Jo’s Quilting Studio began in September of 2012, in a shop that was only 1,200 square feet. In November of 2015, we moved into 2,500 square feet, and in September of 2016, we expanded to add classroom space. We now occupy 4,400 square feet.
My son, Levi, came on board as our Lead Technician from the beginning, and has now trained 2 additional Technicians to help us cover the great states of Texas & Louisiana. I am equally blessed that my daughter, Sarah, helps us with all our graphic design work and promotional items. She runs her own photography / copy & print business, and still manages to help us in the booth at Houston Quilt Festival.
Donna Estes came on board as a Dealer in April of 2017 to help us bring the joy of owning an INNOVA machine to Louisiana. She and her husband, Joe, run a retreat / training center in Denham Springs, and bring so much to the table. We are very blessed to have them as part of our great team, along with other great Reps and Dealers in Texas. Osie Lebowitz in Austin, Pam Bowman at Texas Roots Quilting in Coleman, TX, and Michelle Bailey at Poppy Quilt n Sew in Georgetown, TX.
We specialize in longarm sales, supplies, training and services at our shop. In addition to a full line of INNOVA machines, we carry things such as INNOVATECH Thread, INNOVA parts and accessories, extra wide cotton backings, Cuddle backings, rolled and packaged Hobbs batting products, as well as rulers and other general longarm needs (or “wants”).
Jo’s Quilting Studio quilts for the public on our computerized machines, and our turn-around time is very quick. We rent time on a hand-guided system, so our customers may experience and fall in love with these wonderful machines.
We welcome calls and visits to the shop to experience the wonderful Innova machine. Our upcoming shows are listed on our website at www.josquiltingstudio.com, under the “Schedule of Events” tab. Please come by our booth to give the machines a try and let us answer any questions you may have. Our friendly staff are excited to meet you, and to have you become a “Proud INNOVIAN”.
JoAnn Gemmill, Levi Gemmill, Diane Kennedy, Allison Etzler, Dustin Rosenbaum & Aaron Heiny