Monday, September 22, 2014

Some Great News!

Fire and Ice 1

If you have been following my Facebook and Instagram account you might already know this news, but I don't want to leave you blog followers out of the loop.  Remember when I quilted Fire and Ice for Kimberly Einmo?  Well, Kimberly submitted it to the Chattanooga AQS QuiltWeek show and it won "Best Modern Quilt!" So fun!  Congrats to Kimberly! What an honor it is to have been able to quilt this quilt. This is the first "big" win for me as a quilter and I feel really lucky to have been a part of this quilt!

Some other good news that I want to share with you is that I have recently signed a contract with AQS Publishing for my second book.  I will be working on this huge project for the next year, trying to fit this in with everything else that I am doing.  It won't be a small task, but I will keep myself organized to get it finished in time. The working title for the book is "Secondary Quilting Designs with Judi Madsen."  I cannot wait to share with you all of the designs I have come up with. It will be a wonderful addition to my first book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces - but please know that I will not repeat designs from the first book - they will all be fresh and new!  YAY!

Have a wonderful week!

33 comments:

Betsy said...

Congratulations Judi. Your workmanship is amazing.

Auntie Pami said...

I'm so proud of you! Congratulations!

Ella said...

Congrats! Your quilting is amazing just in photos. I cannot imagine how stunning it is in person.

Ali Honey said...

Fabulous quilt! Well done on your part.

The Star of India in your last post was the ship that some of my ancestors came to New Zealand on in the 1880s. I knew it was still afloat.

Stacey said...

Wow that is terrific. Your quilts look spectacular.

Helen L said...

Congrats!! Your quilting is truly award wiinning, even without the "official" blue ribbons!! And I can't wait to see the new book!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

So happy for you Judi!!! You earned it all...I would love to have you next door...LOL. I may get more at ease with my Tiara...moving along though. you are so very. Creative!!

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

I saw that quilt in Chattanooga and knew I knew it, but couldn't place it. :)

Congratulations!!

Havplenty said...

Congratulations to the both of you. What an honor.

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Sarah Craig said...

I saw this quilt in Chattanooga and was pleased and so happy for you - and proud to say that I "knew" the quilter!! Your quilting really makes this quilt the stunning show-stopper it is. And it was even more beautiful in person!

Congratulations on the book, too - I can't wait to see it!!

Tracey Holzer said...

All good things!!! Very exciting.

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations on both counts. It is well deserved too.

Mine-rSewFun said...

Congrats Judi!! It is indeed worthy! :-) love it...

pjVA said...

I saw this quilt in Chattanooga. It's gorgeous. Beautiful quilting.

helen said...

Beautiful, so fresh well done both of you.

Rike Busch said...

Congratulations! It is a really beautiful quilt - the pattern and the quilting!
And I am also exciting about your new book, because I love the first one.
greetings from Germany,
Rike

Brita said...

Pictures don't do it justice! Saw it at the show and wanted to run back to the hotel to make one, too. Of course, the quilting really, really makes it special, so mine wouldn't be as gorgeous. Congrats, we'll deserved!

Rachell said...

Whee! Happy dance! Congrats and congrats!!!!

Patti said...

Wonderful news on all fronts! Congrats! And definitely looking forward to your new book!

Brandy Pettit said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations!
~Brandy

Samantha K said...

Congratulations! I could look at your quilting for days-You have amazing talent. I cannot wait to see your new book!

Lorie Bugaiski said...

Congratulations! Just a beautiful quilt and the quilting is wow! Can't wait for your new book!

Abigail Dolinger said...

Congrats on both counts!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on both counts!

Leeanne said...

Congratulations Judi! count me in on your next book, love your first one!

bmayer said...

I am also among those who love your first book. Can't wait for the second! Congratulations! You deserve the recognition for all you have worked so hard for. I've been quilting for over 30 years, and I truly admire your talent.

Tamie said...

Congratulations on the book and award. Well deserved.

Michele said...

That is wonderful news. Congratulations and double congrats on the new book deal. I'll be looking forward to holding it in my hands.

Jodi said...

Congratulations on the win & the new book project. That is a truly beautiful quilt, I can see why it won.

Gladys said...

Congratulation, Judy! Very great news! Enjoy!

Teresa Silva said...

Congrats! What exciting news for you. I can't wait for your second book. I look at your first book all the time and attempt to do some of the amazing quilting. You're such an inspiration to me! Thank you!

Miss Jean said...

Congratulations! I think that when a quilt receives a ribbon, the quilter along with the "piecer" should both share ribbons.

Becki said...

What beautiful quilting. I saw one of your quilts in Paducah this spring. Your work is awesome. I can't wait for your next book. I get such inspiration from you and your work.