My name is Heather and I love to quilt. Therefore, I spend as much free time as possible doing it. I don’t do a lot of machine quilting (and I don't do any hand quilting) it’s just so difficult to move those big quilts under the arm of my machine. My Mom, however, recently began longarming so I’m very excited about turning over my tops to her!!_____________________________________________________________________________
I’m lucky to have an entire room devoted to my work and as you can see here, it is not uncommon for one of our four dogs to follow me into the sewing room late at night and fall asleep while I’m working!
This was Sam in his favorite spot just last night.
I don’t see that he is actually doing any harm so I usually let him sleep. He’s just so darn cute that it’s hard to be mad at him.
Here’s a close up of my sewing space. I'm so lucky to have two machines and one serger. I really like having two machines set up and ready to go (with different threads, of course!). The Pfaff Grand Quilter on the left only does a straight stitch but it’s a Power House! Boy, can I stitch through some monster size thicknesses of fabric with this machine. Because this machine only does straight stitches, I am also very grateful to have a Huskvarna Viking Scandinavia. It has lots of stitches and it’s digitized. How wonderful is it to have two different machines set up at the same time??
The serger's in between the two machines but its rather difficult to see!
My biggest frustration is the size of the room. At approximatley 10 x 10 feet, it’s a squeeze. I’m constantly threatening to blow out the back wall and expand the room. My husband is pretty opposed to this idea (darn)…___________________________________________________________________________
Overall, I love my space and I love my quilting time. It’s my goal to do it full time. It’s gonna happen.