Ginny Radloff became the new owner of Appletree Fabrics on February 1, 2017. She has been quilting for many years and has operated "Radical Quilts by Ginny Radloff" for the past 13 years.
Take a look at the mini-gallery below. It highlights just a few of the quilts Ginny made as a Certified Quiltworx Instructor for Judy Niemeyer's beautiful quilt patterns. Click on any one of these quilts to bring up a "Lightbox" with enlarged views of the quilts. You can then use the arrows to move through all the full-size photos. Just click anywhere in the "lightbox" to close it and come back to this page.
We'll be displaying many more of these gorgeous quilts and offering them here as Quilt Kits soon.
Here's how she described her quilting history on her Radical Quilts website (www.radicalquilts.com) which is now being merged into this Appletree Fabrics website:
Radical Quilts is a privately owned and operated business I started 16 years ago. I started quilting as a hobby and was able to turn my passion into a business. I have been quilting for over 30 years. I began taking classes in hopes of making simple quilts for my children’s bedrooms. As I learned different techniques, I fell in love with every aspect of quilting. I try and challenge myself to new methods and techniques.
At the start of my business 16 years ago, I purchased a Gammil longarm quilting machine. I took a training class with one of the best teachers Linda Taylor. With the use of this machine I have acquired the ability to quilt customer quilts, both edge-to-edge designs and also custom quilting. Recently, I have upgraded my machine to a Statler Stitcher. This machine has the capability to do special designs but still gives me the ability to do my own quilting style.
My interest and desire to create difficult, yet original quilts has given me the opportunity to work with Judy Niemeyer. Judy Niemeyer produces quilt patterns based on paper piecing. I made my first Judy Niemeyer quilt “4th of July” about 6 years ago for a close friend and gave it to her for her birthday. That friend was Lois (now the former owner of Appletree Fabrics). In June 2011, I took a class from Judy herself and was hooked with her method of doing the quilts. It is well organized. I decided to apply to the Judy Niemeyer Teacher Certification Program in October and was accepted into the program.
In July 2012 I was officially certified to teach Judy’s patterns. Since June 2011, I have completed over 90 of Judy’s quilts, and am working on more. I truly enjoy the process of quilting and teaching others. When I teach a class I love the excitement of the students when they finish their project. They often come in to the class saying I can’t do it… and leave saying "What is the next class you are teaching?".
Appletree Fabrics will have a variety of Judy Niemeyer classes along with other classes. I also do Guild Trunk Shows/Lectures and workshops. If you are interested in having me teach or do a show, please contact me for more information.