Jan Puckett of Stevensville, MI brought in her beautiful quilt. She had collected rows all along her travels this summer. Rows are from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana. She also included 2 map blocks to tell the story. She was excited to win our basket of goodies, and she graciously consented to let us showcase her quilt in our store this month. Thanks, Jan!
Posted : Sunday, 24 July 2016 7:06PM
As the long-arm quilting machine business races headlong toward a more than $6-million a year benchmark, the dynamic team at Accomplish Quilting has settled in nicely at their new headquarters in St. Joseph, celebrating their ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Friday on spacious new quarters that will help them achieve even greater performance well into the future.Now a three-generation business, the locally owned and operated company is at the top of its game and continues to lead the nation in sales, training, and more for an industry that is enjoying a major resurgence thanks to the unique opportunities it brings to a hobby that has been amazingly streamlined due to the automated technologies.Company President Jeff Benedict and his team welcomed Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce members in celebrating the 4pm ribbon cutting ceremonies in their new building across from the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena in St. Joseph -- a building that was the decades-long home of the former Schneck's Supermarket and more recently a Dollar General Store.Benedict has taken the reins from his parents, who started the business in the basement and garage of their home, and now Jeff's own son is doing some work for the company, creating a third-generation in the business. Accomplish Quilting was founded in 2001, and moved this spring from space in the former Stevensville Post Office to their new quarters. That move was necessitated by their overwhelming growth pattern in the 15 years they've been on the scene. The Stevensville site was just over 2,600 square feet and their new showroom, demonstration center and teaching labs comprise more than 13,700 square feet at 810 Napier Avenue in St. Joseph just off the intersection of Napier & Niles.Jeff is especially ecstatic over the move. As he told me back in mid-January when they purchased the St. Joe building, "The limited space where we are has been holding us back from growing, so the new space will be fantastic for growth. Accomplish Quilting is the nation's largest provider of Innova long arm quilting machines.The company's growth spurt is also being felt in their Goodlettsville, Tennessee location, which will also undergo a sizable expansion in the near future due to the substantial increase in interest in quality quilting technology. In addition to being one of the top long-arm equipment sellers in the nation, Accomplish Quilting also provides a multitude of accessories and quilting supplies, all quality-tested by their in-house staff or recommended highly by industry professionals and veteran customers.
Congratulations to Cheri Terry who took delivery of her 26" LS on May 10th. She has been quilting since she was 7 !!! She was formerly quilting on a domestic machine. Cheri is originally from Greenville OH and is retired. She is a member of her local guild and quilts for family and friends at the moment. Welcome to the Innova/ Accomplish Quilting family!
Challenge Rules - you can view the pattern below. Please email us (eileen@accomplishquilting) if you would like a copy to print.
1. Only black and white solids or tone on tones with only one additional color to be used.
2. The pattern must be followed to maintain size and color orientation. The challenge will be in the quilting! Use any thread (type or color(s)) to quilt your pieced top in any way that you wish.
3. There are two categories of quilting - computerized and hand guided. Any quilt with any portion of the quilting done on a computerized machine will have to place their quilt in the computerized category. As the focus is on the quilting, we have chosen not to allow embellishments.
4. The quilt must be turned in by 15 August, 2016 to Accomplish Quilting, St. Joe, MI
5. Once turned in the quilt will be on display from 1 September to 7 October, 2016.
6. Please include a label on the back of your quilt. Your name on the label will be covered during the voting time frame.
7. Voting will begin on 1 Sept, 2016 and ends on 30 Sept, 2016.
8. The winner of each category will be announced 4 Oct, 2016 and will receive a $150 gift certificate for Accomplish Quilting.
World renowned quilter Jamie Wallen took delivery of his 18" quilting machine Tuesday 4/26. Jamie and Rich recently became reps for A/Q and have embraced Innova 110%. They initially ordered a 22" LS and have now acquired an 18" to offer as a rental in their Michigan City studio, Rich says the response for a rental coupled with having the assistance of Jamie standing by has been overwhelming. They may be ordering other machines in the future and are impressed with the stitch quality, sturdiness of the machine and overall excellent support we at A/Q have provided them.
by Pat Moody from Moody on the Market
ACCOMPLISH QUILTING MOVING TO Saint Joseph
There's nothing like a blustery cold winter's day, when a good, old-fashioned hand-made quilt is pulled into place to tell you about the exciting new growth for the power team at Accomplish Quilting of Stevensville. Company President Jeff Benedict and his crew will relocate this spring to the building that was home for decades to Schneck's Supermarket and later Dollar General in the Southtown neighborhood of St. Joseph.
Having outgrown their space in the former Stevensville Post Office over the past several years, Accomplish Quilting will perform a makeover on the former store at 810 Napier Avenue in St. Joseph after closing on the deal to buy that building last week. The new space will more than quadruple their available work and display space when compared to the building in Stevensville. The Napier site is 12,700 square feet, while the former post office building checks in at 2,612.
Accomplish Quilting was founded in 2001 and has become a national leader in the sales and service of longarm quilting machines. They expanded operations into Goodlettsville, Tennessee a couple of years ago, and now will relocate their corporate headquarters and retail facility to the space just off of Napier and Niles across from the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena and Van's Pharmacy.
Meanwhile, Realtor Pete Jorgensen will be entertaining inquiries regarding the old space at 2797 Kimmel Street in the Village of Stevensville. The Dollar General store building closed back in June and the property was sold at auction in recent weeks paving the way for this new home for Accomplish Quilting.
As one of the largest and most successful long-arm quilting machine sales generators in North America, Accomplish Quilting has built a substantial and loyal clientele thanks to not only their expert sales team and talented instructors, but also thanks to a team of technicians that have proven to be second to none in the industry. Accomplish Quilting has around ten employees on staff.
The team at Accomplish Quilting also delivers outstanding training to longarm buyers and users with free, in-depth demonstrations at the dealership as well as tips, techniques and other information through their online presence and video instruction programming.
In addition to being one of the top long-arm equipment sellers in the nation, Accomplish Quilting also provides a multitude of accessories and quilting supplies, all quality-tested by their in-house staff or recommended highly be industry professionals, and veteran customers.
Accomplish Quilting also fields an army of sales representatives elsewhere in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania as well as their satellite office in Tennessee.
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Pictured is new Innova Owner, Nicole Lester, Frankfort, Illinois, a home maker, mommy and self-employed quilter. Nicole has been making t-shirt quilts for clients and then quilting them on a friends machine. She is excited about continuing be at home with her two preschool aged children while she works creatively each day.