy place. Colleen came by and finished yet another quilt top on our machines. This one was for her hubby and she used a new-to-her paper pantograph pattern on it that gave it lots of great movement.
Melissa came all the way from Indianapolis to play on our machines. She finished a cute baby quilt on the Millennium. She said she has been renting time on a variety of longarm brands in an effort to spend some quiet time with each kind of machine. I could tell when she started working on the machine that it wasn’t the first time she’d taken hold of a longarm. She did GREAT and this was the first time she’d worked with a pantograph. She is certainly doing her homework and being able to spend a couple of hours working on a machine is the perfect test drive if you are in the market for a longarm. Melissa said that, so far, APQS was now her favorite machine. She has a few others she still wants to look at but I have a feeling we’ll be able to get her to come back and play in the APQS sandbox again. 🙂
Beverly was the other new renter this weekend. She made this adorable ant picnic quilt. She used the spiral design boards on her quilt that mimicked the look of a bunch of ants traveling along a path. She also added some free motion meandering as if one lone ant took his own route across the quilt top. It worked out great. Her next quilt is going to be a Wizard of Oz quilt for her daughter. She’s got her eye on the Baptist Fan design boards that will look like a rainbow. I can’t wait to see it!
In other super news… I found out an article I’ve written will be in the August edition of Quilter’s Newsletter magazine! Wahoo!! I haven’t been published in that particular magazine yet so I’m super excited. I’ve also got some interesting news about the upcoming AQS Chattanooga show. That will have to wait for a bit, though. 🙂