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Sisters cropped rectangleWhat a busy two weeks! First the grand opening of our new APQS longarm studio in Cedar Park, Texas for all of our Central Texas clients. Now Quiltcon at the Austin Convention Center – Thursday, February 19th through Sunday February 21st.

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QuiltconPlease come visit us at booth 211. We like to see you and hear your experiences using longarms in unusual ways, from assembling quilts, quilting quilts, to creating quilted fabrics for so many uses. And having fun doing it. We’d love to hear what you think we should be doing, now that we’ve expanded our services for you. Chris and Susan will be there along with a number of experts from the APQS family.

We’ll have 3 APQS longarm machines for you to see and experience.

We were mentioned in the Austin American Statesman article on Quiltcon and modern quilting. We think that’s pretty cool!

See you at Quiltcon?! We hope so!

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This cross stitched beauty was brought to us as just an unfinished top. We were asked to finish it in time for Mother’s day – which we did.  As we always do, we asked about the story behind the quilt and was told that it had originally been made by our client’s (Allison) grandmother for Allison’s mother.    Unfortunately, the grandmother died while her daughter was quite young and the quilt top lay unfinished for many years,  until Allison decided to find a way of getting it completed and given to her Mom in time for Mother’s Day 2009.
It is a beautifully executed cross stitched piece with all of the cotton thread sections complete.   However, each ‘snowflake’ was to be accented on each leaf with gold thread and then quilted as closely to the original design as possible.    As you can see, we did a great job on the quilting (if I do say so myself) but we are not cross stitchers!   We found a wonderfully talented seamstress to help us get that part done and we finished it off.
Allison came to pick it up last Saturday and immediately burst into tears when she saw it.   To her it was the completion of the circle and would be able to fill the empty spot in her mother’s heart left by the early death of HER mother.    To me, it was the personification of the song ‘May the Circle Be Unbroken’.
A late ‘Happy Mother’s day’ to you all, especially our Mom, Thelma.

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