Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Aunt » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:43:23



Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on for about 5
years or so.  The information and help have been incredible.  As many
before me have said...what a great group!

I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is there anyone
out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at Pennington Quilt Works
in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block of the month
and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet for the Quilt
Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my pack of fat
quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that day but
decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to be dropped
off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice block seem to be
off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she agreed with me
that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no finished block
size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make adjustments.  The
shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM that's not overly
helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same problem and had
managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were or had been
back to the shop for better instructions.

By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter - about 5-6
years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap quilt for my
grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling block pattern for
the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two queen sized
quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still working on
the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to finish a baby
blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new niece/nephew due
any day.

I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab) variety.  Oh,
and dark chocolate is the best!

Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the post but would
be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.  Not like I'm
not waiting until the last minute or anything....

P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google groups and have
not done this before.

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Cats » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:13:23


Hi there from OZ (Australia)

Do we call you AuntK?

I love choc labs - they are usually big lumps of soft warm
lovable dog.  The ones I have known have all been
sweethearts.

I can't help with the block problem but I am sure someone
over there will come to the rescue.

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: Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on
for about 5
: years or so.  The information and help have been
incredible.  As many
: before me have said...what a great group!
:
: I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is
there anyone
: out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at
Pennington Quilt Works
: in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block
of the month
: and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet
for the Quilt
: Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my
pack of fat
: quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that
day but
: decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to
be dropped
: off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice
block seem to be
: off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she
agreed with me
: that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no
finished block
: size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make
adjustments.  The
: shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM
that's not overly
: helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same
problem and had
: managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were
or had been
: back to the shop for better instructions.
:
: By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter -
about 5-6
: years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap
quilt for my
: grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling
block pattern for
: the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two
queen sized
: quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still
working on
: the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to
finish a baby
: blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new
niece/nephew due
: any day.
:
: I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab)
variety.  Oh,
: and dark chocolate is the best!
:
: Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the
post but would
: be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.
Not like I'm
: not waiting until the last minute or anything....
:
: P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google
groups and have
: not done this before.
:

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Bonnie N » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:13:59


Hi AuntK,

I'm from NJ but I can't help with your question just wanted to say hi.

--
Bonnie
NJ

Quote:
> Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on for about 5
> years or so.  The information and help have been incredible.  As many
> before me have said...what a great group!

> I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is there anyone
> out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at Pennington Quilt Works
> in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block of the month
> and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet for the Quilt
> Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my pack of fat
> quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that day but
> decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to be dropped
> off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice block seem to be
> off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she agreed with me
> that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no finished block
> size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make adjustments.  The
> shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM that's not overly
> helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same problem and had
> managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were or had been
> back to the shop for better instructions.

> By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter - about 5-6
> years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap quilt for my
> grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling block pattern for
> the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two queen sized
> quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still working on
> the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to finish a baby
> blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new niece/nephew due
> any day.

> I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab) variety.  Oh,
> and dark chocolate is the best!

> Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the post but would
> be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.  Not like I'm
> not waiting until the last minute or anything....

> P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google groups and have
> not done this before.

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by polly esthe » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:17:21


So sorry, no help from me either.  Welcome.  Glad to have you, and how
wonderful that you enjoy the love of two chocolate labs.  Never saw bigger
hearts, they are indeed precious friends.  Polly
 
 
 

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Post by stat » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 15:30:56


I don't have any first hand knowledge of the block in question, but I'd be
willing to try to help, if you could email me the instructions you have.
Maybe I could figure out what's wonky about it.  Worth a try, anyway.
Welcome to the group!!
--
TerriLee in WA (state)
remove the cats to reply


Quote:
> Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on for about 5
> years or so.  The information and help have been incredible.  As many
> before me have said...what a great group!

> I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is there anyone
> out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at Pennington Quilt Works
> in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block of the month
> and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet for the Quilt
> Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my pack of fat
> quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that day but
> decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to be dropped
> off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice block seem to be
> off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she agreed with me
> that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no finished block
> size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make adjustments.  The
> shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM that's not overly
> helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same problem and had
> managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were or had been
> back to the shop for better instructions.

> By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter - about 5-6
> years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap quilt for my
> grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling block pattern for
> the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two queen sized
> quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still working on
> the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to finish a baby
> blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new niece/nephew due
> any day.

> I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab) variety.  Oh,
> and dark chocolate is the best!

> Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the post but would
> be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.  Not like I'm
> not waiting until the last minute or anything....

> P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google groups and have
> not done this before.

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by joan8904 in Bellevue Nebrask » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 20:43:19


Call the store. I'm sure at this point they've been notified of the
problem and have the answer.  It may be something very simple that they
can convey to you over the phone.

joan

Quote:
> I don't have any first hand knowledge of the block in question, but I'd be
> willing to try to help, if you could email me the instructions you have.
> Maybe I could figure out what's wonky about it.  Worth a try, anyway.
> Welcome to the group!!
> --
> TerriLee in WA (state)
> remove the cats to reply



> > Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on for about 5
> > years or so.  The information and help have been incredible.  As many
> > before me have said...what a great group!

