At Handi Quilter we love to hear quilt stories. How a quilt came to be, what techniques were used, how the maker came to quilting. This curiosity is the inspiration for our And I Quilt campaign. Getting to know quilters is fun and fascinating!
Lisa Walton is a textile artist living in Sydney, Australia and she is doing a series of YouTube videos called Quilt Stories. In this series Lisa is interviewing accomplished quilters from around the world. I’d like to highlight two of the quilters here. Both of them quilt on Handi Quilter longarm machines.
Birgit Schueller is a Handi Quilter Ambassador from Germany, and she quilts on an HQ Infinity with Pro-Stitcher. She’s an award-winning quilter who discovered piecing, patchwork and quilting by accident in 2001. She has been operating her successful longarm machine quilting business with an international customer base since 2005. Lisa talked with Birgit about her quilt The Sprinter.
Birgit quilted The Sprinter with her Pro-Stitcher. She digitized her own designs for this wonderful quilt. Check out the fabulous quilting!
You can watch Lisa and Birgit here.
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Margaret Solomon Gunn is an award-winning quilter who quilts on an HQ Fusion. All of her work is hand-guided. Margaret’s studio is in Gorham, Maine. She has degrees in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, and nearly 20 years of professional engineering experience. Her quilting is amazingly detailed and I’m sure her background in engineering plays a role. Margaret has been providing machine quilting services to clients for 10 years and somehow finds time to create stunning show quilts. Lisa talked with Margaret about her quilt, The Value of Violet.
Margaret combines template work with free motion quilting. Enjoy these photos of her quilt.
You can watch Lisa and Margaret here.
Lisa shares the stories of other quilters in her Quilt Stories series, so be sure to check them all out. They are delightful and I confess to binge watching!
by Mary Beth Krapil