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Getting Ready for 2017!

I started my longarming service in the fall of 2009. I charged 1.5 cents per sq. in. for a basic pantograph. It has been 7 years and because the cost of thread has risen (again), I will need to raise my rates. On January 1st, all pantographs will start at 2 cents per sq. in. Pantographs that are very labor intensive and thread heavy will start at 3 cents per sq. in.
Please keep in mind that most longarmers charge a thread fee – however, I never have.
I look forward to seeing all your new, gorgeous tops in 2017!!



Red House Designs has a new tab above and you can view patterns for sale.  Check back often, I will be adding patterns frequently!

Here’s a sneak peek at one I will be finishing soon – Saxony Farmhousesaxony farmhouse red house designs 3

Red House Designs

This blogpage – will also incorporate Red House Designs.   In March of 2016 I will suspend the web page for Red House Designs.  You can contact me directly about patterns, lectures, workshops, etc at my email address:

Back to Work!

Hello Friends!

Starting June 1st, I am back to work after a long recovery from lower back surgery.  Thanks so much for all the prayers and well-wishes!  My doctor said the procedure went perfectly and I should make a full recovery.  I’ve completed physical therapy and have been cleared to run my longarm again.

I’ve ordered some new pantographs and have attached some pictures to this email.  The quilting fee for all of them will be 1.5 cents per sq. in. and range from traditional, to whimsical and modern.
I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you have a wonderful summer!
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“Pheasant Bouquet” for sale on Etsy

“Pheasant Bouquet” 105″ square

Pheasant Bouquet 1pheasantI just mailed this off to AQS for the Grand Rapids show.
“Pheasant Bouquet” is a 105″ square applique and pieced quilt. The applique has a turned edge and is sewn down by machine. It features a large center medallion with 12 applique blocks and 12 pieced blocks. It has over 50 hours of custom/heirloom quilting.

This quilt is for sale – serious inquiries only please.

It has won 1st place in it’s category at the Oakland County Quilt Guild quilt show. It also won Viewer’s Choice at the same show.
Any sale of this quilt will happen after the AQS show in August. Thanks.

“Down at the Depot” raffle quilt for the Dryden Historical Society

Congratulations to Ruth McCormick (Rochester Hills, MI) who won the raffle quilt!

We are so grateful to Ruth that she has decided to donate it back to the Depot to reside in the museum! The Historical Society and the residents of Dryden are very appreciative!

92″ square Made by Mary Batzer and Lisa Burmann. Custom Quilted and thread painted by Lisa and donated for the raffle. Train embroideries were purchased by JED Creations from Hadley, Mi.

Down at the Depot is the 4th quilt inspired by the people and places of Dryden Township. The previous quilts have honored our farm, Bishop’s Glen. General Squier and General Squier Park and Seven Ponds Nature Center.