Monday, April 25, 2016

My Second Book is available for Pre-Order!

Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen 
Okay, so this is getting real.  My second book, Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen was a labor of love, frustration, and down right exhaustion - but, I am happy to say it is in the editing process and is finally available as a pre-order.  It will be available in the Fall - hopefully September - I don't want to jinx myself by giving a specific date.  Y'all know how that went with my first book. ;-)

This new book has 6 original projects with start to end instructions from the piecing to the quilting.  I go over every single line quilted in this book.  I hope it will be a book that you will be inspired by and that will be very useful to you.  The designs are amazing, of course I am a little biased - the one you see on the cover is my "North Star" quilt. I will be giving more details on the book and its' projects when the book comes out, but hopefully this teaser is enough to make you want it! I know I can't wait to have it in my hands.  

So, a couple of things - you can order an autographed copy of my book on sale now and wait for it to come out and we will ship it as soon as we have it by clicking on the link here

Or, you can buy a plain old copy without an autograph from Amazon here.  

It's up to you!  I am so excited!   

Oh, and one more thing, if you haven't had a chance to take my online iquilt course, Quilting Makes a Difference, you should!  It is a fabulous class!  

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.