Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Brand Ambassador Intro - Julie Burton

We are kicking off 2021 with a whole new batch of amazing Brand Ambassadors. We couldn't be more excited to have these fantastic crafters on board with us and can't wait for you to see their incredible talents. Throughout the next month, we will be introducing each of the new ambassadors right here on our blog and on our social media. Be sure to follow along with us and follow along with them to see their creative and inspiring content.

First up we'd like to introduce Julie Burton! You can follow her at with the following links: 

Hi! I’m Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts. I am originally from Texas, but I am currently living in Michigan with my husband, two daughters, and two dogs. 

My favorite thing about living in Michigan is the sewing studio space I have in this house! It has a large window for natural light, the wall space for a 96”x96” design wall, and it is directly across from my daughters play room so I am able to sew while keeping an eye on them. This is my favorite room in the house. Being in here brings me so much joy!

I started quilting in 2014 and have been designing my own patterns nearly as long. One of the first quilts I made was a baby quilt for my best friend. It was a herringbone design made with HSTs. I drew up the design using Microsoft Excel and then counted up the squares and calculated how much fabric I would need. I have since upgraded and improved all of my processes for designing a quilt, but looking back at that first always makes me smile. 

These days, I would say my design style is a mix of modern and traditional. I love traditional blocks and love to challenge myself to see how I can make a traditional block look more modern. 

I am often inspired by nature. We are a military family and have lived in very geographically different places over the last five years. The shapes, patterns, and colors I am drawn to often reflect where we live at the time. 

When I’m not quilting or chasing after my two girls, I love to run. I’ve run one marathon and several half marathons. Last year, I ran a virtual relay across Texas with a group of running buddies. I am very much looking forward to in person races happening again!

I’m super excited to be working with Michael Miller, and I can’t wait to see what the year brings!

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