Q is for QuiltaLottie

Meet QuiltaLottie!!!
She is my LongArm Quilting Machine!

QuiltaLottie and I have been Holding Handles for about Fifteen Years and spent MANY hours
 Quilting ALot of OPQ...Other Peoples Quilts...and MOQ...My Own Quilts!

She is a Hand Guided Quilting Machine with Options for Pantagraph Pattern Quilting or Freehand/Custom Quilting.

Pantagraph Pattern Quilting is done from QuiltaLottie's Backside where a Pattern is laid out on the 12 foot table. 
 Using a Laser Light, I hand guide QuiltaLottie over the pattern and she stitches the pattern on the quilt. 
The patterns I use are All my own Freehand Drawn Designs. 

I began LongArm Machine Quilting before Technology developed Computer Driven Software for the LongArm.
I enjoy the Freehand Control, so I didn't UpGrade QuiltLottie to be computerized.
Custom Quilting is done from QuiltaLotties Front...shown on the left side of photo. 
QuiltaLottie takes up alot of space.  She now resides in my garage converted into a Quilt Studio. 
For many years she was the main attraction at my Quilt Shop.

I hope you have enjoyed meeting QuiltaLottie and my Lesson on The Letter Q.


  1. Sue,
    I love that quilt on Lottie. I just do not have the room or I would probably have one too. I am cleaning and organizing and hope to have 4 quilts for the long arm quilter next. I hate making the backs!!!! I should make them first and make them pretty.

    I have three to sew the bindings on and some small wall hangings to finish. And I think I am going to knit socks LOL.


  2. Wow! I don't know anyone who makes quilts and I was so fascinated with your post. How creative and talented you are! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for sharing Lottie. She sure is a doozie. I did finish the small quilt I was making for a friend. I used meandering stitches on my Bernina. Would be a"lottie" easier if I had one of these big girls but I have no room in the inn.

  4. Excellent post!
    The quilts are gorgeous.
    "holding handles"....giggle.
    I enjoyed this.

  5. Wow, that's an impressive piece of equipment...

    very cool!

  6. My sweet MIL would have loved to have a machine like that! Great post!!

  7. GORgeous! I am in love with the quilt in the bottom picture. Just the right colors for my whole house. Good for you keeping it "old school"...that is one bad boy of a machine!

  8. It is so nice to meet your QuiltaLottie - she is quite the lady!! I have a couple of LA friends up here in Wisconsin and they are very attached to their Gammill's also -
    Wonderful quilt in your last photo.
    Thank you for dropping by to visit too.

  9. Wow, how neat! I haven't even tried to quilt the couple table runners I've made, it seems like such a daunting task! Yours are just beautiful:@)

  10. I am so impressed...what talent and such beautiful quilts!!! Wow!

  11. I am very impressed. You are the most multi-talented woman I have ever met! :)

    Those machines sure are nice to have! Can you imagine how long it took ladies to finish out quilts by hand? No wonder handmade quilts are expensive to buy.

    Nice "Q" post. ~Ames

  12. Hi Sue, I am impressed that you use the LongArm without the aid of a computer program. You are awesome. My neighbor has a LongArm quilting machine and she never uses it anymore. It took up too much room in this house that she lives in now. I can see it is a huge machine.

    Love the photo with the beautiful quilt on the LongArm. I had one of my quilts quilted on a LongArm. It is beautifully quilted.

    Happy days to you my friend.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  13. Sue, you have an amazing set-up! Beautiful quilts!

  14. I like her and I like knowing she's there just in case I ever need her. (BIG hug to you, Sue!)

  15. I come from a family of quilters. . .and if I had a quiltlottie I might be able to carry on the family tradition!

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. When I grow up, I want to be as talented as you.♥♥♥

  17. Wow! You are full of surprises. I wish I lived near you so that I could send Quiltalottie some work!

  18. Oh lucky you! I love making quilt tops but I don't love quilting them by hand. Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  19. My friend quilts for fun, I don't think she has a long arm machine.

    How many quilts are you collecting?

  20. what a useful machine,
    the quilts you make is elegant.

  21. I've never seen anything like your QuiltaLottie. No wonder you have more than one sewing room!! I'm so impressed ... truly. Thanks for sharing today. Your quilts are beautiful. And thanks for following me at Cottage and Creek. I'm your newest follower and I look forward to reading more about your life and adventures.

  22. Wow! I love quilts!!!! I am a novice quilter and what a wonderful business you have to create such beautiful quilting on OPQs (never heard of that :o) and on YOQs (would that be correct?) I am well-versed with UFOs though! I have many of my UFOs just waiting patiently for my attention!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I am stopping by through Alphabe-Thursday and hope you get a chance to take a peek at my Q post...it is about one of my "little" quilts in progress. ..and I have two other past posts about some family quilts and other unfinished ones of mine.)
    I also would love to know what type of sewing machine you use or recommend for ease of using for someone like me. I would love to try free motion quilting. Thank you for your input.

  23. Sue, this is a fun, interesting post. I've never seen a long-arem quilting machine. Sounds like Lottie has server you well over the years. ~ Sarah

  24. Wow. I have a quilt I sent off to a long-arm quilting girl over two years ago and it is still not done. It gets a bit annoying.

    It's neat to see what 'might' happen to my quilt someday!

    This looks like a fascinating machine to operate.

    Thanks for an interesting stop today on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'Q'.


  25. What a cool quilting machine you have here. You are awesome and so talented. Anne


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