Tuesday, April 19, 2016


So, this year has been crazy - so crazy that I haven't kept up with this blog.  Not a new story, but I am sorry I have neglected you all out here in blogville.  The above picture tells the story of my life for the past several months, this was the last quilt I finished for my next book, Secondary Quilting with Judi Madsen, which - hopefully will be out this fall. I will keep you updated on the exact date and pre-purchase opportunities, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy the sneak peek of Star X-ing, one of my favorite projects from my book.

I finished my book and submitted it to AQS with only days to spare before I left for the INMQ guild in Spokane, Washington where I taught 5 longarm classes and was treated like a queen for 2 and a half days.  The ladies there treated me to sites around Spokane and the best dinners I have had in a long time.  We went to The White House in Post Falls, Idaho where I ate Greek food for the first time - it was fabulous.  We also went to a lot of other restaurants that were excellent.  Thank you Anita, Beth, Susan and the other ladies whose names have escaped me - I am so sorry.

We walked around Downtown Spokane and this old mill was so fabulous - I had to take a picture of this alley way. 

The clock tower and Spokane River were a hit.
My trunk show was so fun!  I am always so grateful to each quilt guild that takes me in and treats me so well. We had some good laughs and I loved being able to share Bohemian and all of my other designs with them.
Typically during my teaching on the last day, I get a little slap happy and ditsy and the Triple PPP's in this quilting drawing is an example of my craziness.  I really hope the ladies had a good time and here's a shout out to all of you from the INMQ guild who get this fun little joke.
I had a wonderful time, so grateful for the opportunities I get to teach and even though it is hard for me to leave my family - they are really supportive of me and encourage me to do my best. Plus, seeing the sunrise from a plane - that is pretty awesome. 

Okay - so I figured I would do a little catching up on the blog with a few posts instead of a super long post - so stay tuned for all the catching up I am going to be doing in the next few days or weeks.  


Unknown said...

I have always been dreaming of seeing such beautiful sunset or sunrise.. You are lucky enough to observe it. My flights have been always late in the evening, so that I could not see anything beautiful!

sdrussell said...

I love reading your blog and seeing your quilts. I sure do hope that your new book will be about the quilting of the flimsy instead of the fabric pattern of the quilt. While I have a different style of quilts, not flowery as yours, I sure do love looking at how you quilt the designs on them. Can't wait for your next book.

Susan Smith said...

We loved having you in Spokane, Judi! This week I'm finishing up my first Judi Madsen-style quilt and having a ball. Being highly cost- effective (not to say cheap!) I've never purchased an actual long arm ruler, I've always just used the add-a-quarter ones. So your A1 ruler arrived just in time for the last couple of Swoon blocks. Worth every penny :)

Unknown said...

I love to visit Spokane. The White House is a special treat. Glad you were treated so swell in the Pacific Northwest. When doesn't one quilter get special treatment from another quilter?