Quilting with Love

Katie Elliott  | Laurie Boeve  | Jean Poest Nomination submitted by Barb TerpstraLaurie, Jean and Katie are the longarm quilters at Living Threads, a non-profit ministry that serves the grieving through quilting. Each of these ladies invests their heart into each quilt that is made for a grieving family.It is so heart-wrenching to lose a family member to death and the process to healing can be slow. Living Threads is privileged to provide a level of comfort to grieving families by the creation of beautiful quilts, wall hangings, pillows and more made from the clothing of their loved one. Many of these quilts are custom quilted to reflect the story of the children, siblings or spouses who are no longer with us.  Read More

Logistics of a longarm business

Logistics of starting a longarm business by Kris Vierra Whether you have just decided to start a longarm business or you have been quilting for a while as a hobby and have now decided to start taking customer quilts, there is a lot of preparation that needs to go into setting up a successful business.… Read More

Lou Gallo

While caring for his mother-in-law in her later years, Lou spent many hours admiring her quilts and visiting quilt stores in the area surrounding her home. When she passed, Lou purchased a Gammill longarm quilting machine to help other quilters finish quilts and get them out to veterans, foster kids, and women needing a quilted hug. Read More