Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Book of the Month and a Winner!

It's February, and time for another Book of the Month!
This month I'll work from Judi Madsen's new book,
Quilting Wide Open Spaces.
If you've followed me for a while, you'll know I am a big fan of Judi's work.  Both she and Angela have had a huge influence on my longarm work.  I'm attending the AQS show in Phoenix next week, and very excited to have three classes with Judi!  So, whether I will follow one of her patterns or follow the quilting as my monthly project, I don't know yet.  I'll decide after class! 

And a big thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful comments regarding the quilt tops using the Bargello with a Twist book.  There were many great suggestions, which, if I'd had more time, would have played with.  But I will keep them in mind for other quilts.  It was definitely a fun technique, as the instructions were very clear.  So many possibilities with just one block!

Now for the winner of the Connecting Threads Essential cotton thread, as determined by the random number generator
Commentor #9, which is Ann Dunn,

Ann Dunn January 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM
I'm liking the addition of the makes the quilt pattern pop. Only two days pressure.

I certainly got a good laugh out of the 'no pressure'!
Ann, I'll be contacting you to get you the thread.  Congratulations!

Happy Quilting!



  1. Thanks for introducing me to a new, awesome quilter!!!

    1. I had to run and order her book and some of her patterns!!!

  2. I have Judi's book and love it. Her work is soooo inspiring. I like Angela Walters too - guess our mentors are the same!!


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