May Flower Power!

Flowers

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.

 

 


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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!

Don’t despair, your personal quilting studio is back!

Laurena’s Longarm Quilting is opening under new management on April 4, 2017.  You’ll still enjoy the same longarm machines and the same cozy studio, but with a new person helping you accomplish your quilting dreams – Louise Rains.

Our new name is Burlington Electric Quilters – a name that should give a large spark to your creativity!  We’re still at the same location, same phone number, and website.

As your new manager, I’m so excited to welcome you and to continue with the fun and joy that quilting brings to us all.  I have been a longtime renter, and look forward to meeting you all and assisting you with your beautiful projects. Just a bit about myself – I was born in Salt Lake City, UT, and moved to Billerica, MA, in 2002.  I have a husband who supports my stash without too much complaint, a little dog named Stormy, and a bicycle or two that I love to ride. My all-time favorite quilting pattern is Popcorn! I have been working in Boston for the past 8 years, but won’t miss that morning commute, especially when the weather is cold and blustery.

For the month of April, all appointments for quilting time receive 15% off our new rates, which are:
* Mini (3 hrs) $75
* Half day (4 hrs) $100
* Full day (max 8 hrs) $175

Also, if we quilt your project, you will receive 15% off on your batting purchase.

We’re also introducing some evening hours:
* Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday     9 AM to 6 PM
* Thursday                                                   12 Noon to 8 PM

Studio time is by appointment only, so email or call to schedule your time.

Email: info@burlingtonlongarm.com
Phone: (781) 229-0734

Watch for announcements about our grand opening, classes, klatches, subscriptions, and so much more!

See you soon!
Louise

Laurena’s Longarm is for sale.

An opportunity has arisen and I am moving on to a new job. I’ve made this difficult decision after significant consideration and I would like to share with you what will happen at Laurena’s Longarm Quilting in the next couple of months.

I am offering the business for sale until February 17, 2017. Please telephone me at (781) 229-0734 if you are interesting in acquiring a flourishing business with a growing clientele of loyal, talented quilters.

Barring a sale, March 18, 2017 will be Laurena’s Longarm Quilting’s last day of business.

I will work with subscribers individually to use or refund your prepaid hours.

Future classes are cancelled. If you signed up for classes in January, February or March and have already prepaid, I will refund your class fees.

I will accept a limited number of quilts for edge to edge quilting in February. All quilts must be picked up by March 18.

LLQ will be open by appointment only, Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Laurena’s Longarm Quilting grew from one machine to a multi machine rental and quilting business. The thriving community of machine quilters in the New England area have been the cornerstone of this growth. I’m grateful for the support you’ve given me over the years.

Wish me well in my future endeavors!

Laurena's Longarm Quilting celebrates Thanksgiving in Boston MA

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Laurena Longarm Quilting Open House February 7We will be closing for the Thanksgiving holiday at 2pm Wednesday November 23rd and reopening at 9am on Tuesday November 29th.

We hope you enjoy the holiday with family and friends.  Be sure to have a quilt handy for the nap that inevitability follows that big turkey dinner!

 

Laurena

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Used Gammill Vision Longarm for sale at Laurena's Boston

Gammill Vision Longarm for Sale!

Do you long for your own longarm quilting machine?

I have a used Gammill Vision 1 machine in my fleet for sale!

Laurena Longarm Boston used Gammill Vision on sale

This sturdy, trusty machine lead demonstrations and quilted many a quilt. You may have seen it in action at a benefit quilt or demo day.

The 18-8 system gives you a color LCD touch screen, choice of stitch regulation or manual mode and an on board bobbin winder. The adjustable laser light is the same as you may have used on the studio’s rental machines.

With an 18″ longarm and a 12″ table, this Vision 1 is perfect for the home free motion quilter.  On the tabletop, you can lay out a paper pantograph up to 10″ high and have a comfortable 13″ of free motion space if working from the front of the machine. Swiveled castors on the stand legs lock, but still allow for manageable movement when needed. The Breeze Track System makes for smooth quilting! The leaders have zippered edges.

Are you the lucky quilter who might find this longarm in his/her studio? The price is $7,000.

Its Vision 1 system can be upgraded to a  Gammill Vision 2 system. (Gammill charges $1,000 for this type Vision 2 upgrade).

This is a great opportunity to have a sturdy, high quality machine at a great price. Call Laurena at (781) 229- 0734 to make an arrangement to view this Vision 1 machine before it’s gone!

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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

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The label attached to each of the #QuiltsforPulse

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