My name is Shauna, and I am Ladybug Threads

Hello! I’m a quilter, mom to four kiddos, married to an IT expert, and obsessed with sewing. And Mountain Dew. I’m living the dream!

I’ve been machine quilting for about 5 years now, and I grew up in a family of seamstresses. I didn’t have any interest in sewing (despite my mother’s best efforts) until I had kids of my own and wanted to make blankets and baby clothes.

I branched out into quilting when I inherited my aunt’s longarm machine (say WHAT?!). She was having back problems and couldn’t stand up at the machine anymore, so she sent it to ME!!

This means I was better at longarm quilting than I was at actual piecing quilts! I ended up taking a beginner quilt class at the local quilt shop after I’d had the longarm for almost a year!

My first attempts at quilting were quite sad, but the kids have loved their “mom made” blankets, and they are perfect for building forts too.

So if you are worried about being good at quilting – don’t stress! Just get in there and get started! Everyone has to start somewhere, and we are all still learning.

On any given day you can find me at home, sipping Diet Mountain Dew, and looking for some way to be creative. That, or driving my kids around to various activities. Mom life, amiright? Either way, I still maintain that I am living the dream!


Shauna Westergard



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Shauna Westergard - Longarm Quilter