Elaine Schmidt

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I have having so much fun this summer learning how to quilt on my new HQ Sweet 16. I recently wrote a post on my blog that I would like to share with you:
http://bit.ly/LO6A7R

It tells the story of the "voice" that encouraged me to "say yes" at spring Quilt Market. I make quilts for fun and relaxation, but I also work as a free-lance designer/consultant/author/teacher in the sewing, quilting and craft industry. My clients include manufacturers who sell fabric, ribbon, buttons, etc, and I often make samples for their Quilt Market booths. Because of time constraints (those new fabric samples often come just days before finished quilts have to be shipped to the shows), I've always kept my machine quilting very simple. As my post says, I would limit my quilting to ditching or simple straight lines that I could quickly complete. But those days are over. I am having a ball trying all types of machine quilting techniques and my HQ16 has been a dream to work on. It takes up so little room in my workroom but it sure expands upon the works I can create for myself and my clients.

Just wanted to share my story with you and to thank you for manufacturing such a great product and providing the support and education to really get comfortable using it. Both Debby Brown and Bryne Sewing Connection have been so helpful.

I own the following HQ machines: