Location: Etna, WY
Quilting Experience: More than 35 years longarm quilting
Linda is a highly awarded professional longarm machine quilter whose work has been displayed in many venues and published widely in several quilting magazines and books. Linda has been quilting for more than 35 years and is known and respected as one of the pioneers and innovators of the art of longarm machine quilting. She has won numerous quilting awards in major quilt shows sponsored by the International Quilting Association, American Quilter’s Society, National Quilter’s Association, and International Machine Quilters Showcase. Her quilts have been in special exhibits and museums in the United States and Europe.
She is a frequent guest on quilting shows, and now has her own PBS television show named “Linda’s Longarm Quilting.” She has produced more than a dozen how-to videos/DVDs, nine books on longarm techniques and more than 1,000 continuous line patterns, and she provides numerous on-going columns and articles for quilting magazines.
She maintains an intense teaching schedule around the country and abroad where she teaches her innovative methods to thousands of students from all over the world.
Quilting Tips: My most time-saving tip for new beginners is to get in the habit of loading the quilt properly each time. In my experience of supervising employees who were quilting for me and watching students who come to take classes, the greatest mistake I see is trying to cut corners on the loading process. It always costs more time than it is worth. Just do it right the first time, every time and save yourself many headaches. It will put you in better control of the quilt. After a few quilts, it will become a habit, and you will feel very comfortable with the process.