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Handi Quilter Engineers

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​Liz Holpin

Engineer and Installer

Liz has been selling, training and providing technical support on Handi Quilter machines since 2010. She specialises in Pro-Stitcher where her previous experience as an IBM Systems Engineer has proved useful. She is a qualified HQ Technician and services and installs the range of Handi Quilter machines.

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Paul Pearce

 Engineer and Installer

Paul runs his longarm quilting business Clever Quilting from the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. He purchased his Infinity with Pro Stitcher in 2018 and provides a number of quilting servicing including bespoke projects, quilting, basting and producing quilts from upcycled natural materials.


Paul was appointed as a certified Handi Quilter Engineer and Installer in September 2019.  Paul covers Wales, West Midlands and North West. 


Paul's previous career was as an aeronautical engineer where he enjoyed a number of decades of maintaining and repairing some of the most complex aircraft flying in a number of different roles.  He is enjoying developing his creative pursuit and putting his knowledge to good use.

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Andy Soward

Engineer and Installer

Andy and his wife own two Avante machines with Pro-Stitcher. Their longarm quilting business SJ's Quilting is based in the South-West of England. His quilting experience together with a background in communications, engineering and computing has proved to be a benefit to becoming a Handi Quilter Engineer.


​He is a Certified HQ Technician and Installer for all the HQ machines including Pro-Stitcher.  He covers the South West of England. 


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​Pete Holpin

Engineer and Installer

Pete has been installing, servicing and testing Handi Quilter machines since 2017. He performs most of the machine checks prior to installation and is responsible for the majority of repairs. He has a strong background in engineering and physics.

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Derek Weir

Senior engineer and Installer

Derek has a degree in engineering and has extensive experience working on technical projects. His wife has an Avante and and Amara with Pro-Stitcher. Over the years he has developed an impressive quilting knowledge since he trained as a Handi Quilter engineer in 2017. He covers Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Northern England. 

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