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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Emmy Lou says it's QuiltCam Time!

Here she is in the comfy bed that Subee made for her -- she loves being down here in the studio with me, and putting her bed on the chair keeps her off the quilts!  Sometimes ---
I'm aiming to finish piecing the 9-patch border for the cheddar bow-tie quilt tonight.  I'm turning on the QuiltCam while I push it to DONE!
Are you ready? Bring a project, come hang out!  
Some have had problems with the feed, getting audio just fine but no video.  If this happens to you, check to make sure that your flash player is up to date.  

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80 comments:

  1. Happy to see you Bonnie. You are a "bad influence" on me. I just found ( and bought) a well taken care of ANKER vintage machine? (On impulse) I can find out very little about it, but ....zig zag and feed dog drop (and about 45lbs :) )

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  2. Hi Bonnie,

    Enjoying quilt cam while I continue to work on my papercuts quilt. What is the quilt you have on the log arm tonight?
    Sue
    Upstate NY

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  3. What quilt is that in the background today, Bonnie? Looks like it is made from shirts :) I have plenty of those!

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  4. Love the quilt behind you tonight. Is it one you pieced and quilted? Really enjoy he quiltcam!

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  6. Yea, I caught you early tonight. I've been watching Eat Pray Love while I waited for the Quilt cam. It was on the day after you watched it and mentioned it and I DVR-ed it.

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  7. Hi Bonnie,
    I have a question regarding sewing on your featherweight. On the spool block pdf file, I saw pictures where you place a piece of tape on the bed of your machine so you can sew diagonally. What kind of tape did you use? On my regular machine I use painter's tape but have been told that will remove the gold decals on my featherweight. Thanks for your help.

    Jane in Charlotte NC

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  8. Bonnie, spent the other day cleaning house... I think you've given me "FALL FEVER"!~
    When you live in the south, that's our equivelent of Spring Cleaning Fever, as we seem to go right into summer.

    Please tell Dallas Bird in Macon hello for me. He is my quilting buddy who does so many crocheted AND quilted blankets for Project Linus there.
    Thank you

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  9. Hello Bonnie, This is Maxine joining you from North Dakota. I'm so excited to join QuiltCam for the second time.
    What is the smallest strip you use on your strip piecing? I just ordered String Fling!
    I'm working on my hour (or two) of needle and thread. Thanks!

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  10. Do you know how many people are hoping that quilt falls down and shows the mystery? I'm trying to move it with "the force"!

    Lucy~

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  11. I am watching you for a few minutes from work...in between interpreting phone calls! Cheddary Challenge is looking good!

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  12. Hi Bonnie
    I'm so happy, I can see you again, because latelly the webcam doesn't work in my computer, I only can hear you.
    BUT today I had a great idea of try on my iphone - internet on your web page and it works!!! But the comments only on computer.
    And I was curious if the Mistery quilt would be on your long arm... it's not...
    Mirtes from Florida

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  13. I'm finally catching the Quilt Cam! Doin' the happy dance! Thank you for all that you do for us quilters! YOU are an inspiration! Oh.., and I also get inspired when I have a chance to take a class from a teacher who comes to our guild.

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  14. Hi Bonnie, It's nice to see you on quilt cam tonight. The quilt that is behind you is beautiful. What is the name of it?

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  15. Thank you for doing quilt cam. I learn so much and it is so fun. Where is the mystery quilt going to be featured? It is warm here in Minnesota - even humid. So weird for October. I'd love a featherweight. Any tips on how to find them?

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  16. Before I saw your color choice..I thought that 'Cheddar' S/B the color! Great choice! What cha listening to?

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  17. Hi Bonnie! This is Julie from Alabama. I don't think you read my comment Saturday about the ads. (It's okay, not complaining here!!) LOL, but I never get any ads, and I wonder if it is because I downloaded Adblock for Google Chrome? It really does remove lots of ads, and I will see a countdown on Quiltcam telling me I will have an ad in so and so many minutes, but the ad never comes. Just a suggestion that some may want to try.

