We Want To Know What You Think!

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Your opinion means a lot to us here at Handi Quilter! That’s why we have teamed up with other great companies such as WonderFilAccuquiltMartingale and QSC Expos to sponsor the 2015 Quilters’ Survey.

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The survey is simple and only about 20 minutes long. Your opinion will help companies in this industry better serve you. But that’s not all! If you fill out the survey you will have a chance to win a trip for two to a quilting show!

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Can you just imagine winning a free trip to a quilting show? The hardest part would be deciding who to bring with you!

So tell us what you think and you might get rewarded for your opinion! Click here to start the survey. You will be entered in the drawing upon completion of the survey.

Your Turn

What is one quilt show you have always wanted to visit?

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Handi Quilter Goes To QuiltCon

Here at Handi Quilter, one of our favorite things to do is to go to quilt shows. We love connecting with our current customers and meeting other quilters, especially the young ones!

We know what she wants for her birthday!

We know what she wants for her birthday!

In February,  we headed south for QuiltCon, presented by the modern quilt guild. We had the privilege of providing machines for the Longarm classrooms as well as manning a booth on the show floor.

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It was an amazing show!  The quilting eye candy was amazing with so many bright modern quilts. They were definitely drool-worthy.

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Smithereens by Emily Cier (top left), Percolate by Emily Cier (top right), Quilt By Amy Garro (bottom left), Bauble (bottom right) All quilts were quilted by Angela Walters, Handi Quilter Ambassado

Handi Quilter was also well represented in the classrooms and lecture halls by ambassadors LUKE Haynes and Angela Walters.

LUKE at work in his studio

LUKE at work in his studio

But even though we stayed busy, we found a few minutes to pose with friends.

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In their spare time LUKE and Angela performed a double photobomb……now we know that quilting isn’t their only talent.

The show was an amazing success and we can’t wait to do it again next year in Pasadena CA!

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What about you? What is your favorite thing about quilt shows?

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Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 10

We’re happy to help Quiltmaker magazine celebrate the tenth(!) volume of their semi-annual 100 Blocks special issue by being part of their blog tour. Each issue includes 100 original quilt blocks — so with Volume 10 that means talented quilters have designed 1000 original quilt blocks.

As part of the celebration, we are happy to be able to give away a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment on this post before midnight on November 23 for a chance to win! If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure to leave your e-mail address so we can contact you if you’re the winner. We’ll select a winner on Monday, November 24.

We picked out three pieced blocks from this fabulous collection to feature in our blog post.

The first block, Forever by Sandi Blackwell, would be a great block to use when making a Quilt of Valor or simply if you love Americana colors and quilts. It’s also a great block for a beginning quilter because it uses simple squares and rectangles.

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We were also partial to Carolyn Beam’s block, In the Middle. Like the Forever block, it uses only squares and rectangles, but has more pieces so would be the perfect block for the quilter who wants a bit more of a challenge. It won’t be difficult to make, but with 52 pieces it will require some care while assembling.

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Last, but not least, we want to feature Churned Star by Handi Quilter employee Nancy Allen. With this block, Nancy merged a traditional churn dash block with her all-time favorite variable star block. Nancy’s block uses traditional fabrics, but it lends itself to all styles of fabrics. It’s essential, however, to make sure there is good contrast among the three fabrics being used in the block.

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Be sure to visit Nancy’s blog, Bountiful Heirlooms, to see more about how she did this block.

And definitely leave a comment before midnight on November 23, 2014 to possibly be the lucky winner of a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10. Good luck!

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