The Pursuit of Perfection

by Mary Beth Krapil A friend sent me this: I don't know where it originated, so I can't give credit; my apologies. But it really got me to thinking. About perfection and our different attitudes about perfection. I come from my background as a pharmacist, where perfection is pretty important. After all, really bad things [...]

By |2018-05-31T18:20:09+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|8 Comments

Summer Fun

by Mary Beth Krapil Summer is almost here. The kids will soon be out of school and a couple of days after that, they will be BORED. Isn't that how it goes? If you have kids in your life, be it your own, your grandies, your neighbors, maybe you might want to take the opportunity [...]

By |2018-05-18T09:25:57+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|8 Comments

Quilt Facing with Curved Corners

by Mary Beth Krapil Almost a year ago I wrote a post about some of the numerous ways to finish the edges of quilts. If you missed it, you can find it here. One of the ways is facing a quilt. There are times when you don’t want any binding to show on the front [...]

By |2018-04-28T18:44:20+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments

The Quilt Show in Paducah was a Zoo!

by Mary Beth Krapil Springtime in Paducah means one thing.  AQS Quilt Week! Quilts! Classes! Shopping! Food! Quilty friends! Paducah is know as the mecca for quilters. And they come in droves. This year Paducah was a zoo! I'm talking about the quilts on display. As I walked through, enjoying all the quilts, I noticed [...]

By |2018-04-29T12:52:50+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Machine Quilting the Modern Way

by Mary Beth Krapil Machine Quilting Exhibition (MQX) East was held in Manchester, New Hampshire April 11-14, 2018. It was an honor and a privilege for Handi Quilter to sponsor the prizes for the category entitled Machine Quilting the Modern Way. Congratulations to the winners! The quilts are wonderfully creative. Here are the quilts with [...]

By |2018-04-19T12:36:26+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Introducing the new HQ Forte

by Mary Beth Krapil   We are so proud to introduce you to the newest member of our HQ family! The new HQ Forte is a 24 inch, feature packed, beauty of a machine.  It's sure to fit your style of quilting to a T. Here are some of my favorite features: 24″ of brightly-lit [...]

By |2018-04-03T19:20:56+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Korean Quilt Exhibit – AQS Daytona

by Mary Beth Krapil There was a wonderful collection of Korean Quilts at the American Quilter's Society show in Daytona, FL in February.       "The Studio Art Quilt Associates of the Republic of Korea was founded in 2010. This exhibit features a variety of art quilt techniques that the group studied over the [...]

By |2018-03-28T18:55:31+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing our newest Handi Quilter Ambassador, Karlee Porter

by Mary Beth Krapil   Karlee Porter is a Utah based quilter, graphic designer, hand-letterer, best-selling author and internationally recognized free-motion quilting teacher. She is best know for her book, Graffiti Quilting. She has been quilting since 2009, but an artist all her life. She graduated in 2017 with an Art Degree from Weber State [...]

By |2018-03-28T18:54:34+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

We Love Color!

by Mary Beth Krapil We love color, especially bright color! Handi Quilter and have partnered to bring you a free, downloadable booklet, Color Play: Simple Quilts, Spectacular Quilting. This series of nine quilts feature free patterns and quilting designs from quilter and Handi Quilter Educator, Marie Eldredge. Keep an eye out throughout 2018 for videos detailing Marie’s process and how-tos. We [...]

By |2018-03-19T18:30:03+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Edgy Quilts

by Mary Beth Krapil I had the fun of attending the American Quilter's Society show in Daytona Beach a couple of weeks ago. It was a wonderful show with great vendors and spectacular quilts and of course the location speaks for itself. I mean, really, who doesn't want to be in sunny Florida at the [...]

By |2018-03-14T11:11:42+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|6 Comments