Both rooms at Laurena’s Longarm were buzzing on Sunday, July 10 for our #QuiltsforPulse afternoon. Busy quilters had five quilt tops ready for the longarm machine, and a sixth was on the frame by the end of the afternoon. Meanwhile, cutting, sewing and pressing stations buzzed with finished blocks. The group enjoyed getting to know each other, but an undercurrent of thoughtful contemplation ran solemnly through the afternoon.
SaveJane Burnett kindly donated a wonderful selection of rainbow color fabrics which are being used in the tops, backs and bindings.
Do you have a love/hate relationship with social media? On one hand, there’s so many cool things to discover. On the other, there’s quilting to be done. We hang out on Facebook, like and occasionally post our own photos on Instagram. Now we’ve figured out a way for Pinterest to work for us!
Click on over to our Pinterest page and you’ll find many of the patterns for the Statler Stitcher organized into quilting style. While we don’t have all of them up, we hope you can begin imagining some of the possibilities for your quilt!
Next step: Creating a board of the hand guided patterns available for renters. Stay tuned!
Now the question: will we be able to resist not clicking and collecting the fabulous images, ideas and patterns for quilters on Pinterest? Do you have a places we shouldn’t miss?
With Laurena out of town this week, Gwen and I took time to implement ideas and prep quilts for next week’s “back from vacation” mode.
Gwen created samples of 36 Statler Stitcher patterns we have in stock. This will give customers a better chance to discover possibilities as they match their quilt to the computer guided stitching options. We’ve had many already on display, but it’s nice to see everything currently available. More of our renters try the Statler, and we’re happy to download and purchase new designs if there’s one you really love.
I made a nice show and tell catalog of the batting, giving you an easier opportunity to handle samples rather than just on the bolt. Check them out next time you’re at the studio.
In the next month, I hope to photograph all of our current samples and upload a catalog for you to peruse at your leisure.
Who would have guessed that my first post would be about saving money?
“Save,” you ask? “How do you save?”
It’s just 3 steps….
Make an appointment to drop off your quilt (email info at burlingtonlongarm dot com or call Laurena at (781) 608-7891)
Get your quilt top and backing to her Burlington studio by July 31, 2014
Choose from a range of edge to edge patterns in stock. You’ll also choose your thread color and Voilà! Save 15% off Laurena’s regular pricing on pantograph allover quilting.
That’s not too difficult, right?
This is perfect timing for quilts heading out with college bound kids, or to get a head start on tops for fall quilt shows.
Your top will be quilted using one of our Statler Stitcher machines. I love the way you can scale the pattern to your quilt, choosing the offset and stitches per inch. Bring your own batting, or choose from Laurena’s wide range of options.
Stay tuned! I’ll share some of the interesting patterns Laurena has already loaded onto the computer in upcoming posts.