HQ16 Quilting Machine
During the 2006/2007 season, the Handi-Quilter Company in Bountiful, Utah, loaned Quilters 2 an HQ16 quilting machine. The purpose of the loan was to facilitate the production of charity quilts. The machine is now owned by Quilters 2. We have continued to use the machine to produce our charity quilts.
The machine is capable of quilting anything from placemat size to king bed size items. Stitch patterns can be produced using either free hand design, or pre-designed patterns using pantographs or groovy boards. There are also rulers that can help achieve many designs.
Quilters 2 provides instruction to interested members to learn how to use the Handi-Quilter machine. Once a person has completed a training course for using the machine, they are allowed to begin quilting charity quilts.
The rules of machine use are ever evolving as dictated by experience and results. The charities we serve are ever evolving as well. We currently serve just under 20 local charities a year. We make almost 300 quilts a year for these charities.Check out our Charities page for a list of them and a description.
In late 2018, we retired our worn-out original machine and obtained a new Handi-Quilter machine, their Avante model. This new machine can accomodate wider quilts and the members are enjoying its ease of use.
Handi Quilter Refresher Sessions (2018-2019 Season)
Handi Quilter Instructional Videos
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