Friday, May 14, 2010

Our Tour of Virginia Quilting

“Help people, solve their problems, they will want to do business with you,”  Wes McAden of Virginia Quilting.  Wes and his wife, Mary have been in the bedding and drapery business for over 30 years and they thrive on superb quality and excellent customer service.  They gave our Triangle WCAA group a tour of their facilities today and it was impressive.

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They have multineedle quilting machines for bedspreads, coverlets and comforters.

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Here’s our President, Bianca trying her hand at outline quilting.

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This pattern is called vermicelli and is done completely freehand.  You can get many different designs like onion, double diamond, stained glass, channel and lots of others.  My go to patterns for quilting are channel and outline.

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I’ve been fabricating for over 20 years and I saw machines that I didn’t even know existed.  I’m convinced that Wes could work on the space shuttle if it landed in his front yard.

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They make a true custom product using the best bonded dacron and special touches like corded edges, split corners to go around bed posts, reverse pillow shams that makes making the bed easier. 

I have many more pics of their finished products which I will save until next week. 

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I’m off to Pinehurst for a girls weekend !

7 comments:

Storibook Designs said...

As I mentioned to you on Twitter, I visited them when I first started my business. Very gracious, lovely people with an exceptional product. I love your statement, "I’m convinced that Wes could work on the space shuttle if it landed in his front yard.".. so funny, but probably true! :-)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

What a great experience, I love taking behind the scenes tours of places such as this! So much information and you have a new appreciation for all that goes into the creation of goods. Do you have a new look on your blog? Looking great! Janell

M.M.E. said...

This is so cool to see! I've always wondered how those things worked. Thanks for sharing.

hudsondebb said...

Those huge machines are awesome- don't they just make you want one? That kind of workroom is just a whole nother kind of workroom from ours.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Wow...what an exciting adventure. I've never seen anything like this before. Thanks so much for sharing it dear Tammy.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend my dear friend.

Cheers: Evi

The Zhush said...

This was terrific! Love the simplicity of that bedspread...very chic! Hope you are having an awesome time with your friends!

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

Absoulutely Amazing!!
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Have a great week!
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