A Little Help with your 2018 Resolution

by Mary Beth Krapil   We welcome the new year with anticipation and excitement. There's lots of great things in store for you from Handi Quilter in 2018. We hope you will join us. The new year is always thrilling with the thought of all the wonderful possibilities it brings. But then, someone mentions New [...]

By | 2018-01-02T09:22:55+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Holidays!

In case you missed it, please enjoy this holiday greeting from all of us at Handi Quilter! We look forward to a great year serving the world's quilters in 2018. Happy Holidays!

By | 2017-12-22T11:09:18+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spreading Joy

by Mary Beth Krapil   Handi Quilter has the honor and privilege to sponsor events that inspire and enrich quilters. In September, Quilt Alliance hosted their annual fund raiser, Quilters Take Manhattan. QTM is a weekend of lectures, museum tours, gallery tours, trunk shows, vendors, even a scavenger hunt. Quilt Alliance calls it their annual [...]

By | 2017-12-21T11:57:55+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Every Quilt Tells a Story

by Mary Beth Krapil I had just met our new neighbor. She seemed like a very nice lady. She had "heard" that I'm a quilter. She was right! But the word quilter means so many different things to so many different people. Most have a mental image of grandmotherly types sitting around a hand quilting [...]

By | 2017-12-14T18:17:45+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|11 Comments

Getting to Know Birgit Schuller, HQ International Ambassador

by Mary Beth Krapil Birgit Schuller lives in Riegelsberg, Germany and quilts on an HQ Infinity with Pro-Stitcher. She began quilting on her domestic machine when her children were young, around 2001. Birgit has been operating a successful longarm quilting business since 2005. She is an award winning quilter for both her quilts and her [...]

By | 2017-12-21T09:32:46+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

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