Monday, November 7, 2016

Looking for Spring 2017
Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, S. C. 
Thursday, February 16 – Sunday, February 19, 2017
This is a UFO event. You work on your own projects and just have a relaxing good time. 
All meals are provided by the fantastic Gravatt kitchen!  No dishes to wash!!! 
Walking paths all over the camp so that you can get your daily exercise. Walk by the lake and just lose yourself in your surroundings.
Nothing is structured except meal times.
Your fee includes
Neat and clean lodging in either Cole Lodge or Our quaint cottages.
The rooms in Cole Lodge sleep 2 and have their own bathrooms.
The cottage rooms have 2 adjoining rooms, each sleeping 2, with a shared bathroom.
All meals starting with dinner on Thursday night and ending with lunch/brunch on Sunday.
Optional Mystery Quilt designed by our own Beth Karr
A 6 foot table all to yourself as your work area
Ironing surfaces furnished by One Loose Thread
Raised cutting surfaces
Snack Area
Massage available
Lots of Laughter
Of course, a few surprises will be thrown into the mix. 
Any Questions should be directed to:
One Loose Thread Quilting, 630 Planters Drive, Columbia, S. C. 29209
Attention: Joyce Greer

630p@bellsouth.net



Additional information and a registration form is available by clicking on the link at the top of this page!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Custom Longarm Quilting for a Client

Just finished this today. So, thought I might share it with you. However, it won't post until after the client see's it. She has given me permission to post, so here it is!

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Hope you have a great day,


Sunday, August 14, 2016

FALL FUN QUILT CAMP WITH ONE LOOSE THREAD AND THE FRAYED KNOTS

Link at the top of the page for registration
Registration is open!!
All rooms in the lodge are filled. Still plenty of cottage rooms available!!FALL FUN QUILT CAMP!!!

Location: Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, Aiken, SC


Tuesday, November 8 – Friday, November 11, 
2016




This is a UFO event. You work on your own projects and just have a relaxing good time. 

All meals are provided by the fantastic Gravatt kitchen!  No dishes to wash!!! 

Walking paths all over the camp so that you can get your daily exercise. Walk by the lake and just lose yourself in your surroundings.

Sew all night, sleep all day. 

Your fee includes:
Neat and clean lodging in either Cole Lodge or Our quaint cottages.
The rooms in Cole Lodge sleep 2 and have their own bathrooms.
The cottage rooms have 2 adjoining rooms, each sleeping 2, with a shared bathroom.
All meals starting with dinner on Tuesday night and ending with lunch on Friday.
A 6 foot table as your work area-Small personal tables are also allowed 
Ironing surfaces furnished by One Loose Thread
Raised cutting surfaces
Snack Area
Massage available
Lots of Laughter
Of course, a few surprises will be thrown into the mix. 

Any Questions should be directed to:
One Loose Thread Quilting, 630 Planters Drive,
 Columbia, S. C. 29209
630p@bellsouth.net
P. S. Also mark your calendars for

Looking for Spring 2017- February 16 - 19, 2017
May Mester 2017- A weekend of Judy Niemeyer Fun, led by CI Karen Conley
May 18 - 21, 2017





Monday, July 25, 2016

I posted this in 2011. This is an explanation of  what 'Bull Bat' Time means to me. This is a very special time of the day.



Oh what memories that statement brings back. This would happen at the end of the day. Usually around 5:00 or 5:30. I guess that was the time that the 'bats' would start to fly. I have no idea. However, when Mama and Aunt Helen were both alive we would gather on their patios for 'Bull Bat' time. Mama would mix her favorite adult beverage, Aunt Helen would mix hers and I would open a beer. We would sit out and enjoy the beautiful South Carolina Spring, Summer, and Fall. Someone would add in some cheese and crackers, nuts, something to munch on and we would just enjoy the end of the day. So many problems were solved during those times. I learned alot about my heritage, gardening, canning of vegetables, child rearing, just all sorts of stuff.

I'll just bet that you have had times like that too.

I miss those days.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Busy week

Several months ago, Cheryl had a water leak in her basement. She was able to save her quilt tops and brought all of them to me for quilting. Some of them were still damp. This week I finally returned the last of those quilts.





























I also returned completed quilts to another client that I have been working with over the last few months.


JoAnn has her favorite patterns and she does them beautifully. Love working with her on her creations.

I've also been working on Nora's quilt. I am almost finished, only one more border.
There was one more that I started on, but I ran into problems with the design. I wanted a specific elephant and when I found it, the design didn't stitch like it needed to. Well, I posted on the Statler Sibs group and received immediate help. Not only from members of the group, but also from the company that I ordered it from. Sooooooooooooo, this morning I was able to stitch out the borders. Only problem was operator error. On one border, the elephants are facing the wrong way.
The border on the right is the one that is dancing to a different drummer. So, while the machines are down tonight due to weather, I'll edit that border and it will be ready to finish in the morning.

