FEBRUARY BUSINESS: Expressions in Quilting
Quilting hobbyists know the craft, with its various materials, machines and supplies, isn’t exactly cheap. That’s why Wanda Pinkerton of Expressions in Quilting goes out of her way to provide long-arm quilting services that can fit into quilters’ budgets.
The longtime quilter (with more than 5,000 quilts under her belt) offers computer-assisted design and edge-to-edge long-arm machine quilting to a sew together customers’ quilt tops, batting and backing, and even assembles quilts from customers’ favorite T-shirts and memory quilts that honor the memory of a loved one who’s passed. Pinkerton’s average turnaround is about two weeks.
“Most places are a penny-and-a-half per square inch for edge-to-edge quilting,” Pinkerton said. “Expressions has over 100 budget friendly designs for one cent per square inch for edge to edge quilting. We can even customize designs too.”
The business focuses on customer service, and Pinkerton prides herself on asking the right questions to ensure a quilt that fits customers’ exact needs.
“We can design the quilts with a specific purpose in mind,” she said. “It’s really about customer service for us. We really care, and we get the job done. We give quality service and a quick turnaround time at an affordable price.”
Pinkerton, a native of Wichita, Kansas, started Expressions in Quilting in 2005 in Wichita. Four years ago, she moved to Edmond to be closer to her daughter, Niki Robidou, son-in-law Matt Robidou and granddaughter Sydney Robidou. She has worked hard on growing the business all over again with her life partner and business partner John Yater.
In the four years she’s been in the Edmond, Pinkerton says she’s created some lasting relationships within the Edmond community, a place she considers upbeat and family-oriented.
Right now is a great time for parents and grandparents to be thinking about the perfect gift for that graduating senior. “We can make a T-shirt Quilt from that pile of t-shirts that they have collected over their high school years. We can even customize the back of the quilt with sport themes and colors of their new college. This will give them two quilts in one.
“We would like to give back to the readers of Outlook by offering as special deal. Anyone who schedules a quilt top to be quilted will receive Hobbs batting FREE with each quilt we do.”
Expressions in Quilting is located at 17405 Copper Creek, Edmond, 73012 and is open by appointment only. For more information, visit expressionsinquilting.com or call 405-471-6569.