Judy Simmons Lecture

_1053796Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting the Lake Oconee Quilt Guild in Eatonton, Georgia, where the speaker of the morning was Judy Simmons of Windy Hill Happenings.  I have been following Judy’s blog for several months now and was very excited to see her work up close and personal. 

She presented a wonderful trunk show starting with the wearable items that she had in the Fairfield Fashion Shows of the past.  I remembered seeing many of these pieces, but had not put them together with Judy.  She then moved into her more recent quilts, which include some wonderful pieces that are reminiscences from her family and life.

She had several great suggestions…..one was to use all of your “extra bits” somewhere in the piece, whether as part of the back, or in the lining of a wearable.  The one idea that I am going to definitely use is to go to a hardware store and use paint chips to determine the actual color from a photo.




The technique that I admired the most was her ability to apply marbling to Tissue Lame fabrics.  The result was glorious!!!




Here are a few photos from the day…….



I loved the whimsy in this piece





This piece utilized fabrics printed with various print related items.







This wonderful quilt used prints of doors, people, textures and other objects.



These are all beautiful and all have stories behind them…..

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The lining fabric was dyed and sprinkled with salt while still wet to achieve this soft coloration.




It was a wonderful morning…..thank you to Judy and to Lake Oconee Quilters!!!