Professional Longarm Quilting Service
Welcome to Shadywood Quilts. I started machine quilting back in 2001 before we moved to Houston in 2003. I had been hand-quilting all my quilts since the late '70's. I figure it took about a year to complete each bed-sized quilt. After taking that first longarm quilting lesson, I never looked back, gave up most of the hand quilting, and started my longarm quilting journey. While I continued to work at my 'day-job' in the corporate world for several more years, I started quilting for others and eventually added making t-shirt quilts to the line-up in 2006. At the end of 2019, we sold the t-shirt quilt part of the business, and I am back to just quilting for others.
Quilt Finishing Services
If you are like most quilters, you love to piece those quilt tops but are then faced with the dilemma of how to handle that large quilt in a small home sewing machine. Hand quilting is one option but that is going to take months and you just don't have that kind of time.
We love quilts, we love to see what you are working on. There are many quilt shops in the Houston area, so we see a variety of quilts. However, my favorite quilt tops come from other areas of the country where the quilt shops have new and different ideas and offerings than what we have locally. I have a 'regular' quilter that lives in the Atlanta area. I 'know' that there are lots of quilters in that area, but she still sends all of her quilts to me. That is a huge responsibility that I take very seriously, and always strive to give her the best job I can.
Quilt Finishing Services
Bring us the quilt top (or even a pile of blocks) that your mom or grandmother made. We will provide everything needed to turn those quilt tops or blocks into a treasured heirloom that you will be able to pass down to your family.
Fabric Quilt Labels 101
Express your special sentiments for having a quilt made with a label. Usually placed on the back of the quilt, tell those you love why the quilt was made.
FAQ - Longarm Quilting
Quick answers to your questions about longarm quilting
What is A Quilt Sandwich?
What do you need to make a quilt sandwich. Learn about the different layers.
All About Batting
What is batting? Why do we need it? Does your quilt even need batting?
Learn a little bit about batting here
Learning Center for Beginning Quilters
Not necessarily for quilters just getting started. Basic quilting information.
5 Reasons to Have Us Finish Your T-Shirt Quilt
Whatever the reason you haven't finished your t-shirt quilt, we can help you get a completed quilt that you will treasure.
Tied Quilts, Can They Be Quilted
You have a tied quilt, it's hard to launder. Maybe consider having professional quilted.
Miscellaneous Quilt Blocks and Repairs
Lots of blocks you found on eBay? Swap blocks? We can help you finish your quilt.