Just kidding! I don't have any sponsors. :-) It's just little ol' me (OK...I'm kidding again...I am not "little.") hoping to make my customers happy with their finished project. But I do have some news to share.
The quilts in the photo gallery below are mostly customer quilts that I have been commissioned for the longarm machine quilting service while some are my own creations. The orange dude is Plopsy and is here just to make you chuckle!
You may scroll thru the photos or you may click/touch on it to view a specific one and read comments. Click/touch "Show More" at the bottom to view more photos. There is an additional Highlight Gallery on a different Webpage.
**Please remember that all photos are provided on my Website as a courtesy of me, or my customers, and are not meant to be printed or shared without their, or my, permission.**
Stephanie Soebbing is the creator and owner of Quilt Addicts Anonymous who is also a pattern designer, longarmer, QAA e-commerce Website extraordinaire, wife and mom who can now add fabric designer to her many titles! She has created her first fabric collection, called Nocturne, which can be pre-ordered on the QAA Website. And yup, I've already ordered my Trellis kit because 1) I reallllly like owls. I mean, whoo whoo doesn't? 2) IMHO, the owl she designed is perfect. 3) I've already quilted her Trellis pattern (for her using a metallic fabric) and very much enjoyed working with it.
So, here's the fun and exciting part I want to share with you. I occasionally pinch-hit for Stephanie when life gets too crazy for her to longarm projects herself. I recently quilted two quilts for Stephanie using her new Nocturne collection! One of the perks of being a longarmer is that you sometimes get to see, and work with, a new fabric collection long before everyone else, so to get work with it first-hand and get a sneak peek is truly exciting for me. She honored me by sharing my name, and name of my longarm business, in her video marketing her FREE online beginner quilting video, using her Nocturne fabric. It's at about the 7:40 minute mark.
Some photos of the two quilts are below. Stephanie shared four of them which are on her Website and the others are pics that I took after quilting the projects. Thanks for trusting me Stephanie! It's always a privilege.
In case you don't know about the All Iowa Shop Hop Sew Iowa magazine, here is a link to the Website for you to check out: All Iowa Shop Hop. Why am I giving the Sew Iowa magazine a plug? Hmmmm...could it be because I longarmed a quilt being used on the Website and for promoting the AISH? Ding, ding, ding, ding...yup, you guessed it.
In 2019, I longarmed Ragbrai Migration, designed and pieced by Laura Strickland of Orange Blossom Quilt Studio (an article about the cover is linked and in which Ragbrai Migration is mentioned). Pssst...this pattern is for sale on her Website as Modern Midwest Migration.
Earlier this year, Laura asked if would longarm a quilt that once again, she designed and pieced (I am in awe of her quilty talents!) which was going to be used to promote the 2020 All Iowa Shop Hop on the Website and social media. You know I said yes!! I finally got to use a pumpkin seed pattern by Alyson of Three Sisters Fabric and even created some patterns specifically for her quilt. It was a special treat to get a preview of each shop's designed block as well as Laura's Cathedral Windows...wowzer! Hope you enjoy the quilt and quilting.
Pssst again...her Migrating Prairie Cathedral pattern is currently available as a FREE download until the end of the shop hop (July 31st), after which she'll have it available for purchase on her Website.
GUESS WHAT? I am one of several vendors offering a prize. Hmmmm...what could I be offering you ask? Yup...a COMPLEMENTARY quilting job (E2E/Allover up a twin size, which includes Quilter's Dream batting up to 93"x 72"). Check out the Website for prizes. As the prizes are awarded, recipients will be contacted by AISH.
Also, for those of you who are local and have visited my studio...the last photo in this slide show should look familiar. Guess whose studio photo is being used on the AISH Website as the "Resources" photo. Yup...that's Blue! Point is...the AISH has lots of goodies and information to peruse, so check out the Websit
Stephanie Soebbing, of Quilt Addict's Anonymous, asked if I could pinch-hit for her for a couple of quilts that "would be traveling." At the time I am writing this, she is about to have a baby, attending shows, creating videos and tutorials and was coming up on a deadline. So yup...I was happy to help. Stephanie and I both had a vendor booth at a local quilt guild show where she told me she had posted a video to her YouTube channel with all sorts of delicious information. Little did I know that the two quilts that I quilted for her were going to be traveling as part of the Kaffe Fasset USA 2019 Tour!!
She had FIVE of her original patterns in the tour! Two other ladies came together with the assist as well to help piece some of her five quilts (Hi Josie and Melody!) and Stephanie quilted her other three patterns. I am honored to have been a small part of the team it took to help her reach her deadline. So here is the video of her VIRTUAL TRUNK SHOW where she talks about how this project came to be. The two quilts I quilted are about half way into the video. Hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed being part of a team and collaboration and there is some information listed below the photos below.