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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Quilt Cam Time! Yeah, more bow-ties!

Before I get started, I have a public service announcement!

I am teaching in Plano, TX at Fabric Fanatics over New Years ---I just found out there are some openings in the classes!  If you want please visit the Fabric Fanatics WEBSITE or contact Lisa Anderson directly by EMAIL.

SOMEDAY I will run out of these bow-ties won't I?  I hope so!  But if there is anyone who wants to keep me company while I sew these into blocks....come join in!

I'm going to leave the camera up for an hour or so.

Are you ready to sew? Bring a project, come hang out!

Leave a comment below while watching along -- I'll try to answer your questions and comments if you leave one!

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Wanna join me?
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61 comments:

qltmom9 said...

I'm cutting out hexies while watching you this evening. This is SOOOO fun. THANK YOU.~

Lucy
P.S. I'm also hoping my 8yo and 6yo girls can get ready for bed by themselves...how DARE they get home just as quiltcam starts?!

Kelly said...

The last time you mentioned openings in a class, poor Sally was inundated with emails. I hope the person in Texas is ready for the onslaught!!

Sandra Henderson said...

Bonnie, I am really lucking out!~ I am going to be at a retreat on election night and now I have YOU on debate night!~ I am sewing 5 pillowcases and 5 strip sets and then I can finish packing, heading out in the a.m.!~ XO

miss jamee said...

thank goodness...just in time to miss THE DEBATE!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

HI Bonnie...wish that I could join you all...I really NEED some Quilt Cam time...but finally have cooked the first meal in a week - somehow I don't think DH would understand if I kept it 'warming' for an hour or so...LOL. Have a SUPER FUN NIGHT!!!!!

joyce g said...

Bonnie the debate is on and I think we should elect you! So much better talking about quilting instead of politics!

Mom Quilter said...

Quilt maker mag sold out at B & N today. :-( Jo Anna

ajsgramie said...

Glad there is quilt cam tonight. I'm sewing on a baby quilt for my great grandson. Hubby bouncing tv back and forth between the debate and baseball so I really need quilt cam.
Sue
Upstate NY

sophie said...

I'm making some larger floral versions of this month's Block Lotto block. I have been catching up on blogs INSTEAD of listening to more politics ... ironically, the ad I saw before accessing your quiltcam was a political ad ... grumble.

ajsgramie said...

What's the quilt on the longarm?
Sue

Quilts and Other Blessings said...

Hi Bonnie, do you have a guesstimate of how many quilts you have made since you started quilting?
Regina

Sally Poll said...

fall retreats are wonderful!!! in fact right before you arrive in MI in Nov I am headed to a 4 day retreat of laughing, sewing and the never ending snack (chocolate)table. I will be working on your weed whacker quilt pattern.

Jeanne said...

Bonnie,
I curious, why do you sew with your shoe off? I do that as well just because it is comfortable. Love Barbara Streisand too. Jeanne in CT

Valerie said...

Hi, Bonnie--in your fall colors! Going to join you until DH gets home, then we'll watch the debate (recording) while eating dinner. I love Barbra's voice, too.

Frog Quilter said...

Margaret, Anita and myself will see you in Ireland or before in the airport LOL.... FUN! Liz

Colleen said...

Im binding a quilt by hand. Im glad your on because you are more interesting then the debate. http://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyduckdreams/8045596321/in/photostream/ Pattern is by Kelly Wood.

Faith Kayajian said...

Watching the debates sort of. It is on but I am watching you on my I-pad with my ear buds. Haha you are much more interesting! Faith

Maxine said...

Hi, I'm joining for the first time. Happy to be here. Can you tell me about the clear table you're using?

debbie said...

I wont be able to watch Sat. afternoon as I will be driving to TN with my hubby but I will be sewing hexies in the car, lol
debbie

lisa hardesty said...

The 1/2 sq triangle block in quiltmaker ow do you press the middle pinwheel

Nancy said...

Hi Bonnie, I have the same foot controller on my Featherweight. I use my left foot to sew for 2two reasons. First, with too much sewing or driving, my right butt becomes inflamed, Second, can reach that foot control button much better with my left foot. Give it a try--just takes a bit of getting used to. Nancy in Western NY

Jeanne said...

Bonnie,
I curious, why do you sew with your shoe off? I do that as well just because it is comfortable. Love Barbara Streisand too. Jeanne in CT

Suzanne said...

Love your web cam. Hope to catch it more often. Saturday I have a quilt class but I hope to catch you at the end. I am working on borders for my star struck quilt. I hope to win the magazine but if I don't I will be picking it up on Sunday. I love you pattern

Julie said...

Just wanted to say how much I love the community that has been created at Quiltville.com. It's amazing to me how quilting just takes you to another time and place - where no matter what is going on in your life, you can let it all go and relax. I wonder if the ladies in generations past felt the same?

Deb Marshall said...

As I am a relatively new watcher, I hate to ask a silly question... but I like the little light that I have seen you use several times now.... very low profile.... can you please advise the brand if you know it

Eccles said...

Hi Bonnie - watching from Melbourne, Aus. What time is it there? It's 11.30 Thursday morning. I've just joined you again. I'm trying to get the times synced so I don't miss you again:)

fluffy said...

Your 3 missing one, you use them for the new block :)

Jocelyne (Montréal, Québec)

Quilty Ramblings said...

Good Morning from Australia!!

just catching up with things in the Studio while I tune in to "Video Bonnie"

Judy said...

I got my latest Quiltmaker and LOVE the Texas Tumbleweed Quilt. As usual Fantastic job.

Pat Glass said...

Bonnie, Thanks for plugging the Bluegrass Quilt Show in Shepherdsville, KY... we loved having you here!!!

