Quick highlight - Marcia Dougherty and I each won a blue ribbon at MQX East in April 2017. This was a major surprise for both of us - and it is a major accomplishment - something I had hoped for, but wasn't sure would ever happen. And it was truly special for Marcia since it was the first time she ever had a quilt judged! Great job Marcia!
Down sizing - Yes, I've been on a roll, shedding one of my two longarm quilting machines and even my commercial embroidery machine, as well as most of the "non-quilting" fabric I had, duplicate supplies, books, etc. (yes - there is more to go - ugh!)
And now I am shutting down the longarm quilting side of my business. After ten years of customer quilts, it is time to work on my own things, and during my studio clean-up I found more kits than I remembered I had - so I'll be busy for a while! I have a couple ideas I want to try for the business, but need dedicated time to work on them to see if they go anywhere, so watch this space!
Until then, a big "Thank You" to all my many customers who have kept me busy all these years. I hope you have lots of fun and create gorgeous quilts - and may your bobbin never run out mid seam! Happy Quilting Everyone!