More Placemats! and news…

I quilted two more placemats yesterday.

Still Cherrywood Fabrics and Aurifil thread with a Woven Stripes binding. I use Quilters Dream cotton batting inside, either Request or Select depending on what is out on the side…

This one has a half inch grid and a quarter inch spiral. My sewing machine (a Bernina 820) has a built in dual-feed system which means I can swap feet at will and still have the benefit of a walking foot.


I do love the close up looks…


That’s the Aurifil 12 weight mako cotton in orange for the spiral.

I put a “square spiral”, it’s really a pentagon, on the other mat. I start from the outside and go into the middle on these.


Not too shabby?


And the news?


Yes, I’m going to be teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston this year! Ever since I took my first class at Rosemont, too many years ago to remember, I dreamt of teaching in Houston, and it’s going to happen this year. I’m to be included in a Machine Quilting Forum, the Friday Sampler, and have five classes too… That’s going to keep me busy. I will be signing my contract and getting it in the mail today!



  1. mary Querfurth said:

    awesome job and awesome news!

    February 10, 2015
    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks Mary!

      February 10, 2015
  2. Jean Schowe said:

    Congratulations! I would love to take one of your classes.

    February 10, 2015
    • catherineredford said:

      Jean, I’d love to have you in one. They’re always fun.

      February 10, 2015
  3. Meran said:

    Congratulations. What an achievement !

    February 10, 2015
  4. Nadine Donovan said:

    Love the quilting on your placemats! Also- a BIG CONGRATES for teaching!!!!! Awesome!

    February 11, 2015
  5. eswatniki said:

    That is wonderful news! Catherine-I met you at the quilt retreat in Temecula and we have an empty spot in our line-up next year (in between David Taylor and Mary Lou Weidman) We want you! I will email you and hopefully you have it open.

    February 11, 2015
    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks! looking forward to heading out West again.

      February 11, 2015
  6. Kara Jamison said:

    How wonderful for you to be invited to Houston! I’m pleased for your opportunity and the great experience you will enjoy. And I always enjoy your quilting samples ~ ~ each one is perfect!! Thanks for the treat.

    February 12, 2015
    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks Kara. I’m going to be enjoying a busy year.

      February 12, 2015

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