Judy Martin

judy martin

Judy Martin has designed and published more original patterns than anyone in history. She has made a four-decade career out of giving quilters the patterns, tools, and guidance to do their very best work. The top quilting authors look to Judy for inspiration, expertise, and patterns.

From 1979 to 1987, Judy Martin worked for Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and Quiltmaker. As an editor, Judy was one of the principal pattern designers on staff, as well as the author of countless articles and six quilting books. In 1987, she left to start her own publishing company, Crosley-Griffith, with her husband, Steve Bennett. They have published her eighteen most recent books. Crosley-Griffith also manufactures Judy Martin's Ultimate Rotary Tools

Judy, Steve, and their two children, Kate and Will, moved to Grinnell, a small town in central Iowa, in 1993. Grinnell is a safe and friendly community that is home to Grinnell College. They chose Grinnell because it is a good place to raise children, and they haven't regretted the decision.

Judy's interests, apart from the obvious, include playing boardgames, sketching architectural and furniture designs, reading good fiction, watching good films, and eating good and often exotic food.

Judy Martin feels like the luckiest person in the world to get to make her living from quiltmaking. She buys more fabric than she'll ever use, asks her husband to just pull a sweater over it when his shirt loses a button, irons clothes only for weddings and funerals, and has gotten over feeling guilty about any of this. Judy encourages you to do the same. You'll live longer and be happier.

By this author:
Cookies 'n' Quilts
Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts
Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book
Judy Martin's Ultimate Rotary Cutting Reference
Patchwork Among Friends 
Piece 'n' Play Quilts
Point Trimmer
Shapemaker 45
Singular Stars
Stellar Quilts 
Red, White & Blue Star Quilts