Hello, my name is Geri MacRoy. As a child, l watched my Grandma cut triangles of fabric (using cardboard templates), right at her kitchen table, piecing them together with an old treadle sewing machine. That old treadle is mine now and sits in a place of honor in our home. I also remember accompanying grandma to the carding mill to get real wool batts for her quilts...what a magical time that was (see the precious photo of Grandma as a child in 1907, at left)!
My first sewing machine was the marvelous Singer Featherweight 221. I still regret giving that machine away when I upgraded to a new machine after becoming a wife and mother (I recently bought a 1937 Singer Featherweight and love it). I sewed clothes for my four children, making simple quilts in my spare time. As the children grew, I started doing custom sewing for brides and baby nurseries. One of my favorite things to do was to have a mother or grandma bring me their wedding gown that was to be repurposed for an heirloom quilt and christening gown for an expected baby.
Throughout my life, I've always made time to attend classes and learn as much as possible about the quilting industry. The more I learned, the more I wanted a Longarm Machine, and I eventually purchased the reliable, innovative Gammill Classic Plus that lets me express my creativity more fully. Recently, I had the pleasure of learning from many well known teachers in the longarm quilting world including: Linda Taylor, Sally Terry, Debbi Trevino, Julie Mullin, Dawn Cavanaugh, Jinny Beyers, Cindy Imdiecke, Karen McTavish and more. I also earned a certificate from Karen McTavish for advanced heirloom quilting and trapunto.
In 2009, I traded in my first Gammill and upgraded to a Gammill Statler Stitcher, opening a whole new world of expanded creativity. Statler Stitcher's yearly updates continue to offer new features, enhanced stitching capability, and wonderful educational opportunities. Participation in the local SUGAR organization also offers fun, informative classes that increase my knowledge and improve my quilting skills.
Please be assured that your satisfaction is always the number one priority with any project you entrust to me and my support team. Your quilt top will be treated with the utmost respect and care, stitched to perfection in my clean, smoke-free studio, to ensure that your finished product is returned to you in pristine condition.
I look forward to serving you!