Wanted: Seattle Quickbooks for Mac expert willing to trade for fabric or instruction!
I feel like I’m spinning my wheels here. I finally stepped up to getting Quickbooks. This led to upgrading my operating system which caused Word and other programs to be incompatible. It sadly doesn’t stop there…I seem to have something not quite right with my systems preferences, so my folders and documents won’t open and to boot, everything I created on Friday doesn’t exist. Insert deep breath here and acknowledge that Rome wasn’t build in a day. I wish I wasn’t such a neophyte when it comes to computers, but I’ve come a long way.
The drag is, I haven’t had an ounce of time to sew. The good news is classes are going well. I’m in catch-up mode to show you all what we’ve been doing since I myself have nothing.
Last weekend at Make*Do*Mend Studio we covered what you can do with the Double Trouble Block. It was fun to have the class filled with students from other classes plus a newbie.
A full class in itself is the best teaching tool because you have multiple fabric combinations that you didn’t pick out that create different looks.
Lights, darks, prints and solids all look different when laid out. The design layout that the students are drawn to give you more examples of what the block can do.
Petrina had completely revamped her design once she got home.
Allison changed up her fabrics last minute so she could include them all.
Noelle went all solids and for some reason I’m lacking a photo.
It was convenient to have Drygoods Designs right next door when the design needed something added.
And what’s a trip to a fabric shop without a purchase? Check out these beauties. I’m in love with this Cloud 9 and that Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet, well I want it in every color. On the bottom there, flannel! Already have a quilt that this will back.
Wish me luck with Quickbooks!
::Seeing Value Workshop:: $85 Saturday, January 19th from 10am-4pm at the West Seattle Stitch and Sew Studio.
Learn how color value can transform your quilt making design process. Create multiple designs with your newfound knowledge of value and simple half square triangles. All levels of sewists welcome.
::Whole Cloth Quilt Finishing Class:: $85/Tuesdays, January 22nd and 29th at Make*Do*Mend in Ballard. Quilt top, batting, and a backing…baste, quilt, and bind! Learn the essential basics of finishing a quilt without piecing a thing! Create a simple crisp modern baby quilt while learning the process. Quilting designs with a walking foot will be a covered. Walking foot required.
Such inspiration! It’s all beautiful.
Laura Brodniak says
Katie – I’ll keep my ears open for someone who knows Quickbooks for Mac. I use Quickbooks Pro, but for the PC … 🙁
Nancy Hager says
Katie – just go to the genius bar at the Apple store….they can help or point you in the right direction. I know it is a pain but less painful than not sewing and spending hours trying to get it up and running. Even if the mac is not longer under Apple care they can help.
Thanks Nancy, that was exactly what I did and I think things are good.
I feel ya! I’ve used Quickbooks Pro on my Mac for 20 years, but they are not kind when upgrading computer systems. The only advice I can give when using Quickbooks is that it’s usually easier than it looks. You’ll get it.
Not A Time wasted, and the creativity are all beautifully done. Great displays, and presentation. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. Mtetar
I still need to head to Drygoods. Haven’t been there yet. Love everyone’s options — my favorite part is seeing everyone’s different choices.
Hope you solve your computer woes. That’s no fun! Stay warm!
Computer problems are such a headache. Best of luck to you there.
The class looks like tons of fun. Always great to see everyone’s take on things.
Hi Katie – I won’t claim to be an expert, but I’ve used Quickbooks for Mac for about five years (after converting from Quickbooks Pro on the PC). My office is in Bellevue, but I work remotely. I’d be happy to talk with you and try to help.
Thanks Holli! I think I’ve got it figured out, but I am definitely keeping that offer in mind! xo
As a store owner, pattern designer and blog writer I understand your quickbooks for mac issues. I found the help forum a good place for answers. Plus, my accounting firm helps me for few hours a quarter. They picked up the mac version really easily!
I love your designs and wish I was closer to take a class. I’m in Minneapolis. Any chance you can give me a few pointers on Psychedelic Baby?
Thanks Faye! Psychedelic Baby is really just a version of the Fractured quilt in the book Quilting Modern. Make the four blocks that form the middle medallion and then continue out from there. I’ll be posting a pillow soon with just two rounds, I think it will give people a better perspective, so stay tuned!
Hey Katie – we’ve not met, but you’re a huge inspiration to this non-quilter who keeps accidentally making quilts…I digress….I was hoping to email you re: sewing classes in Seattle (I’m a teacher in need of a venue in May). If you get a moment, could you please drop me a line?
sure, but your email isn’t working. can you drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Material Girl Quilts says
I give you kudos for stepping up into Quickbooks…I’m still too intimated 😉
Gorgeous inspiration above and good luck with your classes.
I’m still not so sure what I got myself into.
Chara Michele says
LOVE that first photo of your quilt!
Wanna hang out next week? I need to go to Stash in Columbia City and it has been forever! xo
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