Mandie Hartford first started quilting in 1999. It very quickly became her greatest creative passion in life. She purchased her first longarm machine in 2010. For years she's worked tirelessly on quilting for herself and others. A true labor of love. Since 2009 she's entered into many regional and international quilt competitions. Her greatest honor being that she placed First in the "Made by Machine" category in the very first American Quilter's Society Show in Grand Rapids, MI in 2012. Pictured above is the winning quilt "Birds in Hands", machine pieced and custom longarm quilted by Mandie. Many of her quilts have been displayed at various American Quilter's Society shows since 2010. She's received ribbons from the VA State Fair and the Vermont Quilt Festival. In the summer of 2017 she won the the first ever State Fair of VA barn quilt contest with her mini quilt "A Star is Born". The quilt is now property of the State Fair of VA, and will be turned into a wooden quilt block to grace the barn of Secretariat's great-granddaughter Groundshaker's barn. It can be seen as part of the farm tour. She continues to work on her own show quilts and enter them into various shows, but her true passion is working on customer quilts. No matter what level quilter she works with, she always considers it a privilege to stitch beautiful designs onto their quilt.