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News from Pinhole Quilting

NEW! Handi Quilter Capri 18" Stationary Longarm

January 12, 2020

The HQ Capri is a BIG machine for SMALL spaces.

 

Free-motion quilting was never easier, and your stitches will be PERFECT with the HQ InSight™ Table with built-in stitch regulation.

The first HQ Capris are due into the UK in March 2020.

Reserve yours now with a deposit at a Special Introductory Price of £7,450 (standard price £7,950).

Longarm Installations in the UK and Europe

January 01, 2020

You're in good company when you buy a Handi Quilter from Pinhole Quilting. The four maps show on the links below show the installations to date in UK and Europe of our known customers.

Map 1

Map 2

Map 3

Map 4

If you would like to "meet" with other Handi Quilter customers we have a thriving network on Longarm Learning Curve - a UK administered group that supports and encourages Handi Quilter Owners in the UK and throughout the world. The groups currently has nearly 800 active members.

Roundup of Our Year - 2019

January 01, 2020

If you've had a Longarm installed this year, attended one of our workshops or classes at Festival of Quilts  or you're interested to see more of what happens at Pinhole Quilting and what we did in 2019 we hope that you enjoy this roundup of the year. 

Rather like 2018 it's been a busy one for us. Some of the highlights were

  • workshops at Festival of Quilts with six Handi Quilter 20" Amara Longarms with three Handi Quilter teachers 

  • Abigail becoming a Handi Quilter Educator after her visit to Salt Lake City in June

  • seeing so many of our new customers at shows and events

  • installations all over the UK and Ireland

  • training for our new Engineers from Handi Quilter's Glenn Salter - we now have seven qualified engineers servicing machines in the UK, Ireland and our European mainland customers

  • selling out places on our Academy 2020 in under 15 minutes (and we're sorry for those disappointed - we have other exciting events for you in 2020)

  • lots of workshops at our Pershore Showroom

We hope that you can join us for some of our 2020 events or see you at the shows we'll be attending. 

In the meantime, enjoy the slideshow. 

Workshops, Events and More in 2020!

January 01, 2020

Pinhole Quilting continues to develop and increase the depth and variety of education opportunities for Handi Quilter owners and other machine quilters during 2020.

Part of our plans is for Handi Quilter Ambassador and Educator Lynda Jackson to deliver two sets of workshops at the Pinhole Quilting Showroom near Pershore in 2020. Further details will be published in the New Year. The workshops will include quilt design, wholecloth quilting, feathers from beginner to advanced and trouble-shooting techniques.

By holding this training at our main showroom, we are excited that Lynda will be able to train many more quilters. She will be sharing many of the skills that have enabled her to become a world class quilter. With one person per machine and a wider range of machines, attendees will have lots of hands-on time, which increases the speed and quality of learning.

As a result of Lynda's move to her own home studio, it will no longer be possible for us to run workshops in Sheffield. While this may disappoint some of our more northerly customers it does mean that we can offer all our students the best facilities at our fully equipped premises, as well as access to all the Handi Quilter accessories and the full range of Glide thread.

In addition to Lynda's classes we will also be running a variety of technique workshops with Handi Quilter Educator Abigail Sheridan de Graaff , including Pro Stitcher workshops.

Further education and training will be available at the Festival of Quilts in August where we are delighted to be hosting a Handi Quilter classroom again. This year's special guest will be Angela Walters! Watch for announcements on the classes and Trunk Shows that will feature Angela, star of the Midnight Quilter, on the Festival of Quilts website and our website and newsletters.

Even more exciting events will be announced with Angela! We're still planning those and you'll see more details on Facebook, our website and newsletters.

And of course we also have our premier event in April 2020, our Longarm Quilt Academy 2020 in Solihull. This has already sold out, but we are looking forward to welcoming top teachers from all parts of the world and the learning that over 50 of our customers will enjoy. If you don't want to miss out on the next Academy, make sure you are on our mailing list!

We hope that you'll join us for one of these exciting events in the Pinhole Quilting calendar.

Happy Quilting!

Pre-Loved Machines Available!

January 01, 2020

So you'd love a Longarm Machine but as some of our customers say "It's a considered investment". 

From time to time we get in some lovely longarms looking for a new home. It may be because their owner has just upgraded or a change in circumstances means that space is needed for something else or down-sizing. Whatever it is, this is a great opportunity for you to pick up a more attractively priced machine. If there is warranty left on the machine it will transfer to the new owner.

Click here to view the latest machines that are available.

Click here to view the latest other brands of frames and machines that our customers are selling.

If you miss out this time but would like to go on our new mailing list for seconduser machines, be the first to know - click here to sign up.  If you are already on our Newsletter you can update your preferences and add the machine or machines you are interested in. 

Mancuso World Quilt Show - Best Use of Colour

August 19, 2019

We were absolutely delighted to see a number of UK quilters receive awards at the 2019 Mancuso World Quilt Show recently. Lynda Jackson co-ordinated the UK quilt entries this year, after Christine Porter had been doing it for many years.

 

We were even more delighted to see that Carole Wood had won the prize for Best Use of Colour. You can read more about Carole's Quilt - Chrysler Revisited on our blog post. Carole discusses her inspiration, design process and quilting designs and threads.

 

Carole quilted Chrysler Revisited on her Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen. Well done Carole!!

Longarm Quilting Services

August 19, 2019

If you're looking for a longarmer to quilt your quilt, what things should you discuss in advance, how do you pick a design and...how do you pick a longarmer!?

In this blog post we'll talk about some of the things that we recommend you consider when you're sending your quilt to be quilted. 

Of course, you could always look at finishing your own quilts - there are a few places where you can hire a longarm machine.

 

If you're a quilt shop owner and could make room for a space 8' x 8' in your shop give us a call. We'd love to discuss with you how a rental programme works and how the shops that have done so are increasing customers into their shop and getting more benefits than just having more customers finishing their quilts! Call Liz or Pete on 01386 462218 or email quilt@pinholequilting.co.uk

Longarm Classes

Our Foundation Workshop gives our Handi Quilter customers a really good base on which they can develop their longarm quilting skills. Read on to find out more about why we believe purchasing a longarm is only the start of your Longarm Quilting Journey.

The topics covered include setting up the frame, bobbin tension, top tension, changing the thread and needles, some needle and thread theory and then...lots of play time on the machines. With one machine per customer we have time to really get our customers comfortable on the machines.

Further classes and other learning opportunities includes our Academy in April 2020. This and our other events provide unparalleled learning opportunities in the UK. No other manufacturer offers you the range and number of classes that Pinhole Quilting offer. 

So, if you're thinking of purchasing a longarm, contact us to arrange a demonstration. We allow 1-2 hours for our demonstrations (but in reality it's as long as you need) so that you have lots of time to try out the different machines, try our optional extras such as quilting from the back of the machine, rulerwork if that is of interest, etc. Plus we have comfy sofas where we can take time out to have a good chat about what you'd like to do with a nice cup of capuccino or tea. 

Call us or email us now.

Email: quilt@pinholequilting.co.uk  Call: 01386 462218 or 07801 866300 to arrange a convenient time.

January 01, 2020

Come and visit us at one of the shows that we are attending where we can take you through the range of machines. Handi Quilter is the leading manufacturer of Longarm Machines in the world. Six out of every ten longarms worldwide is a Handi Quilter.

 

Join the wonderful community of quilters who own a Handi Quilter!

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