Kristin L Callahan

Kristin L Callahan

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. See it pictured below!

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.

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 have something specific that I do not have I am willing to order a new one just to suit your quilt.

Now I can use a computer to guide my machine into some more intricate and precision designs.

I love to teach and also teach quilting and sewing.

I have taught at Explorers an adult education club partnered with Salem State University.

I was a private tutor through an internet tutoring site.

I will even teach open sew classes for groups if you contact me directly.

I was a certified Sue Pelland instructor and have taught classes and lectured on her templates and techniques.


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