And I Quilt…An Invitation

By Diane Harris, HQ Stitch Brand Ambassador

Quilters hail from all walks of life and Handi Quilter is celebrating that fact with a new campaign, “And I Quilt.”

We’ve selected a group of 15 quilters across North America to show us who they are, what they do, and how they enjoy using their Handi Quilter longarm machines. They are beginners, experts, and artists. From every walk of life, they are unique, talented, and inspiring!

A few of the And I Quilt Inspiration Team members

We’re traveling across the country to film these stories, and in the process we’ll invite you to tell your own And I Quilt story.

On Wednesday, August 28, the first full-length feature will premiere and I’d love for you to join me at 11 am MST (noon Central) to see it. It features Kelsey Cooley and her mom Janie in Flint, Texas. Today you can see a short preview of Kelsey Cooley to give you a taste of what’s to come.

There are also previews up for Dorien Keusseyan from Arlington, Massachusetts—a hockey player!— and Jeresther Thorpe-Page from Nashville, a school principal.

It’s such a cool idea to think about what “other lives” quilters have, don’t you think? I can’t wait to watch these stories unfold.

As each quilt artist is featured, Handi Quilter will run a special on a product the artist uses. There will be some great deals!

And whether you’re a longarm quilter or a domestic machine user, inspiration will abound.

On Instagram, you’ll find images under #andiquilt. This is going to be so much fun!

2019-08-26T10:47:44-06:00August 26th, 2019|Ideas and Inspiration, Machine Quilting|1 Comment

About the Author:

Diane Harris is the brand ambassador for HQ Stitch sewing machines by Handi Quilter. She's a lifelong sewist with 34 years of quilting experience and many years inside the quilt industry. She happily sews on all three HQ Stitch models and presents lively trunk shows to quilt groups across the country through her business, Stash Bandit. Learn more at

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