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. 

Visit Ellen's website at http://handmade3d.me/

Contact Ellen at ellen@mkquilts.com

Click HERE to see a list of Ellen's courses.




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.  

Contact Stephanie at stephaniezquiltz.com

Click HERE to see a list of Stephanie's courses.




Ritu Haldar

Specializing in Needle Turn Applique, EPP and Surface Design

I LOVE appliqué! I am an instinctive artist who has loved color and playing with fabric for many years. Color brightens my day and old world artisans are my inspiration. A blend of east and west is my way of honoring cultures from all over the world. Let’s embark on this beautiful journey of learning and exploring our creativity together!

Winner of the 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillowcase Challenge

Find me on under Designs By RSH on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram social media platforms.

Visit Ritu's shop at Designs By RSH https://www.etsy.com/shop/designsbyrsh

                                           Contact Ritu at ritu.haldar@halovation.com

                                           Click HERE to see a list of Ritu's courses.




Gretchen Krasoski

Specializing in Piecing and Applique

Gretchen's love for sewing began at an early age alongside her mother.  She became a serious quilter twenty years ago when she moved to Florida, bought a great new sewing machine and found a wonderful local quilt shop with great lessons and inspiration. As a retired elementary school teacher, her love of teaching continues through offering classes to individuals and at a local quilt store. Quilting is now her full-time job - taking part in craft shows, making quilts and quilting for others, and of course, learning long arming from MK. Gretchen is thrilled to be able to share her experience with machine applique quilting with us her at the "U." 

                                                                     Contact Gretchen at gkrasoski@cfl.rr.com 

                                                                     Click HERE to see a list of Gretchen's courses.



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.  

Visit Melissa's store HERE





Paul Kruschwitz

Specializing 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! 

Visit MK Quilts Store HERE.





Julie Pettyjohn

Free-Motion Ambassador

Julie began quilting on her domestic sewing machine by watching videos and later purchased an Amara. When she met MK in March 2018, everything ProStitcher clicked. Julie retired early as a middle school English teacher and began her longarming business, quilting a few hundred customer quilts in her first few years of business. Her desire to do more with free motion grew, and the next thing she knew, the Moxie was available. Now she wonders how she possibly managed without two machines? Education and quilting are her two passions, and she thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to teach anything quilting related.

                                                                      Visit Julie's Website at: pettyjohnquilting.com

                                                                     Contact Julie at julie@mkquilts.com

                                                                     Click HERE to see a list of Julie's courses.



Karlee Porter

Professional Designer and Quilter

Karlee joined the quilting industry in 2009 after seeing a quilting machine for the first time. During her journey, she found it difficult to do things the way "everyone else" did and often looked at patterns differently. Karlee was always on the lookout for shortcuts and ways to make things faster and simpler to satisfy her "instant gratification" gene. Sometimes this worked and sometimes her choice led her to learn "the hard way". 

Karlee wants to show the artists of this wonderful and beautiful industry that there are more right ways to do something than just one. She wants every artist to remember that it is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to do things differently. It is okay to be different. It is okay to stick with what works for you, regardless of whether or not it works for someone else.

                                                                      Contact Karlee at info@karleeporter.com

                                                                      Click HERE to see a list of Karlee's courses.



Laura Winckel

Specializing in Piecing and Quilts for a Cause

Laura’s twenty-five year quilting career and business grew out of a hobby and a love for helping others. Known for her custom, heirloom memory quilts often referred to as “Hugs from Heaven,” Laura has been deemed “The Quilt Angle.” She is an award-winning quilter whose work has been included in a number of shows and publications. Additionally, Laura works with the Quilts of Valor organization and remains focused and steadfast in striving to fulfill her passion of quilting with one main goal in mind, “helping others heal.”

 Visit Laura's website at qualityquiltsbylaura.com

                                                                      Contact Laura at qualityquiltsbylaura@yahoo.com

                                                                      Click HERE to see a list of Laura's courses.