> > I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is there anyone
> > out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at Pennington Quilt Works
> > in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block of the month
> > and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet for the Quilt
> > Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my pack of fat
> > quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that day but
> > decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to be dropped
> > off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice block seem to be
> > off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she agreed with me
> > that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no finished block
> > size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make adjustments.  The
> > shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM that's not overly
> > helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same problem and had
> > managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were or had been
> > back to the shop for better instructions.

> > By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter - about 5-6
> > years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap quilt for my
> > grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling block pattern for
> > the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two queen sized
> > quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still working on
> > the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to finish a baby
> > blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new niece/nephew due
> > any day.

> > I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab) variety.  Oh,
> > and dark chocolate is the best!

> > Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the post but would
> > be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.  Not like I'm
> > not waiting until the last minute or anything....

> > P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google groups and have
> > not done this before.

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Aunt » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 21:26:22


Thanks to all for the warm welcome.  AuntK or Kim is fine.  Had to come
up w/a screen name last night and wasn't feeling overly creative!
TerriLee, thanks for the offer of help.  I'll email you off list with
specifics.

AuntK trying to get this posting stuff down........

Quote:

> Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on for about 5
> years or so.  The information and help have been incredible.  As many
> before me have said...what a great group!

> I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is there anyone
> out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at Pennington Quilt Works
> in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block of the month
> and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet for the Quilt
> Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my pack of fat
> quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that day but
> decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to be dropped
> off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice block seem to be
> off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she agreed with me
> that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no finished block
> size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make adjustments.  The
> shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM that's not overly
> helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same problem and had
> managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were or had been
> back to the shop for better instructions.

> By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter - about 5-6
> years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap quilt for my
> grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling block pattern for
> the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two queen sized
> quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still working on
> the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to finish a baby
> blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new niece/nephew due
> any day.

> I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab) variety.  Oh,
> and dark chocolate is the best!

> Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the post but would
> be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.  Not like I'm
> not waiting until the last minute or anything....

> P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google groups and have
> not done this before.

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Aunt » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 21:29:06


Thank you all for the warm welcome!  Aunt K is fine or Kim.  Had to
come up with a screen name and wasn't being overly creative last night.
 TerriLee, thanks for the offer of help.  I'll email you off list with
the instructions.

AuntK in NJ

Quote:

> Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on for about 5
> years or so.  The information and help have been incredible.  As many
> before me have said...what a great group!

> I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is there anyone
> out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at Pennington Quilt Works
> in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block of the month
> and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet for the Quilt
> Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my pack of fat
> quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that day but
> decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to be dropped
> off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice block seem to be
> off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she agreed with me
> that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no finished block
> size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make adjustments.  The
> shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM that's not overly
> helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same problem and had
> managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were or had been
> back to the shop for better instructions.

> By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter - about 5-6
> years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap quilt for my
> grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling block pattern for
> the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two queen sized
> quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still working on
> the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to finish a baby
> blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new niece/nephew due
> any day.

> I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab) variety.  Oh,
> and dark chocolate is the best!

> Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the post but would
> be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.  Not like I'm
> not waiting until the last minute or anything....

> P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google groups and have
> not done this before.

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Aunt » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 21:31:06


Quote:

> Hello to All.  I've been a lurker on this group off and on for about 5
> years or so.  The information and help have been incredible.  As many
> before me have said...what a great group!

> I do, now, find myself in need of some help, however.  Is there anyone
> out there participating in the Quilt Pink day at Pennington Quilt Works
> in Pennington, NJ?  I've been participating in their block of the month
> and at last month's class picked up the instruction sheet for the Quilt
> Pink squares they are planning for this Sat.  Picked up my pack of fat
> quarters and headed home.  Can't make it to the shop that day but
> decided I could certainly manage to make a few blocks to be dropped
> off.  Well....the instructions for the Sister's Choice block seem to be
> off a bit.  I went to my trusty local mentor and she agreed with me
> that the instructions seemed a bit lacking.  There's no finished block
> size, so I can't even work backwards on how to make adjustments.  The
> shop closes at 5PM most days.  Since I work till 5PM that's not overly
> helpful.  Didn't know if anyone had run into the same problem and had
> managed to either figure out what the descrepancies were or had been
> back to the shop for better instructions.

> By way of introduction, I am a self-taught new quilter - about 5-6
> years now.  My first quilt was a double irish chain lap quilt for my
> grandmother.  Next project was a hand pieced tumbling block pattern for
> the then new niece to be.  Since then there have been two queen sized
> quilts.  Generally I machine piece and hand quilt.  Still working on
> the quilting on #2.  Currently planning #3 but have to finish a baby
> blanket and needlepoint christmas stocking for the new niece/nephew due
> any day.

