My name is Kyra Reps, and I love to create and bring my designs to life with my Quilting. My quilting journey began when I was very young, but has evolved into a place where I can take my creativity to the next level.
I opened my Quilting Tranquility business in 2017 and purchased my INNOVA non computerized Long Arm. This opened up a whole new world for me. I am able to take my creativity and quilt secondary designs within a quilt. In 2018 I discovered the APLIQUICK tools and method and started designing my DOT MANDALA quilts. This has lead me to teaching this method through my Dot mandala designs. I love the interaction with my students, and watching their own creativity get unleashed.
On a personal level, I love to create show quilts. I love pushing myself to always be learning and improving my skills. I put my heart into every quilt that I create.
I hope you will follow me on my quilting journey, here, or take one of my online classes, or arrange to take a class with me so I can meet you in person!
I love to put my special touch and love on your quilt through my Free Motion Quilting. For custom and Heirloom quilting I charge $50 per hour. You are responsible for shipping both ways, and if you would like extra insurance on the return shipping. I do require a $150.00 non refundable deposit that is deducted off your final bill. I have a $15 thread charge for custom and Heirloom quilting. Payment is due in full before the quilt is shipped back home.
For your convenience I carry Hobbs 80/20 & Quilters Dream wool batting on hand for additional charge.
For Edge- to Edge hand guided quilting I charge .02 per square inch and have many many designs to choose from. Shipping requirements are the same as Custom quilting.
I do require that when you send me a quilt for me to put my love on that your backing fabric has to be AT LEAST 6-8" LARGER on all FOUR sides. They are to be free of loose threads, and pressed.
I love to be creative and bring your quilts to life with my quilting!! You can e-mail me, private message me through my FB page, or call me to book your quilting spot!
For travel that requires flights and multi day stays, my one hour lecture and six hours of workshop are offered at a flat rate of $ 1150. The host guild may choose a one 6 hour class or two 3 hour classes. If the host guild chooses to book multiple workshops beyond the first 6 hours, those workshops are priced at $500 for a three hour class. Additional days of travel will be addressed on a case by case basis. Any event also carries the expectation that the host is responsible for all travel expenses including driving mileage at the federal rate, tolls, parking, flights, baggage fees, shipping of class materials if necessary, meals, and accommodations in a national chain doors facing inside hotel. Pricing will be assessed at the beginning of each year. Contracts are honored for the pricing at the time of signing a contract with a $150 deposit. For convention teaching please contact Kyra for details.
In this hands on skill building class using the APLIQUICK tools and method you will learn how to turn those perfect edges under, perfect turned edge points and curves. Your kit ( $50) will include all pre-cut ALIQUICK one sided fusible, Background fabric, fabric for making my Muriel Mandala.
Dragonflies are so magical! Let's make a beautiful Dragonfly together! Come find out how you can make perfectly turned edge applique using the APPLIQUICK Rods and method while creating my magical Enchanting Sky! This is a skill building class, product specific to APPLIQUICK and how to use the Rods to get perfectly turned edge applique pieces. We will not be sewing any of the shapes down, but I will be going over finishing methods both machine and hand sewing. This Mandala will be done on a 42" X 42" background fabric.
Your kit ($50) will include all pre-cut one-sided APPLIQUICK shapes, fabric for applique shapes.
Let's step up our game with turned edge applique! Join me in making my Wonderland Mandala where we will turn all these wonderful applique shapes under using the APPLIQUICK Rods. This is a skill building class product specific to APPLIQUICK and how use the Rods to get perfectly turned edge applique pieces. We will not be sewing any of the shapes down, but I will be going over finishing methods both machine and hand sewing. This Mandala will be done on a 22" X 22" background fabric.
Your kit ($50) will include all pre-cut one-sided APPLIQUICK shapes, 22" X 22" black background fabric.
Circles, triangles, shapes galore! Every mandala is as unique as your fingertip! Let's dive into our creativity and create your own unique mandala kaleidoscope. This class is product specific to the APLIQUICK tools and method where you will learn how to use the APLIQUICK Rods, and APLIQUICK one sided fusible shapes to create perfectly turned edge applique resulting in a beautiful kaleidoscope mandala as unique as you are! This will be done on a 42" X 42" background fabric
This class is perfect for guilds!
Your kit ($40) will include all your pre-cut APLIQUICK one sided fusible shape's and one Sewline glue stick.
In this hands on class you will learn how to turn perfectly turned edge applique using the APLIQUICK tools to make perfect circles in various sizes. Your kit ( $50) will include all pre-cut one sided APLIQUICK fusible circles, background fabric, fabric to make my Thalia mandala.
Whether you are a beginner appliquer or seasoned this class is full of tricks and tips to have you achieve that perfect turned edge applique! This is a skill building class product specific to the APLIQUICK Rods and system, you will learn how to turn curves, points, circles ending in a beautiful flower block and dragonfly! We will not be sewing the shapes down, but I will go over finishing methods for machine and by hand. This will be done on a 22" x 22" background fabric. The kit fee is $50.00 which includes pattern, all precut apliquick one sided fusible shape, fabric for appliqué shapes.
What happens when you take fun DOTS..add Mandalas..then throw some fabric paint in the mix! The wonderful world of Dot painting on fabric opens up! Join me in dot painting on fabric creating your own unique mandala designs! Be aware... This class will make you addicted to dot painting and open up a whole new world of creativity!
Your kit ($50) includes a 22" x 22" background fabric, stencils, Dotting tools, fabric paint.
How can you just not love a dot mandala! In this class you will learn how to make that perfect Dot using acrylic paint on a 6 x 6" canvas. We will be learning how to mark your canvas to make your own personal mandala. In your kit ( $45) it will include your starter dotting stylists , rods, 6 x 6" canvas, ruler, acrylic paint, practice sheet.
In this fun skill building class you will be making a 22" x 22" Christmas tree using Dots and shapes. You will learn how to make those perfect points and curves using the APLIQUICK tools to turn the edges of your applique under. In your kit ( $50) it will include all pre-cut shapes in the one sided APLIQUICK fusible, background fabric, fabric for applique shapes.
Do you have a question about my products or my process? Send me a message, or give me a call. I'll get back to you soon!
Quilting Tranquility 730 HWY 105 Northwood, IA 50459 US
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm