We’re proud to be a sales representative for American Professional Quilting Systems (APQS), Pellon LegacyTM Batting, Sew Batik FabricTM, and Superior ThreadsTM .
Sewing and Quilting Educational offerings: We offer personalized sewing and quilting classes on domestic or longarm machines. Contact us to arrange one-on-one or group training.
Machine rental: Contact me for a test run on either an APQS Millenium or Lenni Longarm machines.
Deb’s experience: 40 years of experience as a seamstress and longarm machine quilter. I began my creative career in textile arts as a young child making my own doll clothes, adult and children’s clothing, upholstery, crewel, hand embroidery, and macramé. I made my first quilt in 1979 for my daughter—which is now re-quilted and adorning my granddaughter’s bed.
Professional quilting, sewing, and machine rental services. My quilting services range from simple meander to a one of a kind custom to compliment your quilt. I also offer services for quilts made from your favorite t-shirts and/or photos. These quilts offer a unique design for displaying your fondest memories. I understand the time and love that goes into each quilt top and will treat it with the utmost care. Other services include custom christening gowns made from wedding dresses, and many other special requests.
Quilting is done on a 10 foot Lenni, or a 14-foot APQS Millennium long arm quilting machine table, equipped with a stitch regulator and CompuQuilter--a computerized system for longarm quilting. This art provides smooth and uniform quilt designs. Freehand design is also offered. I work with a variety of sizes from wall art to baby thru king size quilts. All other sewing requests are completed on a Pfaff 2170 embroidery/sewing machine or Viking serger.
Deb’s a member of International Machine Quilters Association, Inc. and attend the annual Machine Quilters Showcase in Kansas City. I have enjoyed numerous classes given by award winning prominent international teachers and authors including Karen McTavish, Linda Taylor, Pam Clarke, Claudia Pfeil, Sally Terry, Nicole Webb, Cathy Franks, Ricky Tims, Anne Bright, Alex Anderson, Renae Haddadin, Myrna Ficken, Becky Goldsmith, Irena Bluhm, Paula Nadelstern, DeLoa Jones, Sharon Schamber, and Dawn Cavenaugh. I follow current trends and techniques. I'm an active board member of the Prairie Star Quilters Guild in St. Charles, Illinois, a member of Professional Long Arm Quilters, and organizer of the Quilt Connection charitable quilt guild at Alcatel-Lucent in Naperville and most recently helped organize the Northern Illinois Longarm Quilters Guild.
Honors: Deb was honored by DuPage Health Department for my contributions to the Young Mother’s Program for our Alcatel-Lucent contribution of 150 receiving blankets and quilts for their new babies. Our guild in Naperville recently earned over $1,000 for research from their Breast Cancer quilt raffle. In 2008 I was honored to receive third place in the “Made in One—Weekend, That Is” contest sponsored by Fons & Porter.