David - the lumber is red oak. Mostly plywood for the carcase and some solid wood for the edging. I always encourage my wife to buy whatever she needs - sometimes times that's a challenge as she will get concerned about
the price and I have to gently overcome that.
DGV - couldn't have gotten this far without support.
Dyank - I bribed my wife with the sew machine to get her to enter into the show. Now she's hooked and planning her next quilt - a looking into what other shows she can enter. I consider it an investment.
81GyGuy - yes, we've thought about
selling her work (and some of mine) but so far we've just been giving the stuff as gifts to our family. The quilt she just showed was made for her grandson and soon will be shipped off to him. Selling is a tough proposition as it's hard to make any kind of real profit on this kind of art. The quilt she made represents about
100 hours of her time plus these are the expensive fabrics (we buy some hand dyed fabrics to get the right colors) so that really limits the market. Still we somethings think about
sell a few items to help pay for our hobby - at least to get enough to buy more materials.
I'll be in the shop.
PSA 4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13
2 out of 14 cores positive
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