Laura Folgner

Laura and her HQ16

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My mother taught me to sew as a young woman. At age sixteen my parents helped me to obtain my first sewing machine. They were always my greatest supporters and I got most of my inspiration from them. I became an avid seamstress making everything from curtains to wedding gowns and many clothing items for my children. As my children grew older and started their own lives, I turned my sewing interests to quilting. My old machine has been a work horse but was in need of replacement. I taught my youngest daughter to sew and gave up my old machine for a newer model. I still struggled with quilting on a short arm. Recently I lost both my parents. When I received a check from my sister for my portion of my parents estate, I knew I needed to purchase something that would make them proud. My husband and I began our search for a longarm machine. I just wasn't finding what I was looking for. Then one day I sat down at an HQ Sixteen and fell in love. Since my parents had gotten me my first machine at age 16 I decided this must be my match made in heaven. I have only had my machine a few short months and have had to move it around, but I have had a lot of fun getting to know her ins and outs. My husband had become quite the quilter as well. It now gives us something to do together. I know Mom and Dad were looking down on us that day! We get great inspiration from them still and strive to make them proud in every quilt we make.

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