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Quilt Stitching by Shelly 
Refraction quilt top pattern by Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous. Hanging on my machine, Blue. Graffiti quilting in background fabric.

Meet Blue

I have a Gammill Statler Stitcher named Blue to help fulfill your quilting needs. If you are interested in using my longarm machine quilting service or have a question, please either email me using the form below or call me. 

The quilt in this photo was pieced by Carolyn A. and is titled Refraction by Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous. The quilting is by QSBS (me! :-) ) and the grafitti quilting pattern in the gray background fabric is one of Karlee Porter's Bliss Block Collection. 

COVID-19 and how I care for your quilts.

Text of video is below. Partial video posted to Quilt Stitching by Shelly social media.

A little pre-note to mention the reason my eyes are moving around so much is because I was reading text I had typed on paper for reference. :-D

With the COVID-19 flu virus being in the news so much lately, I have been thinking a lot about you, my quilty clients and friends, and have been wondering if you have had any concerns about me working on your quilts. So, I wanted to provide some information to you regarding my past, current and future practices. 

  1. If I currently have one of your quilts in my queue, I will contact you prior to working on it to ensure it is still OK to quilt it. If you are in the work force and happen to work at a business that has temporarily closed, I can appreciate that you may not want to spend money on having it quilted right now. I can continue to store it in the queue until you give me the go-ahead to work on it. 
  2.  If we have been in contact and I have slotted your quilt in my queue, and you are local but don’t want to venture out for the next couple of weeks, reminder that mailing your items to me is always an option. Please do let me know if you are mailing a top/backing so my husband and I keep a watchful eye out for the package via USPS/FedEx/UPS. 
  3. Of course, if you are not local but have been in contact w/ me, I am aware that you will be mailing your items in the future but still request you inform me once it is in the mail for the same reason mentioned above. 

I also want to reassure you that I take special care of your items when they are in my studio. Having been in the military and law enforcement, adhering to universal precautions became second nature to me and I have continued to practice flu-prevention routines, even outside of the “normal” flu season. Even before the heightened alert of the COVID-19 flu virus, I wash my hands often, don't cough over your quilts and believe or not, step out of the studio if I feel even a sneeze about to happen. I know…that may make me a weirdo but it is what it is. 😉 

Quilt shops are continuing to mail/ship fabric as has been deemed safe by the CDC. Does a virus continue to flourish/live on fabric/clothes indefinitely? No. But since scientists and physicians continue to learn more about this particular virus, I wanted to take a moment to reassure you that I use considerable care with your quilty items and want to return them to you in the same, if not better, condition as when you left them in my care. As your lovely piece of work waits patiently in my queue, it is stored on a hanger in a closet, in my studio, and generally not handled by anyone other than me. As an added measure, I will sanitize the hangers between each use and increase cleaning of surfaces in my studio/home.  

Let’s work together to stay healthy and educated (balanced with some calmness) and please know, that as far as longarming goes, I am here for you. Don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have. 


Contact QSBS

Drop a line to discuss how I may meet your quilting needs.

Or come see me in person. But please call first to ensure I know you're coming.

My quilt customers are fabulous, so feel free to visit during the contact hours listed below. The studio is located at my personal residence, so please call as I don't always hear the doorbell while I'm in my studio quilting.

NOTE: The contact  hours below are effective July 8, 2019, as I have a part-time gig in addition to quilting for you. I check voice and email often so please call/text/email me anytime and I will contact you as soon as I can step away from my current quilting project. 

Quilt Stitching by Shelly

12979 83rd Ave, Blue Grass, IA 52726, US

(563) 503-5553

Below are my current contact hours.



Monday-Wednesday: 5:00 - 8:00

Thursday, Friday: 10:00 - 5:00 

Saturday: 10:00 - 2:00

Sunday: By Appointment

To schedule a quilt drop-off/pick-up time, please call, text or email.


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