As you know my quilt room is a "No Flogging Zone" which I had to really focus on this morning because I decided to see how many tops I had done but, not quilted. First of all I should have done this with a stiff drink in my hand! When I opened my tops drawer and counted how many tops were in there (I preface this with the fact that these are a combination of full quilts, table runner, wall hanging and baby quilts) there were 20. TWENTY!!! I could feel the flogging coming on but I stopped! Yes, I have 20 tops that are not quilted, but I loved making each and every one of them. And yes, I could start thinking about quilting them. BUT, what I did was chose 2 out of the pile, put a back together and take them to BJ's Quilt Basket where Sandy Lachowski has been quilting my quilts for years. Sandy is like my quilt therapist and one of these days I am going to take a slide show of her studio which is located is a very peaceful place outside of Bend.
Your long arm quilter is as important as your hairdresser, manicurist and gynecologist! We are blessed here in Bend because not only do we have a wonderful selection of quilt shops but our long arm community is prolific!
Thanks to you who have already signed up as followers it is encouraging to me not to feel like the slightly whacked guy I see who is talking as he is walking down the street alone with no one listening...but then again...now that I think about that, it might be my banker on his cell thingy. If you have thoughts feel free to leave me a comment and I promise to take my aluminum foil beanie off and answer you.