All About Quilts dedicates itself to providing service for all aspects of quilt making. The shop, which has been in business for more than 33 years, offers the finest cotton fabrics, top quality notions and the latest books and patterns. Each member of the staff has considerable quilt making experience. Consequently, we can help a customer choose the right fabric and pattern for a first quilt or help the more experienced quilter who has a technique question. We offer classes for all levels and interests.
Our shop features over 1000 bolts of high quality fabrics and new shipments arrive every few days. We are proud that our many samples inspire quilters to start a new project whether it is a large quilt, a tablerunner or placemats to give as a gift, a designer bag or a unique pillowcase. Our longarm quilting business enjoys a respected reputation in the area.
Helene Monroe – Newest Partner
Helene joined All About Quilts as an owner in April 2013. She has been involved with the shop for many years, working, advising and acting as an artistic consultant. Add the longarm to her skill set. Helene thrives on creating artistic quilts using advanced and unusual techniques. If you see a creative sample in the shop and ask who made it, the answer is generally Helene.
Venera is a dedicated quilter who blends perfectionism with creativity. Her knowledge spans all aspects of quilt making from design through construction through finishing and quilting. Venera seeks many opportunities to learn from master quilters and then she makes each technique her own. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge With others.
Margie has been an avid quilter for more than 20 years. Margie prefers to make quilts with bright colors but she collects antique quilts as well. She is one of two teachers of our popular Beginner and Continuing Quilting class on Tuesday morning and evening. Margie looks after all of the financial and banking needs for the shop. Friday is “Marge in charge” day if you need her.
Marilyn creates all of the shop’s displays and fabric arrangements. Her eye for detail and decorating showcases our samples and collections. She blends our samples with appropriate accessories to highlight a motif or season. Marilyn keeps track of all of our fabric orders from many vendors. She approaches 20 years as a devoted quilter, sewing with painstaking detail and the results speak for themselves. Although the calendar says that Marilyn works on Monday, she is at the shop almost every day. This helps staff, students and customers.
Margaret often tells customers that she came into the shop 30 years ago to make a baby quilt and she is still here. She enjoys teaching beginners and always hopes that her enthusiasm for quilting transfers to the students. Margaret makes quite a few of the samples for the shop and sends out the newsletter. Generally speaking, Margaret works Wednesdays.
Judy Murray – Staff Member
No one could count how many quilts Judy has made in her 15+ years as a quilter. She has made many quilts for her immediate and extended family. Judy has a keen eye for the classic quilts and many quilters recreate her samples. Judy retired from ownership but continues the daunting task of ordering all of our books, patterns, notions and batting. Judy works all day Tuesday and handles the very busy Tuesday morning crowd with ease and grace.
Peg McGowan – Staff Member, Teacher
Peg leads very organized classes on Wednesday mornings and evenings. both beginners and advanced students enjoy her instruction. Peg loves to try new techniques and rulers. She is all about efficiency. Perhaps her real claim to fame is the title of “Bag Lady”. She can help a student create a basic bag and then add or change pockets to customize it. Peg staffs the store on Thursdays.
Vicki – Teacher, Longarm Quilter
Not many of us go through life needing only one name, but it works for Vicki. Vicki is creative and is always brimming with new ideas. She works “outside the box” using less traditional fabrics and color combinations. Her samples are stunning. The Thursday night class comes alive with her instruction. Most Saturdays you will find her at the longarm.
Kelly Udahl – Staff Member
Kelly can sew anything. She makes fine quilts but can put a wedding gown or draperies together with equal ease. Kelly works Tuesday afternoons, many Saturdays and assists in classes whenever asked. All About Quilts appreciates her enthusiasm.