I’ve got a new machine!
So before Christmas, my Avante seemed to be having a few issues. Pete and Liz at Pinhole Quilting talked me through how to get it working to finish the quilt on the frame and I arranged to get them to have a proper look once I’d finished using it. And then I got an email from them offering money off the Amara if I bought one before the end of the year. So I got to thinking maybe the time had come to trade in the Avante which was nearly 10 years old and I had been very taken with the Amara when I’d done a workshop on one at the Festival of Quilts. So long story short, when I took my Avante in to be repaired, I ended up leaving it there in part exchange for a new Amara. It wasn’t too long before Pete came over to install it and it’s no exageration to say, I’m in love!! Things have so moved on in the last 10 years and the Amara is just fabulous. There’s all kinds of little developments that make using it even more convenient and easy and it’s so super smooth.