My sister, Meredith England, and I design quilting patterns, and quilt for others using our Gammil Statler. On this blog we'd like to share ideas and solutions to quilting problems, talk about how we choose designs for quilts, how we overcome problems, and how we design our patterns. It will be an advertisement for our patterns, no apologies, but that's just one part of it. Whenever we are confronted with a problem and overcome it, it's good to tell others about the experience. When we invent and use a pattern succesfully, it's a good thing to share so that others can have access to the same pattern. And there are longarm quilters out there, who may be too busy to network with local groups, but might enjoy keeping in touch with us and seeing what we get up to.
Meredith and I have been talking about setting up this blog since the arrival of our Statler, Millhouse, 18 months ago. There is so much to learn when quilting for others, and even though we have both quilted for more than 30 years there are still surprises. Just when we're about to get complacent something crops up that we've never seen before, or challenges us in new ways. That's why quilting never gets dull.