Professional Longarm Machine Quilters
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Professional custom or edge-to-edge quilting

* Welcome to my home workplace
where I do longarm quilting, sewing, and teach classes.
I am not a retail quilt store.

I am putting together some classes for this winter.

One will be Hexie Look the Shortcut Way. We will make applique hexie designs, not your typical hexies.
Squares 2 Design. We will explore a technique using many small squares to design your own pattern. This uses a technique similar to applique.

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One of our Catalpa trees

One of our Catalpa trees

Always … Sew Happy!!

Always … Sew Happy!!


About Catalpa Quilts...

First, “Why Catalpa?” you may ask. I love to quilt leaves; they are the easiest design to stitch. My favorite of all leaves are the ones found on the Catalpa tree. The leaves are huge. In the spring, they get gorgeous white flowers on each leaf. Then big pods grow. The Catalpa tree gets extremely tall and full and it amazes me by all the seasonal changes it goes through. We have about 10 of these trees on our property. Their beauty inspired me to use their name on my business.

I am Julie Anne Pettyjohn. Located in Carterville, in the southwest part of Missouri, I live with my husband, Jim, our three dogs, and our Devon Rex cats, Batik and Tula. I've had several career changes. I have been a computer graphic designer, a hospital chaplain, a middle school English teacher, and a professional longarm machine quilter.

Jim is in online marketing & technology and is a computer graphic designer. The two of us make up Catalpa Quilts. Jim designs our company ads and does a smidge of sewing and quilting.

If you are located in Carthage, Joplin, Webb City, Oronogo, Carl Junction, then you are near Carterville. - -  If you live a greater distance, contact me to ship your quilt in for long arm designing.

Sew Happy you found us! Julie

Baxter and Julie Pettyjohn

Baxter and Julie Pettyjohn