What a great week. Even with all of this I had lunches with friends,missed a massage appointment, took Rocky to the Vet for a check up and took in a few new quilts to work on.

This coming week includes a Dr.'s appointment, a Guild meeting, a re-scheduled massage and the quilting of several quilts. I will also baste a new one on for Olivia and I to work with over the next few weeks. Pictures later.
Have a great week and stay cool!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

SEWING IN THE SUMMER 2016 REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Just a note to let you know that there are no available single motel rooms available. However, I have several single cottage rooms available and double motel and cottage room available. 

Sewing in the Summer 2016
Gravatt Camp and Conference Center
Aiken, S. C.
Wednesday, August 10 – Sunday, August 14, 2016

This is a UFO event. You work on your own projects and just have a relaxing good time. 

All meals are provided by the fantastic Gravatt kitchen!  No dishes to wash!!! 
Walking paths all over the camp so that you can get your daily exercise. Walk by the lake and just lose yourself in your surroundings.
Nothing is structured or mandatory.
The only scheduled activities are meals and massages.

Your fee includes:
Neat and clean lodging in either Cole Lodge or our quaint cottages.
The rooms in Cole Lodge sleep 2 and have their own bathrooms.
The cottage rooms have 2 adjoining rooms, each sleeping 2, with a shared bathroom.
Meals starting with dinner on Wednesday night (Thursday night-for three day campers) and ending with lunch on Sunday.
A 6 foot table all to yourself as your work area
Ironing surfaces furnished by One Loose Thread
Raised cutting surfaces
Snack Area
Massage available
Lots of Laughter
Of course, a few surprises will be thrown into the mix. 

Any Questions should be directed to:
One Loose Thread Quilting, 630 Planters Drive, Columbia, S. C. 29209

P. S. Also mark your calendars for

Fall Fun: Tuesday, Nov.8 – Friday, Nov. 11, 2016



Friday, April 29, 2016

What's been going on with everyone? I know, I haven't written a blog post is months. I'm sorry about that, but, I really have been just a little busy while having a ton of fun.

Spring Quilt Camp was wonderful. I believe that everyone had fun and I know most people accomplished many goals.

Olivia and Penelope have been working hard in the studio with client quilts and I have been posting those to the 'customer quilt' page here on the blog. I also post most of the inprogress pictures on Facebook for all to watch and see.

So, let me go through my calendar and see just what I have been up to:
January:  Our longarm group started another year. We are learning so much from each other and enjoy our meeting.
At the end of January we loaded up the 'Quilt Mobile' and headed to Richmond for the Gammill Longarm Conference. That was 3or 4 days filling our heads with all kinds of longarm information. Not just Statler, but other interesting classes for the longarmer.
February: Of course that's ONE LOOSE THREAD'S QUILT CAMP. We hosted 36 fabulous 'Frayed Knots' for 4 days and 3 nights of sewing fun. I always come home with sore ribs from laughing so hard. Then on February 29th I was off to Charleston, SC
March: I had the prevlidge of assisting in the judging rooms for Cobblestone Quilt Guilds semi-annual quilt show. (Yes, I am a longtime member, but I am not usually in a position to participate. This was very special to me to be able to do this.) Watching and listening as each quilt was presented and the judge awarded the ribbons. Then I helped hang the quilts, which I understand were blown over by a slight draft, after I left the building. The show was fantastic and I was allowed to 'white glove' for several hours on Saturday. I could have stayed much longer. Imagine being in a position to answer questions and educate the public about quilts and quilting. The artistry of the quilt. So much fun.

As the month passed Devine guild hosted Karla Alexander for a weekend with a lecture and a workshop, so as President of that guild, I was where I could spend time with Karla and really enjoyed meeting her.

Later in the month Karla was the featured speaker for Quilters of South Carolina's Spring meeting. While at that meeting I presented QSC with a quilt that I had pieced and quilted for them to use as a fund raiser for their scholarship program.
This is the quilt that I presented to them. It is a Judy Neimeyer pattern called Vintage Compass. I did piece it and free hand quilted it just for this purpose. This is a picture of it hanging in the Cobblestone Quilt Show. Notice it does not hold a ribbon. sigh.

Now, on to April:
DID I TELL YOU I WON 2ND PLACE AT MQX!!??
It's true. The quilt that I entered was one that Sally King allowed me to quilt for her. She and a group of friends stitched this as a Round Robin. It was beautiful before I started quilting it.
Our Longarm Group met again this month, my machines have been running almost every day. I am currently getting ready for May Mester 2016. That will be in just 2 weeks. I'm trying to make sure all of my client's quilts are caught up and then I need to organize and cut my project for that weekend. I love that I can organize an event such as this, but, still be the student from 9 to 5 in classes. It will be fun and I hope to share some pictures with you here on the blog.

OK, enough for now. Just so that you will know, registration for Sewin' in the Summer 2016 starts this weekend and all of the information will be posted right here before Monday. Promise.

Have a good weekend,