Quilts, and a whole lot more…
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“I must tell you that when I opened the box and pulled out my quilt and pillow, I was truly overjoyed as I looked at them… seeing each of my Hard Rock Café t-shirts (that were once folded and housed in a drawer) transformed into a beautiful vibrant quilt and matching pillow was beyond amazing. As I continued to look at them I was, to say the least, awestruck!!
When I first contacted you and discussed what I was hoping to have done, I wasn’t sure what to expect for the finished product. The colors of the fabric you sent via mail over the miles between you in California and me in Texas… the phone calls we made back and forth discussing ideas and making decisions… WOW! I really don’t think my imagination does justice to what you did…I had no idea what to expect, but I will tell you, I can’t wait to show my quilt and pillow and your breathtaking and mind-blowing artistic talents to all my friends.
Thanks for giving me something that will bring lots of joy and comfort.”
“Having just picked up a quilt that you quilted for me, I have to tell you that I am thrilled with it! When I complete a quilt top, I have a vision of how it should look when it’s quilted. Occasionally, I’ve picked up a quilt from a long-arm quilter and been a little bit disappointed, not because the workmanship was below par but because the completed quilt, while beautiful, wasn’t my vision.
The ‘Old Lady Quilt’ I picked up was not only my vision; but even more than I could have imagined! I wanted it to be outdoorsy and fun ‐ more masculine and not flowery. Norm took the time to ask me what I had in mind for the quilt and chatted with me about it. Then he showed me just what I was looking for. Having him point right to the picture rather than asking me to flip through pages and pages of designs was terrific. The design I chose was wonderful; but when it was sized to fit my quilt it was unbelievable!
I also have to tell you that whenever I enter your shop I feel like I’m visiting friends and I’m certainly greeted as one of the family. When I brought in three quilt tops at once and was asked if I would like to pick them up one each month for the next three months, I breathed a sigh of relief. Again I was made to feel very comfortable discussing what, for me, is an uncomfortable subject.
Thank you both so much for so generously sharing your time and expertise with me. I’m looking forward to completing many fabulous quilts together.”
“Here is my quilt finally on the wall. YAHOO! I just love how it came out. Thank so much for working on my quilt, being so easy to deal with and fast too. I have sent off this photo to my quilt friends and hope they too will start to use your services.”
“What can we say? This is the most amazing present we have ever received—ever! The quilt is gorgeous. Thank you so much—and it’s made even more special by the fact that it was made just for our little girl! Thank you for helping us (and Sandy) celebrate the arrival of Janet Lily. It is a dream come true.”
— Susan & Matt
“I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks. When I received my order yesterday I was so thrilled to see the workmanship in this quilt. It makes me wonder why I spent so long looking for a pre-made one when it is so obvious nothing I would have found could have compared to the one you made. It looks great on the bed and ties the whole room together.
It was so nice to be able to meet with you after you chose the fabrics to approve the colors. Although it was not necessary since after seeing your work I found your taste impeccable. I could not be happier. I think you guys are doing a wonderful job, and I was just awestruck by your entire operation!
Thank you again for all you hard work. May the Lord continue to bless you! I look forward to business with you again, it was a pleasure. Thank you so much!”
“Thanks, Nancy, for the great job on the quilts that you’ve done for me. You let me know when you received them and when you shipped them back to me. They were wrapped up to avoid any water damage in transit, and I appreciated the extra effort you took to assure my one-of-a-kind quilt came back to me safe and sound. I love the way the runner girl design for the quilt stitching turned out. It makes the quilts even more special. Thanks again for a great job!”
“It would have been impossible to imagine the huge pile of used, tattered, stained and varying sized t-shirts I turned over to you could be so magnificently transformed into a beautiful quilted heirloom.
From my first conversation with Norm, I had complete confidence in your capabilities, Nancy, but personally had difficulty envisioning that this diverse collection of shirts could actually become this grand reflection of my daughter’s teen years.
It was a wonderful surprise for her 30th birthday and I believe other family and friends are now a bit envious and regret not saving their shirts.
I appreciate how you kept me informed and involved in making the final selections on fabric, binding, etc. Of course, you made that easy by choosing only fabrics and colors to accentuate the project. We all love, too, the personalization of the five sports reproduced in the quilting. The photos and the sentiment was the final touch to perfection!
Thank you for making this wonderful quilt and sharing your amazing talent so others can have a lifelong treasure.”
“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you so much for the beautiful long arm quilting you did on my quilt. The whole process was great. In handing the quilt over to you I did not feel like the project was out of my hands, but felt very much that we worked together. I was confident that you understood my vision and was thrilled with the skill you demonstrated. I am excited now to take the quilt to my father in England and promise I’ll bring you a photo on my return.”
“I brought my quilt in to be finished on Tuesday and I just got it back today, Friday. NotJustQuiltz did an awesome job with it. They were very helpful in answering my questions, and making sure it didn’t cost too much as I am on a budget. They have a wide selection of basting patterns and thread colors, and work closely with you and your quilt to chose the right one. I am very satisfied with the job they did and would recommend to anyone that needs a quilt done.”
