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.  

Click HERE to see a list of Stephanie'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

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! 

Visit MK Quilts Store HERE.


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."

Contact Julie at julie@mkquilts.com

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

Karlee Porter

Professional Designer and Quilter

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

I want to show the artists of this wonderful and beautiful industry that there are more right ways to do something than just one. I want 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.