Thanks for dropping by! We're Bill and Karen Frye, owners of Quilting on the Farm. Our story started in 2006 on a 14-store Shop Hop through western Pennsylvania. After visiting several quilt shops to inspect quilting machines (Karen had been hinting at all summer that she wanted one), our research indicated that the Gammill Statler Stitcher came highly recommended.
Not long afterwards, we took a road trip to The Touch of Thread Quilt Gallery in Zanesville, Ohio, where I laid eyes on my first long arm machine, quilting all on its own with the finesse of a surgeon suturing a wound. My thinking was to buy one for Karen and let it quilt while she helped me on the farm. But two months later, as a new long arm machine owner, Karen had more quilting customers than I could ever have imagined possible (so much for helping me on the farm!)
When Karen started demonstrating her machine to others, it was suggested that she become a sales representative. So, in addition to the 3 Statler Stitchers that now occupy our basement, we also sell these innovative wonder machines to customers. Because Karen constantly needed batting, the Pellon company asked if we would become distributors. So, along with high quality batting materials, we also stock other essential quilt supplies to make the long arm quilting process as efficient and enjoyable as possible.
Our business dealings give us the opportunity to donate or sell at cost “charity” batting to various non-profit groups and individuals, in addition to Karen's volunteer work for groups such as A Mother’s Tears, Quilts of Valor, etc. On a more personal note, you can read more about us on our Bios page. We hope it inspires you!
Looking forward to meeting your long arm quilting needs ~