long arm quilting at its best!
Welcome to Quilting Arts Studio Calgary,   HOME PAGE

   My story is fairly traditional, in that I grew up surrounded by women who created wonderful "things" from textiles as well as every other material available.  They reduced, renewed, reused before it was fashionable; they lived in a frugal era.
  
   My love affair with all things material began and ended with textiles.  I sewed with, created with, and day dreamed about  any and all textiles from a very early age.  Shortly after I finished my degree in English Literature, I had the opportunity to purchase a Millennium long arm machine from a local gal who needed to sell due to poor health.   My life took a huge turn, and very soon  I was immersed in threads and classes, joining guilds and associations, discovering wholesale web sites, purchasing pantographs, batting and backing while making business decisions and experiencing classes.  It has been
a happy journey (not without some tense moments) and I feel very fortunate and blessed to be able to do long arm quilting for others.
  
  
My studio is on our property above our four car garage.  I have my Millie up there as well as a cutting table, iron, large work tables and lots of light and sunshine!  Be sure to check out my studio pictures.
  
   I have posted some pictures of customer quilts, although not all have made it to the publishing
 as I have lost 261 pictures of quilts in cyber space.  Yes indeed, 261 pictures! ouch.!

   Please browse through the pictures of quilts, and pictures of my quilting studio.  I would be happy to discuss any quilting questions that you have.  And, I will care for your quilt as though it is my own.

  
Excellent workmanship and fast turnaround!!
Here are prices for Quilting Arts Studio, 2012.: width X length, X .o2 = general final price.                                                             

Tel. 403-770-1434  cell: NEW NUMBER 403-312-6433

If you need a reply quickly email is the fastest!  Email: bhemphill@platinum.ca. 


I offer long arm quilting services to quilters who have taken the time to create beautiful quilts for everyday use, as well as quilts considered more artsy
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THERE ARE NO DOGS, CATS OR SMOKING ALLOWED IN MY STUDIO.  I LOVE MY THREE DOGS, BUT NOT THAT MUCH!!

I OCCASIONALLY HAVE BACKING FABRIC FOR SALE, AND I ALWAYS CARRY BATTING FOR SALE. MY FAVORITES TO WORK WITH ARE HOBBS 80/20, WARM AND NATURAL 100% COTTON, AND WARM AND WHITE COTTON/POLY MIXTURE.  WHAT I HAVE IN STOCK IS A REFLECTION OF  THE popularity of  DIFFERENT BATTINGS.  PLEASE CALL IF YOU WANT SOMETHING SPECIFIC, OR BRING YOUR OWN. 

I have had eight years of long arm quilting experience and have taken numerous classes and attended several symposiums in order to enhance my expertise.  I have had the opportunity to observe and learn many different types of quilting patterns, styles and influences and I bring enthusiasm and knowledge to your design process. 

I will care for you quilt as though it is my own; my studio is away from the general hustle and bustle of my home and so it is pet free, odour free and smoke free.
 
revised September 2 2012.
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