QMT Windchimes manufactures hand tuned garden wind chimes for your home. We strive to create chimes that will not only be pleasant to hear, but that will also be an artistic addition to your garden. Our musical wind chimes are each hand tuned to create classic harmonies and beautiful melodies. Browse our site to learn more about each of our windchimes for sale, and find the chime that’s just right for your garden.
Jamie & Patty Baisden
President & Vice President
Jamie Baisden is the owner and President of QMT Associates, Inc. He and his wife, Patty, purchased QMT Associates, Inc. in 2006. Previously, Jamie worked in the construction industry. He was on-site supervisor for Delano Demolition Services, Inc. 1987-2002. Jamie wrote the estimates and contracts for jobs as well as managed logistics, labor and materials. Concurrently, he was general manager of Delano Container Company. In 2002, Jamie was hand-picked by the retiring Vice President to be the Regional Manager of Rockingham Construction Company. Jamie expanded Rockingham Construction projects beyond public utilities contracts to include work for developers and private contractors. In 2005, with a pending contract for purchase, Jamie came to QMT Associates, Inc.
Jamie was born into an Air Force Family in 1965 at Eglin Air Force Base in FL. Jamie moved with his family to Alexandria, Virginia in 1979 when his father retired. He graduated from Fort Hunt High School and studied civil engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Patty Baisden, Vice President of QMT Associates, Inc. was born in 1969 in Harrisonburg, VA. She lived in the small town of Bridgewater her entire childhood. In 1987, she graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School. In 1990, Patty graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a bachelor's degree in Family and Child Development. Jamie and Patty married that same year. Patty worked as Emergency Assistance Coordinator at SERVE, Inc. from 1990-1993, her position evolving from part time volunteer to full time staff. In 1993, she removed herself from the paid workforce to become a full time mother. In 2004, Patty started working part time at QMT Associates, Inc. as the Human Resources Manager. Her role soon expanded.
Jamie and Patty are actively involved in their community. They are members and have served on Church Board for Manassas Church of the Brethren. While her children attended, Patty was on the board of Directors of Alpha-bet Cooperative Preschool. She was active on the BEACON Board of Directors from its inception in 1992-2000.
Jamie currently serves on the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, previously on the executive committee. He was active on the Brethren Housing (now Prosperity House) Board of Directors 2001-2012, several years as treasurer. Jamie is a member of the Manassas Rotary Club. Jamie and Patty are both members of the Virginia Manufacturers Association.
When not working at QMT Associates, Inc. Patty and Jamie would prefer to head for the mountains for rest and relaxation.
Since 1980, QMT Windchimes® has been crafting fine hand-tuned windchimes with attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. We manufacture our chimes in Manassas Park, Virginia and source our raw materials from US lumber and aluminum mills so that from start to finish, our chimes are Proudly Made in the USA.
First, each pipe is manufactured to the specific diameter and thickness of its chime. The metallic finishes are then anodized, while the color finishes are powder coated with our designer formulas. We then cut the pipe to their tube lengths, drill the holes for the pins or cord, and bevel the pipe’s ends for a smooth edge. Each pipe is then hand-tuned and adjusted if necessary.
The wood components for our Shenandoah Melodies®, Arias Elite®,Arias®, Weatherland®, and Festival®. Windchimes are hand-crafted from rough-cut lumber in our Manassas Park woodshop. We purchase our Oak, Cedar, Walnut, Cherry and Redwood from US lumber mills. The lumber is cut, planed, sanded and varnished to produce the variety of components and sizes needed for our wide selection of chimes.
Our Mountain View® Birdhouses and Birdfeeders are hand-crafted from rough-cut Redwood lumber in our Manassas Park woodshop. The wood is molded and embossed with eye-catching designs, cut to length, and then varnished to beautify and protect the wood.
Each of our chimes is packaged in its own designer gift box. Our windchime boxes both protect our chimes during shipping and provide an attractive gift package. Like our windchimes, our boxes are designed and manufactured in the United States.
QMT WindchimesTM originated in the Florida craft show circuit in the early 80’s. Mike Throne camped in the back of his van and traveled to craft shows selling different products, including wind chimes from a local producer. When his source for chimes dried up, Mike began to build his own handmade wind chimes, with an eye toward quality and continually improving his designs. Working during the week in a 10’ x 20’ warehouse, he produced the chimes that would be sold on the weekend. Mike was determined to offer the buying public a chime that was as beautiful to see as it was to hear. And it worked; the demand for his windchimes soon overwhelmed his ability to make them himself. So he took a deep breath and became a young entrepreneur following the American dream. He hired his first employees, found our facility in Manassas Park and set down roots in the community to produce quality handmade windchimes for wholesale trade shows.
Arias® was the first line of wind chimes he created, soon followed byWeatherland®. QMT WindchimesTM continued to grow in numbers of chimes produced and in the number of lines offered. The introduction ofCorinthian Bells®, the first in the next generation of windchimes, created an astonishing excitement among retailers in the gift and garden industries. Corinthian Bells® are the ultimate wind chimes on the market today; the exceptional tones and resonances and the contemporary design stay true to Mike’s original desire to offer quality chimes that were pleasing to all the senses. QMT WindchimesTM offers a wide selection of quality chimes, birdhouses and birdfeeders, each handmade with the same care and attention as the original.
In the spring of 2005, Mike chose his successor, Jamie Baisden, who shared Mike’s vision for QMT. Since Jamie’s purchase of QMT in 2006,QMT has continued to move forward as a domestic producer committed to its employees, customers and community. Over the past five years,QMT WindchimesTM has introduced the Shenandoah Melodies® line, the new Arias® Elite line and three new sizes in the Corinthian Bells® line. All have been well received by our customers and continue to gain in popularity. Our newest brands include In Loving Memory™ Windchimesand For the Girls™ Windchimes. Our In Loving Memory™ chimes are engraved with inspirational verses and make a great memorial gift. The For The Girls™ brand was created as a way to support loved ones and raise funds for breast cancer research. We are continuing to move forward with new sounds and designs, while maintaining the standards of excellence and innovation on which the company was built.