TLC-Quilting, a Gammill subdealer for Threads Run Thru It, is now open in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Owner, LuAnn Lighty, and husband, Woody, own the shop that offers Gammill machine sales, training, and service, as well as quilting services and machine rentals.
TLC-Quilting specializes in teaching all quilters from start to finish, no matter their expertise, the art of piecing and finishing their quilts. LuAnn said she wants all quilters to feel comfortable with where they are with quilting and grow to where they want to be.
LuAnn first began quilting in 2011. Thinking ahead to how she would spend retirement, she purchased an embroidery/sewing machine in February 2011. After taking several classes to learn more about sewing and embroidery, she decided to take a quilt piecing class and fell in love with the process. From Oct. 15 to Nov. 29, 2011, she made nine more quilt tops for Christmas presents. After completing the tops she called around to different quilters to have the quilts finished and was disappointed to find there was a two to six month wait. While out shopping for more fabric, the owner of the shop suggested LuAnn rent her machine and quilt the tops herself. LuAnn scheduled three sessions and discovered she loved machine quilting as much as piecing. Since December 2011, LuAnn has been taking every quilting class possible, both piecing and Longarm quilting. With the help of Steve and Lori Clayton at Threads Run Thru It, she made her dream of owning a Gammill a reality and now looks forward to helping others realize their own quilting dreams.
LuAnn and Woody have been married 42 years and have two children Anita (partner Brett) and Adam (wife Tammy); two granddaughters, Stephanie and Layna; and one grandson, Brayden. LuAnn and Woody are also the owners of E.R. Lighty, Co., which specializes in heating, air conditioning, and plumbing since February 1991. In their free time, LuAnn and Woody have a cabin on an island in the middle of the Susquehanna River they enjoy visiting.