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  18. Hi Bonnie, thank you for sharing your life with us. I have a question, how do you teach so many in one class, i teach but to only 8 and find that is plenty at this stage of my experience, how do you do it, you amaze me with your class sizes.
    We are coming to the US over xmas and new year and have looked at your schedule and we wont be close enough to join a class. Iwill have to wait til 2016 when you get to australia. my name is on the class list for then

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  19. I have the same problem....can't see you. It worked before...just hasn't worked the last few times. Tried two different computers....any suggestions? Thanks Michelle

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  20. when you are sewing with stripes or plaids do you worry if the lines on the pattern are straight with the seam line.

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  21. If you can't eat after midnight, you had better get fortified with a milk shake tonight! Yes, you can have black tea in place of coffee. No sugar, no cream, yuck! But, keep hydrated.

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  22. Yes, you can have black tea.

    Lucy (RN in IN)

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  23. How do you decide which machine you are going to sew on?
    Sue

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  24. Hey Bonnie ,
    I haven't been able to catch quilt cam the last few times . I am however , happily joining you tonight as I have some ME time available:) I'm sitting with my Christmas scraps and I'm sewing crazy blocks to 10 by 12 foundations . This is the start of some gifts . they are going to be mug rugs for co workers .I like making them a little big so I can trim them down .

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  25. Hi Bonnie,
    The quilt behind you is gorgeous! What is the name of it? It looks like you quilted Baptist Fans on it. I have a quilt sandwiched which I'm going to try to do Baptist Fans. I'm afraid to get going on it as I'm not a very good quilter on my dsm.

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  26. Good evening, Bonnie. I am here sharing needle and thread time with you, by finishing up a binding on a quilt for a 10 year old girl, made with old salesman samples I got when I worked at a sewing factory. It is a fun one, big snowball blocks.

    Ele in Iowa, where cold is coming.

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  27. Hi Bonnie this is Bonnie from Va. Thanks for quilt cam. What is the machine you are sewing on tonight?

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  28. Hi, working on hand quilting a Christmas quilt. Been spending a lot of time during quilt cam time. Trying to finish it up before mystery quilt time. Kathy. Frostproof Florida kwqilter@aol.com

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  29. Hi, Bonnie! Thanks so much for hosting quilt cam tonight. Regarding a previous post about losing creative mojo, I've been going through that as well. I needed a change of pace so I dug out an old hand piecing project and I am really enjoying piecing Lemoyne Stars and Carpenter's Wheels. I'm hopeful that I will finish in my lifetime! Thanks again and have a great evening.

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  30. Oh, the things quilters share! I had my first colonoscopy this year. You're right - the prep is the only bad thing. The anesthesia is quick acting and wears off quickly, too, so don't worry much about that part! Good luck.

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  31. It's good to see you - 6:30pm here in Oregon - I spent the morning out buying a Featherweight table for my sewing machine - can't wait to find a place to put it up so I can use it. It's beautiful and only cost me $100.

    You have inspired me to tackle one area at a time for cleaning - right now it is a matter of getting all my quilting stuff put away since we removed it from the room I was using. I am waiting for my husband to move a refrigerator and put my bookcases where it is so I can 'find' my longarm.

    I missed seeing your quilt that you are making the border for since I am just now checking in.

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  32. Hi Bonnie,
    School Bus Yellow?
    Can you please talk a little bit about where you sent you Featherweight, and how you decided on that color? I just bought a Featherweight on eBay, and I am thinking about a possible paint job.
    Thanks,
    Grace from Long Island
    gmp505@aol.com

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  33. Love your quiltcam nights! Sometimes when I want to watch I will get sound and no video. What works for me is to simply click on the "pause" symbol on your screen and the click on "play" again and voila! you magically appear! Thanks for sharing your skills and stories!

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  34. Hey Bonnie, me again :)
    was just wondering if when you see antique quilts . I know most of them are not labelled? but or if when they are have you seen any with labels like we label ours and if so has it ever made you want the quilt more because of it having a name .

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  35. Hi Bonnie, love your bow tie quilt. I would never have thought of using a nine patch for the border. You always give us great ideas.

