104 Jelly Roll Rug
Monday & Tuesday
Machine : Construction
This amazing project is taking the quilting world by storm. If you have always loved antique braided rugs, you will be thrilled with this modern-day version. The pattern is fast, easy, and perfect for any room in any home because you choose the fabrics. Be inspired by the versatility of the jelly rolls in quilt shops or online as you decide if your first rug will be traditional, contemporary, holiday or for a special nursery or child’s room. Mary Derry will take you from the beginning to the end of the process and send you home with your rug finished (or almost finished).
NOT Featherweight Friendly, as zigzag stitch is required.
Pattern Required $10.
As the daughter of a talented seamstress, Mary has been sewing for as long as she can remember. It was not until 1981, however, that she took an adult education class and made her first quilt. Her fascination with the history, precision, diversity and beauty of quilts soon became a passion which continues to grow today. In 1984 she gave up a forty year nursing career to turn this passion into her life’s work. Mary opened My Favorite Quilt Shop in Gainesville, Florida which provided a meeting place for quilters of all levels to gather not just supplies, but also for inspiration, instruction, and encouragement. In 2009 Mary completed the study and practice required by the National Quilting Society to receive their certification as a professional quilt judge.
Mary now lives and works in a cottage on a mountain lake in New Hampshire. Her miniature quilts have won awards at several shows, her lecture (We are not the Quilt Police) has been in demand and well received, and her classes in basic to advanced quilting techniques continue to fill and allow her to continue sharing with others the joys of being a quilter. Mary believes that being a teacher has made her a better judge, and that being a judge has made her a better teacher.
Mary E. Derry, NACQJ
124 Oakdale Rd.
Bradford, NH 03221