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Hello! I'm Donna, An Expert in Quilting

My career began with making cloth dolls for craft shows and being published on the cover of several major magazines for my original designs. I then freelanced sewing and craft ideas with a team of designers for Ben Franklin magazine and Lee Wards stores.

As life got busy at home, as the mother of 5 sons and 1 daughter, I found quilting by hand was all I could do in the doctor’s offices and sports fields. I have been designing quilts for local quilt shops and Internet stores ever since. In 2008, I started my long arm quilting business, learning the art of free-motion quilting.


My quilts have been published in Irish Quilting Magazine, AQS Calendar and The Wicked Book by Cherrywood Fabrics. I am a member of the Faithful Circle Quilt Guild, and Past President of the Northern Illinois Long Arm Guild.

My Patterns



Donna, the two quilts are beautiful. Thanks so much for getting them back to me so quickly. The custom work that you did on the olaf quilt is quite wonderful. Our 3-year-old grandson will love it. Thanks so much!



"Everyone loved the quilt, and it was voted first prize!...Thanks so much for doing such a great job and the quick turnaround!"

Kelly L.

Chicago, IL

"I never had anyone do my long arm quilting on any of my quilts, but I let you do whatever you thought looked nice on this particular quilt. You did a fabulous job! Your workmanship is superb, and I was surprised to get the quilt back quickly, too. Thanks Donna!

Kris G.

Lombard, IL

I just received the quilts.  I am yet again unbelievably impressed!  Your work is a-MAZ-ing!!!  You were able to understand what I wanted, even though I was unable to describe it eloquently.  It's like you were able to read my mind!  


Thank you again for such beautiful work!  They are PERFECT!

Noelle C.

Oakwood Hills, IL

“I just had to email you and tell you how utterly excited I am over the beautiful job you did on my funny babies quilt. Your work is some of the finest quilting I have ever seen and was extremely reasonably priced. I was blown away with how quickly you turned the quilt around, as I was accustom to waiting several months to get my quilt back. I am just pleased as punch with your beautiful work. You have an awesome gift!! I can't wait to drop of my next quilt! Thank you so much for a job well done."

Sandi W.

Glendale Heights, IL

"I finally had a chance to open the box. All I can say is WOW! It's exactly how I pictured it! He was a boater, so I was hoping the swirls would look like waves, and they do!!! Fantastic turnaround time. I will be recommending you to friends, and sending you other things in the future. Very, very pleased!"


Oakwood Hills, IL

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