Jim Langland

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  1. Schaut heute noch auf unserer Facebookseite vorbei und informiert euch ueber die aktuellsten Termine, die besten Deals und die schlauesten Tricks! Obendrauf gibt es noch gratis Sewing Patterns zum download! APQS on Facebook Like us today!
  2. Festival of Quilts 2009

    Hello Ferret and All, Ferret, firstly congratulations on the success of your special exhibit at the 2009 Festival of Quilts. I have heard directly from many attendees that is was a huge success! Best wishes for the future. Secondly, thank you for taking the time to share your heartfelt thoughts and concerns. It is through dialogues such as this one, and with input from customers and artists like yourself who have the courage to speak up on this forum that enable APQS to grow and improve as a company. I extend to you, my sincere apologies for your bad experiences at the FOC and your machine issues. Our two main goals at APQS are always to build by hand the world's best quilting machines and provide the best aftersale customer service possible. Having said that, we are human and sometimes make mistakes. Again, my apologies. The decision not to exhibit at the FOC was mine and mine alone. As you know, in the days and weeks leading up to the FOC, APQS was preoccupied with terminating our former APQS UK dealer and working to get Linzi Upton set-up as our new UK dealer. This was not an easy process but something that had to be done. Again it was my decision to miss the FOC this year. This decision did not come easily. We have been a regular exhibitor at the FOC for many years. At the end of the day, I did not feel that we had the time and resources to attend the festival in a correct and professional manner. I have personally exhibited at the FOC and have had a wonderful experience. The Twisted Threads company who produces the Festival of Quilts is a very professional group and one with whom APQS has a good and long-standing relationship. We greatly appreciate your offers to promote APQS, but because we chose not to rent booth space, we just did not feel right in promoting APQS through your special exhibit. Quilt Festivals and shows such as the FOC earn a large part of their revenue from exhibitors renting booth space. We would not have felt right promoting APQS from your special exhibit. We will be exhibiting at the Festival of Quilts 2010 with Linzi Upton representing us in the APQS booth. We have all the confidence in the world in Linzi. If you give her a chance as the new APQS UK rep, I promise you, you will not be disappointed. I also apologize that your brand-new quilting head arrived at your studio scuffed and dented. That was certainly not our intent. Shipping quilting machines around the world is not an easy task. We are constantly working at better and safer boxing methods to assure your machine arrives safely. Of the three largest quilting machines companies today (APQS, Gammill, and Handi-Quilter), we are the only company that that has been able to remain family-owned and operated. In this very competitive environment, it is critical that we strive to improve ourselves daily. I spoke with Mark Caraher this morning about improving APQS's service and technical education in the UK. Beginning now, every time that Mark is teaching maintenance classes at our European sales and training center in Germany, he will make arrangements to visit the UK and teach similar classes there. Mark and Linzi will work together to determine where these classes will be held. Chances are, they will rotate from area to area around the UK. Lastly, I would like to use this dialogue as an opportunity to solicit customers from the UK and anywhere else who have an unresolved maintenance issue. Please contact me directly via email or telephone. We will work hard to fix your issues and keep you quilting:D Keep quilting and please keep using this wonderful open and public forum. The more dialogues we have like this one, the better APQS becomes as a company! Gone quilting, Jim Langland jlangland@apqs.com mobile/handynummer- 641-777-3212
  3. Can no one tell me?

    Hello Everyone, Great question. Everyone at APQS is so excited about Lenni and the opportunity to offer a stitch-regulated longarm quilting system for under $10,000 dollars. The interest in Lenni has been overwhelming and we appreciate you taking the time to ask us your question There are rail trim caps that attach to the top of the table rails and run the entire length of the table track system. These trim caps eliminate a center joint and enable the quilter to enjoy a quick and smooth surface across the entire length of the table. Installation is a breeze. You simply unroll the rail caps and press them into place. They are designed to grip the underlying rails and stay in place. In the event that you would like to move your table or store it away in a closet, The rail caps are lifted off, rolled up and stored in a small box or bag. We are excited to be displaying the Lenni quilting system along with rest of APQS's fine line of stitch-regulated, American-made quilting sytems at the Fall Market and Festival at the George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. Please check the APQS website for a complete list of quilt shows and events. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your passion;) Gone quilting, APQS Jim Langland
  4. Namens?nderung :)

    Frau Bolldorf HERZLICHEN Gluckwunsch zur hochzeit! mfg, jim
  5. Herzlichen Gl?ckwunsch Birgit!!

    Mehr Gluckwunsche Hallo Birgit, Ich komme gerade von der MQS Quiltausstellung. Ihre quilt "Trinity" gewann den Anfanger der Jahr kategorie:D Gluckwunschen von allen uns an APQS. Gone quilting, Jim
  6. George

    Oui, Nous souhaitons qu'il aille en France. Peut-etre pour le salon St. Marie aux Mines.
  7. George

    Merci Claudia, Mais, je parle et ecris francais assez mal. Quand j'etais jeune, je jouais trop et j'etudiais pas assez mes lecons francaises.
  8. George

    Nous souhaitons qu'il aille en France. Il faut que nous parlions avec lui. Joyeuses Paques
  9. Wholecloth quilt

    Claudia und Birgit, Ich habe alles die Bilder gesehen und die posts gelesen. Sie sind sehr schon gemacht. Ausgezeichnet! Wurden Sie bitte so nett sein mehr zeigen:) mfg, jim Wenn habe ich geirrt. Es tut mir leid, ich kann gut Deutsch nicht erinnern.