Leap and a Quilt Will Appear
Hello! I’m Ellen Ault and in my previous life I was a computer animation instructor for 13 years, teaching animation and art to college students. Everyday I worked on the computer and felt the need to make something physical with my hands. Handmade3D was born in 2009. I began with plush design and selling at comic conventions. When my daughter was born in 2010 I was pulled into the world of quilting and never looked back. In 2016 I took a leap, leaving my role as a college instructor and delving into the world of fabric.
I am a Professional Longarm Quilter and it’s the best creative job ever.
Drawing with Thread – Longarm Quilting
I love to quilt and turn fabric into texture and dimension. If I’m not in front of my HandiQuilter Amara longarm, I am sewing on my Pfaff machine. Fabric and thread are my favorite artistic tools to use. I love scrap quilts and use as much color as possible. I create original designs, adapt patterns, and sew whatever I can find. I custom longarm quilt for local and mail-in clients, hopefully for you!
My quilting + your quilt top = quilt magic!
See my work!
I am the Chief Creative Officer for MK Quilts, a HandiQuilter retailer in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are a HandiQuilter Top Sales national retailer. We offer longarm quilting services for edge to edge quilting and custom computerized quilting. MK Quilts also offers extensive training on ProStitcher, HandiQuilter’s computerized quilting software with our MK Quilts University. We are a full service quilt shop, with fabrics, patterns, supplies, and a fully functional classroom.
I am a lifelong teacher. I teach longarm classes through MK Quilts University. I teach piecing classes locally in our MK Quilts classroom. In my previous life I taught computer animation at The Art Institute of Tampa from 2007 to 2017. You can download my CV here: Ellen Ault CV .
I have had quilts hang in a national shows, such as World Quilt Florida, International Quilt Festival, AQS Spring Paducah, and other AQS Exhibits. See all my accolades in my Press tab. I design quilt patterns for AccuQuilt and computerized quilting designs for ProStitcher. My work has been published in the UK magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting, QuiltMaker and in the national magazine STUFFED. My work has been seen in multiple galleries in the Tampa area. In a previous life I sold my plush toys at conventions in Tampa and Orlando areas, as well as online.