I have always been interested in sewing and craft, but from the moment I started my first quilt, I knew I had found my passion. That was the first of many quilts to follow.
In 2003 I decided to make my hobby my profession, and invested in an APQS long arm machine with stitch regulator.
I quilt everything freehand from the front of the machine. It's like I'm drawing on the quilt with stitches. This is good for my customers as it allows a lot of flexibility and individuality of quilting design. If I can draw it on paper, then I can quilt it!
I have developed many original freehand designs, which can be made smaller or larger to complement each individual quilt and I can easily work around appliqué. If there is any fullness or unevenness in the quilt top, I am more easily able to evenly distribute this for a better-looking finish.
In 2008 I purchased a second machine which is much lighter, making it easier for me to do delicate custom work. I have won a number of awards with both my own and customers' quilts and in 2010, I was thrilled to win the "Excellence in Long Arm Machine Quilting" award at the Vic. Quilters Showcase.
As a quilt maker myself, I appreciate the time and personal effort that my customers have gone to in making their quilts, and treat every one with the utmost care and consideration.
Feel free to visit my blog at addictedtoquilts.blogspot.com to see what I've been working on lately.