Friday, October 28, 2016

iquilt filming recap

Hi there! It has been a while. It is hard to keep up blogging with all that is going on in my life, but I hope you are happy with waiting because I have had some exciting things going on.  I have had to keep a lot of my quilting secret because I have been working on 2 more quilting classes with  
The above picture is from my "Progressive Detail Quilting," class and I know you are going to love it.

You will be learning this border and more background designs for applique quilts in my "Fabulous Background Quilting," which is my personal favorite of the 2 new classes. However, both classes are amazing and I really hope you enjoy them.  I will be sure to let you know when they are available for online viewing at
The best part of filming my classes was being reunited with my quilts from my second book, Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen - I haven't seen them since I sent them off to the publisher. Thank you AQS for taking such good care of them. 

The filming took place in Nashville, Tennesee in a small studio with amazing people who made my week long trip more enjoyable. I always have a hard time leaving my family, but I was so busy working that I didn't have much time to cry.  
I felt like the camera was always in my face, it made me nervous, uncomfortable and self conscious, but by the end of the taping I became a little more used to the idea.  

Here's a peek of the back of the "Progressive Detail Quilting" class.  Just this picture shows you enough to make you want to take the class, I hope anyway.  It really is such a fun project.  

Here I am with all my quilts from my second book. I can't wait to share all of the projects with you, it will be very soon. The book is at the printers now and we just have a few more weeks of waiting left. Hooray!!!! So, all of you who have pre-ordered a signed copy of my book, please know that the book will ship as soon as I receive them.   

Say hi to Chris - he's amazing!  He's the camera/director/producer guy who made my filming experience so much fun.  His wife Jen, is a sweetheart - I feel like I have made lifelong friends with them both - it is too bad we live so far away. 

After several days of filming and staying in the studio all day, I really enjoyed the first sunset in Nashville I was privileged to see about the 4th night there. You know me, I love sunsets. 

Tianna is an amazing makeup artist.  She is so talented and made me feel really beautiful because of how she did my makeup and hair the whole time I was filming. It was so natural, but made me look like my best self. I am so glad I got to know her a little better this time around. 
Here's a little sneak behind the scenes. The project on the screen is amazing!  I can't wait until you see the whole thing!  Just watching the skill of each person working a camera, capturing my projects so beautifully was so much fun for me.  I am grateful to each one of them for sharing their own talents and creative minds.
And Elaine! - what would I do without you?  She is an amazing producer who is so organized and because of that, made the whole week flawless as far as the timeline went.  It would not have gone as smoothly as it did if I didn't have her taking the reigns and organizing my unorganized creative brain. 
Thank you Lanie!
Here is most of the crew I worked with all week.  Amazing people! Thank you Elaine, Chris and Jen Conder, James and that other guy - haha, I forgot your name, please forgive me, I am terrible with names.  
So, while you are waiting to take my next two classes for, be sure to take my Quilting Makes a Difference class.  It is available online as well as in DVD form for those of you who would like to just pop it in your own DVD and watch it on your big screen tv - gee, that's terrifying.....You can order it here.


Carol M said...

I pre-ordered your book a while you've really whet my appetite!! What you showed on the blog looks always.

LJ said...

Your quilting is absolutely spectacular!

Unknown said...

Your quilting, to me, is the top of the bar, the standard of excellence that we should strive for. The quilts you do never fail to blow me away! I love everything you do!

Unknown said...

Your quilting, to me, is the top of the bar, the standard of excellence that we should strive for. The quilts you do never fail to blow me away! I love everything you do!

Leeanne said...

Exciting! I enjoyed your first iQuilt class. Looks like you have a lot of fun filming.

Marlene said...

What eye candy. Can't wait for your classes to start. So enjoyed your first one.

Frances Meredith said...

Can't wait!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

What a great experience and so many people will benefit from learning from you!

Karen M said...

I pre-ordered your second book. Can't wait to get it. Your iquilt class is my favorite because it was entirely on the long arm. That is why I paid for the class. I get annoyed when I buy a class from a long armer and part of it is demonstrated on a DSM. I will definitely subscribe to your next iquilt classes. Love your work.

Patty said...

Congrats on the second class!. Based on the photos, this new one will be wonderful.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, I wish I had known you were in Nashville - I live just a few miles away and would have loved to get together! But I'm sure you had a whirlwind schedule. Congratulations!!

Linda R said...

Beautiful Sneak Peek... Gorgeous and totally unique quilting as always. You are truly amazing!!

jec said...

judi....there are no words to describe your quilting abilities...thank you for sharing. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! congrats on your new class.

Rebecca Grace said...

How exciting, Judi! I preordered your book on Amazon as soon as you told us you had a new one in the works. I'm curious -- it looks like you were using the Bernina Q24 long arm machine for the video class. What do you think of it compared to your A1 machine? said...

Judi - You are full of awesomeness. Looking at your work makes me want to learn and then buy a longarm. Congratulations and good luck on the sale of this book.