Does this look like an HQ16 mid-arm quilter to you? Well it certainly did to me when DH bid for and won this boat on E-Bay in 2008. A boat from any source was certainly not on my radar screen. That was okay by me, though, because it gave me the incentive I needed to pursue my own dream.
And here she is.
I’ve named her Fiona. Fiona and I have a love/hate relationship. I love what she is capable of and she hates my skill limitations. Mostly I do meanders and pantographs, but gradually I am trying my hand at different techniques. My skills are such that I only quilt for myself. I would be devastated if I damaged or spoiled someone else's work.
I enjoy the entire quilting process from pattern selection to binding (well maybe not the cutting part so much) and I am very grateful that I can be involved in each step.
DH and I have enjoyed the boat, but I have logged a whole lot more hours on my toy than he has on his.