I am the owner of Mainely Quilts of Love long arm quilting studio, located near Portland, ME.   I have been quilting for clients since 2009, but have quilted for much of my life.

I learned to sew nearly 35 years ago.  My mother first taught me to embroider, and then to make clothing and pillows.   In college, I made my first bed quilt, and have not turned back.   Between 2007 and 2009, I made over 100 quilts for the children’s charity, Project Linus.   I am not your typical quilter though.  I  have college degrees in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, and years of experience in these fields.   I have found, though, it is hard to work in engineering and juggle the needs of 3 kids.  In 2009, I bought a long arm quilting machine and started my business.  This enabled me to pursue my overwhelming passion for sewing with a career that allows me to be at home when my kids need me home.  My long arm quilting machine is capable of quilting anything up to a king sized quilt (max width top 125″).   Though I certainly do plenty of all-over or pantograph designs for my quilting clients, my love is to design & create unique custom quilting.  Each year, I also make at least 1 quilt for show.  I am a regular author for Machine Quilting Unlimited, and often have quilts featured in quilting magazines.   I’d love the opportunity to help you finish one of your quilts.

Here’s some quick links to my background, quilting awards and works published…