Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Where will your quilt take you? This year the Panguitch quilt walk will take place June 11-14 in Panguitch Utah. The festival is a celebration of a profound event that took place in the year 1863. In 1863 the first group of pioneers came to Panguitch from Parowan. They traveled over part of the Spanish trail. The route led them over the rugged Bear Valley. The high elevation mountain country had a short growing season and although crops were planted they did not mature to sufficient useable food. The impending winter of 1864-1865 was exteremly cold with deep snow. With inadequate provisions to survive the winter nessity required sending out groups of men to procure provisions to keep the colony from starving. The closest possibilities were either one hundred and fifteen miles to Gunnison in the north or 40 miles to the west over the Bear Valley trail. Going as far as possible with wagons and oxen they had to abandon them and proceed on foot. Upon becoming boged down in deep snow and desperate to find a way to make it over the mountain pass they knelt and prayed for guidance. Upon doing so they took their quilts and layed them on the snow and moving one to to the other were able to make headway and eventually made it to Parowan and procured the needed food to take back to the starving famlies in the new colony. Every year their is a celebration of the event with a superb quilting event. The video link is a great production of the story and well worth watching. The links below are to the quilt walk org. The photos are courtesy of Stephanie Frazier You Tube Video

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer quilting

Summertime is a great time for quilting.

While many of us spend more time in outdoor activities, traveling, or with our families on summer break. Escaping from busy schedules, summer heat and taking time for our art is a worthwhile pursuit.

   The photos shown are some new work that we machined quilted on our super simple and easy to use quilt frame. The projects we worked on were cheerful fun projects that we quilted using free form meandering random designs.

Be sure and notice the use of colored threads in the designs that can really make a design pop.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Salmon Quilt

Thanks for taking a look at my latest design. When not building machine quilting frames for others I design original designs based on natural subjects and elements.
My Salmon quilt has many appliqued pieces. Please email me and let me know what you think. I start with pencil sketches and then finish on the computer.

Please check back as I will be posting photos of the completed quilt and how I quilt it using my quilt frame!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Track Mount Quilt Frame

My Track Mount machine quilting frame Kit is my newest creation. I wanted to create a true carriage and track style frame that I can offer to quilters at a super economical price.

A frame that quilters are able to sit at and comfortably machine quilt. A frame that capitalizes on the benefits of the artisans own sewing machine.

My quilt frames are the perfect frames for any artisan quilters, beginner or advanced.The frame is perfect for performing detailed machine quilting while you sit comfortably.
The quilt frames carriages glide on wheels with steel ball bearings.

The frame sits on your table and the frame Design maximizes the use of your home sewing machine. Simply enjoy machine quilting with any home sewing machine. You’re only limited by your own imagination!
The quilters using these frames are having a lot of fun and are saving a lot of money by quilting their own quilts.Some report paying for their frame after only the second quilt!!
The frames are Adjustable, compact, portable and easy to store.

I now provide the frames in a kit version saving the quilter a huge amount of money. With my kits you are able to either build just the tracks and rails (about $10-15.00 for a ten ft wide frame)

These frames do and have all of the functionility of frames costing up to 5 times as much.
I am sincerely interested in helping quilters learn how to machine quilt with their own setup and have instructional videos and will be adding more videos over the next month.

 Special What You Get
What You Get and how it works
Four Part Series on frame setup and use
Other videos include:
Machine Quilting with a home sewing machine