Carole Carter, Mountain Needlecrafts -Quilt Blogger, Speaker, Author and Repairs

Carole is an award winning quilter and pattern designer who does quilt repairs, and charity quilts for Quilts of Valor, Linus Project, Elizabeth House and other local causes. She was published in Quilts and More in Fall 2021 with her Evening Harvest Quilt pattern.

Carole is the designer of the Scrap Dance series of patterns available on Etsy. Each of these patterns began as a mystery quilt on her blog. When the mystery is over, she combines all the steps into one easy to understand pattern. See her Etsy store to buy patterns idea for using up scraps.

Carole has tutorials on her blog for borders, binding, and many other quilting projects.  See her blog at From My Carolina Home.

Carole is available for speaking to quilting groups and guilds in live events and on Zoom. She offers three programs to choose from, two on Zoom, and all three are available for in-person meetings. All three programs run just over an hour, both in person and on Zoom, with extra time allowed for questions. In-person programs have handouts and pass-around examples to make the learning fun and interesting. Typically, I provide one or more door prizes as well. The contract may also include a workshop for the same day or next day for my To The Nines pattern or another of my Scrap Dance patterns in table topper size. She primarily works within a three hour drive of Asheville, North Carolina for in person programs. For more information, click on Speaker Programs for contact form to inquire.

She offers edge to edge pantograph longarm quilting on her A1 Longarm. Rates are by the square inch, and dependent on the density of the pantograph and size of the quilt.

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Carole does quilt restoration work on well loved quilts with sentimental value.  If you have a quilt that needs repair, Carole might be able to help.  Before and after of a severely damaged quit shows how some care and addition of applique can bring a quilt back to a usable state.

See more of Carole’s repairs on her blog From My Carolina Home – Well Loved Quilt Repairs. Even severely damaged quilts can be saved!  From re-attaching appliques, to reconstruction of tears and holes, almost every quilt can be salvaged in some way. Reasonable rates and happy customers are the hallmark of Carole’s quilt repairs. 

How to Contact Carole for a Quilt Repair – Just send an email at frommycarolinahome (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject line of Quilt Repair Inquiry and include the dimensions of the quilt, along with four to five pictures of the damage, one overall and several close up. BE SURE TO SET YOUR CAMERA OR PHONE TO MEDIUM SIZE PICTURES. My email will not allow receipt of attachments of several large 5mb pictures all at once. Set your picture size to under 500 kb. I answer inquiries within 24 hours most often the same day within just a few hours, so if you do not hear back from me in 48 hours, please check your spam folder. If I haven’t answered you, it means I didn’t get your email. Please resize your pictures smaller and try again. Due to high demand, I may refer you to one of my course graduates for your repair.

Carole’s quilts have won awards at the Mountain Regional State Fair and at Western Carolina Quilt Guild.  Here’s just a small sample of her many ribbons!

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NC Mountain State Fair 2017 at From My Carolina Home.NC Mountain State Fair 2017 at From My Carolina Home
State Fair 2016 - Scrap Dance third.Purple Summer Bliss ribbon second

7 thoughts on “Carole Carter, Mountain Needlecrafts -Quilt Blogger, Speaker, Author and Repairs

  1. Beautiful work. I’m trying to repair my friend’s great grandmother ‘a quilt but people cut out entire blocks top, batting and backing. I have been able to recreate a block to fit in the spots but now I don’t know how to join them together since front and back have raw edges. Wondering if you have any thoughts. Thank you

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  2. I was so pleased with the repairs done to my quilt! It looks as good as new. Everything was matched so well with the original pattern that even I had a hard time picking out where the repairs have been done. Excellent work!!!

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  3. It’s here! It’s stunning! You did such a fabulous job. Thank you so so so much! Oh my goodness. It’s impossible to tell which are original or replacements and I bought the fabric! You are an artist. I have already sent your contact info to six women with vintage quilts needing help. I cried when I opened the box, Carole, words fall short. Thank you.

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