OUR QUILTY FAMILY
Here at The Quilting Needle, we have a family of amazing people who share their love and interest of sewing. In addition to providing outstanding customer service, our team has several decades of knowledge of all things quilt related. We love helping our customers find the perfect pieces to complete their projects. Learn more about our friendly and knowledgeable staff!
I fell in love with the sound of a sewing machine at a very young age. One thing lead to another, and soon I found myself making my own clothes. While I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, I began making quilts and a longarm was not far in my future. That long arm helped me build my business into what it is today. From then on, the rest is all that is
The Quilting Needle.
I started sewing as a teenager due to my mother’s encouragement. “You have $25 to spend on clothes. Buy 1 item or make several.” I chose the make several option! Then as an adult, she took me to a quilting sampler class at a quilt shop in Oakmont, PA and that started my love of quilting. I’ve been at it for about 40 years, here’s hoping for a few more.
In 2020 I decided to make a quilt for each of my daughters. I thought, if I’m ever going to do it, the time is now! I then started making smaller projects for my girls, and I realized that I was in love with sewing. Since then I have made different projects and quilts, but I still have a lot to learn. I am always excited to see the beautiful fabrics and what people are making with them! Sewing will most definitely be a part of my life for a very long time.
Little did I know when I joined 4-H at ten years old, it would trigger a passion for sewing that would continue throughout my life. New patterns, fabrics and learning new skills still makes my heart sing!
Hopefully when you visit the shop, I can share a little of the joy I have for all things sewing.
I’ve been quilting for over 20 years. I love working with bright colors and grey is my favorite neutral. I also love to teach quilters to help them gain more confidence and different skills. One of my favorite parts of working in a quilt shop is helping quilters with their fabric choices for their projects.
I have always enjoyed sewing. When I was a young kid, my mother would let me make simple things like pillow cases with French seams. I started quilting in the early 80’s and my first quilt was hand pieced using templates. I love fabrics and my favorite colors are all of them!