Elaine's Custom Quilting

About Elaine

I have been sewing since I was about 12 (a pair of potholders for Mom – Heaven knows how many needles I broke on that project).  My Mom and both my grandmothers quilted (all by hand).  I have an especially sentimental quilt that is a Lone Star pieced by my Mom and her mother in Montana and then mailed to my Dad’s mother in Texas who hand quilted and bound it.  Over the years, I made a lot of my own clothes, always saving the scraps because I was going to make a quilt someday.  I finally got around to actually making quilts from all those scraps when I was in my 30’s, but I always tied them because it was just too much of a hassle to quilt a large quilt with my regular sewing machine.  Then one day I saw a program on PBS starring Linda Taylor using a longarm machine and I told my husband that’s what I wanted to do.  A couple of years later, I got the space for a longarm machine (an addition on the garage), a Nolting machine and a Hinterberg frame and I’ve been having a blast ever since. 

I especially want to thank all the women in the sewing group that I am a part of who have trusted me to “practice” and try out new designs on their quilts and who have referred other quilters to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  These women form the most supportive, creative, and giving (and fun!) group I have ever been associated with. 

I am married to Mike and we have one son, Greg, who is 19 and in college.  We’ve lived in Park City, Montana for about 15 years.  Park City is a very small town about 20 miles from Billings, Montana alongside the Yellowstone River and close to the Beartooth Mountain range.  It is a beautiful area of the country.  We’ve lived in other places and always come back to Montana. 

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