Kimberly Flannagan started sewing over 40 years ago with her mother and became an avid quilter in 1998 after becoming the recipient of a comfort blanket for her infant daughter. After completing over 50 comfort quilts on her domestic machine, she purchased her first Handi Quilter longarm machine and quickly became intrigued with the longarm quilting process. She started free-motion machine quilting on the original Handi Quilter table frame with her domestic machine in the early 2000s, then moved to a HQ Sixteen® in 2011, and since 2017, she quilts with her HQ Infinity® with Pro-Stitcher®.
In addition to being a Handi Quilter national educator, Kimberly teaches classes across the country in quilt shops, quilt shows, and quilt guilds. Kimberly has used her mastery of Pro-Stitcher to complete countless comfort quilts as well as hundreds of quilts for both her clients and herself. Whether it is helping people finish quilts for family and loved ones, or charitable organizations, she gets great satisfaction in sharing her love of quilting with others and helping them to experience the joy of that freshly finished quilt. Since acquiring her HQ Infinity, Kimberly has expanded her creativity to use her longarm to do so much more than just quilting. She has experience in embroidery on her longarm, the creation of various totes, applique, couching, and various home-dec projects, that are all done completely on the longarm.
Kimberly loves to combine various techniques including rulers and free-motion quilting to her Pro-Stitcher quilting. With the introduction of PS Designer, she now has added creating unique digital designs to her skills. Kimberly lives in North Carolina close to her daughter and her family.