I'm Linda Thielfoldt, owner of The Quilted Goose in Troy Michigan. I have been making quilts for almost 40 years and teaching machine quilting for over 19 years. I am a passionate quilter, obsessive even and I love just about anything to do with quilting!
I learned to sew at a young age and made my first skirt at age 9. My mother was not a quilter and I am self taught. My first quilt was for my sister who was pregnant with my niece Becky and that quilt launched a life long love affair with all things quilt related.
I entered my first quilt competition in 2002 and had no idea where that would take me. Over 85 ribbons later I am still humbled at the positive response my work has received at major shows around the country. Here I am almost a decade and a half later and while I still quilt for others (who are willing to wait a ridiculous amount of time) I spend a great deal of time sharing what I love at major quilt shows and guilds across the country.
As someone who has had a hard time following the rules for most of her life, I designed most of the quilts I made over the years (which translates to I can't follow a pattern.) When teaching I would often get asked "Where did you get that pattern?" or "Can I buy that pattern?" when students would see my quilts. After a couple of years of that I decided it was time to launch my own pattern line. (I know I can be a tad slow at times.) In addition to the pattern line to actually make the quilts I also sell digital patterns for the quilting of the quilts which are available here
One of my most favorite things is when I have a chance to share my passion and knowledge with a quilt guild. I have been all over the country and met some amazing and talented quilters and really enjoy spending one on one time with them. I offer all kinds of classes from applique, precision piecing, garment construction as well as machine quilting both on domestic machines and mid and longarm machines.
blog there are a series of instructional video where I share tips and tricks on a wide variety of machine quilting subjects and the best part is they are free!
We just celebrated our 19th Anniversary and we have three furry children - all Devon Rex kitties who have to be involved with everything quilting! Zach is our oldest at 14, Spencer is the middle child at 7 and Winston (Winnie) is the youngest at 5 - they are all spoiled and we are totally OK with that!
|Spencer and Winnie keep me|
company in my sewing room
|Zach loves to help!|
|Winnie loves heights...|
...until he can't get down!
Thanks so much for for stopping by and I hope you will join me in my quilting adventures.