I am a traditional hand quilter. I have a beautiful full-size frame that my husband made me years ago, as well as several hoops on stands and different sizes of lap hoops. I love them all!
I also have a Pfaff Grand Quilter Hobby 1200 on a Next Generation frame that I purchased a few years ago. I love the machine, but can do without the frame. If you are interested in a frame, contact me and it could be yours! I am not a machine quilter. It’s just not who I am.
Machine quilting my quilts would certainly get them finished faster! But for me, speed is not the issue. In fact, it goes against the main reason why I quilt! I love the quiet of quilting. I enjoy sitting in my chair, taking one little stitch after another. I like to use my hands, and in doing so, my brain relaxes, along with most other muscles in my body. It is a beautiful, peaceful time to meditate or talk with my family, or listen to television or stereo or my iPod. It is “me time.” And I’m not willing to give that up for speed. It surprises many people when I tell them that most of my quilt tops are also made by hand. Not all of them, but most of them.