I grew up in Kentucky, and it has been about 16 years since I’ve been back. When I saw that Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts would be teaching a two day Longarm Quilting Camp at Quilted Joy in Louisville I jumped at the chance to go. It was so much fun. Judi is an excellent teacher with a fun sense of humor and amazing talent. I learned so much and am really looking forward to applying what I learned to my work.
I also met some really nice women at the class. That’s one thing I just love about quilting. I get to meet so many great ladies, and some gentlemen, too. I love that I get to quilt as a business, but more than that, I am building relationships with some really great ladies. It is a privilege to get to quilt for them, and I am humbled that they keep coming back for more!
After the quilt camp was over I stayed in Kentucky for an extra day to visit some friends. I stayed with the woman who was like my second mother when I lived there. I wanted to bring her a quilt, but didn’t have a lot of extra time so I made her The Laurel Wreath quilt from Angela Walter’s Midnight Quilt Show by Craftsy on You Tube. From start to finish the quilt only took about five hours to make. The applique’s are fabric from Handmade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, and the background fabric is American Made Cotton by Clothworks. I’m not sure what the shade is called. The American Made Cotton quilts beautifully. I was so impressed with it.