Literally born into the business, Steffani Burton is the third generation of “women who sew” at Country Fabrics and Quilting in Brainerd, MN. Begun in 1970 by her grandmother, a visionary with a keen awareness of the changing quilting world, the business became an authorized retailer for Handi Quilter in 2004 – a perfect fit for Steffani.
After earning a degree in design from Arizona State University, Steffani returned to her roots to take an active role with the Handi Quilter aspect of the business. She quilted for the shop and built a loyal customer base, installing and assisting new HQ customers with their own systems while sharing her expertise and providing confidence. Highly proficient with the HQ Fusion® and the HQ Avanté®, Steffani is equally comfortable using the HQ Pro-Stitcher® or working her own creative magic with free-motion quilting and ruler work.
Balancing her insatiable adventurous spirit, she lives on a quiet lake with her partner Mitch, her rescued golden retriever, Seuss, and toddler daughter, Moxie Lou, who helps Steffani greet each day with the knowledge that something new and memorable awaits her. Her love of modern and functional quilts is showcased on her website at www.skbquilting.com
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