DawnCavanaugh

The New Bliss Drive System is Heaven!

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The new Bliss Drive System is one of those innovations that revolutionizes an industry. The APQS Millennium did it a decade ago, and now the Bliss Drive creates a longarm package that is truly a godsend. I feel like I'm a kid again, dancing on the clouds as I quilt with Bliss.

The rail profile and carriage use technology you'd find in aerospace engineering and medical equipment. Specially designed bearings and wheels create a ride so smooth it's like you aren't even pushing the machine...you're dancing with it!

If you've been looking for a complete longarm system that will last you into the next decade and beyond, you've found your Bliss. I think the ease of movement will help me keep quilting for years to come, even if my nearly-50-year-old body starts to get creaky:). With a stitch-regulated Millennium that gives me precise points, superior stitch quality and fingertip controls, look out world! I just might surprise you! (Yes, the truth is out...I still have my beloved Ultimate I from APQS, but have been sewing on a Millennium for the past year.)

I am truly in quilting heaven!


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APQS Customer Service & Education Director

1-800-426-7233

dawn@apqs.com

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Pictures please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love. ~Author Unknown

Proud  Owner of an APQS Freedom with IQ
Kwilts by Kerry

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THROW US A BONE!!!!!! :cool: :P:cool::):D:cool::cool::cool::D;):P:cool:


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Dawn,

Do we need to drive down there????

Dave


Jane and Dave (Grasshopper) Brown APQS Dealer,Quilt Design,Piecing,Long Arm Quilting Custom Racks, Wall Hangers, L.A. Clips, Millie and Lenni front Laser Brackets, Sundries. www.countryquiltsncrafts.com Randolph, Wisconsin

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Dawn, Since you've been quilting with a new Milli, can you tell us if the new Bliss system makes small quilting, such as tiny feathers and microstippling, easier and looking nicer. If so, how much of this can be attributed to Bliss and how much to Quilt Glide? If I upgrade, I won't have Quilt Glide, so would like to know if Bliss alone can help me achieve smoother tiny quilting.


Mary Burns

QuIlTeD HeArTwOrKs

Freedom SR

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Is anyone going to share pictures?! Several have asked to see what it looks like...and noone is showing pics!


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

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Sounds awesome! How do I go about test-driving one? My Millie is '08 and I love her. However, "glides" and "dancing on air" make me want to upgrade. How do I do that?

Who do I call?


Lin Squires

Lin's Longarm Quilting

Roseville, CA

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Linsq1,

It's my understanding that the Bliss system will be available for test-driving at the major Quilt Shows this season, so if you're planning a trip to MQS, Chicago or Paducah, you can try it there. I don't think any of the Reps will have this system to demonstrate before summer, but if an APQS Road Show is coming anywhere close to you this summer, you might be able to see Bliss in action then.

For ordering, I would suggest you contact your closest Sales Rep - he or she can walk you through the order process and then be available to walk you through the setup.

Please let us all know what you think of it after you've tried it!;)


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1315 NW Mall Street, Suite 4

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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Yes Joy.


Myrna Ficken A Quilter's Choice - APQS West, 5787 S. Gallup, Littleton, CO 80120;  Store 435-414-2026 Mobile 435-229-2703  myrnaf@q.com  www.aquilterschoice.com community. Look me up on Facebook   A Quilter's Choice - APQS West

 

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HI everyone! Just been working the Chicago Quilt Festival and have played A LOT with Bliss! This takes our system to the next level. It has wonderful movement and glildes like a dream! This, compiled with all the other great features that are attributed to APQS now make this truly the greatest system out there! Seriously ladies, this one takes the cake! You can upgrade an machine 2008 and above with the Quilt Glide and you can upgrade ANY year Millennium to Bliss! You will not be disappointed--I promise!

Lastly, it will definately make small work easier, but compiled with the Quilt Glide and it is completely effortless!

Luv2kwilt

APQS Millennium


Monica Gum

www.piecefultimes.blogspot.com

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Has anyone tried it without the glide? Just curious to know if it's the combination that makes the improvements so great or what. I've only had my Millie a few weeks... wish I had known. We recently moved and guess we forgot to pack the money tree!


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Sheridan Kay Quilting/ APQS Hendersonville

1680 Spartanburg Hwy Suite F

Hendersonville, NC 28792

 

www.SKQuilts.com

SKQuilts@gmail.com

828-808-0065

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Hi Sandra,

I think it's sort of like asking for pictures of the inner workings of the stitch regulator, or what's happening behind the wall when you turn the light switch on. We can show you the results, but it's difficult to take a "picture" of what's going on in places where you can't see. :cool:


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DIGITIZED Designs for Computerized Quilting

The POCKET GUIDES to Freehanding

eppd@telus.net

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Maybe they could take pictures from the side at eye level of the the table rails - the rails on the table are rounded!!! and don't work with wheels as we know them today. The table rails are so different than before. This may not provided answers that owners are looking for but might show how new and innovative this new rail system is - When I first saw the system, that is what first struck me and then when I tried it - couldn't believe it!!! This big thing is the engineering of the system - totally new and it works................

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Hi Gang,

Darlene is right, it's hard to use what you "see" in a photo and translate it into how the Bliss drive systems "feels."

Heidi has posted a photo on her blog of the Bliss, along with a video of a quilter trying it out:

Click Here to go to Heidi's APQS Blog

What isn't very clear in the photo is the new rail system...a round steel rod on the rails is mounted on top. Its rounded profile greatly reduces the "point of contact" that the special bearings in the new carriage make with the rod. This, in turn, dramatically reduces the friction.

Hope this helps!


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APQS Customer Service & Education Director

1-800-426-7233

dawn@apqs.com

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