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  1. Hi Raymond! I’m the newbie quilter who sat next to you at the last two STLMQG meetings. You’ll be happy to know that I finally finished making my nametag. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I was wondering what software you use to show your quilt designs. I have an idea that I’ve scribbled out a couple of times, but I think it would be much easier and cleaner if I had it on the computer. Any recommendations?


    1. Hey, Beth!! YAYY!! on the nametag!! I look forward to seeing it at the next guild meeting.

      I draw the black-and-white line drawings in MS Word . . . I use Electric Quilt 7 to draw and color the patterns. (Neatness counts??)

      I use WordPress for publishing everything to the internet. There’s been a learning curve, but I’m coming to grips with it.

      Does that help??

      1. Hi Ray, just realized I hadn’t checked back for a reply to this! I actually found a new / old design tool that’s working well for me – Microstation. It’s a very powerful civil engineering design package that I used to use back in the day to do highway design. It’s easy to draw the lines, tell it to offset by 0.25″, connect the corners, etc. I’m working on a new quilt now that has some weird angles, & this helped me get the lengths of my cut sides right (doing it by hand just wasn’t cutting it… bad pun…).

        See you this weekend I hope! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Yes, I’ll be at the guild meeting this weekend . . . I’ll have Philip’s quilt top and the necktie sample (though I’m not sure either of ’em qualify as “modern”).

          Bad puns are allowed (and encouraged). How else can we judge a good one??

          For drafting templates, I use CorelDraw, which allows for offsetting cutting lines and trimming “dog ears.”

          You’ve designed highways??

          1. Yep, back in the day I was a traffic / transportation engineer at MoDOT and the County Highway Dept., among others! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Ray,

    Loved your website – you’re a real artist! And so glad you’re doing the tie quilt for Pat.

    Very best


    1. Thank you, John!!

      I can hardly wait to get started on Pat’s quilt–it’s gonna be a lot of fun!!

  3. Don’t have a web site:(.Do you have any of your patterns that you sell?Love the simplicity of one block but for the life of me can’t figure out how you do yours & yes I did read all of your articals.What a talented gentleman you are!! Beautiful works of art you produce !

    1. Thank you, Charmaine . . .

      I’ve considered writing the instructions for Philip’s quilt as a pattern for sale. With a catalog of thousands of designs, I might be better off writing a general overview rather than individual patterns.

      Which would YOU prefer??

  4. Hi Raymond. Below is my reply to a found message of yours on facebook. And as i said I would paste it on 1 of your blogs. Hope you get this. margherita ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi. Wow just found this part of facebook (messages? other? – I just barely read my home page!!) and there’s a message from you?? from NOV?? I emailed when your quilts arrived so hope you got that email ๐Ÿ™‚ .. I’m thinking that if I didn’t know this part of facebook was here maybe you wont either so I’ll go hunt out your email address or 1 of your blogs and comment to let you know they all arrived. As yes they did .. takes 2 – 4 weeks from US for parcels and I think a few of my parcels were late due to xmas post etc. i love the one I bought and really like the gift you enclosed – very generous and I really appreciate them both ๐Ÿ™‚ Bye for now. Margherita

    1. Yes, Margherita, I received your message, and sent you a friend request in return.

      When I never heard back from you, I imagined the worst: you HATED the pieces, unfriended me on Facebook, and wanted nothing more to do with me!! Sometimes, it simply isn’t funny what tricks our minds play on us.

      Please post photos of the pieces. It’s good to know that a PIECE of me made it to New Zealand, LOL!!


  6. Hola Raymond mi nombre es Fotini soy de Mexico vi tus trabajos
    y estoy fascinada quisiera saber cual es to facebook ya que con tu nombre
    no pude entrar yo tengo una escuela de patchwork y en uniรณn a otros amigos
    quilteros estamos empezando a tener concursos y exposiciones. Te interesaria
    venir a Mexico a darnos un curso y cual seria el costo de esto.
    Espero tu respuesta y Gracias.

  7. I love your designs. Please can I put in an order for your ebook patterns of Celtic knots? My friend has just asked me to make her wedding quilt with Celtic knots and I had no idea where to start till I found your blog.
    Thank you

    1. Cathy, there is a free eBook just for signing up for my mailing list.

      I’m working on expanding the eBook . . .

  8. Hi again, Everyone was very please with your program at Happy Hearts Quilt Quild at Salem today. Thanks you again. Arletta

  9. I have just discovered your site – and OOOOH! Thank you – so interesting and exciting. Love your Celtic page – advice, comments, methods. Best wishes from East London, South Africa

  10. Good morning, Raymond.

    Posted a message on your Facebook page yesterday. Would like to purchase book and/or pattern(s) for guild challenge: to make a quilt using a technique I have never done before. I want to try one of your celtic knot patterns. Keep in mind I am a traditional (block) quilter, so this is new territory for me. Please suggest a pattern that is easy to do and can be completed by January (and/or March), when the Great Lakes African American Quilters Network meets again. Thank you for your assistance and have a great day.

    LaDonne Young
    a Facebook Friend

  11. do you have a list of male quilting camps, retreats meet ups etc in Northeast and midwest

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