Harvest House Quilting is owned and operated by Colleen Plucinski, with the support of her husband, John, who has assisted in selecting and carrying more bolts of fabric over the years than most could imagine.
Colleen’s love of fabric and sewing started with clothing construction, way back when, in the 8th grade. In the early 1970’s a quilt for Colleen and John’s baby daughter, Maurene, turned her interest to quilting and after many years of dabbling with self-teaching and much trial and error she was hooked.
Colleen started teaching in the mid 1980’s to friends and family. Teaching in a former chain fabric store, local quilt shops and community college adult education programs soon followed. With special requests from students, she soon found herself designing and writing patterns for classes she taught, hence, Harvest House Quilting was born...
Pattern ideas come from inspirations of all types, buildings, landscape, and sometimes a catchy name will “pop” into her head and then the design follows – whatever moves her.
Colleen's special tool, "The Wacker seams perfect" tm, is HHQ's tool baby.... we have been honored with it being written up in quilt magazines; being sold through great names such as Nancy's Notions; and appearing in two books published by Susan Cleveland of Pieces be with You. What an honor to be blessed with the creation of this wonderful tool!
Harvest House Quilting’s mission is to produce original designs with easily understandable instructions - simple instructions for simply great quilt projects. Top quality fabrics and select notions are important in any quilt project and will also be available through HHQ. Quilt samples and kit preparations are handled by Colleen, John and several great quilters, who we could not do without.
Colleen belongs to several quilt guilds in the area, there is always something new to learn from the gifted members of each guild. Colleen started a small quilt group, Bee Hive Quilters, in 1996 that met until 2010, the friendships made during that time will always be treasured. A new quilt group has just been established with several new friends and we are sure it will be just as enjoyable as our previous group. Quilt on ladies!
Many new pattern designs are in the works, with many more waiting in the wings….. so keep a watch on the web site for new offerings and special items.
Thank you for your interest in Harvest House Quilting, we wish you many happy hours of quilting and we look forward to serving you.
*We were mentioned in The Enterprise in an article written by Shannon McCarthy. To view the article click here.*