“I would absolutely recommend this place to have your quilts done here. They did an amazing job on the one I took in. They were so helpful in helping me with every aspect of putting it all together. They truly have an eye for what they do. I will definitely take my quilts here again. Love it!”
“When I was a kid I was always a little envious of the kids with the monogrammed backpacks, socks, t-shirts, bathing suits, towels,… I finally found a reason to get something monogrammed and being a newbie, NotJustQuiltZ was perfect for my needs.
They walked me through the process, and I had a tight deadline because I needed to gift my item for an anniversary and they delivered and then some. The shirt and sweater came out great and the price was really reasonable. I would definitely recommend them and I know I’ll be coming back to get a few childhood things out of my system.”
“My friend and I went there to get some numbers embroidered onto our Members only jackets. The owner of the store was very nice and helpful in deciding what we should get on the jackets. We will be going there next time to get our other jackets embroidered.”
“I needed names embroidered on aprons as a present for someone very special to me, but needed it done quickly because I had three days before traveling to see the person.
The staff at NotJustQuiltZ not only helped me decide what would look best on the aprons, but they recognized that I needed the job done as quickly as possible. I dropped the aprons off on a Wednesday, and by Thursday evening they called me to let me know they were already ready for pick up.
The aprons turned out BEAUTIFUL. They did a fantastic job and their input and efficiency was immensely appreciated. If I ever need anything monogrammed or embroidered again, I will definitely be coming back here!”
“I am so happy that I found this neat quilt shop! They specialize in beautiful Batiks fabrics. The owners are so friendly and informative. I bought fabric and signed up to take a class with my daughter next month and I can’t wait to go back.”
“Nancy Cerna is an absolute magician with her long arm quilter. I have taken two of my quilt tops to her for the machine quilting and have been immensely happy with the results. Not only is her technique perfect but she also has a great talent for complimenting the patterns and artwork in a quilt top with beautiful quilting patterns. I would recommend this shop to any quilter who is looking for top quality machine quilting. Their customer service is also top notch.”
“I’ve known Nancy for years, and she’s done a lot of charity quilts for our Guild and Quilts of Valor. I just had her do a personal quilt – it was too huge for anything but ‘quilting by pocketbook!’ We decided on an overall design that really worked for the Oriental feel of the pattern. It was really a great job and done just when she had promised. I’m extremely pleased with her work.”
“I have had three quilts quilted at NotJustQuiltZ. As any quilter will tell you, handing someone else your quilt and trusting them to do a good job with it is not always easy. I can honestly say that I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the work. My quilts are beautiful! This is a nice family owned operation and they are always friendly and willing to give you the extra time you may need to make decisions about purchases or quilting services. I will definitely be bringing all future quilts to Nancy and family to be quilted.”
“I took two quilts into their shop and they were so helpful picking out the designs and thread. Best thing about the owners is how genuinely nice they are. I expected a wait for my quilts but I got them back in a week. My quilts are just beautiful! Thank you.”
“I never realized how hard it was to find someone in the Bay Area that would do specialized work until two months ago. My wife had a reversible beach bag that had fallen apart and I wanted a new one handmade for her. I scoured the internet and no one was willing to do this. All the ‘Hand made’ items I found turned out to be mass-produced items. I was finally steered in the direction of NotJustQuiltZ and Nancy. She took the material I had bought and turned it into a fabulous bag that far exceeded my expectations. She finished it ahead of schedule and for a very reasonable price. The quality of the work is a testament to her craftsmanship and she has a fan forever. I will be bringing more projects to her in the future. I highly recommend her and her team for any fabric projects!”
“I hereby proclaim Nancy to be ‘The Queen of Long Arm Quilting.’ She’s done truly amazing work on the quilts I have brought into the store. I really value her judgment in finding the perfect stitch theme to accentuate my quilt tops. I go for somewhat quirky multimedia projects and her inspirations for patterns and thread combinations have escalated my work to a much higher level.
A recent project required presenting the image of an underwater scene, and she combined multiple patterns to include fish and bubbles — it really pulled the entire project together nicely. Since finding Nancy, I have not taken my quilts anywhere else. She’s my number one choice, and I’d rather wait for her, than settle for someone else who can’t possibly deliver to her (and my) high standards!”
37831 Niles Blvd., in Historic Niles
Fremont, CA 94536
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“I have to tell you that whenever I enter your shop I feel like I’m visiting friends and I’m certainly greeted as one of the family. I’m looking forward to completing many fabulous quilts together.”
We have received the new selection of Aboriginal Fabrics and you are sure to find something to love about them. The Aboriginal fabric designers continue to come up with unique designs in outstanding color combinations. You can see a couple here, but either come into the store to see the rest or look at the online store for the “New Arrivals” tab.