Chris Poehlman


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I knew when I retired from my job after 34 years; I would need something to do to keep myself busy and my mind active. I decided to take up quilting. I loved it and in the first year made quilts for my husband’s side of our family for Christmas doing stitch in the ditch using my domestic sewing machine. I went to the first International Quilt Show in Long Beach, California and tested all of the manufactures machines and kept coming back to Handiquilter. I talked a lot to my husband about all of the features of the HQ16 machine and how much I wanted it. When I explained the features of the Pro-Stitcher, he knew with my background in computers and computerized sewing this was the the perfect fit for me. He is great at shopping around and was able to find exactly the machine, frame and pro-stitcher, used, that I wanted and made arrangements to buy it for me. I found a great dealer in Long Beach CA, SewVac, Ltd. and Scott managed the change over of the registration for me. Scott treated me as though I had purchased my set up from him new and truly made me feel I was a member of the Handiquilter family. That really impressed me. My husband knew this was the set up for me and was just as excited as I was when he watched me program and stitch out patterns on all of the quilt tops I had been saving to do “someday”. He loves to invite our neighbors to come over when I am quilting so they can see my wonderful machine stitching away “hands free.” I never realized that a computer guided quilting machine was within my reach and when he said “buy it”, I was thrilled. I was fortunate to attend two HQ Retreats in Salt Lake City, the basic and the Pro-stitcher classes and I cannot say enough about the educational opportunities that Handiquilter provides. I feel that everyone is there to support me and help me be successful. Thank you Handiquilter for making HQ Sixteen and HQ Pro-stitcher and helping to make my quilting dreams come true. Sincerely, Chris Poehlman

I own the following HQ machines: HQ Sixteen, HQ Pro-Stitcher