KLC Quilts Long Arm Machine Quilting

KLC Quilts Long Arm Machine Quilting


Computer Guided with Prostitcher Premium on the Handi-Quilter Forte aka "Rosie"

 Hand Guided on the APQS Millennium aka "Millie"

​​​​Kristin L Callahan



I take pride in providing you with the service of carefully machine quilting your quilt. 

These are high speed long arm machines that will allow me to finish your quilt so that you may start a new project.

Thank you for choosing me.

About Me

I have been quilting since I graduated from high school, many years now. My love of quilting started with an adult education class at Saugus High School taught by Agatha Romboli and Katherine Pescatore. I attended this class with my mother, Janet Nichols. I still have the quilt that I hand pieced and hand quilted all those years ago. 

     Quilting has been a hobby and a creative outlet for me ever since.  I've made many quilts for family and friends as wedding, baby and birthday gifts. I love to create my own quilts and will carefully and artistically quilt yours. In the past I even involved my mother-in-law Ellen Callahan in this creative process and know she would be proud of what I have accomplished.

      Now I quilt with my Aunt Ellen Moore, we both belong to the Hammersmith Quilters Guild of Saugus, MA and regularly attend "quilt conventions" together, i.e. Getaways!

      Have you recently come upon an unfinished project, a pieced quilt top, perhaps some pieced quilt squares not yet sewn together? 

     I will piece together those quilt squares for you, quilt and bind them so you may have a finished heirloom. I can even make the legend (label) for your quilt back.

     Do you have fabric for a backing but it is just a few inches to narrow or too short or both? I have some interesting ideas you can use to make it wider and/or longer and no one would ever know. 

      With the pantographs I have available, and my freehand skills, I will use my artistic style to add character to your quilt. I can meander over your quilt top with a large stipple, or cover it with loops, ribbons, or water ripples. I love to freehand roses, leaves, waves, and feathers. I can add a whimsical look with hearts, stars, and swirls or add more custom details if you prefer. If you want a separate border and sash design it will add a semi-custom look. I am always adding new pantographs and if you want something specific that I do not have I am willing to order a new one just to suit your quilt.

    I now have a computer guided machine to help me create some more intricate and precise designs. 

Company History

I added a Handi-Quilter Forte guided by the Pro-stitcher Premium computer program in November of 2019. She has a 12 foot Gallery 2 frame and can fit a very large queen size quilt or a king size measuring up to 112 inches. This will help me increase productivity and turn around time to better meet you quilting needs. It is also a more precise method to duplicate designs with perfect accuracy.

Meet "Rosie"!

Don't forget "Millie"my APQS Millennium! She can still quilt all those lovely pantographs you have gotten used to, and my beautiful custom skills are still available on her.

   She was purchased  in the fall of 2006, and is a hand driven long arm machine with a stitch regulator. The table can accomodate up to a large king size quilt. Your quilt top and back are pinned to separate rollers and the batting is sandwiched between the layers as the rollers advance.

      I am proud to say husband willingly gave up his large shop area just for this purpose. My youngest daughter picked out the color purple and Steve (my husband), Maura, Michael and Megan painted it to surprise me. My father added the thread cabinet with glass doors, and a batting rack on the back wall. My family calls this "The Studio". 

     I have been building my business and customer base ever since. I have many satisfied and repeat customers from my local area and have begun to extend my boundaries. I have customers that belong to the Hammersmith Quilters Guild in Saugus, the Wakefield Crafters and Quilters, and Burlington Quilt Guild also a group in Winthrop as well as individuals with no guild affiliation. They have all been wonderful clients and many have become my friends.  


Contact Me

​​Kristin L. Callahan



Business hours

By appointment only

or at Quilters Common in Wakefield, MA on Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm

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Updated March 2024