Whether it is a new haircut, new school or a new machine, change is always a little scary.  It was time for a change in  my studio and I’m absolutely thrilled.  As some of you know, I have sold my A1 to a wonderful couple in Delaware who assure me she will have a great home.  It was bittersweet as I have been quilting on her for 10 years.  That is a LONG time.  We produced many beautiful quilts together…. these are just a few.

But it was time.  Many of you have asked over the last several months what machine I was going to get.  I looked at them all…. Innova, BERNINA, etc…. I have settled on

HQ Fusion

There are many reason why I chose this machine and it would take me forever to go into all of them but to touch on a few….. I have used HandiQuilters in my hands-on classrooms for a while now and have never had any issues (this is huge when there are so many people using the machines.  The Fusion is the midsize machine and I love the added bit of throat space I get vs my A1.  It is a little bit heavier but not by much.  The people that work for HandiQuilter are top notch.  I haven’t met one person who I haven’t throughly enjoyed.

As with any new machine, there is a bit of learning curve.  Since it is a little heavier I find that my feathers either don’t close or I over shoot.  This will work itself out as I use the machine more.  I tell you this so you don’t think that there isn’t a getting to know you period.  I also have the ProStitcher which as of yet  I have not used… I’ll have to wait till after my Canada trip.  I am looking forward to exploring this new tool.  I am not a computer newbie as I had the IQ so hopefully I’ll pick it up quickly.

Here is some of my work on the Fusion…..


I’ll post more pictures as I go.

I am excited to be a part of the HandiQuilter family as an ambassador!


Quilt on, My Friends!


12 thoughts on “Changes….

  1. I can’t see any missed stitches in these feathers! Did you use the micro handles? From a fellow owner, welcome to the HQ/Fusion/PS family! Did you also get Art & Stitch?

  2. How about the frame? Is it better than your old one? Is it easier to get your quilts loaded? It looks nice and sturdy in the picture.

  3. I have had the fusion for almost a year now. Upgrade from the HQ16. You will love it! And the Prostitcher is so much fun.

  4. Oh, Lisa! We started together on A-1’s and now we are together again on Fusion’s. I love my Fusion w/Prostitcher and I think you made a great choice. I have had mine for 5 years. Can’t believe it has been that long! Now, if only, I could quilt like you!!

  5. Congratulations! I was curious as to what you would choose; everyone seems to be jumping on the Innova train! I LOVE your quilting, I watch your Quilt It shows over and over; I must get to a show and take your classes. I just saw the Lost Quilt page…so very sorry–I hope they turn up. I remember when you made Hula Hibiscus on LAC.

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