I have many friends who sew and quilt and I want to introduce my dear readers to them. Today you’ll find pictures of Julie Antinucci and her handiwork. I met Julie at Cottonseed Glory one day while I was “working.” (It’s not really like work because you get to be around gorgeous fabric and meet wonderful quilters all day and help them with their projects!) She chooses the brightest colors because as she says, “I like happy.”
Julie read my novel and was very encouraging about it. We continued to run into each other at Cottonseed Glory. Then it turned out that my grandchildren and her son go to the same wonderful preschool. She and my daughter-in-law are friends. So I was delighted to find her at Sew With Friends last night — a casual get together hosted by my church where we gather and sew and talk.
I loved seeing each of Julie’s quilts and projects. The apron is made from one leg of an old pair of jeans. It is edged in bright quilting fabric. I know how my readers love repurposed items.
Julie’s work is terrific, especially when you consider that she is a busy mom and she is helping her father-in-law write a book!
You should try to come to see them (and all the others). Not only is the piecing on Julie’s quilts precise, the color choice is brilliant but the carefully-done, free-hand machine quilting is amazing!
Julie has an Etsy sitecalled “The Creative Mines, where she sells her handmade items. Check them out and let me know which is your favorite.
The Annapolis Quilt Guild is open to anyone who quilts. Julie and I were discussion how much we’ve learned from the terrific speakers the guild brings in for their Monday night meetings. It is inspiring to know such wonderful quilters, such creative people, Julie being one of the stars of that group!