Get to Know Handi Quilter!

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This article was written by Handi Quilter, one of our amazing Business Members. Business Members support the MQG year-round and make it possible to provide great benefits to MQG members and guilds.


Handi Quilter was founded in 1998 by longarm quilter and innovator Laurel Barrus. From what started with a simple, portable quilting frame, Handi Quilter has grown to offer industry leading machines, tables, frames, software, tools and accessories. We have grown with the most important goal in mind: to help quilters finish more quilts. 

At our HQ headquarters located in Utah, we have a close-knit team of design and engineering experts who ensure that we continue to offer the innovative technology, high-quality production and user-friendly functionality that quilters demand. Every machine is assembled by hand in our onsite shop in the U.S. This allows us to carefully monitor each one as it comes off the line. We individually test every stitch and function in a process that can take up to 20 hours just to ensure Handi Quilter machines provide years of reliable service and creativity to every owner.

Our testing process produces more than 400 pounds of quilted sew-off material each year. We partner with select charitable organizations and quilt guilds, many of whom finish and bind the quilted fabric into finished blankets. These are donated to shelters, fire and police departments, hospitals, nursing homes, humane society chapters and many other groups in communities across the country where the comfort of a quilt can make a difference. 

When a Handi Quilter machine is brought into a home or studio, it comes with a worldwide community of people who are passionate about learning. We continually develop our team of international educators and a network of dedicated retailers, some whom have been partners with Handi Quilter since the company was founded. We are dedicated to bringing out the best in our machines by supporting customers through our responsive Customer Relations, Education and Technical Soultions experts. With our in-house video and design team, we are able to produce the most creative, fresh and relevant media for longarm quilters. We love to educate and inspire our community with the best tips, tutorials and access to the most creative personalities in longarm quilting today. 

Handi Quilter is able to accomplish all of this because it was created by a quilter, for quilters. We will always be dedicated to helping our customers finish more quilts!