Kent flew down for just a day to check out long arm quilting machines. It looks like we will be offering the Handi Quilter machines! He tried every long arm on the floor and found this brand to be by far the smoothest to drive and the best built. The features are incredible. If you are in the market for a long arm machine then this is great news, we will be closing out our two Tin Lizzie machines we currently have at a huge discount. Check with Kent if this might interest you.
WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE
This market report would not be complete without mentioning two leading ladies in this industry, Kim Kristopherson and Kris Thurgood. I cannot give enough accolades about these two. Kris is the owner of My Sisters Quilt Shoppe, located in Midway and Logan, Utah, and she recently opened a third store focusing only on sewing machines in Sandy, Utah. Kim is the creator of Kimberbell, a company who designs machine embroidery and sewing patterns and books. They are both incredibly creative. Ideas seem to ooze out of them, and I could speak about their creativity all day, but that is not what I want to share.
Here is the part I want to talk to you about concerning these identical twins. They have created a culture of generosity, integrity, and virtue within the industry. They are the most giving folks in this industry, willing to share ideas, and happy that someone else takes their ideas and runs with them. When we talk about people who are authentic, these are the two people who come into my mind. I am so pleased that they are my friends, and their generosity spreads through all of us in the industry.
You can find out all about them by going to their websites.