Judie Rothermel Comes to Little Quilts!

As part of our Just Judie quilt competition prize package, the quilt shop sponsoring the most entries was rewarded with a visit from Judie herself!  So, on Friday, November 1, Judie (accompanied by her Marcus Fabrics entourage) arrived at Little Quilts in Marietta, GA for an afternoon of festivities.


(l. to r.: Stephanie Dell 'Olio, President, Marcus Fabrics' Retail Division; Mary ellen vonHolt, shop owner; Judie Rothermel; Pati Violick, Marcus Fabrics' Director of Marketing

(l. to r.): Stephanie Dell ‘Olio, President, Marcus Fabrics’ Retail Division; Mary Ellen vonHolt, owner, Little Quilts; Judie Rothermel; Pati Violick, Marcus Fabrics’ Director of Marketing


Judie enjoys a close look at some of the finalists...

Judie enjoys a close look at some of the finalists…

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...and one entry that was completed after the deadline. Miniature hexies, anyone?

…and one entry that was completed after the deadline. Miniature hexies, anyone?

With an impressive 24 entries sponsored, Little Quilts owner Mary Ellen VonHolt proudly hosted the special event — part meet-and-greet, part trunk show – for an excited group of contestants, customers and guests.  Mary Ellen and Judie showed some of her own quilts, and attendees left with goodies including Judie’s tips for creating with miniatures, and much more! …As they say, a wonderful time was had by all!  Congratulations again to Little Quilts and its entrants on a job beautifully done.

From a True Judie Rothermel Fan…

We received this note from quilter & Aunt Grace aficionado, Amy DeCesare of Delmont, PA.  Like Amy, we’re amazed that ten years have passed so quickly…check out her recent blog post & great photos!  Thanks for your note, Amy!

I was just writing a new post for my blog, about a quilt I made 10 years ago using Aunt Grace Through the Year.  {Ten years ago, already???}   When I linked to the Marcus Brothers website, I discovered your 25th Anniversary celebration is underway!

 Here is one of the photos I used in the blog post.  As I mentioned in the feature, I do a lot of modern sewing, but will always love vintage quilts and fabrics.  I plan to make another quilt soon from the prints I’ve got left from this line.

Congratulations on 25 years of beloved designs, Judie!  I look forward to many more!
Regards,  Amy DeCesare
DOWNLOAD the details of our current JUST JUDIE Quilt Competition – entries are due July 31, 2013!  You can win one of 25 great prizes, and even help your favorite quilt shop to WIN a VISIT from Judie herself!!