This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Interview with Judi Schon, Convenor of the Auckland Festival of Quilts 2014

Judi Schon is a quilter from Auckland.  Judi is an award winning long-arm quilter, and runs a small business, Quiltsmith, quilting other people's quilts.  Judi is also this year's Convener for the Festival of Quilts, a big job, and I was interested in finding out more about how you go about organising a big quilting event like this.  Judi generously agreed to be interviewed and now I can share this interview with you.  Thanks Judi!

This is Judi's quilt, which we discuss in the interview.  It's called Inside Out, and is made from a design by Kati Spencer that was in the MQU Mag, Fall 2012.

Whoops, during the interview I get the dates of the upcoming Symposiums wrong.  Here's the correct dates and locations, and links for those that have web pages running:
2015 - Palmerston North
2017 - Christchurch
2019 - Auckland

It's a howling gale here today, perfect weather for staying inside and putting some stitches in cloth.  How's your weekend treating you?  I hope you have a great one, wherever you are and whatever you're doing.


  1. Lovely quilt. It was Dear Jane today so all good and the weather cleared so we got to look round a beautiful garden too. Our shower is operational!!! Matt is trying it out right now. There may be no polished floors, no window,half finished walls, no tiles and a tweety bird curtain with pink love hearts (things people give you!!!) but it works.:)


  2. Enjoying your podcasts and just about to listen to this one whilst quilting!

  3. That is a beautiful quilt! I just started listening and will get to finish tomorrow during school drop off time.
    How is the howling gale on the boat?

  4. This was a fantastic interview. It makes me want to save the clip where she talks about entering her first quilt into a show for all the people who think theirs isn't good enough. It's an interesting perspective on organizing an event, especially since we just had our guild show.


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