I learned to quilt shortly after my first son was born in 2002. After years of believing that my younger sister had all the creative genes in the family, I was thrilled to discover a creative outlet for myself.
My quilting style is traditional and scrappy - I love making something beautiful from whatever I have on hand. I also enjoy upcyling - repurposing a discarded item into something new. Finally, I love giving to others. My Hurricane Sandy Relief Quilt effort was featured on the front page of the Roanoke Times on January 1, 2013, picked up by the Associated Press, and run in multiple print and online publications around the country. What a rush!
When I am not quilting, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys, working towards my second degree black belt in karate, and reading fiction with strong, independent female protagonists.
Image courtesy of Stephanie Mikels Blevins
Julie Knudson took a mother/daughter knitting class in July 2005 and has been a knitting maniac ever since. She has a weakness for cashmere and for knitting books. Julie enjoys camping with her husband, Skyping with her daughter and riding her bike around Rockbridge County. When she’s not knitting, Julie works at Washington and Lee University in Information Technology Services.