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Professional Longarm Sales and Training
Our Handi Quilter Quilting System line includes the Infinty, Fusion, Avante, Sweet Sixteen and Pro-Stitcher models.  If you are interested in starting your own longarm business, we offer FREE initial training and on going support.  We have been in the longarm business over 15 years and would love to share our quilting and business expertise with you! 
 
As an Authorized Handi Quilter Dealer, we include a training and supply package with each machine purchased through our shop!  We carry the longarm quilting supplies you'll need to get your business going and even sell batting at wholesale to help boost your profits!  We also offer an exciting variety of longarm classes and workshops to help you build your skills.  You may continue to expand your quilting skills by attending our creative quilting classes or some of the wonderful workshops held in our studio by the Traveling Teachers that we host.  Call us today for a price package on the machine and career of your dreams!
 
Machine Quilting Classes at The Quilting Connection, LLC

Elkhorn and New London, WI Studios:

Beginning Longarm Rental Workshops (For rental certification and owners of quilting machines purchased elsewhere.)

Beginning Longarm Quilting (Free to Quilting Connection Machine Customers!)

Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Workshop (Free to Quilting Connection Machine Customers!)

Beginning Sweet Sixteen Quilting Class, 1/2 Day.  (Free to Quilting Connection Machine Customers!)

Business Basics & Longarm Maintenance (Available to Quilting Connection Machine Customers)

Longarm Rental Consulting Workshops (Available to Quilting Connection Machine Customers)

Other Group Classes and Lectures available to Groups and Guilds:

1 - 2 Hour Guild Lecture with Power Point Presentation:

Free-motion Tips and Tricks

Color Magic

Wholecloth Marking Basics

 

The Quick Zip System

                                       

We Promise you the best price we can offer when you purchase your Handi Quilter Machine of your Dreams!!  Please Contact Us for current monthly specials and pricing information!

We would love to be your CHOICE for a Local Dealer!!  Longarm Sales and Service is all we do.  We won't be distracted with a fabric or emboridery machine buisness so we can focus on YOU!       

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Handi Quilter Machines

 

Stitch Regulated Machines:    

HQ Simply Sixteen 

 (Handi Quilter MSRP:  $5,995.00 on Little Foot Frame or $6,995 on 10 or 12 foot Studio Frame) 

Contact us for current discounts! 

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 Don't let space restrictions dictate what you can create.  Combined with the HQ Little Foot frame system, the HQ Simply Sixteen enables any quilter, beginner to advanced, to finish any size quilt without the space requirements of a conventional frame system.  The innovative hoop technology and enginnereing provide the functionality that quilters demand, paired with the smoothest stitch in the industry.  Handcrafted in the U.S.A., the HQ Simply Sixteen is backed by the HQ warranty and a large network of local representatives.  It's simplu the best solution when space is at a premium.  

Limited Space? It Simply Fits!

  • Ergonomic front handlesbars with touchscreen control
  • 1,800 stitches per minute
  • LED light ring
  • Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed; open-toe foot included
  • Two modes of HQ Stitch Regulation: Precision and Cruise
  • Manual mode with two customizable preset speeds
  • Consistent stitch quality from 4 to 18 stitches per inch
  • Needle-stop positioning control
  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
  • Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
  • Integrated USB port

Optional accessories for the Avante machine

What comes in the Simply Sixteen box?

  • HQ16 Simply Sixteen 16” longarm quilting machine
  • 5' Little Foot Frame OR 10’ OR 12’ Studio Frame 
  • 5 bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack
  • Getting Started DVDs
  • User manuals and assembly instructions

Machine Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 years mechanical and electronic/electrical. 10 years casting.

Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty

 

HQ 18 Avante 

(Handi Quilter MSRP:  $10,995.00)  Contact us for current discounts! 

Save $$$ when you buy local! We'll give you our best price...contact us today! 

 

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Control the entire process of creating and finishing quilts.  The HQ Avante provides just the right amount of quilting space for today's quilters.  You'll comfortable be able to quilt heirlooms and gifts for family, friends, and charity for hours at a time.  Integrated technology and engineering provide the functionality that quilters demand, paired with the smoothes stitch in the industry.  This quality product is backed by the HQ warranty and a large network of local representatives.  