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  36. Just finished up the Hart of Dixie series and want more! :(
    Hopefully it will show up again soon!

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  37. Hi Bonnie, its lunch time here in Australia, and I'm just home and going to start some piecing alongside you! The quilt on your long arm behind you is lovely, by the way!

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  38. Love Quilt cam. I try hard to sew with you on Quilt cam days. Tonight, I am working on one more block per colour and the spools in between. This feels a little like quilt retreat. Thanks.

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  39. Thanks so much for quilt cam.... I'm sitting here unpicking
    a jean's zipper (not quilting, but making sewing progress!)
    and feeling like I'm sewing with a friend! Thanks again.
    Jean C.

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  40. Hi Bonnie! Janet in Mo. I was wondering how you do your Mystery. I know it starts the day after thanksgiving but do you give yardage early or that day. Do you give weekly instructions? Looking forward to joining in.

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  41. Bonnie, I love quilt cam. What do you use for your ironing board? It looks like a tv tra with something on top. Also, love your small iron. Joyce from Maryland.

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  42. hey Bonnie, I am working on the Crabapple quilt.

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  43. hey Bonnie, I am working on the Crabapple quilt.

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  44. Hi Bonnie! I'm working on some applique flowers for the border of a friend's baby quilt. I'm excited about your new featherweight and can't wait to see it finished! Are you going to have flames on this one too?

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  45. Hi Bonnie....OK I'm so inspired! I'm going to cut squares for a bowtie leader/ender project from my stash of shirts...woohoo. Tomorrow I'm going shopping for some cheddar! I calculated about 3 yards... does that sound about right? Thanks for everything! Ava Keeler from Wellsboro, PA

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  46. Hi again thanks for answering my question missed a little bit the postie turned up with the kids passports. How ironic. Got suc a buzz out of you answering. Had just raced home from shopping to catch you. Do you a lot time to just cut up scraps to put in your bins and or as you go with cutting for other projects

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  47. Hi Bonnie, I'm sewing a binding on while I watch you tonight. Just wondering if that pretty blue machine your sewing on has a name.

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  48. I have been collecting men's plaid shirts (best buy was at the Goodwill Bin Store - I got five or six for under $4) - do you use homespuns in your quilts too or do you keep them separate?

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  49. Love watching you. Will see you in Lansing, mi next month and at te Quilt Asylum in January. Yippee!!

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  50. I have been counting my bow ties. I have 179 sewn, 66 cut out ready to sew and 25 more to get a 5x6 setting of nine patch blocks. How big is your bow tie quilt going to be?

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    1. Just heard you say that your quilt will be 81"x81", WOW thats 729 bow ties!

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  51. Hi Bonnie, I am sewing binding on a Zippy ZigZag quilt that I made for my grown son. I am calling the quilt "Baby Genius Grows Up" after the name on the backing material. Sew much fun watching you on quilt cam!

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  52. Tell me what a mystery quilt is. Is it something we will be doing together?

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  53. Good to see you sewing away! This is the first time I've tuned in. After updating Adobe Flash I could see you....cool!

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  54. Hi Bonnie! Enjoying BonnieCam! It's been too long. Our schedules haven't meshed for awhile, but I was able to catch most of tonight! I so enjoy your patter . . .
    I am working on pulling apart a partly made dress that someone gave me to use for quilting. And pressing them and then cutting up the pieces using your scrap savers system. Some of the pieces are faded a bit, but that won't matter in a scrap quilt I figure! The fabric is a pale blue with little pink roses. Fits my color preferences very nicely.
    I didn't see the Debbie Mumm fabric close up, but I would be surprised if I didn't have some of it in my stash somewhere! Debbie Mumm is one of my very early quilt inspirations. I need to finish it, but one of the first quilts I pieced is a kitty cat quilt that I once saw at a quilt show based on a pattern of hers.
    Love you!

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  55. Been making scrap quilt after scrap quilt and my scrap piles don't seem to be getting any smaller just have smaller scraps now.

