1 December, 2010
The fall is a very exciting time of the year for quilting, when quilt guilds around the country gear up to put on magnificent quilt shows. This year a very special one took place in a little town in Mississippi named Lucedale. The Watermelon Patch Quilt Guild put on their second quilt show in November of 2010. Over 50 quilts were entered into the quilt show. Kelley’s Pins and Needles was there to represent Janome sewing machines.
Co-owner Bryan McKenzie of Kelley’s Pins and Needles located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, entered his first quilt into the show and won first place in the First Quilt category! Bryan wanted to help his wife (who runs the shop), make some store samples, and also to get more familiar with the Janome machines. He decided to make a quilt using the HoopSisters’ block of the month program. He chose the TNT (Textures and Techniques) quilt pattern and made the entire quilt from start to finish with the Janome Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition. The Hoop Sisters’ quilts use embroidery to quilt the quilt blocks and then join the blocks together using a quilt as you go method that they have perfected.
As a result, Bryan wants to continue quilting using HoopSisters patterns along with the
Janome Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition. He is now able to show all the benefits of how the Janome Memory Craft 11000 is not only a wonderful sewing and embroidery machine but a quilter’s dream machine as well. Bryan has already chosen his next HoopSisters pattern and states it will be even more spectacular than his first quilt!