Welcome! I’m Kimberly Burke, child of God, friend, wife, Momma, Grandma and quilter. You’ll most likely find me in my jeans and a t-shirt or sweater, with my converse tennis shoes that drive my hubby crazy, enjoying a hot cup of coffee. I enjoy reading a good book, going for walks, spending time with friends & family and of course quilting!
I started piecing in 1997 after a friend invited me to a quilt class (You can read more about that here.). Piecing quickly filled every available moment. My 1st completed quilt was a Log Cabin which was followed by two more, one for each of my children. I have lost count of the number of quilts I’ve made since. Many were given to loved ones, gifted to new babies or those in need of encouragement and comfort during difficult times. The rest are in our home; hanging on walls, draped on a ladder, folded on shelves, laying over the couch or covering one of the beds. Each one tells a story and like the photos scattered throughout they make our house a home. In 2006, after nearly a decade of taking my quilts to professional quilter’s in the area I started the process (research, training and education) to open Golden Needle Quilting. I enjoy quilting for myself and clients. I never thought when I took that 1st quilt class in 1997 that this is where I would end up. Quilting has brought me joy, sparked my creativity and blessed me with wonderful friendships over the past 21 years. I don’t know where I’d be without it.
Currently I’m working on finishing UFO’s and participating in the Patchwork Barn Quilt BOM designed by Edita Satir, and offered at Ben Franklin, Monroe. That should be enough to maintain sanity while also keeping my promise to thoroughly organize, declutter and reclaim my sewing room this year. I’ll admit I’ve been dreading the job, but it must be done because it’s starting to suck the joy out of my piecing time, and I can’t have that.
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