JUDY MARTIN

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Judy Martin has been making quilts steadily for 50 years. In the 1980’s, she was an editor of Quilter’s Newsletter and Quiltmaker magazines. Last year, she published her 23rd book, Singular Stars. She has published 1,067 original block and quilt patterns. Her articles, patterns, and designs have appeared in more than 200 books and magazines. She has had several one-woman quilt shows, including exhibitions at The National Quilt Museum, The Iowa Quilt Museum, and at AQS Shows in Des Moines, Lancaster, Daytona, and Paducah. She is best known for her books of original quilt blocks, star quilts, scrap quilts, Log Cabin quilts, and pieced borders.

Judy feels like the luckiest person in the world to get to make her living from quilt making. She buys more fabric than she’ll ever use, serves her family take-out pizza when she gets engrossed in a quilting project, asks her husband to just pull a sweater over it when his shirt loses a button, irons clothes only for weddings and funerals, and has gotten over feeling guilty about any of this.

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Singular Stars: Lone Star Quilts and Variations

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this lecture/trunk show, Judy discusses design elements that make single-star quilts unique. You will see a variety of Lone Stars, including ones that appear to curve and others that have blocks that can be turned or placed differently for entirely new looks. She shows a Lone Star with a fractured background, one made from logs, one surrounded by Log Cabin blocks, one that undulates like a Bargello quilt, and more. Most of the quilts are from Judy’s newest book, Singular Stars.

Registration: TQHF members $15.00/ non-members $20.00

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Diamonds are a Quilter's Best Friend

Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

In this demonstration, Judy takes the mystery out of planning, cutting, and strip piecing
Lone Star quilts and other quilt blocks with true 45-degree diamonds. She talks about the best block sizes for rotary-cut diamonds or strip-pieced Lone Stars; the most stable grain; how to cut oversized background patches; pressing techniques; how to stitch perfect joints; and more.

Registration: TQHF members $15.00/ non-members $20.00

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Log Cabin Precision Piecing

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

In this demonstration, Judy helps you perfect your seam allowance so your Log Cabins and all your patchwork projects fall together effortlessly. She teaches you how to use the lengthwise grain for greater stability; how to test your seam allowance and how to adjust it so your blocks won’t need squaring up or trimming down; how to precut your logs to the proper lengths to help you sew precisely; how to press without stretching the fabric; and more.

Registration: TQHF members $15.00/ non-members $20.00

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