It all started in 2008. I went to the Virginia Consortium of Quilters (VCQ) “Celebration” at Smith Mountain Lake. That year they were sponsoring an “Apron Contest”.
I chose a sewing themed fabric that was too busy to embroider so I embroidered black Kona fabric and made many pockets including a license plate. Sometimes my brain can be a scary thing. I got an idea to make a pocket like a quiver for my back to hold a ruler & a pocket on the front to hold a rotary cutter.
This video sort of shows my Ninja powers. A friend Lisa Burgess and I were challenging each other to a “Pillowcase Off”. We had a race to see who could make a pillowcase the fastest. I think Lisa won!
Anyway, back to my story. I won 1st Place in the apron contest and my alter ego was born. Everywhere I went people wanted to see the “Quilt Ninja”. I even named her “Myrtle May, the Quilt Ninja” (said with a deep southern accent)!!!
This photo is hysterical. I was giving a trunk Show to the Deltaville Stingrays Quilt Guild when I whipped out my ruler and it broke! I scared the crap out of myself and everyone else! Just look at my face!
Needless to say Myrtle May the Quit Ninja needs a new wardrobe from time to time. (She even dyes her hair now and then too.)
Then there was this version that was later altered…
I became a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor in 2013 and now needed a place for my Magic Wand.
This version is a prototype. I’m playing around with Studio 180 Design Merit Badges for tool expertise!
Life is good!