If You Give a Quilter A Scrap

A charming story, or could it be true? By Shelly Coddington, Willow Spring, NC If you give a quilter a fabric scrap – she will take it to her stash to see if there is anything she can match it up with; There she will see a bolt out of place and decide to rearrange [...]

2017-05-18T07:50:41+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|11 Comments

Every Quilt Tells a Story

Quilters put so much more than fabric and thread into quilts. So much love, so many memories, so much of our lives are stitched into every quilt. Because of this, every quilt tells a story. It might be short and sweet, or it might reach all the way back in history.  Michele Vangraan is a [...]

2017-05-12T19:29:44+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Using your Stash

  Do you have a stash? Wait, what? Of course you do! Really. You can admit it, you're among friends here. If you are a quilter, you have a stash. I mean, who can resist? The beautiful colors, they are our palette for creating. And the fibers: cotton, silk, polyester, metallic, Mylar! Wait, what? OH! [...]

2017-05-05T10:27:30+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Math or Art?

There is a whole bunch of math that goes into creating a quilt. Geometry too. Those are scary words to a lot of quilters. Some think MATH is a four-letter word. Others will go screaming from the room at the mention of the word. But it's the truth. Spaces are divided into smaller geometric patterns [...]

2017-04-23T13:16:34+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring has sprung. The grass is riz. I wonder where the flowers is? - Author Unknown The time of year has come when we get out into the garden. To rake, weed, dig, plant, mulch. But I know where the flowers is! on quilts!  Please enjoy these flowery quilts found at the MQX Quilt Festival [...]

2017-04-07T14:27:31+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Quality and comfort

Handi Quilter is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of quality in everything we do. In order to build the best quilting machines, we do lots of testing before the machine gets to you. One of those tests is called the “sew-off”. Each machine is sewn with a certain series of designs to [...]

2017-03-31T17:07:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Where in the World is the HQ Truck?

The Handi Quilter truck travels the country bringing long arm quilting machines and other quilty goodies to shows and shops. You will recognize it by the picture of the fabulous Quilt Your Desire Inspiration Squad on the side. They are quilters just like you! They enjoy making quilts for lots of reasons. Fun, family, creative [...]

2017-03-17T19:45:38+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Faces of QuiltCon

By Mary Beth Krapil Another QuiltCon has come and gone. This year's show was held in the lovely, historic town of Savannah, GA. Gnarled twisted trees, some hundreds of years old; cobbled-stone streets and people who make hospitality an art form added to the city's charms. Inside the Savannah Civic Center [...]

2017-03-10T16:54:02+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment