A few weeks ago Quilter’s General Store, one of my favorite hangouts, had their annual Farm Fest, which is a two-day event of quilting fun. Every year they have several class offerings from awesome teachers. This was my first year and I had a blast.
I selected Pam Buda’s class Tussy Mussy and I managed to finish it today. That link goes to our class and you can see me in the front row. Pam is a wonderful, delightful person and we all had a great time. I think I would’ve had it done earlier, but I’ve been sidelined by kidney stones. Not fun in the least little bit and I’ve been more tired than usual.
Even though I’ve been taking it easy I did manage to get to the quilt to you will on Thursday and Friday my friend Cindy and I headed out to the machine quilting show. We had a great time walking around and trying out all the machines. I think out of them all the Gammill was probably my favorite. The only thing is… the prices… whoa… even though the prices are coming down, they are still way up there. Since I have no desire to quilt for hire, I don’t see myself going that way.
So as we walked around we found this awesome couple selling their machines that they manufacture. Affordable mid-arm machines called the Sunshine 16 series. I sat and tried all three models and they worked just like all the other ones I tried at a fraction of the cost. Their motto is you won’t have to quilt, you’ll want to quilt. Well, they’ve given me a lot to think about. Now it’s down to do I want to stand up or sit down. If I get the stand up model it has to go in the basement and that I have to contend with keeping the cats off the machine. If I get the sit down model, then I can put it right in my sewing room. Decisions, decisions… I picked up several brochures for friends and family. Mom was very intrigued too and said I need to get her copy out in the mail first thing tomorrow morning. 🙂