Thursday, 23 February 2012

Member Profile: Meet Judith!

Everyone, please meet Judith.  She is an amazing quilter, stitcher, crafter who has an amazing ability to recycle textiles into beautiful quilts or bags.  Judith, tell us  more about yourself please!  

The basics

Name: Judith Hollies

Hometown: Belfast, N.Ireland

Blog address:

Flickr name:Rags to Bags

Etsy Shop:

Family: Husband, 3 daughters (16, 13, 10)

Pets: Dog - Poppy

The details
What is your day job? S/e Patchwork & Quilting Tutor & Designer

What is your current dream job? Fabric Shop Owner

What did you want to be as a child? Nurse

What is your favourite time waster? Playing with fabric

What are you working on now?  Project samples for next term’s programme, Stained QAL, Blog Cushion Tutorial, Pattern writing

What do you want to be working on right now? Designing new handbag

Do you have other hobbies beyond quilting? Reading, running a charity quilting bee called Bee Blessed

Do you play sports?  Which ones? Used to play badminton at county league level.

What is your strongest positive personality trait? Patience & listening

What is your greatest fear (nothing morbid or spooky…in a lighter sense)? Losing the use of my hands

Is there anything in your past that would shock us (that you’re willing to share)? Plenty!

What started you quilting? An old singer treadle machine left to me by my nanny (got me sewing from a young age) and a box of scraps given to me by my husband’s aunt (got me making duvet covers & then quilts).

A Quick-fire Round….What is your Favourite
place to holiday: Tuscany (never been!!)
movie: You’ve Got Mail
food: Pasta
book: The Help, Thirteenth Tale, Sarah’s Key
band/song: Gabriel’s Oboe (Enio Morricone – Theme tune from the film The Mission)
saying: Carpe Dieum
fabric line: don’t have one
fabric designer: don’t have one
sewing tool: Mr Pfaff
completed sewing project: Carry case for my daughter’s Flute

quick finish sewing project: Doorstop

project completed by you: Doll quilts sets for nieces for Christmas

project when you need a quick finish: Handbags or pencil cases (because they are usually my children’s last minute requests for friends’ birthday presents!)

Will You Show us Photos of Your:
First quilt – never!

Ugliest quilt – never!

Favourite quilt: don’t have one favourite, but here are a few that are up there:

Judith, thank you for sharing your quilts and bags with us.  We're all sure to find a bit of fresh inspiration here!


  1. how awesome, gabriel's oboe will always be one of my top favorites! i hope to have it played at our wedding... whenever that may be. :)

  2. I love the flute case! I've been thinking of making one for mine and another for my tin whistles... I never got around to it!

  3. Wonderful post about Judith - thank you!

  4. Great post, Jude's lovely :-)

  5. What a nice feature, Judith is great!

  6. I love that flute case too! And the rest! Great post Judith!

  7. That flute case is fabulous!

  8. Love Judith, that's a great post. I'm drooling over the flute case, its amazing :-)

  9. Hi Judith
    Love the flute planning a uke bag for hubby's ukelele and the notes really take my fancy!


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