Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Black and White picture challenge and my adventures in Paducah...

Judi Madsen using the A1 Elite Longarm 
I thought it would be fun to do my own black and white picture challenge for this post. It really has been so hard to keep up blogging and I miss it.  Seems like Instagram and Facebook is where I hang out most of the time now.  Anyway -  I just went to Paducah for QuiltWeek and had a wonderful time teaching 6 sold out classes.  I am always so honored to be with so many quilters - it really makes my job easier, knowing that everyone is happy to be there.

It takes weeks of prep work and pre-shipping everything ahead of time for these events, so when the week arrives and flies by - it seems like all a blur.  Does that make sense?

Up above is a picture my darling sister Amy took of me during my Secondary Design class - hands down my favorite topic to teach.  I absolutely love it.  I am also very grateful to Stewart Plank for providing the A1 quilting machine for that lecture/demo class.  There is nothing so great as demonstrating how to quilt on a machine I am familiar with and absolutely love. 

Judi Madsen 
 This picture is fun because it's hard to know what is drawn and what is quilted - and I just love the simplicity of the design itself. 
Kimberly Einmo 
I am so lucky to have my sister, Amy come with me.  She is the best "sistant" I could ever ask for.  She puts up with a lot and knows exactly what I need to keep going.  There is so much planning and work to be done, and since we have been traveling together for 4 years - she knows what to do.  I am so blessed to have such a great sister.

On top of that, I have another adopted sister - Kimberly Einmo - she is a riot and we have so much fun together and with her husband Kent.  So glad we made time to go out to dinner one of the evenings I had off from teaching.

Judi Madsen 
Roses sent from my husband, Clint.  He was so sweet to send them to me and I feel so lucky to have him in my life.  These were - I am proud of you - roses.  So grateful for him.

Jenny Pedigo 
It is always so fun to catch up with Jenny from SewKindofWonderful - seriously!  I love this girl and her amazing talent.  I made sure to grab some of her patterns to add to my site, you can check those out here.

Paducah, Kentucky 
Amy and I had more time this trip to allow some time to check out the city.  It was fun to walk around on a beautiful Saturday afternoon - this church was absolutely beautiful!



Last, but not least, my exhibit - Ordinary Quilts, Extraordinary Quilting was shown at QuiltWeek - it still is surreal thinking about having 18 of my quilts hanging in the show for Spring Paducah QuiltWeek.  I am so grateful for the experiences I have had and still can't believe where this road has taken me.  Thanks so much to all of you for being around for the ride. 

3 comments:

Stitchingmatters said...

When will we get to see the black and white challenge? Did this turn out to be a whole quilt? Please tell and show more.

Becki said...

Judi, I'm the one who emailed you while in Paducah. I went back on Friday and made loads of close-up pix of your quilting. I'm amazed at how you can look at the fabric and break it into motifs. I'm boxed in by the seams. I hope I can branch out and look past the seams. I quilt on a domestic, and I love doing the quilting. I admit that it takes me a lot of time to get to the point of quilting. I have to "talk myself into it", so to speak. Once I'm into it, I can't stop. Often I will just sit and look at the quilt and let it speak to me. Thank you again for the exhibit. Even though I didn't get to meet you, I feel like I know you better now. I will study your books more fully for further inspiration!!!

Becki said...

Judi, I'm the one who emailed you while in Paducah. I went back on Friday and made loads of close-up pix of your quilting. I'm amazed at how you can look at the fabric and break it into motifs. I'm boxed in by the seams. I hope I can branch out and look past the seams. I quilt on a domestic, and I love doing the quilting. I admit that it takes me a lot of time to get to the point of quilting. I have to "talk myself into it", so to speak. Once I'm into it, I can't stop. Often I will just sit and look at the quilt and let it speak to me. Thank you again for the exhibit. Even though I didn't get to meet you, I feel like I know you better now. I will study your books more fully for further inspiration!!!Judi, I'm the one who emailed you while in Paducah. I went back on Friday and made loads of close-up pix of your quilting. I'm amazed at how you can look at the fabric and break it into motifs. I'm boxed in by the seams. I hope I can branch out and look past the seams. I quilt on a domestic, and I love doing the quilting. I admit that it takes me a lot of time to get to the point of quilting. I have to "talk myself into it", so to speak. Once I'm into it, I can't stop. Often I will just sit and look at the quilt and let it speak to me. Thank you again for the exhibit. Even though I didn't get to meet you, I feel like I know you better now. I will study your books more fully for further inspiration!!!