I have been sewing since I was 10. My mother signed my sister and I up when my dad went to Viet Nam and she was working. I guess to keep us out of trouble. In 2000, my grandson, then 4-1/2, wanted a dinosaur bedroom. I decided to go and pick up a bolt of dinosaur fabric by Cranston. I was just going to make curtains & comforter; however, my friend who was visiting from the east coast, decided I needed to fussy cut the dinosaurs and applique them to blocks. At this point, I'm going whaaaaaaa.....So she proceeded to show me what she was talking about, Voila, a quilter was born. I've been quilting ever since. At first I was making quilts for children in my church. Now I just make quilts and the good Lord tells me who to bless. In 2009, my lovely husband surprised me with a LA--a Queen Quilter 18 by Tin Lizzie. It was a good idea and a good present, but I've had nothing but headaches and heartaches since the purchase, but I struggle along. May be I can save up my do-re-mi, and buy a better one. This time, though, I will do my homework a little better. After buying the Tin Lizzie, I've found more people dissatisfied then satisfied. So that's my life in a nutshell.
Susan welcome to the club, you will love it here ,you'll meet some great folks form all over the US and the World . I hope you will enjoy your time here with us .. Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
Welcome to the site. You will love it here. Lots of talented and quilt friendly people. Be sure to check out all the areas and we'd love to see pictures of projects you're working on or have completed. We all love to ooo and ahh.
hi susan, welcome to the group
gini in north idaho
Welcome, Susan ! Im a Susan, too. Where are you from ? What are your favorite things to make? There are a lot of great folks here at QCA wanting to share ideas with you. Hope you drop in often to chat with us. Looking forward to seeing some pics, too. Susan, North Florida
Hi Susan, it is nice to meet you. Sorry you are having a bad experience with your TL. If this was bought through a dealer, they should be able to help you figure it out and, if not, call the TL headquarters and ask for help. Hang in there, there is a huge learning curve when quilting on a frame...
Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love
Welcome Susan. We do have a discussion thread called "Longarmers Share" that you might like to look at to see if anyone there can offer suggestions for whatever problems you are having with your Tin Lizzie. I purchased a used early-model HQ16 that I know I'll never make prize-winning quilts on, but it allows me to do some simple all-over designs quicker/easier than I can do on my domestic sewing machine. One of the best tips I learned in the "Longarmer" discussion was to switch to Glide polyester thread and Glide magna-bobbins. That has really helped with tension issues and thread breakage.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Hi Susan, welcome
Hi Susan B, welcome to QCA, enjoy!
Welcome Susan :)
Hi Susan. Welcome to the club. I can't wait to see some of your quilts. I get a lot of inspiration from the "Show and Tell Gallery". Take a look. It's fun.
Georgetown, CA I'd Rather Be Quilting
Welcome Susan. Sorry about your Tin Lizzie troubles.