Friday, November 18, 2016

Quilt Path Success!


A day spent with my new Quilt Path computer when the computer didn't QUIT for some reason.

It is really a lot of fun, and I think it would be very easy to learn with a good teacher.  Hence, Terry and I are driving to Des Moines right after Thanksgiving for two days of lessons.  I dread the long drive, but I haven't figured out to move Des Moines closer to us.

We are SO excited!  I'm hoping that I can help people myself someday so they don't have to wait hours for an answer when they are in the middle of a project.

I took a day off Wednesday so Terry and I could finally get together to learn the Quilt Path.  I was teaching her the few little things I know so far.  I was using the stylus that comes with it because I thought I was supposed to use it.  The installer told me to hang it on the side of the Quilt Path because I needed to use it, so I assumed I was supposed to use it. So I told Terry that she needed to use it.  We were right in the middle of putting a pantograph together when the Quilt Path FROZE.  We pushed all over the place with the stylus and NOTHING.

Since it had done this three times in the past (as I blogged about earlier), I assumed it was the "reinstall the drivers" thing again.

Terry suggested we turn off everything and even unplug it from the wall.  We did that a couple of times.  Still, nothing.  I don't have much time to make quilts these days and neither does Terry, and that is the ONLY reason I bought this expensive device to start with!  So when the Quilt Path decided to freeze, we were both quite unhappy.

I posted on the Quilt Path Group, but nobody knew the answer.  I called the only person I knew to call, but she was busy teaching classes.  That was very frustrating because when you are in the middle of a project, you need help RIGHT THEN.  

About two hours later, I received a phone call from the amazing Angela Clark.  She really is good at figuring out what is wrong.  She came to the conclusion that it was a DEAD BATTERY in the stylus.  Who would ever have thought of that?  NOT ME!  It is less than a month old.

She told me I didn't need it anyway.  I could use my finger.  Duh!  That was nice to know.  Evidently, the stylus really is needed but it is for more advanced areas of Quilt Path.  Terry had to leave, so she wasn't able to do the quilt she had ready.

So today came.  This is Friday.  I was able to stay home today.  I decided to try again to complete a quilt top with my new Quilt Path.  I called Terry first, and she said she had time to come over and do a baby quilt.  Quilt Path was friendly and cooperated -- YAY!  Unfortunately, I didn't think to take pics of her quilt.  It was really cute too.  She left, and I put on the second Dinosaur quilt top.

I did take some pics of it.  Remember, I make the tops and cut the bindings and send them to Diana.  She LIKES to do bindings, so she sews the bindings on.  Then they are delivered to the Casa House to be given to the kids.

This is the top without a binding:

Here is the back.

Diana has already bound the turtle quilts and the alien quilt.  She finished the binding on the back by hand.  She really does a great job.  Her son, Nick, is holding up the aliens to show me the binding.

Time for bed, so I better turn out the lights.  Jerry is pretending to watch TV, but his eyes are closed.

Be back soon with more charity quilts and more information about the Quilt Path.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Great you are on a roll. Like the quilt motif on the dinosaur quilt too.
    Appreciate you sharing

  2. These are beautiful. You are a generous gal! A Casa House child will be thrilled!

  3. Hi Joy, I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm sure you will at Terry's. I love the quilts. Gorgeous.


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