Quilter’s Guide to Quilt Shows

By Mary Beth Krapil Fall is a popular time for quilt shows. Busy summer activities have come to an end, the kids are back in school and life takes on a regulated rhythm and routine. The quilters start looking for that next project they can work on through the winter months. A quilt show is [...]

2017-09-07T11:51:14+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to School? Handi Quilter Education

By Mary Beth Krapil   It's back to school time across the US. The kids are excited about meeting their new teachers. The stores have sales on paper and pencils and crayons. And it's time for the quilters to think about learning something new to boost their quilting skills. This time of year, life falls [...]

2017-08-21T15:04:34+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Recycled Hexies

By Mary Beth Krapil   Recycled Hexies is a special collection curated by Mary Kerr that was on display at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC in July. Re-purposing, reusing or recycling vintage textiles is quite in vogue these days. It's a wonderful way to honor those stitchers who came before us, [...]

2017-08-16T13:53:26+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Do you have a stash?

by Mary Beth Krapil Do you have a stash? When we become quilters we purchase fabric for our first project. After that first quilt we are hooked and start to plan the next quilt. We hunt for the perfect fabrics and in the course of that hunt, a few other fabulous fabrics find their way [...]

2017-08-03T16:47:21+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Black and White Plus One Challenge

By Mary Beth Krapil   I had the opportunity to view an impressive collection of quilts that featured black and white plus one additional color at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC.  These quilts are the result of the 2016 Quilt Expo Quilt Challenge from Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman. Quilt [...]

2017-07-31T11:00:27+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Handi Quilter Ambassador – David Taylor

by Mary Beth Krapil Next up in our series on our HQ Ambassadors is David Taylor. Our Handi Quilter Ambassadors are specially selected quilters and educators who use our HQ brand and machines. They are amazing quilters and leaders in the art. David is no exception! David’s first quilt design was in 1999, a fundraiser quilt [...]

2017-07-07T14:05:14+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

A Little Something for your studio

by Mary Beth Krapil   After this month's HQ Live presentation, I thought you could use a little something for your studio. If you didn't get  a chance to see HQ Live yet you can watch it here. It is all about Threads, Needles and TENSION. Just the medicine you needed to cure your tension [...]

2017-06-27T14:24:58+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments