More Just Judie Entries…

The fun continues today with great new photos…enjoy!

Evangeline Kaus

Evangeline Kaus of Delafield, WI shows off gorgeous LeMoyne Star blocks

Linda Sawrey

Linda Sawrey of Temecula, CA frames pretty sampler blocks with detailed piecing that gives a dramatic ric-rac border effect.

Judy Sheridan

Judy Sheridan of Skaneateles, NY give Judie’s prints an interesting twist, and borders them with appliqued baskets & vines.

Nancy Yando

Nancy Yando of Fuquay-Varina, NC successfully takes on the challenge of muptile circle appliques – dimensional HAND applique, that is!

Marty Young

Marty Young of Marietta, GA show off not only her English paper piecing and neddleturned applique skills, but also “evidence” of just a small part of her Judie stash!

Wanda Chadwick

Wanda Chadwick of Powder Springs, GA created a beautifully non-traditional look using various dimensional techniques.

The JUST JUDIE Entries are HERE!

Today the office is buzzing with “oohs” and “aahhs” as we open up all of the JUST JUDIE contest entries! Stacks of envelopes and email entries are piled on my desk! We can’t show them off just yet, but we CAN tell you that competition will be stiff for those 25 prize packs, made possible by our generous prize sponsors… Stay tuned for the unveiling of finalists in mid-August!  -  lisa

A New Look for Judie’s Website!

Judie Rothermel fans, be sure to check out her new look online, and note that Schoolhouse Quilts will be at the Broward Quilt Expo this weekend as well as the Cincinnati Quilt Festival next month!  In addition to visiting your local quilt shops, these are two great opportunities to pick up what you need for your Just Judie competition entry...enjoy!

Entering the Just Judie Competition? Meet Our Prize Sponsors!

No doubt by now you’ve heard about our Just Judie Quilt Competition, and seen the great prizes on our website!  We’ve invited our sponsor friends to submit guest blog posts throughout the contest, so from time to time we’ll be sharing these with you…Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, we know you’ll benefit from the information our sponsors will share here!  We begin with a great post from Dritz/Omnigrid…enjoy!– Lisa

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For every part of the quilt-making process there are some tools you’ll need to make your project as precise and as perfect as possible. And we all need a little help achieving perfection, don’t we?

As part of the Just Judie contest, Prym Consumer is providing some of those essential tools from its Dritz® and Omnigrid® ranges. If you’re one of the competition 25 winners, here are some product details about the items you’ll find in your basket. We know they’ll come in handy on your journey to perfection!

Omnigrip by Omnigrid® 6” x 14” ruler – Not familiar with Omnigrid? Well you’re in for a treat. Omnigrid boasts precise standards, quality materials and manufacturing excellence – its accuracy has made it a coveted ruler brand amongst quilting enthusiasts.

Preparing your fabric is the first thing you’ll do, so using quality tools will yield the best results.  What’s so special about Omnigrid?

  • Double-site lines: uniquely patterned double lines, and grid lines that show up on light and dark fabrics.
  • Unmatched accuracy: they’re laser cut to within .002 inch accuracy, which is consistent ruler to ruler. Printing on the underside eliminates viewing distortion.
  • Heavy-duty acrylic: Omnigrid features durable, premium quality acrylic with smooth, laser cut edges.

The ruler in our prize package also has the non-slip feature of Omnigrip. Its 6” x 14” size is ideal for squares, rectangles and strips.

Omnigrid 5-1/2” fabric scissors – because one good pair of sharp scissors is a must. These fit the bill.

Dritz Quilting Pins – you’ve got to have pins if you’re going to quilt! Essential for piecing your fabrics together. Quilting pins are ideal for multiple layers of fabric.  Store your quilting pins in this stackable box with a snap-top lid. (Editor’s note:  These pins are my personal favorite, especially because the bright yellow heads make it easy to find – and pick up –  the pins from my sewing room carpet…Lisa / Marcus Fabrics)

Dritz Quilting Fine Point Mark-B-Gone™ Marking Pen – for the final stage of finishing your quilt, you’ll need a marking mechanism. This pen has an extra-fine point for detailed marking.

Dritz Quilting binding clips – also a part of the finishing process, binding clips hold binding in place until it is sewn.

We’ll be sharing lots of new Spring 2013 product information on our new blog, so visit us there or check out our website for basic product details.

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Thanks to our friends at Dritz for the information, and for their generous prize selections!  Remember, your JUST JUDIE entry is due July 31!  Good Luck!

 

 

Judie Rothermel’s Sweet Treat for January!

Did you see the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog post on Saturday?  It’s all about Judie’s new collection, STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES & CHOCOLATE.  You’ll love their mini-interview with Judie, too!  Enjoy..and check out our free project, too!

Meet Judie Rothermel’s Design Assistant…

Ever wonder how Judie continues to bring us so many beautiful fabric collections season after season? Meet Judie’s design assistant, Abbey Road…

Judie says, “She is a Lilac color point British shorthair cat. She is two years old and follows me where ever I go.”

She’s even looking forward to reviewing the entries for the upcoming “JUST JUDIE” quilt competition, running from January through July 2013.  Check out Judie’s 25 Anniversary Collection, the basis for the competition, add fabrics from your Judie stash, and plan your entry now!