The last nine months have been a whirlwind. I have always been intrigued by the quilting process that follows our careful piecing of fabrics into stunning projects. Early this year I was on a day out with my husband in a regional shopping centre a couple of hours away and happened to spot a beautiful and large Bernina sitting on a frame for quilting in one of the shops. As we left there I had my 'light bulb' moment and said to my husband 'that is what I could do'. I had friends that were opening a shop in town with giftware and fabric so it was an ideal time to do this. From there I investigated the variety of longarm quilting machines and decided on the Handi Quilter Fusion 24 on the large 12 foot frame with Pro Stitcher software. I called their head office and they directed me to one of their dealers and from there I was fascinated by this huge machine and what it could do and there started my journey into longarm quilting.