I love to be at the sewing machine manipulating beautiful fabric into gorgeous items to give to friends & family and to have around my home.
I haven’t allowed myself to be as much of a maker as I have liked to be in the past, so the making side of life had been given over to clothes and toys and craft projects with my granddaughters in between working full time and managing my home.
Now I am a little older I have been reflecting on what it is that makes me happy, and fabric and my sewing machine give me so much feeling of well being and relaxation I am no longer willing to just be sat at my sewing table on the odd occasion.
I am putting in time every day to attend to my creative gene.
I’m not as fantastic at it, as some of the women I admire around the world are, but I know I can make a pretty good suit for myself and I made some pretty dresses for my nieces when they were young. More often now its a bag, cushion, or a zippy wallet or some dolly my granddaughter ‘helps’ me to make for her.
I love a bit of hand sewing too and usually have some project on the go on my lap as my eyes start to drop in the evening.
And Quilts. Quilts. Quilts.
Through all this self discovery and busy-ness over the years I have always been in love with Quilts and slowly, slowly applied my talents to making more. Oh, they dont go in exhibitions or competitions, rather they are loved on a cool winter night or thrown on the grass at a sunny picnic or in the basket to keep the sand off us at the beach. But that’s the way I want them to be. Used. And loved. And part of the memories of ‘Mum’ and ‘Nana’ and summer holidays outside or watching a film in winter snuggled against my girls and feeling blessed.
I hope that is how you feel about your work as a Maker and that you will feel confident that I will take care of your ‘memory makers’ as if they are my own.
In my Studio I am pleased to offer a professional long-arm quilting service on a Grace Q’nique 14+ Longarm Quilter.
My Q’nique is fixed on a frame which will easily handle your King size quilts and of course Baby quilts and everything in between!
With the Quilters Creative Software I can precisely create a pattern or block to stitch your chosen pattern.
With over 200 patterns in the software there is sure to be one which will enhance your quilt.
At this time I am unable to offer Custom Quilting as the extra time needed to give you the best service for this is not available to me. I hope this will change in the future as I know custom quilting is preferred by some.
However, the Edge to Edge (E2E)** options are fantastic and if you trust me with your quilt I will be thrilled to work with you and assure you that no quilt will be treated with less than respect and love for the design and work you have already put into it.
**Edge to Edge (E2E) quilting is sewn in rows across the quilt from edge to edge until the quilt is fully quilted.
The charge for this style of quilting is $4.50 per square foot.
More detailed patterns may cause additional cost.
Payment is accepted by bank transfer.
The bank transfer details are on the Project Order form. Click this link and you will be taken to the page.
Current turn-around time for my quilting service is:
Approximately 10 days.