Quilts that will warm your heart!
Valentine Quiltworks is an award winning professional machine quilting service utilizing a state-of-the-art computer assisted Gammill Statler Stitcher longarm quilting machine with the latest version of Creative Studio software. Valentine Quiltworks opened for business in July, 2006.
My Red Sox t-shirt quilt won two ribbons at the Machine Quilter’s Expo (MQX) in Manchester, New Hampshire in April 2007; First Place, Quilts of the Future (quilted with a computer guided longarm machine), and Rookie of the Year. This annual quilt show and conference draws quilt entries from extremely talented machine quilters from all over the world.
Red Sox quilt and Yankees quilt were featured in the “Quilters Newsletter Magazine” special publication, “Quilt It For Keepsakes” in December 2007. Included were instructions for making a t-shirt quilt.
In 2010 I designed, pieced, and quilted a complex quilt that is published in RaNae Merrill’s book “Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts”. It is featured in the design section, for my unique approach to the design process.
Spring 2015 issue of "Modern Patchwork" magazine contains an article about Tula Pink, and I had the honor of quilting the quilt that features one of her fabric lines.
Other awards, client quilts that I quilted, Second Place Maine Quilts, Augusta ME 2014, First Place Guilford Fair, Guilford CT 2013, various additional awards at Durham Fair, Durham CT and Guilford Fair, Guilford CT.
Owner and Master Quilter
I have been designing and piecing quilts for almost 40 years, and sewing award winning custom clothing since I was a young child. Prior to starting my own quilting business in 2006, I was a professional programmer/analyst in the telecommunications industry.
Education and training are an investment of time and money. Over the past 11 years I have attended conventions and training sessions in several states in order to master the latest technology and longarm quilting techniques. I have learned from dozens of nationally known quilters who are also excellent teachers. I also participate daily in several online machine quilting forums to keep up with the latest in the machine quilting industry, as well as share my knowledge with others.
Computer assisted longarm machine quilting is my passion, bringing together my love for quilting and technology. With more than 11 years of experience quilting hundreds of quilts, I have acquired and developed a high level of knowledge and skill. Combining this with creativity, personal service, and attention to detail, I am committed to offering you the highest quality quilt finishing.
My Promise to You
You have undoubtedly spent many long hours piecing your beautiful quilt top. I promise you that I will treat it with the utmost respect, in a clean, smoke free environment. I will thoughtfully and meticulously quilt the layers together and transform your unique creation into a quilt that will be enjoyed for many years to come!
Susan Wood, Madison, CT, (203) 214-0982
Connecticut Statler Users Group
Northeast Statler Users Group
Shoreline Quilters Guild, Branford
Clamshell Quilt Guild, Waterford
CQG Executive Board 2011-2013
American Quilter’s Society