The Quilters Touch helps you get more quilts done faster allowing you to concentrate on what you find most enjoyable.

Hi, I am Debra Pugh - Owner and Longarm Quilter at The Quilters Touch

I try to make finishing your quilts easy. Letting me quilt them frees up your time to enjoy the parts of quilt making that you love and spend more time with your family.

My turnaround time is less than a month unless I get busy and then I will tell you it will be a little longer. 

Once I work on your quilt, I focus all my attention on it until ready to send back to you.

There is no waiting list, and I don’t hold spots open for your future quilts. When your quilt comes in the door, I enter it in my system and I quilt it in the order it arrived. This system allows me to keep a shorter turnaround time.  

My focus is on finishing quilts for you–longarm quilting (custom and edge 2 edge) and binding. I also make t-shirt quilts.

Pieced backings

Pieced backings can range anywhere from using the same fabric and piecing it together to be big enough all the way to a fun combination using up fabric left over from the top or even random fabric left over from other quilts.

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OK, there may be more than 5 but here we will discuss how to choose the type of quilting you want and then let’s look at the 5 most common ways that I offer to finish your quilt.

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sewing with arthritis

Are you an arthritis sufferer?  If so you don’t need me to tell you that it can make sewing and quilting a challenge, but it shouldn’t stop you from doing what you love.

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Early Quilting

I grew up crafting and sewing and think that is an amazing way to grow up. We learned to sew, quilting, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and I even taught myself to tat but I didn’t stay with anything but sewing and later on quilting.

I remember helping Mom cut out quilt blocks the old-fashioned way and Grandma pieced quilt tops to sell from old clothes and such she bought at sales.

Other Endeavors

I grew up in a small town and married and had kids and later grandkids.

I was a nurse for four years until I realized I didn’t enjoy it and moved toward more natural health care.

As a successful massage therapist in Missouri for 18 years I created and owned the Healing Touch Massage Therapy Clinic where I had a large clientele that enjoyed my nurturing touch until I retired from massage in 2013.

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Debra and first longarm Stitch

My Longarms

I got my first longarm quilting machine in 2007 and started The Quilters Touch – I did both massage and quilting at the same location till I retired from massage, sold my longarm and moved to California to live with my daughter.

I purchased my second longarm (almost identical to the first one) while living in California and brought it to Indiana with me where we now live.

I have a hand-guided stitch regulated Gammill Classic Plus name Gracie by its previous owner and we are great friends.

I sleep under quilts all year long (I use wool batting because it is warm in winter and cool in the summer) and add more quilts the colder it gets in winter.

We have more quilts than we know what to do with, and I am fast running out of walls to hang things on. All the grandkids and kids have quilts and many friends. But it won’t stop me from making more.

I have quilted for customers all over the USA, including Hawaii. I even have one international customer who was vacationing in Palm Springs and brought her quilt to me while they were there.

Nikki on vintage quilt


What some of my clients say about working with me and about my quilting.

Her work is excellent, her prices are awesomely competitive and she’s kind.   Never a word about wonky blocks, questionable piecing techniques or the occasional wavy border.  Her philosophy is that all quilts deserve to be finished.  She has a nice variety of patterns to choose from as well as options on how “finished” you want your quilt to be.
Sharon D.
Florida, USA
“After my daughter-in-law’s mother died, I made a quilt out of her clothing as a memorial. Obviously this quilt was extremely sentimental so I did a lot of research on the Internet to find someone dependable who could handle the job with care. From her first email to the lovely finished product, Debra was professional, competitively priced and extremely responsive. Her work is beautiful and you will not be disappointed.”
Deborah J.
Once traveling in Arkansas found a shop that accepted mail order quilting for a very good price. Unfortunately, that shop went out of business, they recommended Debra Pugh, I found her quilting service to be very good quality and the pattern selection extensive. Shipping and returns were handled with care and promptness.
Amanda S.
California USA


Shipping your quilt is easy and there is always someone here to receive your package as long as we know it is coming.

I believe every quilt top deserves quilted, no matter how imperfect it may be.

I love quilting vintage quilt tops so they can be enjoyed.

I am not the cheapest quilter; I am not famous, my machine is not computerized, but I promise to give you my very best.

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