About Us

Welcome to Quilt Shops and Photo Ops. We are Linda and Larry Lawhead. We met in college, married and created our family. We settled in the mid-west United States a while ago. We’ve always enjoyed road trips- spending time together, sharing the back roads and experiencing life- and sharing our hobbies. At some point we started saying our travels were all about the Quilt Shops and Photo Ops, and recently decided to share our adventures. So here we go!

Linda: I am addicted to fabrics, fabric arts, sewing machines and technology, and car trips with Larry! As a child, my mother made just about everything I wore, until she taught me to sew around age 10. Since then I have created garments, quilts, home decorations, accessories and more. I have also taught sewing, English Smocking, French Lace by machine, machine embroidery, and of course, quilting. I am blessed to share my life with a husband who appreciates my creative side (and sometimes dabbles along.)

Quilting is cheaper than therapy.

Finished is better than perfect. ” – Angela Walters

Larry: I’m the “Photo Ops” part of the equation. I am a husband, father, grandfather, electrical engineer, and manager. My many years of photography began a teenager, all the way back in the days of film and “wet” darkrooms. After shooting for my schools’ newspapers and dabbling in stock photos (including microstock), I decided to enjoy “shooting” for myself for a while. I’m a strong believer that the best camera is the one you have with you, and that the creative process doesn’t end with pressing the shutter.

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.” – Edward Weston

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