About Me:

My Story

I longarm because I love to do it. I learned early that I could not build enough quilt tops to keep myself longarming every day so I started by volunteering longarm services for Project Linus and Quilts of Valor Foundation. I am so grateful for the quiltmakers who let me experiment and learn on their projects. I turned out some pretty unfortunate pieces in the early days but the ladies were so kind and supportive and let me keep trying until I developed a style. Thank you Project Linus, Rogue Valley Oregon,

Custom Orders

Every job is a custom job. Your project is unique to you and the longarm quilting service I provide to complete it will complement and finish your work to the best of my ability. I welcome suggestions but most of my clients turn me loose to have my way with custom quilting their quilt tops- If you are looking for simple edge to edge quilting, you can find that cheaper at one of the large quilt finishing studios. I use a manual process and it takes many hours of hands on work to finish a quilt. When you get your quilt back from me it will be like like opening a present- invariably prettier, and nicer than you expect.

Machines and Materials

I use a King Quilter-18 longarm quilting machine. It is a reliable workhorse of a machine- No fancy options but perfect for my needs. I don’t use a robot or a computer so you will always get a unique design. Every project is custom quilting for your special project.. I furnish a variety of battings: Cotton, Bamboo and a couple of blends. 60/40 is my current favorite because it is a little loftier than 100% cotton and it is a little springier than other battings. It shows texture beautifully

 I sent Brenda quilt that my great Grandmother and my mother made pieces for. They never put it into a quilt top as my mom just didn’t have time. After she passed away, I kept the pieces hoping one day I would find someone to finish it.
While living in Hawaii a lady put the pieces into a simple top with no quilting. I loved the quilt because it came from my mom and great grandmother but it was unremarkable.
I sent this quilt to BrendaLouQuilts hoping she could do something with it. I received it back within a few weeks. I nearly fell over when I opened the package. Brenda does more than just quilt; I believe she is inspired by the the love, and as they say in Hawaii “ the mana’” of those who made the pieces. Her work is truly inspirational the quilt is more beautiful than I ever imagined it could be. Brenda you have given me a gift that is truly a one of a kind. My mom would be so pleased to see her work be honored. Worth every dollar I paid and more.
Ladies if you have something like this passed down I encourage you to send it to Brenda.   – June 2019 

Shirley in Oregon

I just couldn’t be happier!! I contacted Brenda to quilt and attach the backing of a t-shirt quilt that I made for my daughter’s high school graduation. When I first sent an email contacting her, she called me within 10 minutes! And from that point on, her communication has been fantastic.
I got my quilt back yesterday and it’s PERFECT! I shipped it off and had it back in 9 days and that includes shipping time from Texas-Oregon-Texas.
Thank you so much! A++++++   – April 2018

Shelly in Texas