Tackle any project with speed

  • 18-inch throat for all your projects: quilt from crib to king with ease
  • Speeds up to 2,200 precision stitches per minute
  • NEW! Front Power Switch
  • NEW! Easy-Set Tension (Patent Pending)
  • NEW! Low Bobbin use Estimator and Alarm
  • NEW! Menu controlled UV and White LED lights in handlebars and around needle bar for maximum lighting
  • NEW! Handi Feet mount with quarter inch ruler foot installed and open-toe foor accessory
  • NEW! LED Light Ring
  • NEW! Four Basting Stitch Options
  • NEW! Quilting Alarm and Project Timer
  • NEW! Three Manual Preset Settings
  • NEW! Front and Rear Ergo-Grip Handlebars with controls
  • NEW! Four Language Options - English, Spanish, French, and German
  • Consistent stitch quality from 4 stitches-per-inch up to 18 stitches-per-inch
  • Quickly switch from manual to stitch regulation
  • Choose between two modes of stitch regulation: Precision and Cruise
  • Large M-class bobbin
  • HQ Precision-Glide track system on HQ Studio Frame; load and quilt with no additional adjustment needed
  • Precision-Glide track for effortless quilting
  • High-speed rotary hook with large capacity
  • Comes in your choice of a 10-foot or 12-foot frame

Easy-to-use system Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters®

  • Color touch screens on front and back handlebars
  • Set your preferred settings
  • Full-stitch and half-stitch settings
  • Needle position stop control
  • Stitch counters
  • Built-in self-diagnostics
  • Download upgrades
  • Integrated, adjustable laser light for use with pantographs
  • Menu-controlled LED and UV lights
  • Use any thread you want

Optional accessories for the Avante machine

What comes in the Avante box?

  • HQ18 Avanté 18” longarm quilting machine
  • 10’ or 12’ Studio Frame 
  • 5 bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack
  • Getting Started DVDs
  • Laser stylus with one pantograph
  • Marked leaders
  • User manuals and assembly instructions

Machine Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 years mechanical and electronic/electrical. 10 years casting.

Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty

 

HQ 24 Fusion 

(Handi Quilter MSRP:  $12,995.00)  Contact us for current discounts! 

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The HQ24 Fusion is a high-functioning longarm system that enables you to achieve your quilting vision in your home or professional studio. It combines HQ integrated technology and HQ engineering with all of the functionality quilters demand. Handcrafted and assembled in the USA, the HQ24 Fusion precision stitch-regulation system provides the highest quality product of any longarm quilting machine, backed by the HQ warranty and network of local representatives. 

Tackle any project with speed

  • 24-inch throat for your largest projects: quilt from crib to king with ease
  • Speeds up to 2,400 precision stitches per minute
  • NEW! Front Power Switch
  • NEW! Easy-Set Tension (Patent Pending)
  • NEW! Low Bobbin esitmator and alarm
  • NEW! Handi Feet mount with quarter inch ruler foot installed and open-toe foot acessory
  • NEW! LED Light Ring around needle bar
  • NEW! Menu controlled Warm/Cool/Neutral Light Settings and UV or White LED lights for maximum lighting
  • NEW! Front Hand Wheel and power switch
  • NEW! Four Basting Stitch Options
  • NEW! Quilting Alarm and Project Timer
  • NEW! Three Manual Preset Settings
  • NEW! Front and Rear Ergo-Grip Handlebars with controls
  • NEW! Four Language Options - English, Spanish, French and German
  • Consistent stitch quality from 4 stitches-per-inch up to 24 stitches-per-inch
  • Quickly switch from manual to stitch regulation
  • Choose between two modes of stitch regulation: Precision and Cruise
  • Large M-class bobbin
  • 12-foot long Professional Fusion Frame System; load and quilt with no additional adjustment needed
  • Precision-Glide track for effortless quilting

Easy-to-use system Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters®

  • Tilt-action, color touch-screen displays (front and back)
  • Set your own preferred settings
  • Full-stitch and half-stitch settings
  • Needle position control
  • Stitch counters
  • Built-in self-diagnostics
  • Download software updates
  • Integrated, adjustable laser light for use with pantographs
  • Built-in connection point for HQ Micro Handles
  • Front hand wheel
  • Adjustable LED lighting functions:
  • Warm/Cool/Neutral or UV lights
  • Thread-break sensor

Optional accessories for the Fusion machine

What comes in the Fusion box?

