Back to my story, I fell in love with quilting purely by mistake. I walked into Yankee Pride late January 1996 and saw a beautiful blue sampler quilt. That's when Judy said to me "why don't you give it another try?" I asked who was teaching the class and she replied "I am". So I thought, why not, what do I have to lose. Well, that's when I truly fell in love with quilting and fabric. Ten years later, I am still quilting and loving every minute of it! I teach machine quilting and am presently hoping to teach a basic quilting class in the future.
I started to quilt on my Grandmother's sewing machine, a Remington bought in early December 1959. I have made a few quilts on that machine. Had I not taken a machine quilting class, I may still be sewing on it ;o). The class made me realize that if I wanted to machine quilt, I needed to buy a new machine. That's when I fell in love with Bernina. I now own two Berninas, a 1090 (my first) that I wouldn't trade for the world and a 180E, computerized embroidery. I bought the 180 for the variable speed, but have not used it for machine quilting yet.
I am now getting into machine embroidery. I am just beginning to get my feet wet. I did buy myself the Bernina Designer Plus V5 software that I am just starting to learn. The possibilities are endless! I will definitely write on my embroidery adventures in the future.
I also use quilting design software, Quilt-Pro V5 and EQ 6. I do not design much but enjoy playing around with the program. I am presently learning how to use these programs to create the hand outs of my future quilting classes.
Well I think that is enough for the moment. I am looking forward to meeting other quilters and reading about their adventures.