Sunday, January 24, 2016

Quilting Again - feels good

I took a break from quilting over the holidays. Customer quilts were all caught up so I had time to catch up on other things. Including working in my other company, Winding Road Creations, that makes rustic signs! 
Having said that you may think I am taking time away from my quilting time to make the signs instead. No. I just organize my time to handle both. 

I am now back in the swing of quilting. The quilt above I finished piecing last year, after coloring each block but it was waiting for an opening on the longarm to be finished. I had the opening and I ended up a bit snow bound last week and quilted it. 


I have also made these two 'fold and stitch' 3D wreaths. I have one more ready for the final touches to be added. They are fun, but very time consuming to make. The yellow/gray/black one is already sold! 

I hope that you all have been busy quilting. Christmas may be over but there are so many other holidays and reasons to quilt. Family, friends, charity, memory quilts, baby quilts....

If you don't quilt.... don't forget you can always contact me to make one. If you have one ready to be longarmed...... That is our specialty! 

Til next time....
Keep those needles stitching
The seams straight and pressed
The threads cut
and
The quilts accumulating. 
and remember --- 
There are no quilt police! 
Do what you love and love what you do. 
  ---- Phyllis---




Thursday, December 24, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Gone?





Hard to believe that summer is so close to being over. Here in TN school began last week and the drive to work is slowed down due to all the buses and school zones. 

Craft/quilting season, which never really ends, is gearing back up as y'all begin to realize how near Christmas is. Yes, I said Christmas. 
 
I am busy longarming quilts for customers, and working on two that I'm piecing as well. One as a gift, one for us (or a gift). Another one is in the beginning stages of prep work, and two more are in the planning stages. When you (I) design them as well as make them, it takes a bit longer.

In my 'spare' time I'm busy making more quilted art wall hangings. I love each one I make more than the one before it!  So much fun to make. Very time consuming, but fun. 

In my even 'more spare' time my hubby and I have begun doing wooden signs and plan to play around with other items to use our new Silhouette Cameo machine for. We just started this past week on those, so it will take some practice, learning, questions, tutorials and any other method of learning I can find.

Never stop learning. Never stop trying. Never stop exploring new things. 

Here are the quilting art wall hangings. 








 These last several are all for sale.  Contact me for information. 

While you enjoy the end of summer and plan for cooler temps, remember - it's always a good time for a quilt!  Need a longarmer?  Contact me. I'll be glad to discuss the details.  
New to quilting? Have questions? I love to help and if you live close enough contact me for a class or two. 

Till next time. 
Keep the needles stitching, 
the creative juices flowing, 
and the dreams alive. 
Phyllis


Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY USA!

Happy Independence Day 
to the USA! 
Whether you are going out to the parades, watching the fireworks, going on a picnic, or just staying home relaxing, may you have a great day! 
Stay safe and enjoy God's blessings! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

QUILTED ART - NEW ITEMS AT THE PANTRY

Never quit learning. Never quit exploring. Never quit trying new things. 
And if you aren't the creative type but appreciate the work of others, here is a new art form done at Quilter's Pantry!
This is the beginning of many more to come! 

 Yes, in my 'spare' time I explored a new avenue of creativity and found the details to create these works of art. 
 
 Using my longarm with the computer designs I normally put into quilts for my customers or my own quilts I nor found a new use for them.  
While so often a quilted design gets lost in a quilt made of a wide variety of fabrics, prints and colors and the longarm design gets lost, here the longarmed and colored design is the center of attention. 

The process does take a while from start to complete work of art ready for sale, but the possibilities are endless!

From here my mind drifts off to personalized pieces as well as fall and Christmas designs..... 

Have something you would like made?  A special gift for someone?  Let me know.  Check out the Quilter's Pantry Etsy shop... there is a link on the right side of the blog for you to easily get there.

I am also still doing the normal quilting. Normally a slower time in the quilting world, this year it is staying busy, yet giving me time to work on my own projects and time to let the creative juices flow.  
Love it! 

So, til next time.. 
Keep those needles stitching, 
Those creative juices flowing
Take time to smell the roses
Enjoy the great outdoors and the joys of spring/summer. 

Phyllis

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LONGARM RETREAT - ASHEVILLE, NC COMING SOON!


UNFORTUNATELY 
THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 
 
UPDATED DETAILS AND INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING LONGARM RETREAT 

Long Arm Quilting Retreat from Memory Lane Quilting
Come Join Us
Where -Clarion Inn Asheville, Fletcher, North Carolina
When - June 26th & 27th 2015


Meet & Greet Thursday Evening (June 25th)
with free Lecture by Linda Miller on Is Computer Quilting in Your Future


Classes will include:
Free Motion Quilting, with Linda Miller & Karen Kendo
Longarm Ruler Classes, with Karen Kendo & Linda Miller
Side Saddle Computer Classes, with Phyllis Dewey & Jennifer Kay of The Quilting Solution
I.Q. Computer Classes, with Linda Miller
Machine Trouble Shooting, with Mike Holodnak


Come for the weekend or come for the day,
Classes are open to everyone.
Class schedules are on line @ www.memorylanequilting.com
Call Memory Lane Quilting to register your classes, 330-468-2831 (Tell them you heard about it from Quilter's Pantry!)
A registration fee of $40.00 is due at time of registration


Looking to purchase a Longarm?
Come and demo a Nolting Longarm
Call 330-468-2831 to reserve a time


BTW Longarm Supplies, Quilter’s Rule rulers, YLI thread, and pantos, will also be available.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

LONGARM QUILTING RETREAT - JUNE 26, 27, 2015 - ASHEVILLE, NC

  • LONGARM QUILTING RETREAT ........................................................ Information listed below copied from      Memory Lane Quilting. 
  • I will be teaching beginner classes for Side Saddle!  
  • SIGN UP ASAP!  SEE YOU THERE!


What's New!  
Come Join Us
Where - Clarion Inn Asheville, Fletcher, North Carolina
When - June 26th & 27th
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      Classes will include:
 Free Motion Quilting, with Linda Miller & Karen Kendo
Longarm Ruler Classes, with Karen Kendo &Linda Miller
Side Saddle Computer Classes, with Phyllis Dewey & Jennifer Kay of The Quilting Solution
I.Q. Computer Classes, with Linda Miller
Machine Trouble Shooting, with Mike Holodnak
Come for the weekend or come for the day, Classes are open to everyone
Go to   www.memorylanequilting.com for details.
 BTW, Come and Demo a new Nolting machine or shop for your Longarm quilting tools