I am the owner of Mainely Quilts of Love, longarm quilting studio located near Portland, ME. I have been quilting for clients since 2009, but have quilted for much of my life. I can be reached at Margaret@MainelyQuiltsofLove.com or (207)838.4333 if you are interested in having a quilt quilted.
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 that field. I have found, though, that this field is hard to juggle 3 kids and a career. Planning ahead (or so I thought), in 2009, I bought a longarm quilting machine and started my business. This enables me to pursue my overwhelming passion for sewing with a career that allows me to be at home when my kids need me home. I make quilts ranging in size from small wall hangings and throw pillows, to table runners and placemats, to custom quilts to fit beds of all sizes. I own a long arm quilting machine capable of custom quilting 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 currently have eight quilts active on the show circuit. I have won numerous Best of Show awards at national level shows, as well as ribbons at international shows including AQS Paducah and IQF Houston. I am a regular author for Machine Quilting Unlimited, and often have quilts featured in quilting magazines. In 2015, my quilt Bouquet Royale earned a Masterpiece Quilt Award from the National Quilt Association.
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Here’s some quick links to my background, quilting awards and works published…