Monday, September 23, 2013

Atlanta Expo

 Russ and I had the privilege of attending the Atlanta Quilt and Sewing Expo last week.  Five fun filled days of nothing but beautiful quilts.  If you could see this quilt up close, it looks like pixels!  These are all 1" squares!  Mind......BLOWN!
 The photo doesn't do this quilt justice.  It is truly magnificent.  It was Best in Show this year.  If you could see the detail you would understand why it has won Best in Show at more than one quilt show.
It is exquisite.   And below, is a photo of the area I spent most of my time in.  This is the classroom sponsored by Gammill Quilting Machines.  Fellow long arm quilters had an opportunity to sit under the instruction of some very esteemed quilters such as Pam Clarke, Dusty Farrell,  Lisa Sipes and Regina Carter to learn new techniques and let the creative juices flow!
 This is Richard and Pat Walker.  Richard and Pat are the owners of  Pat's Calico Cottage in Snellville, GA.  They are the Gammill dealers for Georgia.  Alongside them is Regina Carter.  Regina is one of the best quilters I know and I am proud to call her my very good friend.  Pat and Richard have been dealers for Gammill for about 15 years and have put countless machines into the homes of some very happy quilters. 
Great people, indeed.  Russ and I consider these people a second family to us. 
Russ is pictured with Ardis Young.   He calls her "Mom" and rightly so.  She treats him just like a son. She watches after him closely and keeps him in line!  Mike Caldwell has been with the Gammill company for 28 years.  He is truly one of the nicest people I have ever met.  Mike...if you're listening...I can't thank you enough for all the help you gave me.  Best wishes to Donna and tell her to just "keep quiltin'"!  We had such as great time and met so many nice people.  Proof that quilters are just the greatest people in the world!!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

We're Back!

Don't you just love this pattern? Russ recently ordered this from one of the pattern companies we use.  We thought it was a great way to preserve at least some of our girls' youth.  They are growing up so fast.  He had Autumn's name done as well.  We are currently working on a project for her.

We have been out of the blogging loop for a while but decided we should jump back in and let you see what we have been up to lately at The Back Porch Quilters.  By the way, you can have your loved one's name made into a pantograph just like we did for Autumn and Brooke.  What a special thing to do.  It gives you something unique to treasure for years to come.  Just let us know if this is something you would be interested in. 
This quilt is a project that Russ actually pieced last year and is just getting it quilted. He used Brooke's name pattern to stitch this one.  Won't this look great on her bed?  By the way, Brooke helped out in the piecing.  I hope one day they will have the same passion for this craft that we do. 

We do have some exciting things planned for the following year at The Back Porch Quilters.  We now have an Etsy store and are currently making plans to fill it with inventory.  Please give us a visit at The Back Porch Quilters on Etsy.  So glad to be back and promise to give you exciting projects to look at and enjoy. 

Oh!  I almost forgot to mention that January 1-February 28  we are offering 20% off on all edge to edge quilting.  Projects of any size.  This is a great opportunity to save some money on some projects that you have been planning to finish and have just been putting off.

As this year closes out, we are looking forward to a great year coming up!

Russ and Rhonda

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Everybody Meet SUZIE

I want everyone to me the newest member of our family "Suzie." She is a beauty too!!!! She is a Gammill Statler Stitcher.

I just hope that she will get alone with her big brother Ralphie.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tornado In My Back Yard

We got a scare yesterday!!!! Brooke asked me to stop working and unplug the Quilting Machine and about an hour later this happen. I was on the Back Porch and it was over before I knew what happen. All these pictures are less than 1/4 of a mile from my house and taken today.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

20 % off for the month of FEB

It's that time of year again. Love is in the air. Before you know it, spring will be here and we will be thinking of vegetables, and all things green!

I know that Autumn and Brooke are very excited about Valentine's Day this year, as they both have beaus. You remember the feeling well, I am sure. That extra spring in your step and that sparkle in the eye. You know, that feeling that makes you feel like every day is spring even in the dead of winter.

But while we are patiently awaiting spring, let's remember what wonderful treasures February holds for us. This month we are offering you 20% off your quilting projects. No matter how big or small. (Sale is for Edge to Edge only)

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day and reminding you to watch out for Cupid's arrows. You know he strikes when you least expect it!