Professional Longarm Quilting 

A Busy Bobbin

Teaching and Lectures

Kim Norton is an experienced and award winning quilt maker and longarm quilter.  She began sewing at the age of nine, taught by her mother and being involved in the 4-H program.  After getting married and having two sons, Kim used her sewing skills to start piecing quilt tops.  Eventually her interest in quilting led her to invest in longarm quilting machines and in 2009 she began A Busy Bobbin.  In just a few years, Kim has become one of the most in demand longarm quilters in the Houston area.  Her work has been displayed both regionally and nationally.  In addition to her longarm quilting services, Kim teaches longarm free-motion and template/ruler quilting, quilting design, paper piecing, applique, rotary cutting technique. and quilting techniques.  She is also available for Lecture and workshops for quilting groups.

Lecture Description - Quilting the Quilt - The Possibilities are Endless

You've finished that top with love, dedication, and perseverance, but now the words "Quilt as Desired" reads at the end of the pattern. Sometimes, those words can be the most dreaded words of any pattern.  Kim Norton is here to help you make the decisions on what to quilt onto those quilt tops you've been putting off until "further inspiration".  She will show your group where to get ideas, how to mark on your quilt tops, and how to transfer ideas onto your quilt top for quilting.  She will show the easy to the complex quilting designs keeping in mind that there are all levels of quilters and that no matter the experience, you can quilt that quilt top. This program will include a small trunk show for quilting examples.  Your group members will be inspired to go home and quilt away.

Cost:  $250 plus mileage (54 cents per mile)

Available for day and evening meetings

Workshop Description - Quilting the Quilt - the Possibilities are Endless

Kim will take the concept of what to quilt onto your top from her lecture and bring it to a more personal level.  She wants to show that the quilting possibilities are endless.  During the workshop, Kim will discuss in greater detail marking and transferring patterns onto quilt tops allowing the group to handle each of her favorite tools for marking, and transferring.  The most important aspect of this workshop though is that Kim asks everyone attending the workshop to bring quilt tops that they have finished but would like to know what to quilt onto it.  She will spread each top out in front of the group and discuss and show them ideas on how to quilt them.  The ideas that flow are amazing when this is done with a group.  As Kim wants to teach the group that their ideas can work just as well as hers, she is always encouraging them to come up with an idea and then she can show them how they can make it happen.  The group will gather around a table and preview ideas on each quilt, thinking about the overall design, the skill level of the quilter, and showing them what can be done on their tops.  Kim asks that the workshop attendees bring a camera and/or a sketchpad to record all of those ideas.  Again....the possibilities are endless.  Maximum of 10 tops.  

Cost:  $300 plus mileage (54 cents per mile)

Available for day and evening meetings


Contact the shops or guilds listed if you would like to be a part of any classes on my schedule.


February 10, 2017     Jo's Quilting Studio - Workshop - Richmond, TX

May 18, 20, 2017      Golden Needle Quilt Guild - Lecture/Trunk Show and Workshop - Conroe, TX