Judy Hansen's passion for art and all things sewing has led her to a place in her life that is full of both! Owning the, Quilt Shop of DeLand, has been her absolute joy! Quilters' from all over the world, come to visit her shop and enjoy strolling the boulevard of the quaint historic district of DeLand, Florida... www.mainstreetdeland.org just 45 minutes NE of Orlando's Disney World. Just voted nationally as the #1 Mainstreet District in the nation! Judys shop is a gallery of quilts, inspiration, hand's on displays and a friendly, helpful staff.
Judy's other accomplishments include, authoring three books on quilting and over 75 patterns. Her latest love affair is designing fabric! For the past several years she has enjoyed a relationship with Fabri-Quilt, PaintBrush Studio, designing over a dozen bright colorful fabric lines starting with Bella Flora and Radiance in 2008 followed quickly with Christmas Memories I and II, Christmas Traditions, Cook's helper, Garden Whimsy and Nite Owls & now in 2017, CityScapes, Hedgehog Garden and Snow Family Christmas! The company is happy to report that reprints are the norm with Judy's lines! A highlight of the past few years was being a guest instructor on the Fons & Porter, Love of Quilting PBS program. Teaching her original Quilt designs for the Garden Whimsy quilt and Nite Owls with both quilts included in the spring issues of the Love of Quilting magazine. Currently a Christmas Runner created with Christmas Nutcracker line in the Fons & Porter, Love of Quilting, Nov. Dec. 2014 and the 2017 Easy Quilts. Most recently, partnering with Enmart Threads has been an exciting endeavor! Creating samples and using the thread in the shop has proven to be a true customer favorite!
Judy self produced a Free Motion Quilting dvd for beginners. She also enjoys teaching at guilds around the state and on cruises! demonstrating machine quilting at Quilt Shows. "Teaching is a part of me", says Judy.."I taught school for 20 years before opening the Quilt Shop of Deland and this led to her passion for hand's on displays and demos in the shop.
In conjunction with the Fons & Porter Show, Judy was introduced to the Craft Daily Web programs . Judy now has nine videos on their site for easy download. Go to www.craftdaily.com to see an introduction and preview the titles.