Turning Your Unfinished Tops into Cherished Quilts


About Us

Our Story


My story begins with my mother, who was an excellent seamstress/crafter/artist turned quilter. Growing up, I watched her always creating…in my eyes, there wasn’t anything she tried that she couldn’t do. She began hand quilting in 1979 when I was in junior high and I was in awe of her planning her quilts out and bringing them to life. I was not sure I would ever have the patience to make a quilt but I sure loved using the ones she made! Fast forward a few years to 1987 when she helped  me get started on my own quilting journey. I wanted to make a quilt in my spare time as a new wife and mother and it took off from there! Countless quilting projects later, it has gone from a hobby to a passion to my business! In 2008 I became the quilt shop manager for The Dutch Rose Quilt Shop here in Sioux Falls, SD and I LOVE my job there!  Then in 2014 I took a leap of faith and purchased my very first long arm machine and haven’t looked back since! I quilt our shop samples and provide quilting for customers as well!  

Cherry Apple Quilting has a little story behind it’s name. Not long after my husband and I were married, I wanted to make some sort of dessert. Growing up, my mom made THE best pies and that’s what I wanted to make. However, we were a long way from home….soooo I guess it was time I learned how to bake one myself!  My favorite kind of pie as a kid was cherry pie, but my husband’s favorite was apple pie. Instead of making one or the other, I combined the two together and a Cherry-Apple pie was created! To this day, I have not made cherry or apple pie alone again. It was the first of many little compromises that set the tone for our marriage. So for me, Cherry Apple Quilting is the perfect name for our wonderful quilting adventure. 

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Quilt Prep and Tidbits

Quilts are completed on a first in-first out basis. If you would like me to quilt for you, please feel free to call or email and I will add you to my list. You can also stop in and drop your quilt off at The Dutch Rose Quilt Shop or  set up an appointment to meet at my home quilt studio. My turn around time averages about 8 -10 weeks at this time. I will update you if it is any sooner or later than that. If you have a date you need your quilt back by, please let me know so that I can be sure to let you know if I can return it to you within that time frame. 

What I need from you:

Please keep your top and your backing separate. Please allow a MINIMUM of 9" of backing fabric larger than the size of your finished quilt on both the top/bottom and sides. For example if your quilt is 52" x 60" - your backing should measure 60" x 69". If you are unsure of the size you need, please contact me and I can help you determine what to bring me.

Please cut as much of the loose threads off of the back of your quilt as possible. Dark threads show through light fabrics and threads that are gathered together underneath don't produce nice stitching on the top of your quilt. 

Please press your top and backing and if possible bring on a hanger or folded up in a bag. I do hang the quilts once they are in my studio and I do light pressing before they are loaded in to my frame. 

Any extra prep will result in a fee for my time.

Machine and Materials


I offer computerized Edge to Edge quilting on my Innova AutoPilot Longarm. I have hundreds of patterns to choose from and will do my very best to match your quilt with pattern and scale that compliments your quilt. I have many thread colors to choose from - I use 100% quality cotton thread from Aurifil. 

*Quilting Fee ~ $0.015 Per Square Inch

*Minimum Quilting Fee - $40

*Thread charge ~ $2.50 per bobbin

*Batting ~ I have the following batts on the roll:

Quilters Dream Batting in either 100% Cotton, 80/20 Blend or 100% Polyester and my fee based on the size of your quilt plus 3 extra inches per side.

Upon request, I can order Wool and 70/30 Batts as well. 

You may bring your own batting if it is one of the following brands:

Quilter's Dream, Warm & Natural or Pellon's Nature's Touch. From experience, others I have used are spotty and do not provide nice stitches on the quilts. I will only use Quilters Dream Poly for any polyester requests. 

Other Services:

Basting service for hand quilting ~ $0.005 per square inch – $35 minimum

Attach binding to quilt top only on top of quilt with machine ~ $0.12 per linear inch, $35 minimum

Attach binding to quilt top & hand stitch the back~ $0.20 per linear inch, $35 minimum

Quilt back assembly - $5 per seam

Adding Leaders - $5 per leader

RUSH FEE - $40


***No child should go hungry….Please know that a portion of the proceeds from my quilting services goes towards the Feeding South Dakota BackPack program every month for the city of Sioux Falls and surrounding small towns.

For more information on this cause please visit: Feeding South Dakota BackPack Program


“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” ~ Helen Keller

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Let us know how we can help!

Do you have a question about my quilting or my process? Send me a message, or give me a call. I'll get back to you soon!

Cherry Apple Quilting

5309 W. 50th St., Sioux Falls, SD





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