  • HQ 24 Fusion 24" Longarm Quilting Machine
  • 12' Gallery Frame
  • 5 bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Laser stylus with one pantograph
  • Marked Leaders
  • User manuals and instructions

Machine Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 years mechanical and electronic/electrical. 10 years casting.

Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty

 

HQ 26 Infinity

 

 (Handi Quilter MSRP:  $17,995.00)  Contact us for current discounts! 

 

Save $$$ when you buy local! We'll give you our best price...contact us today!  

 

Click the link to watch a video of the NEW HQ Infinity

 

 

 

 

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The HQ26 Infinity is adaptable, intelligent, creative, and strong.  These words encompass everything that you are as a quilter.  These same words perfectly describe the HQ Infinity 26.  Just as you continuously evolve your quilting designs and methods, this is the machine that adapts along with you.  From the flexible stitch regulation to the adjustable handlebars, every aspect of the Infinity is designed to work with you and the way you quilt.  No other machine is as innovative, powerful, and feature-rich as the HQ Infinity 26.  Whether you quil for yourself or others, you deserve a quilting machines that looks as beautiful in your home as your custom quilts!  Welcome to the best way to finish quilts!!

Tackle any project with speed

  • 26-inch throat for your largest projects: quilt from crib to king with ease
  • Speeds up to 3,100 precision stitches per minute
  • NEW! Comfort Fit Handlebars with
  • NEW! Integrated Micro-handles
  • NEW! Quilt-View Camera with Quilter;s Eye Technology
  • NEW! Total Light System: LED Handlebar Lights, LED Throat Lights, LED Light Ring and LED Bobbin Light
  • NEW! Front Power Switch
  • NEW! Bobbin Thread Cutter
  • NEW! Pinpoint Needle Laser inside hopping foot
  • NEW! Easy-Touch Tension (Patent Pending)
  • NEW! Onscreen Handwheel
  • NEW! Adjustable spool tray and thread mast
  • NEW! Horizontal Spool Pin Included
  • NEW! Synergy Stitch regulation
  • Choose between two modes of stitch regulation: Precision and Cruise
  • NEW! Programable Handlebar buttons
  • NEW! Low Bobbin esitmator and alarm with up to 20 presets
  • NEW! Handi Feet mount with quarter inch ruler foot installed and open-toe foot acessory
  • NEW! Hand Accessory Rail
  • NEW! User-upgradable Machine Software
  • NEW! LED Light Ring around needle bar
  • NEW! Menu controlled Warm/Cool/Neutral Light Settings and UV or White LED lights for maximum lighting
  • NEW! Front Hand Wheel and power switch
  • NEW! Four Basting Stitch Options
  • NEW! Quilting Alarm and Project Timer
  • NEW! Three Manual Preset Settings
  • NEW! Front and Rear Ergo-Grip Handlebars with controls
  • NEW! Four Language Options - English, Spanish, French and German
  • Thread break Sensor with alarm
  • Consistent stitch quality from 4 stitches-per-inch up to 24 stitches-per-inch
  • Quickly switch from manual to stitch regulation
  • Large M-class bobbin
  • 12-foot long Professional Gallery Frame System; load and quilt with no additional adjustment needed
  • Precision-Glide track for effortless quilting

Easy-to-use system Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters®

  • Tilt-action, color touch-screen displays (front and back)
  • Set your own preferred settings
  • Full-stitch and half-stitch settings
  • Needle position control
  • Stitch counters
  • Built-in self-diagnostics
  • Download software updates
  • Integrated, adjustable laser light for use with pantographs

Optional accessories for the Fusion machine

What comes in the Fusion box?

  • HQ 26 Infinity 26" Longarm Quilting Machine
  • 12' Gallery Frame
  • 5 bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Laser stylus with one pantograph
  • Marked Gallery Leaders (Set of 3)
  • User manuals and instructions

Machine Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 years mechanical and electronic/electrical. 10 years casting.

Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty

 

 

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HQ Pro-Stitcher

(Handi Quilter MSRP:  $9,995.00)  Contact us for current discounts!

Discounts available for Machine and Pro Stitcher Packages!  We offer 2 days of FREE training on Packages!

