Meet My Friend Maddie – BadAss Quilter and Owner of Spool

September 5, 2013 · 1 comment

Meet Maddie.
Amazing sewist, artful quilter and a totally BadAss woman.
Maddie is opening a new quilting and sewing store
SPOOL – Inspired Sewing and Quilting– in Chattanooga Tennessee. The Grand Opening is Saturday, September 7, 2013.

I cannot believe I am not able to be there. Allow me a moment. Okay, I am composed now. Read on.
Aside from Maddie being a woman anyone would be fortunate to know, She is one of my dearest and most cherished friends.
We “met” about 15 years ago via the internet during the pre-social media dinosaur-age when you used dial-up to get online… the buzz, the boing-boing and those swishy static sounds of your baud rate modems dangling the hope before you that it actually would connect. I digress.
We emailed back and forth, participated in forums and shared our interests and skills of sewing, heirloom clothing construction and digitizing machine embroidery designs. Mostly we shared our lives, as then younger mothers, with lots of kids. Maddie with 6 and me with 9. The joys, trials and yes, sorrows. We, our spouses, and some of those kids have since met and shared wonderful moments, laughs, food and wine. We joke with each other about our freaky ways of liking and doing the same things…often at the same time…though hundreds of miles separate us.
Maddie found her love of quilting and began creating beautiful pieces of art. I remember one of her firsts pictured here. Still one of my favorites:
SPOOL is located at 1420 McCallie in Chattanooga
I absolutely adore the building and the fabulous way Maddie has filled it with her unique design talents. She had help from her stupendously helpful kids and an equally talented and supportive husband.
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Maddie I am thrilled beyond thrilled for you. Your hard work and talent shine! Lots of love to you my friend. Enjoy this wonderful new adventure!!

Here is more of Maddie’s work…did I mention the beautiful longarm quilting she does?? Yup. That too.
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avatar 1 Judy September 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I’ve admired your special friendship growing over the years. Maddie deserves total success at Spool — her talent seems boundless!
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