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Deanne Eisenman, Pattern Designer

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Good Morning!  Boy it's really cold here in north Iowa.  The thermometer says 14 degrees!  That's January weather usually.  I certainly hope it warms up a bit.  If January weather is starting now....I'm in trouble!

I wanted to thank all of you who commented on my block in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue.  It's been fun to be involved with this magazine.  I will be in the next issue as well.  I believe will be out in May of 2011 so I'm really excited!

I spent the weekend finishing the set up of my mid-arm quilt table and machine.  I had a friend who was upgrading to a long-arm and wanted to sell her smaller table.  It's a Little Gracie II.  I bought a Janome 1600 to go with it. I also have a stitch regulator on it.   It's going to be really fun to work on.  I do all my quilting right now on my small machine (except for lap size or larger quilts) so I am familiar with machine quilting.  I'm excited to practice.  I've got some large scraps (translation:  ugly fabric that I can not figure out why I bought it!) that i will sandwich up and practice on.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.  If anyone of you has a mid-arm and have any advice for me, I'd be glad to hear it.  Any bit helps. Below is a photo of my machine. 


Well, I'm off to get started on my day.  I have a new pattern I'm working on and hopefully it will work out the way I want it.  Everyone have a great Thanksgiving!  I am so thankful for a healthy, happy family, great friends and, of course, quilting!

Published Tue, Nov 23 2010 9:47 AM by Deanne Eisenman


# re: Happy Thanksgiving Week!@ Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:13 PM

Congrats on your new Little Gracie. She's adorable! I hope you have fun practicing on it over the holidays. I would love to own a setup like that some day.

QCA Liz S.

# re: Happy Thanksgiving Week!@ Sunday, November 28, 2010 3:20 PM

Hi Liz,  My name is Glo and I have a Ultra quilter by Bradley.  Something like yours.  Got it in May and still practicing on it. So can't give you any advice, sorry.  Where are you ?  I'm in Twain Harte,Ca.  Just west of Yosemite, and snowed in at 4200 ft.  Bye for now Glo