Julie is up next with her best tips for planning your next sewing machine purchase! First learn all about her sewing via The Crafty Quilter and her work at The Quilt Show…

Julie Cefalu of The Crafty Quilter loves to create beautiful treasures out of just about anything. For the past 17 years, most of those treasures have been made from fabric! Once she started quilting, it became a passion that has grown into a way of life. Julie began teaching quilt classes at her local quilt shop and continues to work and teach there part time. Starting the The Crafty Quilter blog was a great way to chronicle her lessons and projects, and to bring her teaching to a wider audience.

Julie loves inspiring others with her tips and tutorials. At The Crafty Quilter you’ll find small projects, lots of tips and a few craft projects as well. She’s a huge fan of appliqué, so she often includes special appliqué techniques and designs in her work.

Several years ago Julie was asked to make monthly videos for The Quilt Show’s Block of the Month series; she became their “block of the month specialist” in 2014. Julie now has her own classroom at The Quilt Show where she shares her tips and tricks to make your quilting life a little bit easier.

Besides quilting, Julie loves spending time with her family, cooking, gardening and hiking. She’s recently become a grandma, so now there’s a whole other person to sew for!