Stephanie Snodgrass

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A war, a deployment, and five teenagers-that's what lead me to my first quilting class. It was a an escape for me, where I could find paeace and friendship while my husband was deployed. As I finished my quilt tops, I would quilt the small ones but sent the larger ones out to be quilted. I had the oppourtunity to see a long-arm quilting machine when I took one of my larger quilts to a woman who was going to quilt it for me. After alot of questions about long-arm quilting, I knew this is what I wanted to do. I invested into an inexpensive mid-arm machine and was very frustrated with it. One day while in the local quilt shop, the owner told me he was going to carry the Handi Quilter quilting machine.I went on-line to see the machine he was talking about and was excited to see not only the features of the HQ Sixteen, but all the education and training you could get, which was very important to me. I was hooked! I ordered my HQ Sixteen and started turning out, in my opionion, beautiful quilts! About a year later I sold my HQ Sixteen and bought the HQ18 Avante. I have been quilting on HQ for about 3 years now. I have since gotten a job at the local quilt store and have the priveledge to demonstrate and teach others how to use the Handi Quilter quilting machine.In my spare time my family usually finds me in my sewing room happily quilting away on my HQ18 Avante8. Now I quilt for fun, for friends, and who knows, maybe one day I'll quilt for a living!

I own the following HQ machine: HQ18 Avante