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Apr 22, 2011

Follower Friday: Meet Beth of Modern Jax

Apr 22, 2011
Pin It Can you believe it's Friday already?  Yay for another one of my CMQG buddies, Beth of Modern Jax.  Beth is super talented, always bringing something to ooh and ahh over at the meetings.  Last night, she brought her Charming Cuckoo quilt featured below.  Love Hideaway and how she played on the novelty!  Stop by her blog and check out the Pattern Pact - a resolution to actually sew something from the patterns you already own.  Let's learn more about her....

Beth of Logan, Ohio

Occupation: Professor of Media Arts and Studies

Significant Other/Kids/Pets: I am married and have a four–year–old son. We have an elderly Golden Retriever and two cats.

# Years Quilting: I've been sewing regularly for about 8 years, and quilting for about 4 years.

How you learned to quilt:  A friend had a sewing blog, which introduced me to the world of craft blogs, which in turn introduced me to modern quilting. This was something I could get excited about! I took a couple of classes and began collecting fabric.

Favorite Completed Project Description: This is a tough decision! I'll make it easy and choose my most recent finish. I call it Charming Cuckoo." I used the "Hideaway" line by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda, and featured some of my hand embroidery. I really love all that gingham, and I had a ball quilting this one!

Quilting workstation setup:  I am really thankful that I have a dedicated sewing space -- and one with a door when it gets a bit messy! My favorite part is the counter-height cutting surface. This room does serve double duty -- it houses our second TV and our Wii (so it I ever decide to turn on Wii Fit again...) and my son spends a lot of time in here with me playing mailman and re-organizing my fabric.

 Machine(s) you sew on:  I sew on a Janome MC6600P, and have an old Janome for back up (although I keep my fingers crossed I won't need to use it).

Your favorite notion/tool in your sewing room:  I'm never too far from my seam ripper, or my Havel's Dura-Snips!

You can find me almost anywhere as modernJax!

For anyone just beginning to quilt, or without a local quilting community, I highly recommend looking for your local Modern Quilt Guild. I live about an hour away from the closest MQG, but it is so worth it! I get so much inspiration, but more importantly, quilty fellowship!

If you would like to be featured on Gen X Quilters' Follower Friday, send your information (listed under the Follower Friday page at the top) to Happy Easter - don't eat too many jelly beans!
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