Sunday, 20 August 2017

Lessons From The Best!

I was invited out to the Tamarack Shack this week for a long arm lesson! I couldn't be more blessed than to have a private lesson from one of the best. Thank you, thank you, thank you Kathy Schwartz!

Kathy is packing up the shack in preparation for their family's move to Ontario. We worked on a guild project together. See her blog Here ..... I'm tickled to have worked on the last quilt in the Tamarack Shack .... so much I chose the 'Tickle' pantograph! Kathy's machine is the APQS Millennium .... I purchased 'Lucy' which is a bit of a lighter model. I had a tough time getting the hang of the bigger machine and feel I definitely need some practice.  I akin it to I drive a Ford Escape, and Millie is the Expedition ... a bit tougher to park .... My Lucy should be getting to Flin Flon in two weeks! 

The guild has allowed me to practice my long arm skills on a number of comfort quilts. We donate dozens of quilts every year to various individuals and organizations. This quilt shows that a simple pattern can really shine. We had a bundle of plaid flannels stowed away that made it's way into a top. The backing is a chocolate fireside. We chose a golden brown to compliment the various colors. I think it is really charming .... and as always, finished is better than perfect!

Our guild blog can be found Here

Kathy has only ever been kind, supportive and gracious. She will be missed in our community and missed by me personally. She has been extremely supportive of me starting up a long arm business and I am forever grateful. She not only gave me great lesson Friday, but fed us lunch, let us dip our toes in the lake and taught my daughter to growl like a bear .... it was a great day!

Here's Sweet Darby ... my little quilter in training

 And like a good quilter, she knows when it's time to pack it in for a wee nap! 

Happy quilting!


  1. It was so fun having you and Darby out for the day!

  2. Great job, Sheri. I know a couple of ladies who would love to hand sew that binding down at our next guild day.