[tps_header]Meet Judy Newman - Interview by Angie Wilson on[/tps_header]

Today is all about Judy Newman (of A Very Fine House). Judy is an Australian Quilter who is really passionate about sharing her love of quilting, knowledge and boundless energy with quilters everywhere.

I was introduced to Judy’s work through the fabulous Marie (of Quilts with Personality) who suggested Judy’s Dilly Bag would be a great project for The Fussy Cutters ClubMarie was right, and The Dilly Bag-a-Long was born and with it my admiration and love of Judy’s work.

Judy’s work has a really soft, antique and timeless feel to them; you can tell that these are quilts that are made with love to be loved and used everyday.

Judy is very generous with her skills and loves to teach quilters of all levels and see their passion for quilting grow, it’s something I really love and admire about her.

On top of all of this wonderfulness Judy also works at Amitie Textiles (a quilt shop in Melbourne) – how amazing would that be!

So, ready to find out more about Judy Newman? Read on…

Medallion Quilt - Image courtesy of Judy Newman
Image courtesy of Judy Newman


How did you come to be a quilter?

It was quite by accident really and yet I can’t help feeling that there was a good dose of “fate” involved. I had very young children at the time and was taking them for a walk and happened to walk right past a quilt shop. I fell in love with that shop on sight. The quilts were displayed in the window and I stopped and stared, rooted to the spot. The juxtaposition of colour and design was so beautiful, I have to say it was a pivotal moment in my life. I booked into an evening class with a friend and the rest is history.

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  1. Marie September 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Fabulous interview with Judy – love it!!!

    1. GnomeAngel September 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Marie, and I have you to thank for bringing Judy into my life! 🙂

  2. Jean September 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Loved learning a little more about Judy , I have found her to be very generous and warm. Great interview thank you

    1. GnomeAngel September 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Jean! She’s fabulous isn’t she – embodies all of the great things about the quilting community!

  3. Teri September 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Very interesting interview, Judy’s quilts are beautiful!

    1. GnomeAngel September 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Teri – they are fabulous aren’t they!

  4. Serena @ Sewgiving September 24, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I really love this series that you are doing … so nice to “meet” other quilters and see what drives the creatively.

    1. GnomeAngel September 30, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thanks Serena. I’m having a lot of fun with it and I’m enjoying so much learning about everyone’s passions. I’m so glad I’m not alone 🙂