… Shenanigans … cause life is too short not to be up to something…

 

Thread Shenanigans was created out of boredom brought on by Empty Nest Syndrome.

My name is Mary Ann, and I am the Queen of Shenanigans around here.  I am pretty positive I suffer from ADHD, although I’ve technically never been diagnosed as such. 

I was fortunate enough to inherit my sewing skills from my mom. An absolute genius with crochet, but she can sew, knit, and embroider as well.  I can remember her sewing clothes for me and my sister, along with matching clothes for our dolls, but she never had a desire to get into quilting.

I have been sewing since before the kids were born. However, like all things when kids show up, I put it down to chase them around the house instead.

When the youngest graduated, I thought I would either die of boredom or end up divorced. Harrassing my husband was apparently not an option for entertainment.

So, it was time for me to get back into crafting. Finally!  But, like all people with ADHD, I can’t just sew – I have to do ALL THE THINGS! 

It all started with a table runner. Cause, well, doesn’t it always? 

As you know, when making a table runner you’re really just making a tiny quilt.  Of course you want your table runner to be pretty.  So before you know it, not only are you learning machine embroidery, you’re now designing it as well!  Next, you’re on to piecing fabric, adding batting, which means now you’re quilting and binding!  Who knew, quilting!!  

I decided I needed bigger, cause, well, reasons!!

Unfortunately, moving all that fabric through my sewing machine made me realize my age.  I started eyeing all those beautiful Longarms.  Look hubby, it’s a health issue! I NEED one!  You want me to be healthy don’t you???!!!  

This is where my ADHD kicks in.  I can’t JUST piece, that’s boring!  I can’t JUST quilt cause, well, who can piece that fast!! 

Hence, Thread Shenanigans Longarm Quilting Services was born.  You piece them, I quilt them with beautiful Edge-2-Edge quilting designs and hubby doesn’t divorce me!!  Seriously y’all, that’s important!  I’m too busy crafting to train another man!!  

I look forward to seeing what ya’ll have pieced, and I am so honored to be part of your quilting journey.

Please feel free to contact me with ANY questions you have! 

Dawn Stephens
2023-12-13
Mary Ann is a dream to work with, she made the process from start to finish wonderful. Her professionalism, knowledge and friendliness is exceptional. I highly recommend her service and will definitely be using her again.
Gail Bonham
2023-12-05
I stick at quilting, but now I don’t have to worry about it! Mary Ann stayed in contact and did AMAZING work with a VERY quick timeline. I left everything in her capable hands…she didn’t disappoint! She is my go to from now on! Love my North Carolina – Alabama connection.
Marie Jacobs
2023-10-01
I have found my forever long arme quilter! Great results and great communication as well.
Kay Thompson
2023-06-03
Oh.My.Goodness. Mary Ann did an absolutely fabulous job on my quilt! I wanted 2 layers of batting, which was not a problem for her. She corresponded as soon as she received my quilt…then worked with me on the quilting design, texting photos along the way. AND…she got it done soooo quickly! It was barely a week from the time I sent it until I received it back. I will totally use Mary Ann again on larger quilts I don’t do FMQ myself. Mary Ann ROCKS ❣️
Dolores Bennett
2023-05-11
Met a new friend when I contacted Threads Shenanigans, Mary Ann was great! I’m 76, love making quilts since my 20’s but quilting has become too much. Mary Ann took that burden away. My grand daughter has a one if a kind guilt and I can keep piecing tops, my partner/friend will help me finish them.
Lori Bowen
2022-08-24
My first time to send off a quilt to a quilter! Could not have been easier! Mary Ann kept me informed and involved in the entire process! Now I have a beautiful fully finished quilt for my daughters wedding! Can’t wait for my next quilt!!
Lynn Powell
2022-08-21
Mary Ann at Thread Shenanigans turned my quilt into a work of art! I didn’t know what to expect because I had never used her before. From now on, all my quilts and my friends quilts will be sent to her for quilting. She even sent me progress pictures halfway through the quilting. I highly recommend you entrust your quilt to Thread Shenanigans!