Author Archives: Judy's Quilting Studio

About Judy's Quilting Studio

Creator of all things quilted

Goodbye Covid! Hello Summer!

How did June end up so busy? Maybe it was the luxury of NO commitments through the period of social isolation that suddenly made one appointment or one activity in a day feel busy. The next question is – how … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, challenges, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Manitoba Eye Spy

Our Province has a big birthday in May. Of course all celebrations have been postponed but fortunately, quilting does not break any physical distancing rules so I was able to work on my Manitoba 150 quilt. Here is the official … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Canada 150, challenges, Inspirational, my patterns, Skill Builders, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Circle Game & Amazon Star Revealed

Kindergarten. Grade 3. Home schooling was not on my agenda. With school cancelled until September, we now have the grandboys several days a week.  Ken’s Kitchen is in charge of reading, math and science – mostly done with recipes. So far, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, hand piecing, Quilt Shows, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

March Madness

We made it to Hawaii, and back. My favorite picture comes from the view we woke up to every morning. Now, the world seems in crisis. Everything in my life has been postponed or cancelled. Fortunately, I have enough food … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, art, Classes, Highlighting others, my patterns, Quilt Shows, ruler quilting, travels, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quilting Highlights – January

It’s been a month since my last post, and I no longer feel like I’m sinking. It was a productive month! So, my Temperature quilt is looking rather blue… I may be the ONLY person in Winnipeg wishing for colder … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, art, challenges, mini-quilts, recipes, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The Vanishing Act

Out of necessity, 2020 will see changes to my blog. This is painful, coming off my best year yet – 43,000 views, almost 15,000 visitors, from 90 different countries. But I may have said ‘yes’ to just a few too many … Continue reading

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Temperature Quilt 2020

Canadian Prairie Folk are obsessed with weather. My grandfather’s diary goes back 100 years. I wish I could read all of it, but I’m sure it included the temperatures of that day. This was labeled Volume 2. I don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirational, my patterns, quilt along, super simple quilting, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Ruler Gremlins

Some days it seems like Gremlins have taken up residence in your sewing machine. The thread breaks. Stitches skip. Generally, just a mess. This seems especially true when you want nice quilting stitches, you have rulers in hand, and you … Continue reading

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RQ 201 – Doing it the Hard Way

I was recently reminded that you learn more from your mistakes than from your successes. Small comfort. There were so many times the rotary cutter almost made contact with fabric, but I refused to give up quite that easily. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, FMQ, my patterns, quilt along, ruler quilting, Skill Builders, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Learning at Sea

When you take classes on a quilting cruise, you not only have a very pleasant working environment, you are also learning from the best. At least, that has been my experience. This cruise had 4 teachers; each teaching a variety … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, art, Classes, FMQ, Highlighting others, Skill Builders, super simple quilting, travels, Uncategorized, WIP | 6 Comments