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!