Save $$$ when you buy local! We'll give you our best price...contact us today! 

 

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Handi Quilter is the leading manufacturer of quilting machines, computerized quilting systems, famres/tables and quilting accessories.  HQ Pr-Stitcher was developed, written, and is supporte by full-time Handi Quilter engineers.  Handcrafted in the U.S.A., this computerized system works with all Handi Quilter stitch-regulated carriage system.  You can be sure that you have purchased the highest quality product, which is backed by the HQ warranty and the largest netowrk of local representatives.  Using integrated HQ technlolgy, the HQ Pro-Stitcher offers the best of both worlds: computerized quiting and free-motion quilting in the same package.  The HQ Pro-Stitcher® quilting system integrates Handi Quilter’s world-class quilting machines with the latest computer technology to help you finish more quilts. HQ Pro-Stitcher guides the machine to quilt any design you want to use, create, or customize. It works with all Handi Quilter stitch-regulated quilting machines: HQ Sixteen, HQ18 Avanté, and HQ24 Fusion.

HQ Pro-Stitcher updates are always FREE!

Key Features of HQ Pro-Stitcher

  • Touch-screen tablet
  • View and manipulate designs right on the touch-screen tablet
  • Operate entire system from one screen
  • Resize, rotate, and repeat (horizontally and vertically) designs to fit specific areas
  • Skew or Align designs to fit in any area with three or more points
  • Crop inside or outside designs to fit your quilt, with the option to close the jumps or leave them open
  • Find and create New Start/Stop Point if your thread breaks
  • Customizable speed and stitches-per-inch
  • Micro Tie-Off Function
  • Horizontal and Vertical Channel Locks
  • Move designs into position by simply dragging your finger across the screen
  • Define and quilt within areas of any shape (e.g. rectangle, triangle, star, etc.)
  • Two-Point Rotation for border designs and fitting odd angles
  • Place designs into borders and other odd-shaped spaces
  • Precisely reposition designs using the Center Point, Start Point, End Point any corner of the design area to to any point within the design
  • Ability to read most .hqf, .txt, and .qli digital quilt patterns
  • Exclusive seamless integration with Art & Stitch included for designing and adjusting your own patterns at the machine.
  • Mark and record multiple points for accurate stitch-in-the-ditch
  • On Screen Grid and Ruler to measure designs or area on quilt
  • Reorder designs for stitching priority order
  • Help menus always accessible
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A. with integrated HQ technology that follows our 7-step quality control program

Easy-to-use quilting options for achieving a custom look

  • Quilt edge-to-edge or block patterns with confidence in a few simple steps
  • Simple and accurate stitch-in-the-ditch
  • Record the motion of the machine to record unique digital designs
  • Built-in ruler tool for measuring in any direction
  • Switch from computerized quilting to free-motion quilting in seconds
  • Use nearly any digital pattern (.hqf, .txt and .qli formats)
  • Includes more than 500 designs
  • Download your favorite patterns via a USB port

EZ Carriage / EZ Record Features

  • Switch between computer-guided and free-motion quilting at the touch of a button
  • Easily and smoothly record freehand quilting designs for future use; newly created designs can be saved on a USB or hard drive of the Pro-Stitcher to be resized, repositioned or edited with Art & Stitch®(EZ Record not available on the HQ Sixteen machines.)
  • Save time when finishing quilts
  • Combine both free-motion and digital motifs

Exclusive, seamless integration with Art & Stitch® digital design software.

  • Draw your own quilting motifs from scratch
  • Fill shapes with cross hatching, wave fills, stippling, and more
  • Use fills around a design
  • Use artwork from Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Pre-Design Studio III,  
    AutoSketch, and ElectricQuilt
  • Turn shapes into appliqué designs with a mouse click

Advanced computer technology for ease of use

  • Silent, integrated motor-control systems with fluid motion control
  • No additional computer needed to run the HQ Pro-Stitcher
  • Separate PC connected to the Internet required for downloading new designs and software updates
  • USB port to easily upload digital patterns to HQ Pro-Stitcher

 

Machine Warranty Information

Warranty: 3 years mechanical and 2 years electronic/electrical. Lifetime software updates.

Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty.

 

                                                           Sitdown Machines

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sitdown

(Handi Quilter MSRP:  $5,595.00)  Contact us for current discounts! 

