Quilting Inquiries

If you have inquiries about the longarm or making a special quilt, including Wedding quilts, Graduation quilts, Baby quilts, Tee-shirt and Jersey quilts even that snuggle up and read a good book quilt please contact me at 604-992-8737 or email 6avelongarm@gmail.com.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Successfully Moved

Terry’s Quilts and Longarm has made it to the new location, and hopefully will have the warehouse look (boxes everywhere) taken care of within the next week.  The longarm goes up tomorrow and is back in business by Tuesday of next week (July 5ht).  That will give me a few days to test and make sure everything is ready to give all your quilts that finishing touch.

The Lions Gate Quilting Show was a huge success with about 225 quilts.  They were all spectacular and I am in awe at the number of talented fiber artists that we have in the guild.
I am very proud to admit that there were 9 quilts in the show that came off Terry’s longarm.  4 were entries of mine and the other 5 coming from:
Mona Morrison – Red Sky at Night - To be posted soon
Anita Jones-Gould – Trees with Cardinals – To be posted soon

I am also just thrilled to have won the Viewer’s Choice ribbon for Little Orange Bird Song.  Stay tuned for the next blog entry to see all the photos for the Little Orange Bird Song quilt.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Moving day

Moving day
Terry’s quilts and Longarm fun is taking a few weeks off to move.  Yes I’m moving into a big bright and beautiful condo in New Westminster.  Just 2 blocks from the New Westminster sky train.

So I will be accepting quilts again after July 5th, 2016.  I can see the new view will be an inspiration to let the creative juices flow and I’m hoping that will show on each quilt I do over the foreseeable future.  I’ll also be showing casing my art quilts shown at the LGQG quilt show a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Bright and Springy

The third quilt Tracy sent is bright and can hardly wait for a summer table to show off on.

Don’t you just love the modern quilts that combine bright colors with a bright white?

For this small quilt Tracy sent me a picture of the original with a swirl pattern topstitched onto it.

So thinking that it was perfect already that was what we went for.

I can see this table topper being shown off on the patio table with a glass of wine and good friends to enjoy it with.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

All that glitters is gold

I just loved this little quilt of Tracy’s.  But being an old crow I’m attracted to rich, golden quilts.

This is also one of my favorite circle grid patterns with an added touch.

A 4 peddled flower on the centers and a double swag to encase them.

Although a smaller quilt it really packs a statement and once again Tracy’s quilting is wonderful to work on.  

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

3 Quilts, One Backing

I always tell my quilters you can save a little by having your smaller quilts quilted onto one back.  Sometimes it takes longer to load the quilt than it does to actually topstitch it.

So that’s what Tracy had done for the next 3 table toppers she sent in.

She did an excellent job of making sure all of the seams were straight and not bowed.  But like she says “I have a huge floor space to make sure it all works out”.

As Tracy loves geometric and straight lines, one her first quilt a simple but very effective straight line meander worked very well for this water wheel pattern.

It is going to look great on her table.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

It is always fun

It is always fun figuring out what to topstitch on all of your beautiful quilts.  Joanne’s was no exception.

When mailing quilts making sure that everything is perfect means sending photos back and forth with thread colors, 

and photos of the longarm patterns that you would like used.

Sometimes it may take a few tries to get it all just so; even if sometimes it means going back to the first idea which works out to be the best.

I loved the old roses in Joanne’s fabrics and so just knew that a few roses had to be added.

Then a simple grid added to the white or background fabric really showed off the remainder of this wonderful table runner.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Seniors class of hand turned appliqué

Judith volunteers to teach a quilting class at a senior’s community complex and this was a lovely hand turned appliqué quilt that the ladies did over the past weeks.

I love how they made the flowers non directional. It makes the quilt fun and not so traditional.

Wanting to keep everything simple and really show off the flowers I echoed the flowers and a simple loop-de-loop to hold all the layers together.

I think they did a wonderful job.  Don’t you?