Sunday, January 20, 2008

Looking for a machine quilter to contribute on Project Linus quilts

I have recently started piecing small quilts for Project Linus. I have completed two tops, about 42" x 60", and am working on a third. After it is completed, I will either tie or machine quilt them.

Here's the quandry. I love to piece but am not fast or very good yet on machine quilting. I have several sources where I get most of my stuff quilted on a longarm machine. I would like to find someone who enjoys machine quilting, either on a longarm or a regular sewing machine, to partner with me. I can piece if she will quilt. That way, we both do what we are good at and more stuff gets made for the kids.

If anyone reads this in the Chattanooga TN area and is interested, please leave a comment and maybe we can work something out.


Linda C said...

I'm further south than you by about 100 miles approx. I do a lot of donation quilt quilting as a few in my quilt group would rather piece so I understand exactly what you are saying. I just give it back to them to finish up the binding--we are all working towards the same goal, after all. I would rather piece as well but don't mind doing SID---I hate to free motion. That said, I could probably do a top for you and your efforts occasionally on my domestic if you pay for shipping costs and provide the backing and binding. (I would write this to you privately but the addy is set to no-reply) blogger.

The Calico Quilter said...

Thanks for the kind offer, Linda. I quilted the first one and I didn't screw it up so we shall see. It's probably good for me to push the envelope. When I blogged that, I was frustrated. My local coordinator has mentioned that she needs bigger quilts for bigger children too, so I may ask for your help if I get in over my head.

(I am so new to the blogging thing I keep forgetting to check the email followup box!)