Profiles About Quilters

March 13, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Carrie Behlke
Carrie Behlkle started her longarm quilting business three years ago, and has never looked back since. We sat down with her to learn more about how she started her business, what challenges she has faced and what tips she has for others who are ready to begin quilting for others.
December 5, 2017
The story behind the quilt – Grandmother’s Flower Garden
When we saw Beatrice Rieske’s post in the APQS forum about the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt she recently completed for a customer, we thought it was stunning. As a result, we decided to give Beatrice a call to learn more about the process of making this stunner!
August 22, 2017
The story behind the quilt – Grace’s quilt
When we posted a picture of the quilt Salene Ledger’s six-year-old daughter quilted to the APQS Facebook page at the beginning of July, it got LOTS of response. The post was so popular that we decided to give Salene and her daughter, Grace, a call...
November 15, 2016
From famous quilters to soap stars, meet some of the quilt celebrities who own an APQS
Some of the top quilting artists in the world have chosen APQS as their longarm machine of choice. We talked to some of the famous faces in the quilting world to see what drew them to quilting and to APQS longarm quilting machines.
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.