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Welcome!

Welcome!

30 years is a long time for “longarm quilting”! How did I get my start? I had worked on my own projects using a longarm starting in 1990. In 1994, my mom, who owned a longarm business, asked me to come work for her which of course I totally jumped at the opportunity. I did have experience with “piecing a quilt” but it was “the old way”, you know, cutting with scissors instead of a rotary blade, mat or ruler. So, off I went to (even though I knew how to piece) learn more skills at a local quilt store. By the time the class ended (4 weeks later), I had made 3 quilts, I was hooked on this “new way to quilting”!

Grandmothers flower garden

Grandmothers flower garden

Grandmothers flower garden, an old classic!  Again, I did my new free motion pattern which is a combo of a swirl and feather which earlier I called it "swirly de feather".  I used "beach grass" from Omni Threads and a cotton batting was used.

Bull’s eye

Bull’s eye

Bull's eye, a classic that I have been doing for years. Stipple is usually the choice for this pattern.  I avoid as much as possible the raw edges even though quilt gets washed.  I did a curly q in the border with a wave in small border.  All done in a teal thread...

Guitar Quilt

Guitar Quilt

My client, Faith, made this for her son.  He obviously is a "guitar "aficionado"!  Straight lines and stipple. Pattern is by Debbie Vincent and you can email her at Debv1042@gmil.com . I used two thread colors, cream and black by Omni Threads.  Faith also used a warm...

“Seeing Stars”

“Seeing Stars”

Well, on this I did my new free motion pattern that I scrambled from my brain.  I still really don't have a name for it, maybe something like "swirly de feather"!  The pattern is called "seeing Stars" that Kathy downloaded from "Connecting Threads".  Border fabric was...

Sweet Harvest

Sweet Harvest

My very longtime client, Ruth, made this amazing quilt.  "Sweet Harvest" by Missouri Star, all from "cat-i-tude" Christmas line by Ann Lauer of "Grizzly Gulch Gallery" by Benartex.  Ruth used a 10" apple core template.  I did my "double curly q" all over in a...

Roundabout

Roundabout

"Roundabout" by Lyn Brown and found in the book, "More Jelly Roll Quilts" from AnniesCraftStore.com .  Another fantastic quilt by my client, Carolyn.  I did a gentle squiggly lines in a bright white thread color by Omni Threads.  Carolyn used batik fabrics on a white...

Sugaridoo And Disappearing Shoofly

Sugaridoo And Disappearing Shoofly

First quilt is a patriotic (cuz of the colors) and is a "Disappearing Shoofly" by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I did stars and loops all over in a thread color called "harbor sky" by Omni threads.  2nd quilt is called " Sugaridoo Mystery sew-a-long that started in...

Garden In Sunshine And Shadow

Garden In Sunshine And Shadow

This woman, Carolyn, never disappoints me!  When I first met her, she was serious about the amount of holes that my machine needle would make in her quilt, I kid you not! This quilt is called " Garden In Sunshine And Shadow"! I did my "hibiscus flower" sparsed (cuz...

Michaels Quilts

Michaels Quilts

Three quilts by Michael! first is baby quilt.  This is based on a block called " The Exploding Block" from Missouri Star but Michael actually learned about this block a few years from his quilting group......he got refreshed when he reviewed the tutorial. 2nd quilt,...

Flowers, Baseballs and USA

Flowers, Baseballs and USA

Three quilts from my client.  First one I did loops and flowers in a thread color by Omni Threads called "cheesecake".  2nd quilt, I did stars and loops in a cream threads and the baseball quilt, I did stipple all over in a cream thread.  My client used cotton...

The man cave

The man cave

Here is my clients "man cave quilt" for her husband.  I have no clue if he actually has a man cave but here it is!  I did echo swirls and in light tan color by Omni Threads  A warm and natural batting was used.

New Free Spirit Fabrics

New Free Spirit Fabrics

WOW!  Look what has arrived at fantabulousbacks.com !!  Chrysanthemum Toile by The Original Morris & Co for Free Spirit Fabrics.  Colors are Taupe, Red and Sky.  108" extra wide quilt backing fabric, 100% cotton goods.  Check these fabrics out along with all the...

Crazy Nine Patch

Crazy Nine Patch

Crazy Nine Patch!  I did my "southwest swirl" all over in "antique gold" thread color by Omni Threads.  Warm and natural batting was used.

Picnic jelly roll

Picnic jelly roll

Here is another quilt made by my 98 year old client!  Amazing, right?  I did a large stipple all over in a thread called "highland meadow" by Omni Threads.  My client also chose a simple white muslin for her backing by fantabulousbacks.com.  A warm and natural batting...

Christmas jelly roll

Christmas jelly roll

On this quilt, I did a vining curly q all over in  dark red color thread.  My client also chose an extra wide quilt backing fabric from fantabulousbacks.com by Henry Glass & Company called Spiced Paisley by Kim Diehl.  Warm and Natural batting was used.

Sew Many Strips

Sew Many Strips

WOW!  Sew many strips designed by Tara Lynn Baisden.  I did waves all over in a light blue thread color.  A cotton batting was used.