Well my machine got fixed! Yeah. It turns out I should have been able to fix it myself but that is OK, it is all a learning curve. I at least got the name of a good sewing machine tech who makes house calls on lower Vancouver Island. His name is Bill Murray and he can be reached at 250-888-0887. I highly recommend him. I can now finish the quilting the quilt I have on the frame.
I love books. I have always loved to read ever since I was a little girl. Today I don’t read that much fiction unless I am away on holidays, I tend to get right into books and then nothing else gets done. Staying up reading until 3 in the morning when you have to get up to go to work the next day doesn’t really work all that well. Anyone else done this?
When I started to quilt back in 2004 I started collecting all the books and magazines I could find on quilting. I have whole collections of magazines. I still have far too many although I rarely purchase them anymore. I have actually got rid of a pile of magazines during my three moves in the last few years but I still have a whole bookcase of them. Time to go through them again as I haven’t looked at them in at least 2 years.
The books are another matter. In the last few years I haven’t purchased all that many but during my first few years I amassed a LOT of books. Many are on different techniques that I want to try one day. Some I have tried but many I just use for inspiration.
I thought I would share my top 5 go to machine quilting books that I have purchased in the last 5 years.
1. I love anything by Angela Walters. The first one of hers that I go to a lot is Free- Motion Quilting
2. The second one of hers that I love is her Shape by Shape book
3. I love Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts her book Quilting Wide Open Spaces is another favourite.
4. Another book I really like is by Cheryl Malkowski and it is called doodle Quilting
5. My final book I have to share (although I have lots of others) is Get Addicted to Free-motion Quilting by Sheila Sinclair Snyder
Even if you are reading this and you are not a quilter yourself or don’t actually quilt your own quilts check out the above authors websites just for the eye candy. The quilting samples on Angela’s and Judi’s blogs alone will make you drool and Cheryl has the most stunning quilt designs.
Well that’s it for this post. Next time I am hoping to have the current quilt off the frame and I will introduce you to my quilting buddy Cocoa!