Professional Longarm Quilting 

A Busy Bobbin


I know you're busy.  Who isn't these days?  With all of us running around chasing kids, grand kids, homes, church, jobs AND that oh so important hobby, QUILTING, it's important to stop and smell the roses.  Because of all that hard work you've put into piecing a quilt, it's important to see that project finished and ready to show off.

I'm here to help you finish those projects.  Do you love to piece together quilt tops, but hate the time and energy it takes to quilt them on your home sewing machine?  Send them my way.  A Busy Bobbin will get busy quilting your pieced tops so that you can continue staying busy piecing them.

I've been sewing since I was nine years old.  My mother sat me down in front of the sewing machine and over the years, she has taught me all I know.  We started with crafts and clothing in the 4-H home economics program and eventually moved onto quilting.  I still learn from her today and believe she is the best quilter out there.  I am biased since she is my Momma, but her passion for quilting is contagious and I strive to be like her.

My husband retired from 23 years in the Navy.  He and I and our two sons have lived in many places throughout his Naval career but his last tour was three and a half years in Naples, Italy.  What an experience! After his retirement, we went back home to Texas and lived 9 years in Humble, Texas area (a northern suburb of Houston).  My husband couldn't get enough of the Navy life, so he took a job working as a civilian for the US Navy and we are now stationed in Bahrain, a small island country in the Persian Gulf.  Our oldest son is following in Daddy's footsteps and is now a United States navy sailor as a Surgery Technician, our youngest son attends Stephen F. Austin State University as  a Music Major.  

Hi, I'm Kim Norton and I own two ABM Innova long arm quilting machines.  It's a dream to finish off a quilt on these fabulous machines.  I bought my first Innova  in 2009 and have added to that first purchase throughout the years. One of my machines, Molly Monster, is a 22" which sits beautifully on a 10' frame.  Then there is Betty Beast and she is a 26" big-boned beauty sitting on a 12' frame.  Betty has attached to her back Innova's Navigator which is a computerized robotics system. I've named the Navigator Bob (I know, it's silly, but I like to talk to my machines and they must have names).  Bob and Betty complete computerized edge-to-edge patterns while I complete hand driven custom work on Molly.