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  56. Hi Bonnie-

    I am so excited to start cutting and sewing cheddar bow ties. I purchased an entire bolt of cheddar fabric this weekend. LOL my husband saw a picture of your cheddar bow tie quilt and then saw the bolt of fabric and already claimed that quilt when it is done. Thank you.

    Michelle from Triangle, VA

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  57. I streaming you on my phone. I just connected it to my 42" tv and now you are life size with me in my sewing room!
    June in AZ

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  58. Hi Bonnie,

    You have inspired me to clean up some of my clutter (bags and piles of left-overs). How should I start? What size blocks and what size strips would you begin with?

    Cathy / CO

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  59. Hi Bonnie - so great to see you on quilt cam - I just saw the note from another posting that the mystery quilt is "hiding" behind the beautiful quilt behind you! Speaking of that - when will the mystery be announced and do you have an update on the class with Mickey Depre? I am SO hooked on hexies :)

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  60. Love the quilt behind you. Is it longarm quilted? Would love to have that pattern.
    Gail in Verona, VA

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  61. Hi Bonnie = First time I got to watch you as your 9 pm Eastern is 6 pm Pacific where I am which is supper time. We are looking forward to meeting you in person in Portland in March. Woo Hoo!!!

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  62. Another mystery? Oh man! I've gotta get Double Delight finished before Halloween!

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  63. Hey, it was fun to see Emmy Lou on screen. How about a guest appearance by Sadie on a future QuiltCam? She's a cutie!

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  64. Howdy! I'm trying to watch from my droid phone....I don't get video, just audio. Except for ads...get both video and voice...grrrr any suggetions? I've reboot no luck

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  65. On the note of your "final plans" for your funeral and quilts...
    I have photos to send you privately, but while in Bryson City, NC recently, I purchased a raffle ticket for a quilt that a lady made using your method and it looked just like one of your quilts with all the cheddars and plaids. She named it something like BIG DOGS LIKE PINK, as it had pinks. I will send the particulars...
    BUT!~ The point I wanted to say is that I was told when buying tickets) that she has planned for 20 years after her death, for her daughter to donate a quilt each year... all for the Humane Society.
    So sweet...

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      HEY DALLAS!~ Luv ya...isn't this fun?!?!?!

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  66. Oh wow you are making real progress on bow ties :0)
    I just have to go to bed. Wait what's this? NPO after midnight?
    surgery tomorrow?
    I do hope it all goes well if that is the case.

    Happy Sewing, get some rest Dear girl :0)

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  67. You said you can't eat after midnight, are you having surgery?

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  68. Ho Bonnie it is Sandy from Canada for some reason I can hear the program but cannot see you.This has happened the last few times I tune in.Do you happen to know why?

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  69. Can you eat a strawberry?

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  70. I am taking two classes at Fabric Fanatics in Plano, Tx over New Years. When will you have the supply list for the classes. I a choppin' at the bit to get started on figuring out what I am goin to make. Can't wait

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  71. Bonnie, for that type of bloodwork, they really recommend 12 hour fast, not just "after midnight". I would keep forgetting, eat something the night before, and then have to starve the next morning waiting for my 12 hours to be up.

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  72. Bonnie I displayed a quilt my mom made at her funeral. Everyone enjoyed seeing it and I know it would have made her day to hear all the wonderful comments. I think your idea is wonderful. With many years of quilting to come the church will be beautiful.

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  73. Pause worked!! Love watching instead of just listening! North East ladies were sewing this,weekend and i got myStar Stuck blocks together...just have borders to add!

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  74. Yea that worked from Sandy in Canada

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  75. and I just got here! Hi (waving from northern CA

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  76. Amazing...nearly 11pm est...and your still sewing away. How much sleep do you average a night?

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  77. Check your front porch...

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  78. Hi again, Bonnie..........I was the one who suggested an all-day quilt group: start us off with a common project for those who want to do that......then we go off to sew.....meet back in a few hours.....and report progress.......sew....back.....etc. - all day.

    Now I have another thought for you to consider. For many the week after Christmas is a quieter time. How about a common project for that week and we all met for Quilt Cam to see you and share progress?

    Cathy / CO

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