Monday, February 1, 2010

Question and Answer!

I had this crazy idea that popped in my head, that happens sometimes and I thought it would be fun to have a Q & A thing going on. I want to have an about me Q & A on my blog, but sometimes coming up with everything to say is a bit hard. So, I need help! Please ask me a question, (by leaving a comment) anything you can think of that you would like to know about me, the business etc.. and I will answer it in my next post. I have had a lot of questions asked, and I confess I haven't been the best at writing everyone back, so it would be great to answer all your questions during one post. I really think it would be fun, so I hope you leave a question because I really want to answer! That means you too Kathy! :) You know who you are!

23 comments:

Kaye said...

Judi, I would like to know how you learned to do the beautiful quilting that you do? Also, how long you are doing it?

Jen said...

Does your husband like peanut butter? What did you do in high school? Can you sew when you have a headache? When can I purchase your fabulous fabric line? Do your children know the words to the Muffin man song? What is your favorite color? Why? (I love green too, I am just throwing that in) If sewing is your occupation, what is your favorite hobby? Where would you go on vacation? How many siblings do you have? What is your full name? What is your exact natural hair color (I think we might match...help Abby) What is your favorite candy? Olive Garden or johhny Carinos? Fish or Chicken? How fast can your little boys eat a banana? What was your favorite subject in school? Do you like to garden? What is your favorite flower? Do you have carpal tunnel? If you were a breakfast cereal what would your name be, and would there be a toy in the box? Sunrise or Sunset? Do you enjoy air travel? Have I asked enough questions?

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Barb said...

So you moved to St. George for you business, why? Your husband helps you, does he also help in the home so you can do your beautiful long arm quilting.

Colleen said...

How much do you charge to quilt the beautiful quilts you do? Personal I know, but applicable.

午餐 said...

Conversation makes one what he is..........................

Vickie E said...

why are you getting spammed so much? it's terrible...why can't they leave quilters alone!

Jenny said...

how did you get started in the business...quilting...selling fabrics...etc.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Cool!!
I wanna know on your quilts do you baste the whole quilt around the edge's & only use 1 rail??
Thank you Tango

Kathy said...

What are your inspirations for your quilting designs? What quilting teachers influence you the most? Would you ever consider self publishing a quilting design book?

Katie B. said...

I'd like to see a picture of your long-arm machine. How did you get started? Did you take lessons?

onlymehere said...

What made you decide to open this business with Clint. I assume from what I've read that this is Clint's full-time job to (sorry if I'm wrong). How did you know how to price your services? What do you do if a client isn't satisfied (which I'm sure never happens with you). How do you balance it all, kids, husband, chores, work, church?

Nanci said...

Oh gosh, this is so cool! I was thinking about how you even started quilting. Did you just happen upon it one day and thought "I can do this!" or was there someone in your family that quilted.
Do you also have favorite blocks you like to make? I am pretty sure you love green colours as I see the green, turquoises floating around your blog.
How large is your studio by the way?

Paula said...

Judi -- I would like to know how you and your husband got involved in giving quilts to orphanages in Romania. Do you or Clint have a specific connection?

Melanie said...

Hi There,

Thank you for offering to answer questions! I have a couple for you:

1) Did you buy the long-arm machine specifically to do customer quilts, or did you initially purchase it for your own personal pleasure?

2) Did you start off with a long-arm machine or did you "graduate" from a regular domestic sewing machine?

3) When you look at a quilt block, how do you decide what pattern to quilt within the space? (a personal challenge of mine!)

4) Now that you have been quilting as an occupation, has it taken the fun out of quilting for you?

5) Is it your hope to continue to quilt professionally forever, or do you have another aspiration at heart?

Thank you again! I am a great admirer of your work!

Melanie

Lisa M. said...

I would love to know how you balance Mommy-ing and work-ing? I can't seem to find that balance.
Your quilting is beautiful :-)

Polly said...

Did you start free-motion quilting on a regular/domestic machine? How long before you evolved to this professional level of quilting? Your quilting is truly exquisite. You don't have an equal that I've ever seen. Polly

brodiefiles said...

I'm very new to (regular) machine quilting and have been using a walking foot. I have no problem stitching in from the edge of the fabric. How do I start in the middle? How do I start so that the stitching doesn't unravel/come out? When I try to back stitch with the walking foot I break a needle just about every time! Thanks!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How do you decide what fabric to order for your shop. Do you design the pattern first and then choose fabric or vise versa?

Simone de Klerk said...

What a fun idea! I like to know things about people, so I look forward to your answers to all the questions above and below.

How did you come up with the name Green Fairy?

How long does your company excist?

What is you favorite fabric line?

Are you going to continue the charity quilting and is there any way we can help you with making blocks?

Have a lovely day!

Barb in Mi said...

Hi, great idea of Q&A - and I hope I do not repeat anything of the comments before... As a Longarmquilter, what gives you the worst hassle when someone brings in an unfinished quilt: not square/ not pressed..? So maybe a do/ don't list would be great. Also I would love more insight in the correct/ best way of pressing seam allowances, especially when they are some kind of stars with a "bulk" in the middle. I admire your skills tremendously and just wonder how long you ahve bene quilting. Any idea of how many quilts you have long arm quilted? Do you keep a log?
Have a great week!

Em said...

How come you are such a wonderful person? How come I like and admire you so much? Love, Em

Kathy said...

I think your quilting is amazing and I look forward to seeing each new project you do! I was wondering if you ever do quilts that are not tightly quilted? I like the look, but not the stiff feel of quilts that are so tightly quilted. I'm bored with stitch in the ditch and want to be more creative. What recommendations can you give on a loosely quilted design other than stippling? Sashings stump me too. Any suggestions?