Sunday, April 12, 2015

More MQX Classes


 

Does this quilt look familiar? It's on the cover of Judi Madsen's book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces. I took a class with Judi Madsen and thoroughly enjoyed it! Judi was fun and friendly. I volunteered to help out in her class so I got to meet her and her sister, Amy.


The class I took was Quilting With Shapes. She showed us innovative ways to quilt different shapes in backgrounds. She made perfect sense and I wondered why I never think of this stuff! She had great advice and I want to try some of patterns she shared with us.


These are samples of the shapes she taught us. Very innovative! She was full of ideas. She also tried to make it easy for us. She took us through each step and had a great handout for us to follow with her.


I was right up front! I think I had the best seat! There were about 70 of us taking this particular class.
Judi was nice enough to raffle off a book and a ruler. I won the ruler! I'm so excited to try it! I'm hoping some of her talent rubbed off on me!


The only other class I took was with Karen Marchetti. Her class was how to quilt wide borders which I've had a problem with in the past. She showed us her method of dividing the border and marking it. She makes lines and arcs using a boomerang type ruler. So interesting! Everyone has such great ideas and they're all so varied.

There you have it! I had such a great time taking classes at MQX! I'm looking forward to next year already! I saw little bits of other classes and hope they'll be available next year. There is so much offered but so little time! You know how that goes!

12 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Lucky you - sounds like you learnt a lot, and had fun in the process. Looking forward to seeing how you play - and your new ruler :-)

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    1. Raewyn, it was such fun! I'm hoping I can use that ruler with our sit down machine. I will certainly try my best! I'll blog about it once I use it!

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  2. Oh my goodness - how fantastic to participate in a Judi Madsen workshop! You will have to share some of things you learned! I truly admire her quilting!!

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    1. I took the best classes! I really enjoyed them. She made everything look so easy. We'll see how easy it is for me!!

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  3. So glad you were able to take these classes, I can hardly wait to take long arm classes in Houston with Jamie Wallen.

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    1. I've heard great things about him! You're love him and learn a lot!

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  4. How lucky you are. I admire Judi!

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  5. Can't wait to see what new quilting techniques you have mastered!

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    1. I learned a lot. Just hope I can put it into practice!!

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  6. Love that book of Judi's and reference it often. Will be anxiously awaiting your eval of the ruler!!!!!

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    1. I love her book too! She has the best ideas. I'm hoping I can use the ruler. I think it's easier for longarmers. I have a sit down so I'm not sure how easy it will be.

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