Modern Machine Quilting DVD Blog Hop: Day Four

Day Four already! Are you having fun? Today’s guest is lots of fun. I’d like to welcome Maddie Kertay, the baddest BadAss Quilter herself!!

Now I know that BadAss is not a word that I usually use. I looked it up in the dictionary to see what those that are might have to say about it but they don’t seem to be able to come up with a firm idea. I heard it used on a sports commentary recently to describe a particularly daring soccer goal. It was definitely complimentary!  Take a look at Maddie’s website to see how she uses the word… From Maddie’s definition I would like to think I am a BadAss Quilter too.

Anyway, I first met Maddie at QuiltCon when she’d just got things going and a couple of my friends wanted me to find her and get some pins… It took a few texts. I probably wasn’t looking for a sweet looking lady not that much younger than me! (She looks much younger than me)

We met up again at Quilt Market this year. Maddie is one on the front row on the right of this picture, hiding for some reason.


Maddie has a bricks and mortar store, Spool, in Chattanooga, Tennessee and guess where I was in September?

She’s in this picture keeping things in order.


Maddie does beautiful long arm quilting but she has been kind enough to watch the DVD and blog about it, right in the middle of her 8000 FaceBook followers celebration. Thanks Maddie!

So, hop over to Maddie’s blog to see what she has to say  and then come back here and comment on my blog any time until Christmas Day and I’ll be picking one lucky winner who will win a copy of Modern Machine Quilting. Here’s the complete list of bloggers:

Monday, December 15th:  Faith Jones
Tuesday, December 16th:  Bonnie Hunter
Wednesday, December 17th:  Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday, December 18th:  Maddie Kertay
Friday, December 19th:  Svetlana Sotak
Saturday, December 20th:  Julia Wood
Sunday, December 21st:  Laura Wasilowski
Monday, December 22nd:  Pokey Bolton
Tuesday, December 23rd:  Susan Brubaker Knapp
Wednesday, December 24th: ME

Don’t forget, I moderate all comments so they might take a while to show up.



  1. Janet said:

    This is very interesting. I feel it can be applied to all quilting styles. Looking forward to learning more and hope I win!

    December 18, 2014
  2. Donna said:

    Badass asked a good question why am I not quilting my own quilts, I need to learn more and jump in and give it a try.

    December 18, 2014
  3. maggie pen said:

    my skill level stays stuck on – low to none. been trying for yrs to improve, so hopefully trying yr techniques will give new ideas to me. hope I win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 18, 2014
  4. Helen G. said:

    I am excited! My son and his family just moved to Chattanooga and I will be visiting after the holidays and guess where I am going??? To Spools!! Thanks for the information. Looking forward to meeting Miss BA herself!

    December 18, 2014
  5. Mom C said:

    I really love to machine quilt and I love reading about how to do it better. Thanks

    December 18, 2014
  6. Debi Winchester said:

    Another new person to look in on! Thanks for introducing Maddie. She posed a great question about why am I quilting my own quilts or why am I not quilting my own tops. Time for serious introspection. Quite nice that she is doing a thread give away in honor of your DVD!. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    December 19, 2014
  7. Ellee said:

    Maddie has encouraged me to push forward with my attempts at machine quilting. Thank you, Maddie, for figuratively kicking my butt — and thank you, Catherine, for producing this DVD.

    December 19, 2014
  8. Whiskers said:

    I have now added another blog to follow for inspiration. Love blog hops for the diversity and depth they give into the field that I would otherwise continue to be oblivious to their existence. I MUST have this DVD.
    And you don’t want to know how many walking feet I’ve already worn out. Sadly, they weren’t used for quilting.

    December 19, 2014
  9. Tabitha K. said:

    I’m a fairly new quilter and I would love to win a copy! I need all the training and help I can get. Thanks so much!

    [email protected]

    December 19, 2014
  10. Joan H. said:

    I am anxious to become better with domestic machine quilting. This book looks like a real resource for all quilters who are struggling

    December 19, 2014
  11. Marsha Dimond said:

    BAQS, hmmm…

    December 20, 2014
  12. Elaine M. said:

    I love blog hops…it gives me a chance to see so many qullting styles and meet other quilters. I wish I was on FB…I’d love to join the BAQS!!

    December 20, 2014

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