Thursday, December 17, 2015


What more can I say. The end of an era is coming to a close. My machine sold and I am moving on to new adventures. I hope you have enjoyed almost 10 years of quilts and stories on this blog. This will be my last post. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2016!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Well as many of you are aware I have made the decision to down size and sell my Nolting Pro 24 with Intelliquilter. I have had some inquiries and thought that I would add a few more pictures to entice anyone that is interested in the machine. I will include with the machine some books, videos, thread, rulers, ruler base, and bobbin winder that may not have been identified in the post below.

Please feel free to email at if you have any questions. Thanks!


 Stand alone bobbin winder for M (large) bobbin

 Front of the machine with Intelliquiter Classic Standard- 12"
 Front Control Panel for Intellistitch Stitch Regulation. Also comes with laser for pantograph quilting from the back of the machine. Same control panel on back with adjustable handles.

 Adjustable handles on the back of the machine.

 Zippered leaders included.

 Thread included.

Books, videos, and rulers included.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I cannot believe that 2015 is already here and we are halfway through January. Not to rush, but I wish it would hurry up already, because it is bitterly cold here in Ohio.

Now for some exciting news...10 years ago I opened a quilt shop and fell in love with all things quilting, including long arming. As time moves on, and I get a little older, I find that I have other interests and hobbies that I want to explore. My long arm machine sits idle just waiting for another to love her and use her to create amazing projects. So with that in mind I have decided to sell my Nolting Pro 24 with Intelliquilter.

If you have followed this blog for anytime you can clearly see the amazing things that one can do with this machine and computerized system. I never thought I would be able to quilt the quilts that I have quilted over time, because I remember how awful I was in the beginning. But many you tube videos later, going to quilt shows, buying books, videos, asking questions, and studying the works of the masters, I have grown as a quilter. It's been a wonderful journey, but now it is time for another to grow their quilting skills and live their dream.

Here is some information about the Nolting... 

·        6 year old professional machine and 12’ steel frame
·        Intelliquilter Computerized System included
·        24” inch throat
·        Stitch regulation
·        Needle Up/Down
·        Single Stitch
·        Front/Back Controls
·        Locking Castors Included
·        Thread, Bobbins, Needles Included to get you started
·        Includes Leaders
  • Rulers included
  • Bobbin Winder included

$19,500 OBO

Contact Rachel Weatherbie @ 419-706-8749 (you can text me at this number also) or with any questions or for further information
This combination normally retails for over $25,000. She needs a new home!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


So if you're like me you love the look of custom quilting and the more I quilt the more custom I want. This post is going to be picture heavy because I have had this quilt on my frame for 6 weeks. In between working every other weekend, the holiday, and most recently having pink eye this quilt has challenged me on more than one occasion. I let the quilt sit for a while because I wasn't sure what I wanted to quilt on it. It's for a customer and she wanted something custom and left it up to me to decide. The borders were my biggest hiccup. They were huge! Ten inches wide which for many quilters would be a delight but for me they were a bit overwhelming initially. After much hemming and hawing I had divine inspiration and now a finished quilt.  Enjoy! Rachel. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


So I have been in a quilting funk lately. I have been thinking about selling my machine and just getting out of quilting altogether. The problem is that I look at one of my blank quilts lying around and think about all the great quilting that I dream of doing on the quilt. Plus I really want to enter some quilts into some quilt shows. Well with all that said, I had a recent 3 day weekend to catch up on some quilting. My mom's birthday is this month and my great sewing partner in crime, Karen had pieced this wonderful t-shirt quilt for me to give to my mom. The problem was that alot of the shirts had stuff all over them that the hopping foot would get caught on and that meant no pantograph quilting. I decided instead to issue myself a challenge! There are 12 blocks in the quilt plus the sashing and borders, and I wanted something different in each block and it all had to be free motion quilted, by me! I know, right. For those of you that know me you know that anything not done with my computerized system is considered hand work and well I am not very hand oriented, because I want everything to be so perfect. So I threw caution to the wind, and decided to go for it! So here are my blocks in the quilt, all done on my long arm, free motion. If you are in the beginning stages of learning to quilt and think that you can't, trust me with a little consistent practice you can. 2 great books that I refer to all the time for inspiration also help. Natalia Bonner's, Beginner's Guide to Free Motion Quilting and Angela Walters, Free Motion Quilting. So without further ado...Enjoy! Rachel

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I have been a bad blogger to say the least, but I have been busy with some customer quilts. Here are some recent quilts that I have been working on. Enjoy. Rachel