Category Archives: Quilt Shows

Longarm Quilting 101

Always wanted to learn to do longarm quilting but never had the chance? Sign up for Longarm Quilting 101! No prior longarm quilting experience is needed for this 4 hour class. Louise overviews the quilting possibilities and shares the basic skills you will need to complete your quilts.

Comfortable with longarm quilting yourself but know someone who wants to learn? If they take the class, you both get two free hours of studio time!

There are still seats available in the June 3 Longarm Quilting 101 class.

Here are some samples from our May class:

Quick safety pin tip

When putting zippers on your quilt top, put the pins in but leave them open. Once you’re done with the edge, you can close the pins all together. This saves a bit of time on a tedious task.

a row of open safety pins along the edge of a quilt top

May Flower Power!


April showers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring? $10 off if your quilt contains flowers or if you choose a flower pattern. Applies to both studio reservation blocks and quilt drop-offs. Valid May 1-31.



birthday cake
Birthday Contest: Email us your first and last name and the day and month of your birthday to be entered in the contest. We will choose five random days, and the person with the closest birthday to each selected day will get to select an Anne Bright pattern for the Statler. We will also be periodically offering other birthday-related specials, so make sure to reply today! Contest entries close May 15.

Gift Cards Now Available!

Are they asking you what you want for Mother’s Day (or Father’s Day)? Can they never decide what to get you for your birthday? Now you have an answer–a gift card for Burlington Electric Quilters! Cards can be purchased in any amount and used for any service. It’s never too early to start dropping hints!

October is for New England Quilt Lovers

New England is famous for its fall colors, but October 2016 in Boston is equally well known for the quilt scene. Here are  six quilt destinations worth checking out this month.

Laurena's Longarm spotlights Boston Autumn Quilt Shows
Modern Quilts by Maritzia Soto in Somerville in October
  1. Folk Grafika features quilts by Maritza Soto in Somerville. The opening reception is Saturday, October 8 but the Washington Street Gallery is open every Saturday in October.
  2. In Lexington, the Rising Star Quilters will shine on October 14 and 15 with their fun filled destination quilt show. In addition to the display of member and benefit quilts, there’s a cafe, boutique, demonstrations and a scavenger hunt.
Rising Star Quilters 2016 raffle quilt
The 2016 RSQ raffle quilt could be yours!

3. On October 23 and 23 at the Campus Center of the Middlesex Community College, the Burlington Quilters’ Guild hosts their annual show.

Laurena Longarm Boston Quilt Show recommendations
Narrangansett Bay Quilter’s Association at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell.
5. The next weekend, October 29 – 30, the Hammersmith Quilt Guild celebrates its 35th birthday at the Saugus Senior Center.
      6. North of Boston, the

New England Quilt Museum

    boasts several exhibits to tickle the quilt lover. Lowell is a textile lover’s paradise.

Enjoy the autumn colors and soak up those great quilting moments in New England.

Ready to ship #QuiltsforPulse

We did it!

Our goal of 10 finished quilts to donate to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild   was surpassed! Fourteen quilts were sent out last week. The OMQG initiative hopes to give 300 quilts to survivors and family members suffering after the June Pulse night club tragedy.

A strong team of piecers, quilters, binders, label attachers made the work light. Thank you to each of you! Special thanks to Jane Barnett who kindly donated so much beautiful fabric from the recently closed Quilter’s Way shop

The label attached to each of the #QuiltsforPulse

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Come Quilt Weeknights in July

Summer brings long days – the perfect opportunity to get more done!

Summer brings hot evenings – the perfect opportunity to escape into air conditioning!

This July, reserve your Mini Studio Block on Wednesday and Thursdays evenings.

Summer Longarm Quilting Weeknights at Laurena's Longarm Quilting
Tangle of Lights pattern from Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project

That’s right! Three hours of air conditioned longarm quilting on Wednesday and Thursday nights throughout July. Begin your Mini Studio Block between 4 and 6 pm.

What are those weeknight Mini Studio Blocks?

July 6 and 7

July 13 and 14

July 20 and 21

July 27 and 28

Call Laurena’s Longarm Quilting at (781) 229- 0734  or email at info at burlingtonlongarm dot com to reserve your block now.