Locally owned by two friends with a passion for sewing, Wimberley Stitch Studio is a little hill country quilt shop with a big heart! Nestled among clusters of trees in the quaint town of Wimberley, TX, the shop is a dream come true for owners, Linda Chase and Judy Roberts, whose contagious enthusiasm and dedication to the craft of quilting is reflected in the quality of products and services they offer.
Whether stitching up T-shirt quilts, teaching classes, longarm quilting a client's quilt or helping customers select the perfect fabrics for their next sewing projects, Linda and Judy are devoted to providing expert product advice, friendly, personalized service, and ongoing support to ensure that stitchers of all skill levels have a more efficient, enjoyable, and successful quilting experience!
Linda learned to sew garments through the instruction of both her mother and home economics classes, but it wasn't until 1981 (prior to the arrival of her firstborn), that she made her first quilt. Quilting and garment making were a hit-and-miss as time allowed, until Linda had the opportunity to teach her own daughters to sew. About 12 years ago, she resumed sewing in earnest, as well as quilting and attending classes, until the obsession firmly took root. After many years of crafting quilts on a home machine, she was fortunate enough to acquire a mid-arm!
When she joined the Picket Fence Quilt Shop team in 2012, Linda gained experience in quilt shop sales and service, as well as professional machine quilting, learning the art of free motion quilt design. She has since upgraded to a new TinLizzie ESP on a 12-foot Phoenix frame, an innovative marvel that lets her quilt without limitations. Linda appreciates the time and craftsmanship that goes into the quilt tops entrusted to her and welcomes the opportunity to use her longarm skills in helping her clients showcase their quilted masterpieces!
Judy began sewing garments, at the tender young age of 10, and her love of fabric and creativity only increased as she grew older. At age 18, she bought her first sewing machine (a BERNINA) and continued to develop her skills.
Judy started quilting with Linda several years ago, but garment making is still her passion. While she's currently not able to work in the shop, Judy remains an integral part of the Wimberley Stitch Studio team!