My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

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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