Ohio LongArm Quilters
February Mini Meeting Pictures
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Bona and Jodi Robinson hosted the Mini Meeting at Bona's home.
Bona demo'ed the Statler Stitcher and Jodi showed us how she does freehand
all-over edge-to-edge. We also watched a video showing
how to do special things with one of the software program for the digitized
Pizza, veggies & dip, cookies, candy, soda, coffee & tea. What more could a
Three members of the PA Longarm group joined us.
Pictures and info from Anna B
Eight women participated in the mini meeting at Dottie's studio.
We began with coffee, tea and delicious donuts. We sarted sharing fillers and all-
overs on a white board but quickly went to the machine.
We took turns filling in squares on the fabric. Sometimes one lady began
an idea and someone else showed a different approach to the same idea, or
showed a variation that worked for them. Our ideas bounced around and we
never shut our mouths! After soup, salad and cake for lunch, we continued with
instruction on the square in a square sewing method Dottie teaches. There was
more machine time with some feather demos and McTavishing basics and the
majority of the group left around 3 pm.
Pictures and info from Janet Joehlin
Four members met at Carol Erickson's home and had a
marvelous time (those of you who had to cancel missed a
great evening!). We ate and drank first, while Nancy Rab did
a Show & Tell. We helped her decide how to quilt a few of her
customer quilts. Pepper performed all of his tricks for us and
was rewarded with treats and guests clapping & yelling "Good
Then off to the Sewing/Quilting room for the Piece as You
Quilt demo. We all tried Carol's machine and were impressed
at how easy it was to use. Carol also gave us a list of her
Favorite Tips and Her Favorite Fabric Stores Online. After
that we got to see all of her unquilted tops and how she
stores her fabrics and UFO's. This gal is quite clever.
Pictures and info by Anna Bachtel
|Pepper taking money from
|Be VERY careful with the rotary cutter!
|Yahoo Group "Home Quilting Systems"' files;
Vicki's strip quilting
|#1 Use PVC pipe to raise
the height of a table.
|#2 Make a Big Board using wide board
from the lumber store, batting and
cotton drill cloth cover
|#3 Make a light weight portable ironing
board, to carry to class, by covering the
cardboard (that fabric is wrapped on in the
stores) with batting a cotton fabric.
|#4 Favorite tools are:
Proportional Scale for
figuring the %
to reduce or enlarge
block patterns on your
#5 Flexible Curve for
(such as a vine in a border)
Walmart for less
than $1.00 and
|#7 Use an old bottle
with a small pouring
hole to fill your iron
Ketchup bottles are
When pinning fabrics
together, put the FIRST pin
pointing TOWARD the raw
edge. This prevents it from
shifting as you handle it.
Use an Office Organizer or a
Sturdy Napkin Holder to keep
your rulers handy
The Hula is an easy dance to learn.
Just follow my moves.
|February 28, Saturday 9:00 AM
Diane Wantz invited her OLAQ friends to breakfast and a mini class
before the Lake FarmPark Quilt Show. These pictures show how
much those in attendance enjoyed themselves.
It was a perfect beginning to a wonderful day.
Pictures by Rosemary Darraugh
|"Now listen here, Connie, there is no
reason to be offended because I said
you are a little on the short side."