Welcome to Golden Needle Quilting! I’m Kimberly Burke, child of God, friend, wife, Momma, Grandma, dog lover and quilter. You’ll usually find me at home, wearing my jeans and a t-shirt with our grand-dog, Dogge most likely underfoot. I enjoy a hot cup of coffee, 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. Piecing quickly filled every available moment. My 1st completed quilt was a Log Cabin which was quickly followed by two more for our kids. I’ve lost count of the number of quilts I’ve made in the last 22 years. Many were given to loved ones including new babies, those in need of encouragement and comfort during difficult times and our veterans. 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 early 2006, after nearly a decade of taking my quilts to professional quilter’s in our area I started researching and eventually training and educating myself to begin a longarm quilting business. In October 2006 Golden Needle Quilting became a reality. I enjoy quilting for my wonderful clients and when time permits, myself. I never thought when I took that 1st quilt class that this is where I would end up, however 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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