Calico Junction

Professional Longarm Quilter

About Us

Carol Duque

Owner, Quilting Enthusiast

            My mother worked to keep a clean house, put food on the table and diligently stitched, patched and hemmed our clothing while looking after us. I yearned for the comfort of a quilt custom made for me. 
                Through my adult years I sought to fulfill my childhood yearning for a quilt and began looking into purchasing my very own customized quilt. I looked at bedspreads from the brick and mortar stores, bid at various silent auctions and entered every known raffle in the pursuit of the dream quilt.  In 1995, I gave into the idea and decided that the only way for me to obtain this fantasy quilt would be to  make/create the quilt for myself. 
             I enrolled into a  quilting class in which I hand stitched a 15 block sample quilt and then patiently hand quilted to final completion.   In the time it took to finish the first quilt I had fallen in love with fabrics, the sound of a sewing machine, the rhythm of a needle rocking through layers of fabric, and the finality of setting in binding and a quilt label.  I gained a sense of community within the nostalgia of quiltmaking and joined a local bee and found other passionate quilt sisters. 
             With the passing of time I had many more UFO's, intended projects and stashed fabric stash throughout the house than the time it takes to complete a quilt from conception to completion.  I contracted with professional quilting services and then yearned to one day be able to do the same for other quilters.  My new venture began  with the purchase of a longarm machine from Linda's Electric Quilters in 2012.   
              I have fallen in love with every single quilt that I have ever made.  Upon completion of a any quilt I am convinced that whichever style or color the quilt is, it is my ultimate favorite.  I quilt to fulfill other peoples yearning for the comforts of a quilt.  I quilt to share the joy and the comfort of a quilt lovingly stitched together for the ones we love.  I quilt because it brings me joy.   I quilt because I have to quilt to quiet my soul. Now it is time to get back to my Statler!  LOL

Miss Daisy & Ruby Q

Labor, Stars of the Show

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