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 1300 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 – Longarm quilter
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.
Karen has that eye for color and design that many envy. She is a skilled teacher and a very precise piecer. Karen enjoys new patterns, techniques and rulers. She teaches Monday mornings and Thursday evenings as well as some Sunday marathons and specialty classes. Karen is in the shop Monday afternoons. She is one of two tee shirt quilt makers !
Margaret often tells customers that she came into the shop 35 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 Fridays.
Peg McGowan – Staff Member, Teacher
Peg leads very organized classes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Wednesday 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. She has made many custom tee shirt and clothing quilts for customers.
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.