Welcome to Mama Bears Quilt Shop, LLC
Hello! My name is Kristi Ray. I have been quilting since 1997 when my husband bought me a pattern, rotary cutter, cutting mat and a gift certificate to a local quilt shop for Christmas. He says he bought it “because he thought I might like to quilt”. So, I made my first quilt using my mother-in-laws older singer sewing machine and from that moment forward, I was hooked.
I started a long arm quilting business in 2010. I was tired of trying to quilt together my quilts on a standard sewing machine, and thought I could make some extra money to pay for my hobby. I do free motion quilting with a HandiQuilter Fusion. It is fun to be creative and try new designs. It is amazing to see what quilting can do to a finished top.
In 2019 I noticed a need for a quilt shop in the local area and set off on a mission to find a building and open a quilt shop. 6 months later I bought a building and did some renovations. Then I opened my doors in August of 2019.