Monday, October 31, 2011


I am so excited!! I have a quilt pattern featured in a quilt magazine, "Sew Scrappy" by Better Homes and Garden. It's on page 80 of the magazine.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

WOW where in the world have the months gone?   The Millie is up, running and the word has gotten out that I am quilting for others.  I am getting very busy and LOVE it!  It didn't take Randy long to set me up with some new lights. I can now be seen from the street and than some. 






 I have had a small bump in the road with my health.  I had a blood clot form on my spine that caused a disk to bulge.  The clot has resolved it's self but the bulge remains.  I am currently at the mercy of our insurance company and jumping through the hoops.  I am doing Physical Therapy 3 days a week and they have given me a tens unit and it works wonders.

My mom was placed on hospice care this past week.  Even though it was hard to hear the words we all saw it coming.  Mom has suffered from COPD for years and it would be such a blessing.  She has suffered so much to long. 

Our family has grown by one, I adopted a 9 year old Seal Point Himalayan.  Our area had some major flooding that caused her and her elderly owner to become displaced.  His family placed him in a group home and the poor cat could not go with him.  I adopted her from a local shelter after I was give word that she was looking for a new home.  I have renamed her Sophie after Sophia Loren.  She is an amazing cat. This is my first Himmy and it won't be my last.



After a 5 year hiatus I entered a quilt in our county fair and much to my surprise I took a first place and viewer choice.  I am getting ready to enter it in 3 other shows then it will be give to Samantha. 



That is a quick catch up on my little world. I'll try and post more often. 
I hope the past few months have been good for you as well.  Take care.  Penny

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Molly" has arrived

That's right, "Molly" the APQS Millennium has arrived. Randy and I finished putting her together and she sat for tow days. I was a little nervous about getting started.




But as you can see, it didn't take me long to get started. This poor top is 10 or 11 years old and is now finally a quilt.



Although it has taken a few days to bond with the new long arm I am having a blast!!!


Monday, May 30, 2011

new on line class

I am working on putting together an only applique class. The fee would be $22.00 and when paid you will receive a pdf file via e-mail with all the instructions, patterns and tutorial to make a lovely wall hanging. Follow me on my Penny's Patches blog for updates.
http://pennyspatches-penny.blogspot.com/

Penny

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quilt Class

I will be teaching a quilt class in Troy.





Winter Cabins

90x90




Wed. May 18th at 6:30


Western Alliance Building, Canton St. Troy


$35.00 per person


Call or e-mail to register pennyspatches@gmail.com








The quilt is for sale, lol the dog is not. Ms. Maggie just had to hog the photo.





passing the time

I've been busy passing the time until my new Long Arm gets here.
So, I have been sewing/appliqueing up a storm.


Enjoy the photos.

All of these tops have been made using the same 30 half yard cuts of rich country colors and different background prints. All are or will be for sale.
















Monday, March 14, 2011

Exciting NEWS!!!!

I am the new owner of a 2004 APQS Millenium. We worked out the details yesterday. Will be looking into having it shipped from MO to PA. Now, I really need to sell my ULT II, there is no way they will both fit in the sewing room.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Angel Wing quilt is done

It quilted so quick, and was so much fun. The design was perfect for hand quided long arm quilting. The only thing I would change is maybe a double batt or a high loft to make the wings and feathers pop.











Friday, March 11, 2011

Whole Cloth update


Well, here is the whole cloth so far. I might just get it done tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First Whole cloth


I have started marking this whole cloth today, it was designed by Joann Hoffman. It will be my first on the long arm. To see more photos or to order your own pattern please visit the link below
http://compuquilterdesigns.danemcoweb.com/shop/category/wholecloth-patterns/

Finished quilt is 55x55

Churn Again







Measuring 98x98 this original design quilt was a blast to create and to make.
The center Churn Dash blocks measure just 3 inches finished and were not paper pieced. From there I radiated out in multiples of three, 6, 9, and 12 inches. To put an extra twist on the whole quilt I changed the settings. Going from on point to straight set, and repeating the setting OH THE MATH for this quilt was crazy!! It has also been entered in 3 quilt shows.






Finished yesterday

This is a baby quilt for a friend who has had horses most of her life. Her mom and dad own the barn where I board my horse.


Monday, March 7, 2011


Going to up grade my long arm

APQS Ult II for sale in Northeastern PA
I am selling my 1996 APQS Ult II with IntelliStitch® stitch regulator. Although she has quilted many quilts, she is still in ideal working order and would make a great machine to start your long arm business.

To sweeten the deal I have included many extra’s.

Machine comes with:
3 year old Intellistitch Stitch Regulator
Edgerider wheels
12 foot old wooden style table
Custom built over head lighting system

EXTRA'S
Mico-Drive handles
full set of zipper leaders
3 pressure feet....A) the original spoon foot B) Gadget Girl foot C) 1/2 foot for ruler work
Love To Quilt... solid metal base plate for ruler work (but I never take it off)
Specially made for this machine 45 degree cross hatch rulers from Linda and Dennis Rech.
5 spools of thread
4 packs of needles
1 large bottle of Zoom Machine oil
1 Book author Sue Patten, "Freehand Filler Patterns"
1 DVD Pajama Quilter reloaded by Dawn Ramirez
12 steel bobbins
12 pre-wound "Bobbin Line" 6- white 6-ecru
1 clip on magnify glass for close up work
1 small flash light and hand held Magnify glass for timing
1 small florescent hand held light for checking the under side of the quilt
1 R&S grooved boards "Cross Hatch"
6 Pantos
1 Gadget Girl "Ribbon Template"
1 Mark-B-Gone Blue Marker
1 White marker
1 Black light bulb
1 twin sized batting
Muslin to practice with

Extra's value over $1700.00
Buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping cost.
I Will help with delivery within 60 miles of my house, and if local delivery I will also spend up to 4 hours introducing you to your machine.
Asking, $6,500