> I have a DH and two QI's of the canine (chocolate lab) variety.  Oh,
> and dark chocolate is the best!

> Thank you all in advance.  Sorry for the length of the post but would
> be ever so grateful for any help that may be out there.  Not like I'm
> not waiting until the last minute or anything....

> P.S.  Sorry if the posting is a bit off.  Using Google groups and have
> not done this before.

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Melissa in N » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 00:03:36


Welcome from a fellow NJ quilter!

Melissa in NJ *about an hour and 20 minutes south of you!*

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Aunt » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 23:33:18


Melissa,
It sounds like you're near the Del. Mem. Br.  I used to commute to
Paulsboro and that only took me an hr.  Unless, of course, you're
closer to the shore.
Quote:

> Welcome from a fellow NJ quilter!

> Melissa in NJ *about an hour and 20 minutes south of you!*

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Melissa in N » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 23:54:01


Wow! Then we're only an hour apart! I live in Deptford. I drive past
Paulsboro everyday on the way to the Commodore Barry to drive into PA
to work in King of Prussia everyday.

How far are you from Cherry Hill? That's where my guild meets once a
month. It is a great guild and if the commute wasn't too unbearable
you'd be very welcome!!!

Melissa :)

Quote:

> Melissa,
> It sounds like you're near the Del. Mem. Br.  I used to commute to
> Paulsboro and that only took me an hr.  Unless, of course, you're
> closer to the shore.


> > Welcome from a fellow NJ quilter!

> > Melissa in NJ *about an hour and 20 minutes south of you!*

 
 
 

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Post by Aunt » Sun, 01 Oct 2006 00:30:08


Well, depending on where in Cherry Hill, 45-60 min.  I actually used to
live in that neighborhood before getting married and moving.  Thanks
for the guild invite!  When do they meet?  I work full time (long days
- 8-5 but at least it's now only a 10 min. drive).  Evenings are
generally rather hectic.  Then again, so are weekends!  Last night was

bite - back in Pennington by 8PM to drop DH at firehouse.  Work on baby
blanket some more while making phone calls.  Up at 12:45AM to babysit
nieces while BIL/SIL RACED to hospital to have new newphew.  Back home
at 3AM...asleep at 4:30AM...alarm off at 6:30AM and at work at 8AM.
Most of my friends respond with - stop! you're making me tired
listening - after I give them a rundown of a typical evening/weekend.

Your commute sounds very ugly.  Once upon a time I commuted from Cherry
Hill to KOP also.  ICK!!  Going from Deptford must really be brutal -
especially over the Commodor Barry but I guess it beats the traffic
going the alternate WW!

Kim

Quote:

> Wow! Then we're only an hour apart! I live in Deptford. I drive past
> Paulsboro everyday on the way to the Commodore Barry to drive into PA
> to work in King of Prussia everyday.

> How far are you from Cherry Hill? That's where my guild meets once a
> month. It is a great guild and if the commute wasn't too unbearable
> you'd be very welcome!!!

> Melissa :)


> > Melissa,
> > It sounds like you're near the Del. Mem. Br.  I used to commute to
> > Paulsboro and that only took me an hr.  Unless, of course, you're
> > closer to the shore.


> > > Welcome from a fellow NJ quilter!

> > > Melissa in NJ *about an hour and 20 minutes south of you!*

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Melissa in N » Sun, 01 Oct 2006 04:49:42


Here's the guild link if you ever have a free Tuesday and want to jaunt
on down. You can come as a guest two times to audit us before paying
the annual dues....which I would suggest doing since dues are due in
January.

http://www.loveapplequilters.com

We're having our quilt show in February, so if you did join what a
great time to do so! January's meeting will be a blast. We're having
our challenge voting. All the entries will be displayed and the
membership gets to vote on the winners. The theme is Two Color Quilts.

Melissa

 
 
 

Newbie needs help from NJ quilters

Post by Aunt » Tue, 03 Oct 2006 22:23:38


Melissa,
Thanks so much for the invite.  Unfortunately, Tuesday's are generally
a very bad evening for me.  Maybe a meet up some other time?  If a
Tuesday does become available, I'll be sure to be in touch in advance.
And by way of update, I dropped my blocks off Sat. to the LQS (there
was an alternate block as well as the Sister's Choice) and come to find
out, there was a major typo in the instruction sheets that were
initially given out!  At least now I know I'm not a complete idiot!
And, they will continue to collect blocks for the balance of the week
so I should have a chance to get 1 or 2 done to donate to the cause!

Kim...having a rough typing day so far...I'd better quit while I'm
ahead!

Quote:

> Here's the guild link if you ever have a free Tuesday and want to jaunt
> on down. You can come as a guest two times to audit us before paying
> the annual dues....which I would suggest doing since dues are due in
> January.

> http://www.loveapplequilters.com

> We're having our quilt show in February, so if you did join what a
> great time to do so! January's meeting will be a blast. We're having
> our challenge voting. All the entries will be displayed and the
> membership gets to vote on the winners. The theme is Two Color Quilts.

> Melissa