Thursday, 17 November 2011

No Fuss Frames

Our heads have been buzzing ever since we got back from the Houston Quilt Festival. This photo gives a glimpse of just how big it was. You can see our stand in the upper right hand corner of the photo. It was very exciting, and a bit scary, to bring our English made machine quilting frame 'across the pond'. We'd received so many emails about our frames from American quilters over the past several years, that we decided to take the plunge. Our Art Quilter and New English Quilter frames were so simple compared to the larger, more complicated and more expensive frames already available in America. Would the American quilters like our frames?

They did! And we were thrilled. We had lots of sales and so many positive comments. People loved the simplicity of the frame, especially how easy it was to set up and take down. People also liked that our frames were aimed at ordinary quilters; people who wanted to finish their own quilts more easily, quickly and to a higher standard without spending a fortune and needing a permanent set up. People liked the warmth of the wood. Husbands particularly liked the thought and attention to detail that went into the design. Machine quilters appreciated how easily the sewing machine glided and how comfortable the speed control Nifty Grip handles were to use. And many people just loved that it was made with love in England yet would only take 3 days to get from our village to their American doorstep. All the photos in this post feature the Union Jack Quilt, on the 6 foot frame, off the frame and you can just glimpse it on the back of the booth in the upper right of the top photo.

So our trip to Houston was a big step into the unknown and totally worth it! For anyone State-side still looking for a show bargain we have the 6 foot Art Quilter and 8 foot New English Quilter demo frames available at a big discount. Email me about the prices. The frame makes a great Christmas present! Gee, order soon and you'll get your frame delivered in plenty of time to make Christmas presents.

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