Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Advice and assistance please

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday.  

I am writing this post on Monday....mainly because I can't quilt. 

You see while I was changing my needle today, I managed to drop the screw that hold the needle in place.  I spent an hour on the floor with a magnet trying to find it to no avail.  The longarm is out of service until I can get the replacement parts sent down from Carroll. So quilting is at a standstill for the next several days.

I have two quilt tops that I need assistance or advice on, well not so much advice but ideas on.

First the quilt that I am asking for assistance with.

This quilt top measures 91 x 94. Unfortunately because I only do edge to edge quilting that is computer guided.  I am not going to be able to quilt this one. 

That center square has crewel (?) in it.  And I am not even going to attempt to quilt through it, for fear of damaging my longarm.

Here are a couple of close ups of the heavy stitching.

There are six of these blocks on the diagonal from each corner radiating to the center block.

So I am asking if there is a longarmer that would be willing to quilt this one for Iowa Comfort.  A simple meander would be fine.  I just can't free hand, no matter how hard I try.  I would supply you with the backing and batting material.  Your investment would be thread and your time.  Let me know if you can help me out on this quilt.

The next top measures 85 X 94.  Due to the religious theme of the top it will not be going to the center. The Director and I spoke at great length about it and decided that it would not be used in any of their housing facilities....and they didn't have any clients who might appreciate this particular quilt.

I am not going to use backing and batting material on this top, if the center is not going to use it.  I just won't waste resources like that.

So I am looking to all of you bright people out there to help me find an appropriate home for this quilt top.  It was donated to Iowa Comfort, and I would like to send it on to a place where it can be finished and cherished the way the maker intended it to be.

Forewarned, this quilt does have some fullness that will have to be contended with....but I think if it was going to the right home it could be still be a wonderful treasure.

So if you know of a place this top could be donated to I would be grateful to hear your suggestion.

Well that is all I have for this post.  I hope that someone will be in contact with me about quilting the blue quilt.  I look forward to any suggestions on the second.

Have a great week!  Hope to get my replacement parts early this week so I can get quilting again!


  1. Either quilt could be tied-we do a lot of tied quilts in our guild. I will check to see if Hospice House here has a need for that particular religious quilt...if so,I will take the top and get it tied and donate it for you...

    1. Thank you! Just let me know if find a home for it.

    2. Give it to Peg to quilt!

    3. Well there would be no doubt that it would be beautiful if Peg quilted it....but fortunately a local gal came forward and volunteered to quilt it for me. I know she will do a wonderful job with it also.