This web site was last updated Monday, April 20, 2015

Common Ground is a weekly television series on Lakeland Public Television.
It highlights northern and central Minnesota culture.
The following link is to a show first aired on April 28, 2011
 It features a 12 minute segment on the local Quilts of Valor group.
They did a great job covering all aspects of the process

After viewing the video you can learn more by visiting Quilts of Valor  Updated 05-07-11

means extensive photos to enjoy viewing

House of Hanson Pages

  1. The History behind House of Hanson  

  2. The hanson list FAQ page 

  3. House of Hanson Quilts

  4. Porcelain Dolls

  5. Competition Doll and Quilt Photos 

MQS & Quilt Show Pages

  1. Machine Quilters Showcase (MQS) 
    May 13-16, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  2. Machine Quilters Showcase 2001: The Quilt Photos

  3. Machine Quilters Showcase 2000: The Quilt Photos Pages

  4. Machine Quilters Showcase 1999: The Quilt Photos Pages

  5. Springfield 1998 MQS - Mixed Photos

  6. The Pacific International Quilt Festival XXIII "2014" 
    October 16-19, 2014 in Santa Clara, California

  7. Midwest Quilt Festival (MQX
    September 24-27, 2014 at Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Illinois

  8. Quiltfest Oasis - Featuring the World Quilt Competition XVIII
    October 2-4, 2014 in Palm Springs, California


Longarm Information Pages

  1. Resources for Machine Quilters Updated 08-01-12

  2. Longarm Accessories, Extras, Tools & Gadgets  

  3. Formerly Owned Machines Updated  04-20-15

  4. LP Sharp Rotary Cutter Web Page

  5. International Machine Quilters Association

  6. The Computer Assisted Longarm FAQ Page

  7. The Hartley Fence  

  8. Photos of the A-1 Quilting Machine from the 1999 MQS

  9. Photos of the APQS Millennium from the 1999 MQS

  10. Photos of the Gammill Quilting Machine from the 1999 MQS

  11. Longarm Photo Page

  12. Longarm Photo Page #2

  13. Photos on how to move the top fabric bar

  14. Photos of Nolting's version of Gammill's "Pivot Access"

Stand Alone Pages

  1. Quilts of Valor  Updated 05-07-11

  2. "The Game"   Updated 12-31-13

  3. The incredible "I SPY" quilt photo Updated 10-30-07

  4. World Wide Wades: The Janomies  

  5. Links to Related Web Sites  

  6. The House of Hansen  (not Hanson


Because we are pilots

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Here is a look into an exciting new hobby:

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Updated 04-27-05

Our Location, San Carlos, California, USA
Click here to see a 2 minute video of San Carlos
View below is of the San Francisco Bay area

As a point of general information the House of Hanson web site is on a web server physically located in Canada; even though we live in California near San Francisco (Silicon Valley). This should help keep us available to you online in spite of future California rolling electrical power brown-outs during the energy "shortage". 

 Flag Counter

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This web site was last updated

Monday, April 20, 2015


Changes:  added Flag Counter April 23, 2014
added link: 
Click here to see a 2 minute video of San Carlos
added to FatBacks for Christian Lane Quilters
updated street address for Handi Quilter
added L.P. Sharp web page
updated contact information for APQS
new generic 60mm rotary blades available LP Sharp Rotary Cutter Page 
updated contact information for Hartley Manufacturing
added to "The Game"  names
Quilt shows dates updated for 2006
added The History behind House of Hanson
added link to The House of Hansen
added Quilts of Valor
Marcia Stevens teaching schedule
Formerlyowned machines page activity

added Surprise Gift Ending to "The Game"
moving longarms with SUV or mini pickup

a footnote follows:
----- Original Message -----
From: lanae hartvickson
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 12:07 PM
Subject: music on website 

HI Jeff and Jackie At one time you were asking if anyone knew the name of the music that you have playing on your House of Hanson web site. I just recently found it. Realizing that it has been awhile since you had that request posted on your site, and also realizing that I believe many musical persons have probably posted to you about it, I will still let you know my findings, just in case. It is from Felix Mendelssohn's "Songs without Words". The title is Venetian Boat Song. And I have to confess that the piece was very familiar to me, but I didn't know what the name of it was, until I heard it on our Direct TV classical music channel. They show the name, composer, and performer as each piece is playing. So anyways, probably late, but never the less, I was very happy to find out what it was. I love the piece. Thanks to you both, for maintaining the wonderful site that you have, for the benefit of many of us. I still refer to it periodically for new info and pictures from MQS. I get to go this year, and maybe we'll run across each other there! 

LaNae Hartvickson at Sew Blue
Wolford ND

Jackie and I want to thank LaNae VERY MUCH for solving this mystery music for us. I know there are many of you who have written us asking the name of the song. The following link has more information about the Venetian Boat Song, and you can actually play the entire song at this link using RealAudio's RealPlayer  Thank you everyone for your patience.  Jeff and Jackie

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