Quilting Day by Day

Changing plans for a New year!

As we approach the end of the year, I want to share with you some changes that I’m looking forward to in the coming months.  As with any journey in life, my quilting journey has taken yet another turn, and I’ve made the decision to sell my HQ Amara and purchase a Gammill Statler Stitcher.

Just thought I’d get that out right in the first paragraph and then give you a bit of information! LOL

I’ve made a video that you can link to below, explaining about the changes, and also expressing the importance for me of telling people who follow my blog, Facebook page, or Youtube channel, that my decision was based on personal needs and preference, and not on any bad experience with my HQ dealer.  There was nothing wrong with my machine itself, it just turned out to not be the best fit for me.

Perhaps in future I will share some hints that might be helpful for others in choosing a machine of their own, but for now I’m just wanting to get the update out there, because we’re on the internet following each other and watching projects, tools, listening to suggestions etc. While I can’t control how everyone receives my news, I can at least be up front about my decision!  That’s how I roll 🙂

I’ll be very happy to get my new longarm machine in January and get started on learning how to combine the computerized stitching with my own for a special kind of custom result!  As well, I will now be able to offer edge to edge quilting services for clients who prefer that option.  It’s another “open door” for me (we’ve talked about this type of thing before!) and I’m jumping through.  At the very least, it will challenge my brain going forward and give me lots of opportunity for growth, while allowing me to continue to design my own custom work and do hand guided quilting.

I’d like to take this moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for reading, following, and commenting to let me know you are there.  Bye for now!


3 thoughts on “Changing plans for a New year!”

  1. Nice! When one learns to drive, our parents did not go out and purchase a brand new cadillac. You got to drive what was available. As the years go by, your needs grow perhaps for more trunk space/cargo, or for carseats, leg room, cup holders. The only reason you know what suits your needs, you started out with a driveable car that would get from point a to point b, meeting your basic needs. Wisdom comes from the character building experience you had with your first longarm/car. I get it, and I am sew excited for you! Cheers to the new year and new doors you open!


  2. I am very excited to continue to follow your journey! It sounds like you are moving forward and finding the tools that will hopefully work for you. I am looking forward to seeing what else you can do. I’m hoping to purchase a long arm in the future and so I’ll look forward to any advice you may have in a future post. I am finding it to be a daunting process to figure out what machine I might need so I am taking my sweet time!


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