I have been quilting for almost 20 years and learned how to sew when I was young. I have always gravitated towards keeping my hands busy and creating has been an easy way to settle the mind and the hands. For years I would baste my own quilts and push them back and forth through my small domestic Bernina, circa 2006, and more recently through my larger Juki TL-18qvp. I really thought the more mechanical, workhorse with a larger throat space would make the job easier; well, it did and it didn’t. I started sending my quilts out to longarm quilters to bypass the basting process and to achieve a more dynamic look than I was able to produce on my domestic machine.
I had been dreaming of learning how to operate a longarm machine for many years. I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase a longarm and start a business helping others get off the floor, stop basting and get those quilts finished!
I have a wonderfully supportive husband who is in as much awe watching longarm computerized automation as I am! I have two amazing teenage boys and am the dog mum to two crazy, active, loving Aussiedoodle pups. When I am not in my quilting studio pattern testing, english paper piecing or loading up your quilt top you can find me traveling and RVing with my family or outdoors running, cycling and hiking. ‘Active’ is practically my middle name!
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