Many years ago a new student started coming to my classes and her name was Jody Ohrt. I instantly loved her...she was somebody you could get into some fun trouble with and she was a great fit in the classroom. It wasn't until several classes, many months later, that she slipped and mentioned that she was a quilting judge. I was mortified. I couldn't believe that an undercover quilting police agent had been attending my classes. And I couldn't believe that I was giving HER advice and instruction...it should have been the other way around. I had nothing to worry about as Jody isn't on the QP payroll...she's full of great advice, encouragement and inspiration. She's also an amazing Linen Lady and was featured twice in my book!
She recently had an interview and had the results of that interview posted on this blog and the information was SO valuable I had to pass it on to the rest of you!
Thank you, Jody, for being such a special friend to not only me but the rest of the quilting world. Thank you, too, for touching all of us with your wonderful advice. Cindy :)
Saturday, March 6, 2010
The Quilt Police...aka dear friend, Jody Ohrt
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Oh, Cindy, it could be much, much worse! Imagine you are little ol' me who has no quilty claim to fame, no ribbons, only a few good ideas on free motion quilting and some time saving ideas to share. I was asked if I'd do a demonstration/show and tell at the local quilting club and did my best to impress (to a crowd about 30 years older than I) only to find out that the new visitor was a quilt judge. She was very complimentary of my work, but I felt like I had just shown my crayon drawing to Michaelangelo and said, "Look what I can do!"
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