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Sewing and quilting have long been family traditions. I learned to handstitch first and then progressed to machine sewing. As I look back, I always kept my hands busy while also feeling creative. This is what I love about making things! Since I received so many quilts from my grandmothers and aunts, I focused on other sewing interests for many years. It was in 2001 when I saw a longarm quilting machine for the first time and I had to get my hands on it. The adventure began. I discovered the thrill beyond traditional piecework and quilting while exploring the endless creative options through use of color, fiber, decorative stitchwork and surface embellishment. Every quilt is a unique and personal expression of its creator. I would love to be part of this creative process and assist you in the quilting.
"Walk in the Woods" original design landscape quilt commissioned by the Warrenville Park District
Blooming Nine Patch Queen-sized Bed Quilt
Pinwheel design constructed of apparel fabrics for customer
Purse constructed with fabric  wrapped over clothesline
"Tuesday at the Tavern" members who meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Warren Tavern in Warrenville. Everyone brings their current projects to share and work on.
Contact me for information- 630-637-1323.
Email me with your questions or tips to share:
linda@sewsewladiesclub.com
Linda Kurcz

Custom Made Baskets
I make custom purses, baskets, trivets & coasters by wrapping fabric strips over clothesline referred by some as "coil pottery by machine". They compliment your home decor and are unique gift items. Contact me for design selection and pricing or visit the Marketplace page.
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ATC's (artist trading cards) I had to try making. The size was a challenge at 2.5" X 3.5". Click to enlarge. I have some to trade!
Background fabric is batik fabric. Heart fabric is velveteen. Decorative stitches add interest to the border and background.
Background of hand dyed fabric and heart fabric is velveteen.
T Shirt Quilt for customer, 66X95, Black poly batting from Dream Co and meander quilting.
T-shirt quilts for customer
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Cathy and Cheryl working on our vintage quilt. Blocks are constructed with feed sack fabrics.
Tuesday at the Tavern Ladies with completed quilt which was donated to the Warrenville Historical Museum, January 2011.
Pinwheels created with batik fabrics
Beautiful T-shirt quilt made by Chris Lindeman
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More Examples of My Work:
In "Thread Play," the patchwork is complemented by free motion feathering and stitched shapes seen in the batik.
The patchwork was designed to create the effect of water.
The Fiber Art Divas presents a show of fiber art at the Naperville Art League each October.  I created a banner (below left) for the group with examples of many of the members' talents.
On the right is a free-motion quilted piece I made for a show. "Thread Play" was just that in the making. I used many of the feather techniques I've been studying.
Custom quilt made with Crown Royal bags from the customer
Exploring fabric stores around the world...
Square Basket
Log Cabin Quilt made with vintage drapery fabric from the customer
"Coneflower" was created for the Riverwalk Quilters Guild Naperville Street Challenge Feb. 2012 10"X10"
Fiber Art Divas March 2012 Challenge completed
Fabric and notions shop, Rome, Italy
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This small quilt was shown in the 2012 Fiber Art Divas Show at the Naperville Art League.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt made by my mother, Shirley for my daughter, Lauren and quilted by me. We presented the quilt to Lauren on her wedding day.
This page was last updated: September 14, 2017
Call me about a quote for quilting- 630-637-1323
Britex in San Francisco/ local shop in Shanghai
Fabric shops in Paris and Penang, Malaysia
Fabric district in Rome
Recent Customer Quilts -
with Free Motion designs and Pantographs

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-Quilt design and construction

-Custom design and construction of a quilt to your specifications.

-Quilting of pieced tops of all sizes

-Together we will discuss the quilting design and I will quilt the fabric layers to your specifications.

-Machine basting of quilt layers for hand piecing
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Quilting Services

Click on Doll Workshop tab to see what I've been making
Watch this inspiring video by Angela Walters about quilt making.
Three Things Machine Quilters Should Stop Doing
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Grafitti Quilting with Karlee Porter
watch her online demos on speed quilting for some free motion inspiration: 

Sweet Speed Quilting #1       Sweet Speed Quilting #2
"Endangered" Won "Best of Show," Naperville Art League January 2016 Show
Free Motion Quilting Enthusiast??
"Art of the Boot" Challenge with Fiber Art Divas, Oct. 2016
"Hot Potato" Computer manipulation of a photo of a potato masher. (2016) Trimmed with beaded piping learned from Bethanne Nemisch, quilter
Closeup of beaded piping, technique learned from Bethanne Nemisch