ABOUT MEMy name is Debbie MacLeod and I live in Vernon, British Columbia. I have been quilting for about 25 years and machine quilting for others since 2001. I love machine quilting much more than piecing - so I can't wait to finish a project, so I can quilt it!
I started machine quilting on my Husqvarna and soon found that I became tired of fighting with quilts under the short arm. I bought a Brother 1500 and a handiquilter frame and quilted with those for about two years. A lot bigger area but still not what I wanted.
I was very fortunate to work at a Local Quilt Store in Calgary using a Gammilll Long Arm for about a year - that is when I decided to purchase a machine of my own. I wanted something smaller and lighter than what I had been using and so I purchased an HQ 16, which I truly loved. I moved up to a larger Handiquilter machine, The Fusion, in 2012. I love what this machine enables me to accomplish! I have a computer module to enhance the freehand style of quilting that I love to do.
My style of custom, freehand quilting will enchance your quilting project. I use edge-to-edge designs, when appropriate, but I prefer to interpret your quilt with a freehand design that will compliment your work; therefore each machine quilting project is as unique as you are!
I continue to update my quilting skills and have taken classes with Nichole Webb and Sue Patton. In December of 2011, I took a class with Karen McTavish, which was very inspiring. While these classes offer wonderful inspiration, classes themselves, without actually putting the knowledge to use can be futile. Please take a look at the variety of quilts that I have completed using the knowledge that I have gained from my continuing education.