Let your voice be heard! Handi Quilter has partnered with the amazing production staff of the upcoming movie The Persian Pickle Club, based on the book by New York Times best-selling author, Sandra Dallas.
Together with the movie production company, we want to better understand how quilters interact with different forms of video media. Therefore, we invite you to participate in an online survey. When you complete the survey, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes including sewing machines, thread, fabric, gift cards and much more, over $4,000 in quilting prizes.
Synopsis:In Harveyville, Kansas, crops are burning up in a searing drought during the Great Depression. The Persian Pickle Club, a quilting group of local ladies, derives its name from a common bolt of Persian Pickle fabric, an old time term for today’s paisley. The fabric is pieced into each member’s quilts, representing their closeness and unity.
Rita Ritter, the newest member, has ambition beyond small town life. She embarks on a dangerous journey to find a murderer and uncovers a harrowing secret the quilters have been guarding. Along the way, Rita learns profound truths about the women and her own capacity for friendship.
We encourage you to take the survey today!
One of the great machine quilting shows is here in Utah — and it was held last week. The show — HMQS, Home Machine Quilting Show — featured so many wonderful quilts. This blog post features the ones with a strong Handi Quilter connection.
HQ Studio Educator, Marie Eldredge, had three quilts on display. And one of them won a Teacher’s Choice award. The quilt is called Blush and Impulse. It’s no wonder it won an award!
Check out the close-up views of Marie’s exquisite quilting.
Here are the other two quilts by Marie.
The next quilt was by a former HQ Studio Educator, Mindy Powell. Her quilt, The Hummingbird, won a Judges’ Choice award in a SewBatik quilt challenge.
And another former Handi Quilter employee, Karlee Porter, won third place in the Utah’s Own quilt category for her Shimmering Symphony quilt. She quilted this on an HQ sit-down machine.
And these quilts by HQ Ambassadors Kim Brunner and Suzanne Hyland.
This is just a small taste of the magnificent quilts that were on display at HMQS. We hope you enjoyed seeing them.
Thanks to everyone who left comments. We so enjoyed reading your comments. But, alas, there is only one winner.
Congratulations to Julie B. who was the winner of a copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 7 from Handi Quilter and Quiltmaker magazine.