Up Close Quilting with Liz PorterUp Close Quilting with Liz Porter - April 2, 2013
This month we’re back with an Up Close Quilting profile about Liz Porter, the other half of the dynamic quilting duo behind Fons & Porter.

Up Close Quilting with Marianne FonsUp Close Quilting with Marianne Fons - February 7, 2013
The APQS Up Close Quilting Series is starting 2013 by featuring the women behind Fons & Porter. These talented quilters have established one of the largest quilting entities in the world and continue their passion for quilting every day.

Up Close Quilting with Claudia PfeilUp Close Quilting with Claudia Pfeil - November 14, 2012
Claudia Pfeil, became the first European APQS dealer in 2005. She owns Quilt & Co and runs the entire European APQS showroom in Krefeld, Germany. She’s been sewing and piecing since she was a teen.

Up Close Quilting with Lorraine HarnishUp Close Quilting with Lorraine Harnish - October 22, 2012
Lorraine is a founder, teaches classes and is a part-owner of The Quilt Academy, a quilting company based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where they rent out a Lenni APQS longarm.

Up Close Quilting with Matt SparrowUp Close Quilting with Matt Sparrow - September 14, 2012
Matt Sparrow is an APQS dealer who started Sparrow Studioz in Edmonton, Alberta, where Matt and his wife rent, sell and service APQS longarm’s to local Canadian quilters and more than 300 certified renters.

Up Close Quilting with Myrna FickenUp Close Quilting with Myrna Ficken - August 24, 2012
Myrna started longarm quilting in 1998 when she worked at a longarm dealership. Today, she owns her own business, A Quilter’s Choice, in Laurel, Maryland where she teaches numerous classes and has come out with a number of quilting DVDs.

Up Close Quilting with JoAnn HoffmanUp Close Quilting with JoAnn Hoffman - July 30, 2012
JoAnn had been doing embroidery for 20 years when she discovered longarm quilting. She has since built a successful quilting studio and dealershipin the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Up Close Quilting with Angela HuffmanUp Close Quilting with Angela Huffman - July 9, 2012
Angela started quilting in 2000, and quickly established a successful quilting studio and dealership.

Up Close Quilting with Ann JohnstonUp Close Quilting with Ann Johnston - July 5, 2012
Ann is a talented longarm quilter who has an international reputation for her beautiful hand-dyed fabrics and art quilts

Up Close Quilting with Robbi Joy EklowUp Close Quilting with Robbi Joy Eklow - July 5, 2012
Robbi is a talented longarm quilter who travels the nation teaching classes on free-motion quilting, fused appliqué and fabric dyeing.

Up Close Quilting with Caryl Bryer FallertUp Close Quilting with Caryl Bryer Fallert - July 5, 2012
Caryl is an internationally recognized art quilter whose award-winning quilts have appeared in hundreds of national and international exhibitions, collections and publications.

Up Close Quilting with Noriko EndoUp Close Quilting with Noriko Endo - July 5, 2012
Noriko literally paints landscapes with her longarm quilting machine, using thread for colors and stitches for brush strokes.

Up Close Quilting with Denise Tallon HavlanUp Close Quilting with Denise Tallon Havlan - July 5, 2012
We sat down with Denise Havlan, an award-winning quilting artist who is known for integrating fine art skills and tools into her wall quilts.

Up Close Quilting with Marilyn BadgerUp Close Quilting with Marilyn Badger - July 5, 2012
We sat down with Marilyn Badger, a renowned quilting artist and teacher who has appeared on more than 50 PBS quilting shows with Fons and Porter and whose work has been featured in countless magazines.

Up Close Quilting with Karen McTavishUp Close Quilting with Karen McTavish - July 5, 2012
"The things I love about APQS? Where do I begin?" she said. "I love the customer service. I love the control I have of the machine. I love that the machine is easy to maintain. I love that the machine is easy to use and makes me look like a better quilter

Up Close Quilting with Dawn CavanaughUp Close Quilting with Dawn Cavanaugh - July 5, 2012
Ever since I was young, arts and crafts have interested me. Growing up on a farm in Northwest Iowa meant creating your own fun, since trips into town were rare.