Judy Woodworth, Quilting Artist

Location: Gering, Neb.

Quilting Experience: 12+ years

Quilting Tips: Once you learn to not have a death grip on your machine, and you learn to breathe as you quilt, you will relax and start having fun. Your customers will love your curls and swirls. It will only take you a few quilts to get the swing of it, and you’ll be dancing with your new Gammill. Email me if you have any questions about how to get started in your business (jwquilts@yahoo.com). Good luck, and remember to smile. You will get it.

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Judy is a national award winning quilter, teacher, author and a self-taught professional longarm quilter. She has won several international awards with her quilting partner Mary Sue Suit, including first place at the International Quilt Festival, Houston, in 2007 and 2008. Other honors include: Best Machine Quilting in the Hoffman Challenge, 2008, and more than two dozen MQS awards over the years. 

She brings enthusiasm and a joy of quilting to her students. Judy has been married for more than 40 years, and her husband Woody helps her by painting much of her dyed fabric. She has five children, many grandchildren and three dogs. AQS published her first Longarm quilting book in 2010.