Crystal Smythe     -    Tecumseh, Michigan    -    517.423.9500    -   longarmlyrics@gmail.com

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About Crystal and Long Arm Lyrics
Award Winning Quilter

A lifelong love of sewing has led me in many directions since my early childhood, when my mother patiently shared with me her love of the art.

I made my first stuffed animal (a bear), when I was about 5 years old, and have experimented with and exploited just about every sewing technique since; through garment construction and tailoring, heirloom sewing, original machine embroidery, quilt piecing and free-motion quilting with my home machine, creating mohair teddy bears (BookShelf Bears) and now. . . machine quilting with two APQS Millenium longarm machines equipped with the IntelliQuilter computerized robotic quilting system! With the addition of the Intelliquilter  I have unlimited creative options with which to complete your quilt top. What fun!

Over the years, I have been pleased to receive recognition for my sewing efforts: I had bears nominated for the 1998 and 1999 Golden Teddy Awards - it was truly an honor to be among such a talented, creative and distinctive group. I've also received an award from Husqvarna Viking for my original machine embroidery, as well as honored in a challenge by Sulky of America. Additionally, one of my quilts has been shown in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine as a result a competition sponsored by a batting manufacturer. I have received numerous awards for my machine quilting, as well.

Prior to the birth of my son in 1989 I was an educational administrator. I considered it a promotion to have the luxury of being a stay-at-home mom. Itching to stay busy and creative brought me to the present - a self-employed machine quilter working at home in a lovely, roomy studio built especially for this purpose. I got my first APQS Millenium in 2004, added the IntelliQuilter in 2008, and added another Millenium and IQ in 2009. In addition, I have worked one day a week at Ann Arbor Sewing Center for the last 18 years. I am also a Certified IntelliQuilter Trainer, and teach around the country in private studios as well as at national conventions, such as the prestigious Machine Quilter's Exposition. I was very pleased to be published in the magazine, Machine Quilting Unlimited in May, 2010.

I love the world of fiber arts, and I respect the work and creativity of others.
I stitch with care and attention to detail and I'm proud to offer my machine quilting services to even the most discriminating quilter.

 

Crystal Smythe
1003 Murray Drive
Tecumseh, Michigan 
Telephone 517-423-9500

email: longarmlyrics@gmail.com

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