Lisa said...

Bonnie,
Have you thought about using your Janome 6500 as it has the stop/start button so you do not have to use your foot pedal at all.
Just a suggestion from one quilter with a lower back issue to another!!! Take care of yourself, we need you healthy as we all love you!

ummi AR said...

Hi, Bonnie!
While you are sewing and talking on QuiltCam, I had you on my iPad and treadmill! I'm 12 hours ahead from you. Quilting hugs from sunny Malaysia!!

Maxine said...

Question? Why do you have the bowties pinned in bundles? Love joining you for quiltcam!

Judy said...

I am sitting here watching you sew and noticed you don't use any pins, how do you keep your seams matched. I think I use as many pins as I do thread.

Colleen said...

My first machine was a 1950s White in a cabinet with a knee bar. It was my grandmothers, a straight stitch machine and it sews like a dream. Its in a big cabinet and I have no where to open it or I would use it all the time. Maybe a vintage machine with a knee bar rigged up would help.

Genevieve said...

Hi Bonnie, I have to thank you for quilttime. Your needle and thread challenge last month was one that was very difficult for me. I do NOT like sewing by had. I have been working slowly on a table topper now for about two years by quilting it by had. I would come up with excuses to work on it. When your challenge came out last month, I decided to join and use the time while watching you on quiltcam to work on this topper. Thank you for the inspiration to keep moving on, moving on this project. I am now about 3/4th done. I hope to have it finished in in a few weeks, you make the time go quickly! Thank you.

Dorothy Matheson said...

I did find after I had a knee replacement last year I could use my left leg/foot to push on the foot petal with good control of speed after only a tiny bit of practice.
Does not help with the drive the car as I cannot do that with left foot.
Dorothy (yes still crocheting this evening)

Judy said...

Thanks Bonnie for the great no pin explanation. I love your attitude toward it & am going to try it the next time I am piecing, I just won't be able to show it to my quilt police friends.

Shelley said...

Hey Bonnie, I was supposed to go to work tonight but just got canceled so turned on quilt cam! When are you going to show us what you're doing with these wonderful cheddar 9-pacthes?

Sam said...

Hi Bonnie from Perth in Western Australia. I am usually at work at this time, but lucky me got to be home and I just happened on your quilt cam. Sam

Sam said...

Hi Bonnie from Perth in Western Australia. I am usually at work at this time, but lucky me got to be home and I just happened on your quilt cam. Sam

Karen Gibson said...

Bonnie what size are your bow ties?

Carmela said...

Hi Bonnie:

Glad I'm able to catch a few minutes of your quilt cam this evening. Unfortunately no time to sew yet, had to empty the dishwasher and do some "boring" house catch up work. Wanted to let you know that I am the proud owner of a Singer Machine that was born on November 7, 1927 in Elizabeth NJ. A friend was visiting West Virginia and found it for me for $15.00 or 1.5 yards of fabric (depending on how you think about it) LOL. In any event I'll be taking it to "my guy" and see if he can make it work. It's so exciting. Enjoy your evening of sewing - maybe I can do a few minutes before calling it a night. Carmela in PA

Cindy said...

Bonnie, about how much cheddar background fabric (in yds.)did you start with? When you do a large quilt, how much fabric do you figure you will need for a background...what is your rule of thumb?

MICHELLE said...

Hi Bonnie-

I am so happy I am finally able to finally watch you since normally in the evening I am normally doing college seminars or homework. I am making yo-yo's while watching tonight. I can't wait for you to come back to my quilt guild in Virginia. I had a wonderful time at the class when you were here. MIchelle in Triangle, VA (South of Washington D.C.)

Mary Ellen said...

I am sewing cheddar bow ties, too. I was watching the debate and sewing, but it was too exasperating. Turned it off and came over to quilt cam instead.

Sally Poll said...

Finish finish finish. Think of how wonderful it will look.

Scrappy/Cindy said...

What awesome idea Bonnie!!! You should run for president! We need a quilter running the country. I'll vote for you.

Mary said...

Still working on my hexagon I spy, have gotten so much better at the Baptist fans, thanks for the tutorial

Vickie Mazurek said...

Hi Bonnie, What detergent do you use to wash your quilt finds and do you wash them in the tub.

Kim said...

How cute you can see people signing off after you said goodnight :0)

Happy sewing

Judy said...

Thanks to your son for his suggestion as to the goodbye delay. Very nice!! and Much better. Enjoy Quiltcam time with you. You are awesome!!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

It was 9:30pm when you posted this so we are 14 hours apart :)

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Orvus soap is what I usually use, and I really miss my top loading washer where I could soak things and then let them drain. Not happy with a front loader at all!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

It's amazing to watch those numbers!! I'm floored!

HelenMarie said...

I was watching most of the presidental debate and only caught the last few min of quilt cam and bowties. I was working on hand-sewing the blocks for my son's class quilt. My bowties are on hold until that gets done. I think they are going to be my long-term take-along project... like hexies are for you.

hm

LindaBee said...

What version iPad do you have that has ear buds?

1653433a-0e13-11e2-806e-000bcdcb471e said...

Loved quiltcam. Worked on a wool felt project.

Joy said...

Loved quiltcam. Worked on a wool felt project.

1e0a3002-0e36-11e2-b7c9-000bcdcb471e said...

Really enjoyed your "cam shows!"

Bev said...

Tip the head back and look for 2 screws along the back holding it to the hinges you use to raise and lower it, release the screws and lift off. You now have a portable head and, once you release the power pedal from the side of the cabinet, you can go anywhere with it and just use the power pedal with your foot! Any model mounted in a cabinet can be liberated to use without the cabinet (cabinets were selected separately from machine heads and then mounted when gotten home!)