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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thanks for the long arm advice

Thanks to Kathi, Judy in AR and Judy in Ohio for your advice. I met with the long arm (is that 2 words or one?) quilter this morning. She doesn't have any cats, neither she or her husband smoke.
She showed me several quilts she had finished. Also a photo album of others. We picked out a soft cabbage rose for the overall quilting.
I think she will do a good job. I already had my cotton batting so I took it with me.
She is leaving for VA. in 2 weeks and said it will be done either just before she leaves, or just after she gets back. I'll post again when I get it back.
Sara in Fla.


  • At May 19, 2009 at 2:58 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    IMHO, that's not very professional of her. She should have promised to have it done before she leaves for Virginia or she should have told you to wait until she returns from her vacation and then bring it to her house. Sorry to sound like a grump here but you'd better hope she doesn't leave you stranded wondering if she got clobbered in an auto accident or something while she was on vacation ...

    Judy in Ohio

  • At May 20, 2009 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    I'm sorry, Judy, but I have to disagree with you on that one. Around here the popular MQers are so busy and booked so far out that we often have to wait a couple of months or more. I have no problem at all with bringing a top in and leaving it with the quilter ahead of time. Sometimes she will finish up a quilt earlier than anticipated and have time to move things forward. I would hate to be the one she couldn't get hold of and not be able to have my quilt done earlier.


  • At May 20, 2009 at 6:53 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    I see your point, Kathi. I have to wait months for my quilter as well but she pencils me into her calendar and contacts me by email or by telephone if she has a change in her plans. She never wants a quilt delivered to her before she's ready for it. That's her policy. I don't know why but that's her rule and I don't make any fuss about it.

  • At May 20, 2009 at 8:20 PM , Blogger Jill from Portland said...

    A quilter without a cat???????
    is that possible? :)

  • At May 21, 2009 at 5:49 AM , Blogger Laura in Alabama said...

    Yep Some of us are extremely allergic to cats.

  • At May 21, 2009 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Jane in NC said...

    I'm not a professional quilter but if I were I wouldn't give up my dog. Might keep her out of the room I work in though.

    Jane, incurably and forever a dog lover.


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