Featured Local Long Arm Quilter: Roberta Larson

Roberta Larson - December 2010

Roberta Larson

Roberta Larson is a long arm quilter who also teaches classes at Temecula Valley Sewing Center. Her Gammill quilting machine that sits on a 12 foot bed is what has quilted 75% of the larger quilts we make for samples. Roberta offers both pantograph (repeating pattern) and custom quilting which enhances and features specific areas of a quilt.

Roberta began quilting in 1971, although her first quilt was pieced and quilted by hand. She began teaching in 1973, and in 2002 Roberta purchased her Gammill Long Arm quilting machine.  Since 2002, Roberta has collected an impressive library of pantograph patterns and samples of which she has stitched, to help her clients determine the quilting pattern(s) which would best work for their quilts.

One of Roberta’s strengths is her ability to coordinate the quilting thread to the quilt, but she offers her clients the opportunity to select their choice of thread color.  While many quilters charge an additional fee for thread, Roberta’s standard fee includes thread.  When you have Roberta quilt your masterpiece, you may select the pattern and thread, or allow her to make that decision for you.

Because Roberta teaches at Temecula Valley Sewing Center every week, and quilts may be dropped off and/or picked up here at TVSC*.  Roberta’s turn around time is typically one week from the Monday she picks it up.  If you brought your quilt in on a Tuesday, for instance, Roberta would pick it up the following Monday and return it one week later, depending on her workload, of course. You may also bring your quilt directly to Roberta, who works out of her house in Moreno Valley, CA.

As with most long arm quilters, Roberta requires the quilt top to be finished, and the batting plus backing to be six inches wider and six inches longer than the quilt top.  If you don’t have batting, for an additional fee, Roberta will provide the batting for your quilt.

If you would like to have Roberta quilt one of your quilts, you may contact her directly at (951) 924-6482 as she is willing to give a quote over the phone.  You may also set up an appointment to meet with her to discuss your quilting needs.

*Please do not drop off a quilt without first talking to Roberta.

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Reader Comments (5)

Ramona Garcia on 12/16/10 @ 12:41am

Do you know how much Roberta charges?

b.gottier on 12/16/10 @ 1:31am

Ramona, I believe Roberta's pricing varies. It would best if you would call her and discuss the pricing details.

Debra Pudgil on 12/19/10 @ 2:07pm

I Have taken classes from Roberta for several years,and had all the Quilts done by Roberta. You will not be disappointed. She does a fantastic job! She is very kind but also very professional.

Leslie Kaiser on 6/27/16 @ 10:29am

Just wondering if it is possible to quilt a queen comforter? I have a comforter that I love but the batting is getting all bunched up. I would like to turn it into a quilt and wondered if that's even possible?

b.gottier on 6/27/16 @ 11:01am

Hi Leslie. I think you're going to have to contact Roberta directly for your answer.

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