Every quilter I know dreams of their Heirloom quilt. The quilt their great, great granddaughter, who they never will get to meet pulls out of very safe storage and says" This was my grandmother's best quilt. " And every one goes teary eyed.
Do get a grip. People use quilts occasionally. Sometimes they even use them up.
But we do quilt to make a statement, to place our stamp of beauty on a corner of the world, to play with color and texture and light. Sometimes to keep someone warm and safe.
We want our heirlooms. But secretly, we would like them done in 25 minutes or less. It's a busy world. Quilting a top for 6 years is a bit past most people's patience.
How do we get there? like most anatomically impossible things, we cheat!
There's no cheating like a long arm. All that speed. All that power. All that room under the arm!
Peg has this great Sweet Sixteen Demo Machine on sale at an unbelievable price. The Sweet can eat through miles of quilting without taking up your whole basement space or leaving you eating peanut butter for 3 months.
She also has great accessories on sale! All the long arm teaching videos are sale, ready to fly out the store. It's step by step instruction you need that you can watch right at home.
Have you ever wondered how long armers get those perfect scallops? It's not by eye. These great templates make it not only possible but simple. They're on sale too.
Of course you could bring your top in and Peg will quilt it for you in a flash. Instant Heirloom! Or at least Quilt Happily Done and out of the UFO pile
So come in and let us help you. We know how to cheat and we share!
The wonderful song in this post is Cathy Miller's, You Can Quilt that Out. You'll find more of her amazing quilting songs on her site at the Singing Quilter.