Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Grace Frame and Janome 1600P
Quilting frame right oustide my sewing room door!
Last week I mentioned that I went on a little road trip to Elmira with my sisters, Glenda, Cheryl and Christine. The reason for my visit was I went to see this quilt frame and sewing machine that were for sale. I did buy it that day but I couldn't bring it home because it really would not fit in my car. It is a Grace II queen size quilt frame and a Janome 1600P sewing machine. Let me tell you I was soooo excited that I couldn't wait to get it home. My nephew Norman has a pick-up truck and last Friday evening my husband and I met him in Elmira and he very generously drove it to my place. That is just about a 5 hour driving trip for him from start to finish plus the time to load and unload the vehicle. What a wonderful nephew - I can't thank him enough!!
The woman that sold me the set-up, Marilyn, was a very generous person. She included lots of attachments - extra feet, a clip-on light, and lots of books! When we were there for the initial visit she showed my sister Glenda a quilt top that she had made and my sister loved it so much that she bought it. The quilt was not finished so Marilyn included all of the finishing materials - backing, batting, quilting thread and extra fabric. There had to be at least 3-4m of extra fabric from small to large remnants and even some much larger pieces. My sister Glenda was absolutely thrilled! I don't have a picture of the quilt top but if I get one I will post it - it really is very nice indeed.
Marilyn was not at home when we picked up the frame but she left me another little surprise to take home with me. She had left a bag that had this fabric in it.
4 meters of wonderful fabric for Project Linus quilts!
She had visited my blog and saw that I had made a quilt for Project Linus so she gave me this fabric to make more quilts for donation. Thank you Marilyn - you are a very generous, kind and thoughtful person - but that is to be expected - you are a quilter after all!