Welcome to Midwest Quilt Company

My name is Michelle Ratley and I am the owner of this exciting new company based in Shelbina, Missouri.  We opened in November 2014 and have been adding new lines of fabric, notions, and classes almost monthly.  I am a retired band director with several years teaching experience.  I have a husband, Adam, who retired from the Air Force and together, we have 2 children.  Jordan will be a senior this next year, loves playing her French horn, studying foreign languages and getting ready to go off to college.  Joshua will be a sophomore, enjoys computer games as well as his tenor saxophone.  In the spring, he loves to run Track. 

 

I have always admired quilts and the stories they have to tell.  I am especially drawn to the quilting that is done to hold them together.  I used to say that "I piece to quilt" but am now finding myself constantly looking for that next pattern to piece together.  I do have a long arm quilting machine that I love to spend hours hand-guiding over the treasures that my customers bring in.  It allows me to be part of the process of so many different quilts that I would never have time to make on my own.  I always feel honored to be included.

 

I love to teach and share ideas with others.  I offer several quilt classes throughout the year to accommodate all levels and interests.  Teaching is a passion of mine and it is so nice to be able to continue it now that I am not in the school environment anymore. 

Midwest Quilt Co. is a full-service store offering a variety of fabrics, notions, patterns, classes, quilting, binding and much more. 

 

Midwest Quilt Company
"Where friends meet to make memories"