Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Collection and Free Workshop

Ann with a machine embroidery sample
Ann came for a free demo 4 weeks ago.  Today she and her husband Dave came back to collect her new 6 foot New English Quilter frame and get a free workshop. I asked Ann to bring some of her projects.

Ann with her quilt and her husband Dave
Ann's been a seamstress since she was very young and she makes just about anything from wedding gowns to waistcoats, cushions to quilts. Ann noticed our New English Quilting frame just as she was leaving the Festival of Quilts this summer. So she rang to arrange a personal demonstration. Ann was excited about the kind of projects she would be able to complete with a machine quilting frame

A detail of Ann's machine embroidery
She already had a suitable sewing machine so all she really needed was the frame and a set of Nifty Grips to fit. Ann's husband is handy so he was able to adapt a table to be just the right height for Ann to quilt in comfort.
1950s pre-printed fabric perfect for a FMQ practice piece on the quilting frame
 Being a seamstress gives Ann quite a head-start as a beginning quilter. Ann's already sewing machine savvy, with years of experience and expertise that will get her get quickly up and running with her new frame.

Ann and her husband Dave - what a handsome couple 
I really enjoy it when people come to collect their frames. We had fun talking about kids and movies, places in our past and projects for the future. I can't wait to see the kind of projects that Ann will accomplish with her new machine quilting frame.

They still have the same smile!
 This final shot is to show just how easily everything fits in the car. Ann can't wait to get started!

6 foot New English Quilter frame and Nifty Grips easily fits in the boot.

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