Meet Sharon

An experienced, professional quilter


To say that I am passionate about quilting is a huge understatement. Though I have been sewing most of my life, I only started quilting in April of 2000, when my church’s ladies’ group offered a class. From that moment, I was hooked. To date, I have completed well over 300 quilts from start to finish.

A few years later, I got the opportunity to experiment with a friend’s longarm and discovered I had a talent for it. In May of 2005, I began longarming professionally with my brand new APQS Millennium longarm quilting machine. I like the challenge of trying new things, and this was definitely a challenge, and I loved it!

More than 15 years later, I’m still in love with longarming, and you can find me quilting almost daily.

My sister and I even started designing our own quilt patterns a couple years ago, and are starting to sell them in local quilt stores and online

 

 

My quilting style has been described as “traditional with a twist.” I enjoy interesting variations on established patterns. 

Awards and Accomplishments


My quilting is featured in Chrisine Barnes’ book:  “The Quilter’s Color Club: Secrets of Value, Temperature & Special Effects.”

In November of 2010, I was featured by the Pine Tree Quilt Guild as their “Patchwork Star” — I am deeply humbled by this honor, as it is reserved for their most notable quilters.

 

My quilts have won awards at quilt shows and county fairs, including:

Best in Machine Quilting

3 quilts won 1st place

6 quilts won 2nd place

4 quilts won 3rd place

1 quilt won Honorable Mention

 

Besides these, my customers’ quilts have collectively won more than 60 awards for machine quilting, 1st, 2nd, and 3 place, and two won Best in Show! I am humbled that many amazing quilters have trusted me as a longarmer to finish and enhance the quilts they worked so hard on.

You do such an extraordinarily perfect job of executing the quilting designs.

Charity Donations


 

Making charity quilts reminds me that there are times in life when someone needs an extra special hug.

Since I began longarming, I’ve quilted over 60 community service quilts for various charities, including American Hero Quilts, which gives quilts to injured troops returning home, “Pieces of Home,” which were given to soldiers leaving for Afghanistan, Habitat for Humanity, for families moving into their very own home, the New Mexico School for the Deaf, for deaf children living away from their families at boarding school, Project Linus, for hospitalized children, and more.

Quilting is one my greatest joys, and I love sharing it with others.

 

 

A quilt is a hug you can snuggle up in.

Guild Memberships


 

I moved to Bellevue, Nebraska in 2016, to be with my sister and her family, and have since joined the Bellevue and Omaha guilds.

Life has taken me on a number of adventures, and before I moved here, I was a member of the Pine Tree Quilt Guildin Grass Valley, CA, for many years, the Santa Monica Quilt Guild, in southern CA, and the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild.

In November of 2010, I was featured by the Pine Tree Quilt Guild as their “Patchwork Star.” I am deeply humbled by this honor, as it is reserved for their most notable quilters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting is more fun with friends!