Apple Hill Quilting & Design Services
Long Arm Quilting – Free Motion Custom or Computerized Quilting
Introducing my New Gammill Elevate Computerized Quilting Machine. As well as my Hand Guided Custom work I now offer the choice of computerized designs. For many people, piecing is the fun part. The actual quilting process is very time-consuming and very difficult without a long arm machine. After making an investment of money and time, many do not want to chance the final stage of quilting.
I am available to speak at trunk shows. A quilting trunk show is when a guest speaker is invited to present their work and showcase their quilts. Sometime the presentation will have a theme like how I started quilting, small quilts, appliqué quilts, modern quilts, etc.
I also offer a huge variety of quilting workshops for new quilters and those with advanced skills.
Designing From Scratch
I get ideas for my quilting pattern designs from things I see all around me, especially from nature. I love quilts that reflect the landscape around me. Living in the country surrounded by forest and farmland gives me so much to draw form. The textures of finished quilts are like nature, mimicking leaves, flowers, waves, bark and water. I enjoy photography in all the seasons and take inspiration from that. I strive to have a Canadian feel to my patterns with a clean look to them.
I spend hours using pattern designing software trying various ideas and designs, changing colours and patterns. I have so many ideas and designs ready to start working on—just not enough time to make them all!
I charge by the square inch. Designs can be simple or intricate from-edge-to edge-quilting, ruler work, or heavy dense designs.
All free motion work is customized for your particular quilt. After seeing the quilt in-person, we will discuss options and prices for your quilt before I begin quilting.
The colour of the thread on the top and back of the quilt is important. Once I have the quilt in front of me, we will decide on the colour of the thread.
I use various high quality threads in both the top thread and bobbin. The cost of the thread is included in the price of the quilting.
I only use high-quality batting. The quilt’s purpose (bed or wall hanging) will dictate what kind of batting to use. There are many different battings: cotton, wool blends, silk, bamboo and more.
Backing and batting should be a minimum of four inches larger on all sides than your quilt. For best results, your backing should be neatly pressed and squared up with no uneven seams or edges. (Please do not use sheets.)
I ask that you please send your quilt top and backing pressed and squared up to avoid extra charges.
“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your trunk show last night at the guild. Your quilt story is heartfelt and your quilts are fabulous. I also liked your down to earth presentation with little tips that we can use. Thanks again. You are an inspiration. Kathy ”
“Monique Wilson has quilted several of my quilts. Her custom designs are beautiful, unique and one of a kind. Her attention to the details is amazing. I have recommended her to my quilting friends.”
“Just to let you know I had a great time taking your class. You are an excellent teacher. I loved that you took your time and we all worked at our own pace. I will definitely take another class that you offer. We had a great bunch of ladies that afternoon– lots of laughs along with my many mistakes.
Thanks again, and I will practise I promise.”
“Loved it! Had fun. Learned something new. Eager to finish my two blocks and will try to do other two blocks so that I end up with a table runner of machine appliqué techniques. Thanks for coming to the Quilter’s Barn & Gifts. Would be interested in other courses.”
“We absolutely love our quilt. We admire your work and attention to detail. ”
If you do not want to drop off the quilt at one of the quilt stores below, you can ship it me. Please contact me before shipping your quilt so I know when to expect it.
I will call to let you know the quilt has arrived, and discuss final pricing at that time. Once the quilt is complete, I’ll contact you again and ship it after your payment is received in full.
I finish quilts in the order that I receive them but am happy to book your quilting time in advance. Please contact me ahead of time if you need the quilt by a specific date.
Get in touch with any questions. I’m always open to discussing your quilt!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or text at (613) 362-4547 during normal business hours.
Pickup and Delivery
I also offer pick-up service at several local quilt shops in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in Eastern Ontario. Once I have picked up your quilt, I will call you to finalize the details. I will then e-mail you an invoice. Payment can be made by regular mail with a check, Pay Pal. Once payment is received, your quilt will be delivered to the original pick-up shop. I will contact you to confirm its delivery.