Tuesday, June 28, 2011

APQS Dealership

 I have had my APQS Millenium machine since February 2008, and am very happy to say that I am now one of the New Dealers that have been appointed for Australia.  If you are thinking of purchasing a longarm machine and would like to try one out, please let me know as I would be happy for you to come and have a play on "Good Golly Miss Molly".

More information on APQS machines can be found at http://www.apqs.com/

She has had a few things attached to her since I got her, but they help my job of quilting.  The handiest thing I find is the pin cushion on the handles and the magentic clip I place my scissors on.  There is another pair of scissors at the back so I am never searching for scissors.  The thread catcher on the top is well used.  Once it is full I give the threads to keen embroiderers who use them for "something".

Friday, June 24, 2011


As I am classified as a Professional Quilter (yeah right!) there is only one category I can enter my own quilts in Queensland Quilt Show and this category only has one prize.  Unless I want to do Textile Art or Pictorial quilts - they are art works not quilts!!!!

 So I decided that one of my class samples this year I would quilt on my Janome 6600.  This is the resulting quilt.  Sample of an 8 pointed star.  Called Serenstar as Seren means Star in Welsh and this is a double star!!!  I knew I bought my longarm for a reason.  It is very tiring on the back and shoulders quilting on a table top, but it is completed and I love the back!