|Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI|
Earlier in the month, I posted about my 16-year old sewing machine going in for service and tune up prior to the machine quilting process of some sections of the dolly dress quilt.
Unfortunately, the service tech ran into difficulties as two metal parts had fused together over time. Over the phone I was told, "Sews great, however, it makes a noise." Gasp. The store offered to put the service bill towards a new machine. Hmmm. After testing driving several machines by different makers, I soon learned why many of the "quilt stars" (including Paula) sew with a Swiss machine. Loyalty to my previous brand was gone. This is what came home with me. :-)
On Sunday, I plan on joining Kathy and other slow stitchers while I continue to hand quilt the outline of this dress.
In closing here are a few photos from the quilt show. Some traditional and some modern. ALL the quilts were pretty. Please note none were labeled with the maker's name. Jill