It's Spring Cleaning time. The sewing machine has gone off to Ann's Fabrics Sewing Machine Center for it's annual spa treatment. Andy, the long-time repairman there and now the owner of the shop, recommends annual cleaning and tune-ups for sewing machines. Considering how much I sew and how much lint I clean out of my machine after finishing quilting a project, I know it's important. All that fuzz really gums up the works.
A clean machine is a happy machine!
All the machine work on the "Snow Melt" quilt is done. I still have several hours of work burying threads. I'm considering entering it in this Spring's Blogger's Quilt Festival which runs from May 15-29, 2015. Amy Ellis holds this on-line quilt show twice a year, during Quilt Market. She started it in 2009 as a special event for folks not involved in the trade show!
Anyone can enter up to 2 quilts but you do need to be a blogger. You must write a new post about your quilt(s) during the week of the festival to link up. All types of quilts are eligible--there are 11 categories from Art Quilt to Scrappy. Information about entering is available at the link above. I just found out this about this semi-annual show reading the issue 4 of the magazine MakeModern.
The show is just a month away. If I decide to enter "Snow Melt" that's when I'll post photos the finished quilt!
Now. Spring cleaning. I have a small collection of fabrics from recently finished quilts which needs to go back into the stash. The sewing room could use a good tidy-up too!
I'll share some non-quilting projects next week.