Welcome To Forever In Stitches!

Scattered throughout this web-site you will find pictures of Raggedy Ruth Designs' quilts for your enjoyment.

Award-Winning Quilting Services

Welcome to Forever In Stitches, where we combine art and technology. Our award-winning longarming studio offers you the best stitching in the industry with 5,000 stitching designs, of which we created 1,600, and 90 colors of thread. In other words, Forever in Stitches’ longarm quilting studio enhances quality longarm quilting with innovative digital machines that result in the beautiful quilt you’ve longed for.

Forever in Stitches is new to Northwest Indiana but has a long history, having quilted over 10,000 items. Rick and Ruth Grihalva opened the longarming studio in 2003. For the first 17 years we were located at the center of Bluffton, Ohio. We recently relocated to Valparaiso in order to be closer to our son and his family. We still offer the great quality our clients, near and far, have experienced over the years.


Our services include our longarming, where we do all of the work, as well as our popular “DIY” [Do It Yourself] option where you run the machines under our supervision. With “DIY” you do not have to have experience or take a class as we provide you with “on the job” training.


Our pricing for our services as well as our “DIY” option is published on the web at www.ForeverInStitches.com. The pricing includes thread costs as well as Quilters’ Dream Request Poly batting. All pricing is written in a quotation in advance. Throughout our history we have strived to maintain a backlog that does not exceed two weeks. Additionally, mail-in customers receive their finished quilts via UPS, return shipping is free.


Forever In Stitches has created and produced two self-study training courses for the Innova AutoPilot Mach 3 longarm quilting machines. These materials are used by over 200 longarm quilters in the United States and Canada.


Forever In Stitches is also the home of Raggedy Ruth Designs[TM]. Raggedy Ruth Designs has published 160 patterns, 3 books, and 2 tools, most of which can be perused and purchased at www.ForeverInStitches.com.


Clients are eligible for the FIS loyalty reward program that offers pricing discounts based on the number of quilts quilted. We have established a dedicated group of return clients based including those at a distance that use our mail-in service due to our outstanding quality and exceptional customer service.


Ruth and Rick are already active in the community, providing prizes to quilt clubs, guilds, quilting events and shows. They are also an annual Grand Sponsor of Quilters Dream's "Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS."


Stop in and see the results of a delightful mix of art and technology. Fifteen of Ruth’s 160 published quilts hang in the studio. The colors and patterns creating a warm background. This will also provide an opportunity for you to examine our longarming quality. Both Rick and Ruth are available to answer all your questions and welcome you to our quilting family.

Welcome to our Longarming Studio!

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