Profiles About Quilters

April 2, 2013
Up Close Quilting with Liz Porter
This month we’re back with an Up Close Quilting profile about Liz Porter, the other half of the dynamic quilting duo behind Fons & Porter.
February 7, 2013
Up Close Quilting with Marianne Fons
The APQS Up Close Quilting Series is starting 2013 by featuring the women behind Fons & Porter. These talented quilters have established one of the largest quilting entities in the world and continue their passion for quilting every day.
November 14, 2012
Up Close Quilting with Claudia Pfeil
Claudia Pfeil, became the first European APQS dealer in 2005. She owns Quilt & Co and runs the entire European APQS showroom in Krefeld, Germany. She’s been sewing and piecing since she was a teen.
September 14, 2012
Up Close Quilting with Matt Sparrow
Matt Sparrow is an APQS dealer who started Sparrow Studioz in Edmonton, Alberta, where Matt and his wife rent, sell and service APQS longarm’s to local Canadian quilters and more than 300 certified renters.
August 24, 2012
Up Close Quilting with Myrna Ficken
Myrna started longarm quilting in 1998 when she worked at a longarm dealership. Today, she owns her own business, A Quilter’s Choice, in Laurel, Maryland where she teaches numerous classes and has come out with a number of quilting DVDs.
July 30, 2012
Up Close Quilting with JoAnn Hoffman
JoAnn had been doing embroidery for 20 years when she discovered longarm quilting. She has since built a successful quilting studio and dealershipin the Black Hills of South Dakota.
July 9, 2012
Up Close Quilting with Angela Huffman
Angela started quilting in 2000, and quickly established a successful quilting studio and dealership.
July 5, 2012
Up Close Quilting with Marilyn Badger
We sat down with Marilyn Badger, a renowned quilting artist and teacher who has appeared on more than 50 PBS quilting shows with Fons and Porter and whose work has been featured in countless magazines.
July 5, 2012
Up Close Quilting with Karen McTavish
"The things I love about APQS? Where do I begin?" she said. "I love the customer service. I love the control I have of the machine. I love that the machine is easy to maintain. I love that the machine is easy to use and makes me look like a better quilter
July 5, 2012
Up Close Quilting with Dawn Cavanaugh
Ever since I was young, arts and crafts have interested me. Growing up on a farm in Northwest Iowa meant creating your own fun, since trips into town were rare.