Saturday, October 1, 2016

Houston QPC - November 7-9

There is still space available in the Quilt Path Camp in Houston, Tx November 7-9 ,2016!

This will be the last Quilt Path Camp in 2016.  And it starts the day after Houston Quilt Festival!  Come spend the weekend looking at all the fabulous Houston Festival quilt and then stay for 3 days of intensive Quilt Path Training! 

QPC -  Houston is $550

We will start out by learning how to quilt pantographs, then go into custom quilting and will finish with a full day of learning to use the design software to create your own designs. 

In addition, you will get access to the online upgrade training for the new version of Quilt Path when it is release later this year. 

If you want more information, please contact the APQS Houston Showroom at Quilt Your Own.   Or call the APQS Raleigh Showroom 919-576-9897.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Quilt Path Camps - Fall 2016

Quilt Path Camp - Raleigh, NC

October 5, 6 & 7

Register for NC QPC here!

Quilt Path Camp - Austin, TX

October 25, 26 & 27

Register for Austin, TX QPC here!

Quilt Path Camp - Houston, TX

November 7, 8 & 9
Contact Chris at Quilt Your Own to register!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tech Sunday Posts - French version

APQS has the most awesome reps!  When I was in France in May, Suzan Pons and I were talking about how nice it would be to have the Tech Sunday posts in other languages.  Over the last couple months Suzan's sweet husband, Rene, has been working on translating the entire Tech Sunday document into French.   I shutter to think how much work this had to have been.  First off, they are not grammatically correct in English.  Secondly, they have computer and quilting jargon in them. 

I am completely impressed that Rene took on this task and that he finished it so quickly.   Rene, thank you so much for doing this for us all!  

Click here to download the French version of Tech Sunday post!

If you will be at the Carrefour show in a couple weeks, stop by and thank Suzan!  And say hi to Marina and me too. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Quilt Path Videos

Did you know that I switched to Vimeo for video hosting earlier this year.  I will be leaving the videos that I have on YouTube, but will only be loading new videos to my Vimeo site. 

Click here for my Vimeo Site.

Today I uploaded a video I did on how to check your belts to make sure they are tensioned correctly and how to adjust the motor wheels to make sure your belts are running as smoothly as possible. 
Quilt Path Belt Maintenance from Thread Waggle Quilting on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Quilt Path Camps!

Quilt Path Camp Schedule!

Quilt Path Camp Online

Kicks off  August 1st.

Quilt Path Camp - Brooksville, FL

August 4, 5 & 6

Register for FL QPC here!

Quilt Path Camp - Palm Desert, CA

August 18, 19 & 20

Register for CA QPC here!

Quilt Path Camp - Raleigh, NC

October 5, 6 & 7

Register for NC QPC here!

Quilt Path Camp - Austin, TX

October 25, 26 & 27

Register for Austin, TX QPC here!

Quilt Path Camp - Houston, TX

November 7, 8 & 9
Contact Chris at Quilt Your Own to register!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

QPC - Brooksville, Florida

Quilt Path Camp is coming to Central Florida! 

Dates:  August 4, 5, & 6, 2016
Location:  Katydids Quilting Studio
7075 Hope Hill Rd,
Brooksville FL, 34601 US

Day 1 – Learn what the different areas of the programs are designed to do.   Pantograph Quilting
Day 2 –  We will cover the remaining Select and Sew options.  Motif Setting options, the QuiltCAD feature & will begin working in PatternCAD (Design & Create Pattern)
Day 3 – We will spend the rest of our time in PatternCAD.  

By the end of Camp you will have touch all parts of the program.   Our APQS longarm has Quilt Path installed, so we are able to do demos on a real system.  Most of the class is done with me working on Quilt Class projected on a screen and the campers working on their own copies of the software.  

You will need to bring either your Surface or a laptop with Quilt Path installed on it.   The charging cables for the system you bring and a willingness to learn.  

50% Deposit is due with Registration and is fully refundable to 45 days prior to class.    Balance is due 30 days before the class.    If you would like to pay by credit card, I can send you an invoice payable with a credit card online.     Make checks Payable to Thread Waggle Quilting
                                 8521-101 Cantilever Way
                                 Raleigh NC 27613

Friday, April 15, 2016

Exciting things are happening!

Do you have a business plan?   Part of my business plan is what I can my "Focus Plan" - areas I feel I need to focus on or things that I think will steer my business.  Between Christmas and New Year, I sit down on and take a hard look at my business plan.  I look at what is going well and what is not going well.  I look at my competitors to make sure I am pricing correctly and I look at my Focus Plan.

Two years ago I put several items on my plan.   Last December when I was looking at my plan, a little early on a cruise ship, I decided that I was going to get one of them off my plan in the beginning of January.  QPC - Online became a reality.  We are getting ready to wrap up the first three groups and I have learned so much about teaching online. 

A second one my major goals came true today!  I released my first Video on Demand.  I have had people ask me to do DVDs, but honestly the cost of producing them for the size of audience we are looking at is cost prohibitive.   I have been filming video to use both in QPC Online and to release on Demand.   I am a pretty nervous about doing this, but I believe it is the right plan of action. 

I want to thank all of you for being a part of this with me.  And for keeping me on my toes and making me want to do more.  

Here is the link to the first video!

Sashing Video

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Quilt Path Camp Online - Fall Schedule

The fall schedule for the Quilt Path Camp Online classes has been posted!

There are two sessions, Group D and Group E.  They both start on August 1st.  For more information or to sign up, click the link below. 
Register Here!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Finally quilted!

I took some time off to go on a quilting retreat with Mom.  This was our fifth year attending the retreat.  It is a crazy time of year for me.  It hits right after the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival.  This year I took my equipment to that show, which made things even more crazy.  Just to give you a taste of my glamorous life.  We packed up the UHaul at the end of the show Sunday evening and I drove back to Raleigh.  Monday morning, Matt and I unloaded the UHaul and set the machines back up.  Then Mom drove my car and followed me to drop off the UHaul, so that Matt could go to work.  Back to the showroom to teach an online class that afternoon.  Tuesday I worked at the showroom all day.  Wednesday we packed the car and drove to Winston Salem for the retreat.  By Sunday, I just wanted to be home. It was a LONG two weeks!
I don't get to piece very often.  I took the pieces of this quilt, all cut out and ready to sew, to that very first retreat five years ago.  There are two of these quilts.  A Boy version, that does not have pink in it and this Girl version.  They are for the room the twins stay in when we get to spoil them overnight.  The boy version has been on one of the beds for almost 4 years.  I finally got the girl version pieced this year at the retreat.  It is even quilted and the binding is partially applied.  I just need to finish hand sewing it down. 

The piecing pattern is Equal Rights, by Swirly Girls.  I love the Ann Bright panto that I chose for this quilt.  It's called Flower Doodle.  We quilted the quilt with Sew Fine Spring Green on the top and Lime Green Superbobs in the bottom!  I can't wait to get the binding finished so that I can finish decorating the "Twin room."

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Snow Day!

The AQPS Raleigh Showroom and Thread Waggle Quilting 
will be closed on Friday, January 22, 2016 

Wake County Public Schools has announced that they will closed due to the impending winter storm. 

We hope all our friends and customers stay safe and warm during our snow day!