I am a self taught quilter who began making quilts around 1994 and Longarm quilting in 2002. I made the decision to become professional in early 2003, right after I discovered I was really quite obsessed! So why not do what I love best?! I have earned many ribbons for my quilts, including a BEST OF SHOW at the Plano Quilt Show in Plano, TX for "My Favorite Things"! (I love to go back to that moment!) I have now received many cherished "Quilter's Award Ribbons" for my longarm quilting and many customers are going home with ribbons as well.
I have worked in a local quilt shop and I have taught several mystery quilt classes and a few classes on how to machine quilt on your domestic machines, among other classes.
I also served as President in two different guilds in Texas, as well as being an active member of several other quilt guilds. I have even judged a small quilt show, in Mineola, TX! I had a lot of fun, but took my job very seriously!
In 2005 I served as the Chairman in the judging category at the Plano Quilt Show in Plano, TX. That was quite an experience!
I am proud to share that I have quilted many Quilt Guild Raffle quilts in the past few years, and pictures of them are included on my GALLERY page.
I now reside in Milton, FLORIDA with my wonderful, supportive husband of 38 years! And 2 crazy, but beloved dogs, Grover and Gilligan.
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I will be happy to be your creative consultant and professionally finish your
quilt for you!
I will do my best to complete your quilt in the time frame that we discuss.
Give me a call to make an appointment. We can talk on the phone or in person! Or feel free to email me at
I can't wait to meet you!
ABOUT BEAR PAW MACHINE
owned and operated by Kathy Bradbury