Hello fellow bloggers! Welcome to Spruce It up Quilting!
This space was created as a means to record my journey into longarm quilting.
Crafting is my pastime, sewing is my therapy, and now blogging is my record keeper. Here I share a bit about my life as a wife to a wonderful, patient, supportive husband who has just retired, mother to 4 adult children, and grandmother to 1 adorable little boy as well as daughter, sister to 4 incredible women, and aunt to many. Over the years, I have dabbled in watercolors, tole painting, woodworking, costuming, cake baking, scrap booking, card making, photography, stamp making, needle crafting: knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, rug hooking, embroidery and quilting.
I've quilted off and on since 1978 gifting a lot of quilts to family and friends but since retirement from working outside the home in early 2013, I have become obsessed with quilting. Last spring, I saw an ad for a gently used Gammill Premier Plus from a local quilter who was cleaning out her studio and decided now was the time to finally get all those quilt tops finished. Lolah is her name and with her, I hope to offer my experience as Spruce It Up Longarm Quilting Services.
We're presently on the move from Southern California, more specifically Tarzana CA, to Port Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada, my husband's home town. I have pre-written and scheduled this post because, the day it broadcasts, I will be busy attending a week-long roster of longarm classes at Road to California Quilt show, learning all I can from fabulous teachers before the move.
Won't you come join me? Become a follower! I hope to see you soon! And don't forget to link to Vicki's blog where she has a list with links to all the bloggers participating in this party! Sit back, click the links, be inspired, and enjoy the ride! Perhaps you'll find new friends too! I know I plan to.
hi, found you via the GYB party, and I too am starting to long arm quilt. I don't plan on it as a business, just a way to complete the many tops I have done. I'm going to start following you, because I look for all the help I can get. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Shauna, You and I share some common interests and hobbies! I love your latest quilt; your quilting is lovely. Thank you for following me on this journey! I will follow you too...Delete
Hey Lorette! I am stopping by for Vicki! I am one of her helpers today.. just helping her to visit all the blogs that are participating in the "Grow your Blog" party. Great Job and great blog. Havae a great day and enjoy all the visits...here's to growing you blog. Blessings!ReplyDelete
Thank you Patty. It's taken me awhile to get to my blog and to visit others but now that our move back to Canada has happened, and as I get my nose out of these boxes, I will spend more time visiting the others on the list and those who have so generously left me comments! Thank you to Vicki too for the opportunity to grow my blog!Delete
Hi Lorette , I am a long time follower , a poor commenter but I love reading your blog posts via email . Happy TravelsReplyDelete
Thank you Sheila. You've been on my Bloggers Cruise Bookmarks for quite some time! Thank you for following and I am reciprocating as I love your work!Delete
hoppin over to follow you thanksReplyDelete
Thank you Barbara. I've visited your blog and have become a follower. You have terrific projects and I like your style! Happy to meet you!Delete
Hi Lorette....you have a lovely blog....love your quilting, especially the applique!ReplyDelete
Bonjour Averyclaire! Love your name BTW! I have become a follower of your blog too since we have so many needlearts in common. Your work is exquisite! I'm flattered you want to follow my blog! Thank you!Delete
I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. There are so many quilters joining the party this year. I wish I knew how to quilt, but I am more into papercrafting. I am a new follower through Goggle. plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna
I have landed here via GYB Party. That is quite the move and I hope it goe smoothly and you enjoy living in NB. I live in western Canada. I am also a quilter and took my first long arm class this fall. Loved it too.ReplyDelete
Hi Lorette. I bought a Handiquilter Sweet 16 this summer and am really enjoying it! I have been quilting for perhaps 30 years, but blogging for 1 week. You have much more interesting things on your blog than I do on mine. Please tell me how you learned so much. I'm jealousReplyDelete
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That is a major transition from Tarzana to New Brunswick.ReplyDelete
Hi Lorette, I am visiting via the GYB party from Cardiff, Wales, UK. I've had a quick look at your blog and have decided to follow on bloglovin. There's so much for me to learn about quilting as I'm a late starter! Please take a couple of minutes to look at my first efforts. Good Luck with your move tooReplyDelete
Just back from Road, Lorette. Hope you class was all you wanted it to be. I'll be following you on google+. Come on over and visit me - I have a giveaway I think you'll like.ReplyDelete
Hi Lorette, I too would love to be using a longarm quilt machine!ReplyDelete
Hi Lorette, Dropping by on the GYB hop, what fun we're all having! I am a new Follower. I've really enjoyed looking back through some posts to see your wonderful work!! I know you already follow me, but I hope you'll drop by anyway and enter my Giveaway. Moving from So. Cal. to cold snowy NB eh? Hope you've given that careful thought!! We're having quite the winter weather!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Lorette, so happy to have found your blog amongst the hundreds at Vicki's :) I am pleased to hear you will soon be returning to Beautiful New Brunswick, the home of my ancestors and the place I chose to raise my family (I live in Bathurst). I have added you to my Bloglovin feed and look forward to reading about your adventures. Best of luck with your move!ReplyDelete
Good morning all, I haven't had time to visit any blogs since the end of Road but I've read all the comments here. Thank you so much for the encouraging comments and rest assured I will be visiting your blogs soon! We're finalizing our departure from Southern California set for tomorrow morning and will be out of touch for the better part of 2-3 weeks until we get our own internet connection at the destination. Again I appreciate Vicki's help in Grow Your Blog party and will be joining you all soon! Thank you! LoretteReplyDelete
Hi, nice to meet you here. Thank you so much for sharing part of your here with us. Hope you enjoy your life in Canada. That is a lovely part of the country. I live in western Canada. Happy hopping!ReplyDelete
Hi, nice to meet you. Wow, a long arm! Have fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your story & blog. I'm still, slowly, making my way through the list of blogs. Lots of quilters!ReplyDelete
aprilsongstress (embroidery blog in the 1st set on the list)