Quilters Take Manhattan Blog Hop + Giveaway

  Every quilt and quiltmaker has a story. But are we documenting those stories along with the quilts we own or create? That's the mission of the Quilt Alliance -- to document, preserve, and share the stories of quilts and quiltmakers. To help fund this mission, the Quilt Alliance is once again hosting Quilters Take [...]

2016-11-09T13:52:05+00:00 September 8th, 2016|News & Events|18 Comments

Third-Annual Million Pillowcase Challenge 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon

  Since 2010,American Patchwork & Quilting has been challenging quilters, crafters, and sewers across the country to help reach the goal of donating 1 million pillowcases to local charities.Since inception, more than 687,000 pillowcases have been recorded on the challenge website. Handi Quilter is proud to be a sponsor of the Million Dollar Pillowcase Challenge, [...]

2016-11-09T13:52:40+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|News & Events, Quilting Fun|0 Comments

Quilt Alliance: Playing Favorites 2016 Quilt Contest

The nonprofit Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition, and auction of small wall quilts every year. Handi Quilter is a contest sponsor and is currently hosting the exhibition in our gallery. The 2016 contest was for all quilters, who were encouraged to submit regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, [...]

2016-11-09T13:53:18+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Gallery|0 Comments

In the Handi Quilter Gallery: Luke Haynes

  Just look at what we get to enjoy each day as we walk in the Handi Quilter front door! Yes those are some of quilt artist Luke Haynes' Clothing Portrait and larger-than-life-size self-portrait quilts. Luke is an architect turned quilter. He comes from a strong art and design background that informs his quilt work [...]

2016-11-09T13:54:16+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Gallery|0 Comments

2016 Handi Quilter’s Academy: Quilting Elevated

  We have just completed the fourth annual Handi Quilter's Academy: Quilting Elevated, our premier educational event focused on machine quilting. This year we welcomed more than 150 quilters, who chose from 63 classes -- both hands-on and lecture-demo. We had an international group -- including five from Spain, four from Australia, and one from [...]

2016-11-09T13:56:30+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Education, News & Events|0 Comments

New Easy-Fit Ruler Base

Handi Quilter released a redesigned, easier-to-use ruler base at Spring Quilt Market last week -- the Easy-Fit Ruler Base. There is a version of the Easy-Fit Ruler Base for the HQ Avanté, HQ Fusion, and HQ Sixteen. Because of the nature of aluminum machine castings and the variable paint thickness, on occasion there was a [...]

2016-05-25T20:44:00+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Products|0 Comments

Recap of the 2016 HMQS Show

  The Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS) is underway in Salt Lake City and the quilting awards have been announced. Handi Quilter sponsors the Main Stage (where the awards take place), as well as the Best of Show quilt award. We were also happy that there were several other Handi Quilter connections throughout the awards [...]

2016-11-09T13:57:23+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Gallery, Quilting Fun|0 Comments

Installing HQ Pro-Stitcher Version 91

  Handi Quilter regularly releases software updates to HQ Pro-Stitcher. These updates are free to Pro-Stitcher owners. Installing the most recent versions (version 91 and version 92) are unique in that you select the version based on the type of Pro-Stitcher tablet you have. Note that the Pro-Stitcher software is the same in both versions, [...]

2017-01-17T10:55:03+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Education, Products|0 Comments