HQ Pro-Stitcher Software Update


Is your quilting machine compatible with the new EZ Record capabilities?

Thank you for updating to the most advanced computerized quilting software available for the home quilter. We are excited to bring to you this great tool. We are confident that this new software will help you to take your quilting to new heights.

From time to time, we will be uploading new versions of this software, as we add new features or fix issues that are brought to our attention by users. Keep track of the version you have, and check back occasionally, so you know if a new version is available. **WARNING** this update is only for an ASUS Eee PC or an Acer Iconia Tab Computer. If you have an older IEI or Lilliput monitor and would like more information on the hardware upgrade necessary for your system please click here.

* Important update information – read before updating

Before updating to the newest version of HQ Pro-Stitcher version (14.04.0051), ensure that you have already installed HQ Pro-Stitcher version 16 (12.09.0016) or later (such as version 20, 12.10.0020). If you have been updating your software with each new release, you should be able to install the newest version with no additional changes.

However, if you are updating from the Classic HQ Pro-Stitcher or a version earlier than version 16, you must first install version 20 (12.10.0020) and then install the latest version. Version 20 is available to download below.

*To re-install a previous version of HQ Pro-Stitcher: If you need to downgrade to a previous version after updating to the newest HQ Pro-Stitcher version you must use HQ Pro-Stitcher version 25 (13.04.0025). Earlier versions will not function properly after the newest update has been installed on your system. Version 25 is available to download below.

Having trouble installing the new HQ Pro-Stitcher? Our technical solutions team is available to help. Call: (877) MY-QUILT (697-8458) or (801) 292-7988.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a Pro-Stitcher owner with the ACER W500 series tablet and receiving an ERROR message when attempting to retrieve the key used for encrypted designs: Click Here

Software Downloads:

HQ Pro-Stitcher Software update
Version: 14.04.0051
Released: 5.2.14

Do not download and install until you have read the release notes and have ensured that the firmware on your quilting machine is compatible with the new release.


HQ Pro-Stitcher Version 43 Install
Version: 14.01.0043


HQ Pro-Stitcher Version 33 Install
Version: 13.08.0033


HQ Pro-Stitcher Version 20 Install
Version: 12.10.0020
Released: 10/2012
If your current software version is older than v.16, please install this update BEFORE installing the newest v.29 release.


Previous HQ Pro-Stitcher Software Reinstall
Version: 13.04.0025
Released: 06.05.13
Please use this version of the HQ Pro-Stitcher Software if you need to rollback to the earlier version. Previous releases will not work for this reinstall once you have updated to the new software v.0029.


Art & Stitch Software update
Version: Version 3 - build 2717
Released: 08.15.14

Handi Quilter recommends updating Art & Stitch directly from this link if you own and operate our HQ Pro-Stitcher.  We test and have available the most current version of Art & Stitch that will work with our HQ Pro-Stitcher.  While this compatible download is available from our website, we still recommend if you need any Art & Stitch support that you contact Art & Stitch directly at www.artandstitch.com



HQ Pro-Stitcher Education and Training

The HQ Studio Educators have released a number of training videos showcasing the new features of the HQ Pro-Stitcher software release. You can view those on our YouTube channel here.

An overview of the new HQ Pro-Stitcher software released in the fall of 2012 is available to view here.

You can download a number of free training tutorials on our HQ Pro-Stitcher training page here.

For more information on the HQ Pro-Stitcher software and the training classes that are available on this product please visit our Education area.