We offer you the complete quilting package

Handi Quilter SA is ready to help you every step of the way.  From sound advice on which machine to purchase, installation and servicing, customer support and numerous training opportunities, we’ll take your hand and help you make your longarm quilting experience exceed all your expectations!

Premium Products

Handi Quilter machines are designed and manufactured to the highest international standards. We have a range of machines from sit down to frame based, small to large and options to computerise. Do your research, book a demo with your local agent and test drive machines before your purchase. You’ll discover Handi Quilter machines offer premium quality and features at a value for money price.

Aftercare Service

We pride ourselves in offering industry leading Aftercare Service. Whether you need technical advice on your machine or on an aspect of quilting, our agents will be happy to assist. We are all experienced quilters, so chances are we have experienced the same issue. Occasionally something new crops up, but we fully backed by Handi Quilter head office and will have an answer for you in no time.


Education is key to loving your machine and your entire quilting experience and we take it very seriously! Whether you are a total beginner needing to learn how to turn your machine on, or a old quilting hand, we try to bring you learning opportunities to excite you. Regional training courses are also offered by Claire, Telene, Stephanie and Jane. Click on our Events link below to see what is planned in the coming months.

Designed by a Quilter, For Quilters

Handi Quilter understands what quilters need: a reliable, low-maintenance longarm quilting machine that not only makes it easy for you to finish more quilts, but also looks great in your studio. Whether you quilt for fun, charity, or profit, Handi Quilter’s innovative technology and quality engineering provide the functionality that quilters demand, along with the smoothest stitch in the industry.

All of our longarm quilting machines are backed by the trusted HQ warranty, trained local retailers, and HQ customer service, education, and technical support. With Handi Quilter, you’ll be able to finish more quilts to your own or your customers’ exacting standards.

Handi Quilter has been represented in South Africa since 2013 when Claire Wallace imported her first Handi Quilter machine.  Claire’s company, Quiltastix CC, is the sole distributor of Handi Quilter products in South Africa. Starting with an HQ Avante 18 and HQ Sweet 16, Claire has expanded her studio and has owned every model of Handi Quilter machine right up to the new HQ Amara 20. Claire has traveled to Handi Quilter head office in Salt Lake, Utah on several occasions to receive technical training and is able to install, provide training, service and trouble shoot all of the machines.

Over time, Claire identified like minded quilters to join the Handi Quilter SA family as agents:

  • Terrance Urban in the Eastern Cape;
  • Carol van Tonder in the Western Cape;
  • Yvonne Steenkamp in Namibia.


All are Handi Quilter owners, trained in installation and servicing of machines, but most importantly, all are passionate about quilting and assisting their fellow quilters.

Telene Jeffrey, Handi Quilter International Ambassador joined the team in November 2018, with her focus on training and education.

Which longarm is right for you?

You’ve looked around, attended a couple of guild meetings or a quilting show, maybe tried your hand on a demo machine – there’s so many options!

Here are some questions you can ask to find out which longarm quilting system is perfect for you.

Now let’s look at the different machine options we have available for you. 

Do you have a question?

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