My husband has commented many times (unsolicited) that quilters are always friendly, helpful, sharing and seem to be genuinely happy people. But the one thing he “did” say about me – was that I was a 90%er! Always making the quilt top but never getting the final quilting done. So we talked, and he agreed if I was ever going to get his quilt finished we needed to buy a longarm quilter. He really really wanted that quilt completed, so we brought Kyrie home – she is a Gammill Statler Stitcher with a 14 foot table. I just love to hook up a quilt and spend the evening quilting. It’s so nice to give a quilt – “That personal touch”.
About 16 years ago I bought my first sewing machine. At the time I had no grand plan to purchase a longarm quilting machine or start my own business, I only wanted a sewing machine just to complete some home projects and perhaps make drapes for the house. However, during my first sewing class, we made a small table runner using a quilt block to learn some of the features of the machine, and that was it – I was hooked! At that moment I became part of the quilting family and enjoyed the comadaredry, friendship, and sharing that are the welcoming world of quilting. During our travels, my husband and I always visit local quilt shops for patterns, fabrics, quilting ideas or just share with others in the quilting family our joy of quilting.