Melissa Kruschwitz

Specializing in Sim, Pro-Stitcher, and Pro-Stitcher Designer

Founder and primary instructor at MK Quilts University. MK started out as a quilter over a dozen years ago and is now a freelance computerized longarming expert specializing in Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher and Sim.

Her real-world training comes from growing her basic longarming passion into a profitable business. Melissa's enthusiasm and passion is evident as she encourages her students to dive in and start quilting.  

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Paul Kruschwitz

Specializes in Technology and Troubleshooting

After 30+ years in Enterprise I.T., Paul found that his technological skills combined with Melissa's creative skills uniquely made them the perfect team to run MK Quilts.  Every beauty needs a beast.  Their combined skills allowed them to build an on-line presence to educate, support, and sell.  MK Quilts continues to grow in size and scope thanks in large part to Paul's direction and support.

And we can't forget, Samson, the real face and driving force of MK Quilts! 

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Ellen Ault

Specializing in Free Motion, Ruler Work and Pro-Stitcher

In 2019, Ellen joined the MK Quilts team as Studio Manager allowing her to share her talents with customers, quilting both free motion and computerized designs.  Ellen has a unique affinity with rulers and free motion that complements MK's style and skills.  She both contributes to MK Quilts content and offers her own specialized courses. 

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Stephanie Baker

Specializing in Pro-Stitcher and Custom Design

Stephanie Baker is a professional longarm quilter and Certified Instructor with Quiltworx and Judy Niemeyer. Shortly after purchasing her first longarm, Stephanie took on clients and never looked back. After mastering her craft with simple designs, she tackled the intricate details of longarming Quiltworx paper piecing patterns and added them to her growing portfolio. Stephanie’s quilts win ribbons in all sorts of categories at various shows.  

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Julie Pettyjohn

Free-Motion Ambassador

Julie has enjoyed  a number of career paths including teacher, chaplain, graphic artist and writer - educating others being the common thread throughout. She began longarm quilting three years ago and while she enjoys using PSP, she has been practicing and expanding her skills as a free motion artist.  

"Working with fabric & thread to create something that not only brings you joy while you're doing it, but also brings the receiver the same joy is amazing."

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