Quality and Comfort, an update

by Mary Beth Krapil In April of this year I wrote about Handi Quilter's quality control and the yards and yards of quilted fabric that is produced in our "sew-off" process; and the groups that use that fabric to create quilts for those in need of comfort. You can read that post here.   I [...]

By | 2017-11-28T11:38:02+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments

A Quilter’s Thanksgiving

by Mary Beth Krapil   Thanksgiving is the holiday we celebrate here in the USA on the third Thursday in November each year. It originated with our ancestors as a harvest celebration. It has morphed in modern times into a day that we are mindful of, and grateful for all of the things that make [...]

By | 2017-11-22T09:31:23+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Under the Western Sun

by Mary Beth Krapil   The current collection on display in the Handi Quilter Gallery is from the Studio Art Quilt Associates, curated by Barbara Beasley and Bev Haring. Studio Art Quilt Associates is an international organization dedicated to promoting the quilt as fine art. Membership is open to all, from beginner to professional and [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:55:54+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Houston Quilt show from a non-quilter’s perspective

by Mary Beth Krapil Another International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX is in the books. It's an exciting, fun and busy time for us here at Handi Quilter. Especially this year, because we introduced to the world the newest machine in our longarm line-up, the HQ Amara.  She was greeted by a warm and hearty welcome [...]

By | 2017-11-14T10:58:09+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

It happens to the best of us!

By Mary Beth Krapil and Lynda Jackson   Lynda Jackson is our esteemed International Ambassador from the United Kingdom. Lynda wrote about an adventure with her Avante. Here's what she had to say: Here is a tale of taking your time and checking EVERYTHING! It always seems to happen when you are up to ears in [...]

By | 2017-10-23T14:20:45+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

Kimmy Brunner – Handi Quilter Ambassador, Part 1

by Mary Beth Krapil It's time to get to know another of our wonderful Handi Quilter Ambassadors, Kimmy Brunner. Kimmy  has the good luck to come from a long line of quilters. Growing up, most of her school vacations were spent at her grandparents' farm where her grandmother, who had the patience of a saint [...]

By | 2017-10-06T16:10:01+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

Hands of Korea, Korean Bojagi Exhibition

by Mary Beth Krapil   I want to share with you one more collection that was on exhibit at the European Patchwork Meeting in Ste Marie aux Mines, France, the "Hands of Korea", Korean Bojagi Exhibition. Korean Bojagi (Bo-Jah-ki) - traditional wrapping cloth - is a marriage  of utility and beauty. Historically, it is a [...]

By | 2017-09-28T10:04:28+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Handi Quilter sponsors exhibition of the Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.

By Mary Beth Krapil   Handi Quilter had the pleasure of sponsoring an exhibition of the Patchwork Guild of Germany. "Tradition bis Moderne" or Traditional to Modern was on display at the European Patchwork Meeting in Ste Marie aux Mines. The Patchworkgilde Deutschland e.V. promotes and maintains the art of patchwork, quilting and textile arts and [...]

By | 2017-09-28T09:59:21+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment
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