Save $$$ when you buy local! We'll give you our best price...contact us today! 

 

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If you love free-motion quilting but struggle to fit your project on a domestic machine, you're going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen!  Throat space of sixteen inches gives you room to work on even a king size quilt.  The smooth surface of the included table allows your project to glide under the needle.  The powerful motor handles quilting with ease and stitches up to 1,500 stitches per minute.  Choose your own top speed and set it on the easy-to-use color touchscreen.  36" by 30" Height-Adjustable Quilting Table included!  Hide-away table optional upgrade!

Quilt Projects of All Sizes While Seated

  • Full 16 inches of throat space
  • Provides more than three times the quilting space of domestic sewing machines
  • More than 8 inches vertical space
  • Speeds up to 1500 precision stitches-per-minute
  • NEW! Easy-Set Tension (Patent Pending)
  • NEW! Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed and open-toe foot accessory
  • NEW! Quilting Alarm and Project Timer
  • NEW! Walking Stitch plus FOUR Basting stitch options, controlled with the touchscreen or foot pedal
  • NEW! LED Light Ring around needle bar
  • NEW! Low Bobbin estimator and alarm
  • NEW! Four language options - English, Spanish, French, and German
  • Needle Stop position control
  • Adjustable color touchscreen
  • High-speed rotary hook with large capacity M-class bobbin
  • Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
  • Useful half-stitch for basting or walking stitch, controlled with touch screen or foot pedal
  • Smooth 30” x 36” table surface assures even quilting
  • Additional 18" table extension available for both sides of the table
  • Hopping foot prevents fabric movement during a full-stitch cycle
  • Works with HQ rulers for perfect stitch-in-the-ditch and curved quilting lines

Easy-to-use system Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters®

  • Easy setup and take-down
  • Accommodates any thread: cotton, polyester, rayon, metallics, holographic, etc.; allows for bobbin work with larger threads
  • Change needles easily with thumb screw
  • Responsive foot pedal
  • Innovative light ring illuminates the quilting area with 28 LEDS
  • Can be upgraded to a stand-up machine if desired
  • Customizable speed control
  • Save your preferred speed settings. Save one speed setting for slow, controlled quilting; one for free-motion; and another for fast all-over designs
  • Stitch counters: lifetime and resettable trip meter
  • Hardware, software and serial number information
  • Built-in Diagnostics
  • Volume control
  • Built-in calculator

Optional Accessories for HQ Sweet Sixteen

What comes in the box?

  • HQ Sweet Sixteen 16" Longarm Quilting Machine
  • Included Table - Height Adjustable 26"- 42"
  • 4 extra bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Machine User Manual and instructions

 

Machine Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 years mechanical and electronic/electrical. 10 years casting.

Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty.

 

 

Stitch Regulation for the HQ Sweet Sixteen

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Avoid the frustration of uneven stitches with the TruStitch Stitch Regulation System. The small controller attaches to your quilt and communicates with the machine as you move the fabric, regulating the stitch length automatically.

Features & Benefits

  • Designed for use with the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm quilting machine
  • Innovative new stitch-regulation system that measures your movements for choreographed stitch-regulation
  • Perfect for all free-motion quilters from beginning to advanced
  • Easy to learn how to use and operate the system
  • Achieve consistently even stitch lengths, regardless of stitching speed
  • Full visibility of quilting area leads to easier quilting and greater flexibility with quilting designs
  • Hundreds of trained HQ Representatives throughout the world
  • HQ customer service and warranty

 

 

                                     Machine Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 years mechanical and electronic/electrical. 10 years casting.

Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty.

 

 

                                  Pro-Stitcher Warranty Information

Handi Quilter offers a limited warranty on the HQ Pro-Stitcher that is be free of defects in workmanship and materials under normal use upon the terms and conditions following:

  • 90 day Limited warranty
  • Three year Mechanical warranty
  • Lifetime Software Updates
  • Two year Electronic/Electrical Warranty

HQ purchases the hardware from a vendor and may under some circumstances need to send repairs to that vendor.

 

Please contact us to set up a machine demo or if you have any questions about any of the machines.

The Quilting Connection

21 Adams St

Elkhorn, WI 

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200 W. North Water St

New London, WI

Phone:  262-723-6775

Email: QuiltingConnectionWI@yahoo.com