Longarm Machine Quilting by Ruth McCormick

Welcome! to my website, where you will find information about my Professional Longarm Machine Quilting business.

I have been long arm machine quilting since 2007, have competitive rates and reasonable time frames for allover designs.  The Custom quilting time frame is longer and depends on the timing of upcoming local quilt shows and the Holiday season.

Select from the drop down menus above to view Photo Galleries with examples of my work and to learn more.  Please use the Contact page if you have questions.

Upcoming Small Quilt Auction – sneak peak

Sneak peak – one of my small quilts for the OCQG Small Quilt Auction at the upcoming April 2014 Quilt Show.

Blocks are 2″ finished “matchstick” blocks, assembled as Leaders & Enders. “Tree Bones” Statler design. approx 18″ square.

Tree BonesTree Bones

Red & White quilt – custom quilting

Barb C’s Red & White A – Z Quilt with custom quilting:

Barb C 1

Red & White Quilt – allover design

This allover leaves design looks lovely on Lesa’s Irish Chain quilt.

Ugly Fabric Challenge

Ugly Fabric challenge fabric

Ugly Fabric challenge fabric


I love a fabric challenge!   Village Quilt Shoppe hosted a challenge this year.

<— This is the “ugly fabric”.


Below is my Ugly Fabric Challenge Quilt – “I See You”

My Ugly Fabric Challenge entry

My Ugly Fabric Challenge entry

Fun organic thread bowls

Recent batch of “organic” thread bowls. If you have been in my studio, you have seen them sitting around!  So much fun!  They are all different and many more will be posted for sale on Etsy.

many bowls
bowl 1
bowl 2
bowl 3
bowl 5
bowl 6
bowl 4

What could this be?

This is 10 feet of thread tails shown before and during the stitching, between two layers of Sulky Super Solvy.  In a few days what you see will become 20 or more Thread Bowls – more photos to follow. . .

10 feet of thread tails
Thread stitched between two layers of Super Solvy

OCQG 2013 Challenge Quilt

Finally, I can share the challenge quilt that I made in January for the OCQG annual challenge – a challenge to use all solid fabrics, “Almost Amish”.  Love the quilting designs by Laurie Thomas.

2013 OCQG Challenge

2013 OCQG Challenge

Garden View Block of the Month – on Hold indefinitely

squirrel 4

   I will need to delay the Garden View Block of the Month – indefinitely.

Simply too busy with quilting for others and making t-shirt quilts right now!

Until then, keep adding to your list the types of backyard nature you would like to include in your quilt.



Short horned Grasshopper

My most recent little quilt – made for the January 12×12 Art Group Green Challenge .  Yes! Every bit of this quilt is green – green fabrics (very light to very dark), green fabric marker, and green Sulky Holoshimmer thread (wings). The leaves were quilted from the back side, using the printed fabric as a guide.


12 x 12 Green Challenge

12 x 12 Green Challenge



Textile Medium and Colored Pencils

Tabletop Welcome quiltTried a new technique recently.  If you like to color, you might like to try this out!

1) Stitched out the  Statler design called “ttsq_fall_welcome” by Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio. [Another approach might be to transfer a block design that you like to fabric and stitch all of the lines with your regular sewing machine.]

2) Colored in the shapes using Crayola Crayons.

3) Painted Delta CeramCoat Textile Medium over the colored areas with a 1″ foam brush and a smaller paint brush for smaller shapes – straight from the bottle. This product should be heat set (with a hair dryer) and causes the colored pencil to become permanent. ‘Have since learned that Versatex Fixer does NOT need to be heat set.

Plan to hang my little quilt on a 12″ tabletop quilt stand.  Another idea is to stitch out several placemats for the kids/grand-kids to color during the holidays. Do not add textile medium, wash them and save for next year to be colored again!

To learn more about this kind of technique, Irena Bluhm’s websit is very is helpful and inspiring: http://www.irenabluhmscreations.com/information/