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Old 03-21-2011, 02:51 PM   #463
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T-Shirt Quilts

I will try and find time to take pictures of mine I made from my high school and college rowing t-shirts. I did one double sided- with identical layouts on each side. The really funny thing is, there's a layout mistake on each side that happened to match up, so it looks like it's done on purpose. I have to say the only hard thing about a t-shirt quilt is designing the layout- no two logos are the same size. That, and get yourself a really good iron on stabilizer to fuse to the knit so it doesn't stretch when you sew!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #464
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Carmilla, you are 100% right about designing the layout. I spent many hours changing locations of the squares and limiting the colors. I used Pellon #911FF for the interfacing. Would love to see pictures of yours--Both sides!!!! Royce, I only used around 50 shirts so have more then that didn't make the cut. Many shirts just did not have a good color or design so still have some paint rags. Should have some more pictures next week. Don
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:25 AM   #465
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Alumapalooza?

Is anyone in this group planning to attend Alumapalooza this year?
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:09 PM   #466
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Sorry, no. Reports of it on this forum always make it seem fun. If you go, enjoy! Due to health issues with our eldest son, we no longer make "plans" which often need to be canceled last minute. Instead, we take trips when a window of good health opportunity shows itself. Our only plans currently are to spend two weeks in Grand Marais, MN, first two weeks of July. I hope to piece quilt blocks outside on the picnic table overlooking the harbor on Lake Superior. ~G
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:25 PM   #467
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I am going to Alumapalooza.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:52 AM   #468
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McAir - perhaps we can meet up? My husband and I will be attending for the first time this year. I will, of course, be taking some quilting . Maxandgeorgia - it sounds as though you've found the way to cope with your need to be present for your son and your desire for travel. Good for you!
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #469
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Is anyone in this group planning to attend Alumapalooza this year?
Don and I are looking forward to it. We attended last year and had a blast. I will be commuting Tues. - Thurs. as we have had days added to the end of the school year because of the snow days we've had this year. I teach 6th grade Language Arts (used to just be called English). But I'll be there full time Thurs. afternoon - Sunday. PLEASE introduce yourself if you spot our Minuet. The Argosys are easy to spot among the silver.

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Old 03-26-2011, 09:45 AM   #470
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I am also going to Alumapalooza. I haven't been posting to this thread recently because I have been dealing with a hip revision and am just now getting back to normal. I even started quilting again!

Last year at Alumapalooza, several quilters found each other and had a great time chatting and sharing pictures and quilts. It would be easy to make an announcement for a time to get together to meet each other. What fun.

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Old 03-26-2011, 10:51 AM   #471
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I count 4 of us so far at Alumapalooza. Shouldn't be too hard to meet up. We will be on the road about 12 days total. I haven't even thought about what I might bring other than knitting. Will we have enough AC to run sewing machines? I am expecting this a boondock event and don't know how much electric we really get.
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I just copied this from the Alumapalooza FAQ site. I doubt if sewing machines will work with 3-amp power unless they work on 12 volts, but an electrical expert should answer this one:


Q: What utilities will I get on-site?
A: Alumapalooza 2011 will offer 3-amp AC power, and access to water and dump station. If you wish to hook up to water, bring 100 feet of water hose and a Y-connector. Trailers will be “daisy chained” to a central water supply.
Q: Can I get 30-amp electric to run my air conditioner?
A: Sorry, no, but you can elect to park in the generator section and provide your own power. Be sure to check the “Generator section” option when you register. Note that generator sites will not have electrical connections supplied, so if you park in those spaces, you’re on your own for power.
Q: What’s the 3-amp power hookup good for?
A: It’s for keeping your battery charged. Use only 12-volt lights and appliances, and you’ll be fine. Fridges should be on “propane” setting during the event.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #473
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Diego-Lana, I wish we could attend since it sounds like you'll have a quilters' gathering. I'd especially like to see your Argosy. We have a '78 Minuet partially disassembled (interior) in our barn. We've begun putting down a laminate stone-look floor and I'm torn between redoing uphostery and keeping the side couch and the front dinette or replacing the dinette with another couch. Putting up and taking down the dinette daily is not something we'd enjoy, I fear. Would you believe I've been all winter mulling over this without reaching a decision yet? What arrangement do you have inside in your Argosy? Btw, I see you're a LA teacher. Until retirement four years ago, I taught middle school 8th grade LA. Loved it then, but oh! I'm glad to be home sewing and quilting more now All of you, have fun at the "palooza!" ~G
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Grandbaby's small quilt I hand quilted this week. She is almost 2 & loved the bright colors. Would love to see what you all are working on this week. We will be installing the new converter on the Argosy this week.
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Diego-Lana, I wish we could attend since it sounds like you'll have a quilters' gathering. I'd especially like to see your Argosy. We have a '78 Minuet partially disassembled (interior) in our barn. We've begun putting down a laminate stone-look floor and I'm torn between redoing uphostery and keeping the side couch and the front dinette or replacing the dinette with another couch. Putting up and taking down the dinette daily is not something we'd enjoy, I fear. Would you believe I've been all winter mulling over this without reaching a decision yet? What arrangement do you have inside in your Argosy? Btw, I see you're a LA teacher. Until retirement four years ago, I taught middle school 8th grade LA. Loved it then, but oh! I'm glad to be home sewing and quilting more now All of you, have fun at the "palooza!" ~G
Max and Georgia,

Yes, last year at "palooza" I met Caryl, who posts here and another quilter (don't know if she is on the forum or not). It was fun to meet and make so many new friends.

Don just put a new floor in our Minuet last weekend. It's a plastic or rubber like floor, called Allure by Home Depot that looks like hand scraped wood planks, but totally impervious to water. Sounds cheap looking, but it's not at all - I love the way it looks. There is some flex to our floor, so Don's not sure how the planks will hold together, so only time will tell with that.

I spent the weekend working on the cushions (I posted a pic of the material here earlier) and that is still a work in progress, but they're coming along. We are going to try using the gaucho for our bed instead of the dinette and see how that works. Pushing it back against the wall during the day and throwing the comforter over it doesn't seem like it will be a big thing.

Wow, we'll have to get together and talk teacher talk! I am very close to retiring. So tempting to let it all go and be able to sew all I want. It won't be long. Tough decision to know when to retire these days.

Good luck on your Minuet. Hope to see you down the road when you are able to get away.

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BBNaugher - Fabulous Quilt I really love the bright colors!
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