From Big Sky to Burlington!
In 2005, Judy, having lived primarily in Montana for twenty two years stepped aside from her position as a family Nurse Practitioner. She packed up her most cherished belongings and moved back to NJ! Among the items she brought back was her wood burning kitchen stove, her Bernina 1080 her Bernina 165 and the remaining inventory from a small quilt kit business she had operated with her friend in Montana. Soon she began the process of having her Medical license transferred from Montana.This did not go smoothly. Time began to drag on so she began getting her sewing room situated in her new home. It seemed like the perfect time to find her nearest Bernina dealer and have her machines serviced. After a brief search, she was stunned to learn how far away Bernina dealers were. About this same time she made a decision to rent a table at the quilt show in Somerset NJ. She thought she would try to sell off her remaining quilt kits. Judy approached the Somerset show certain that her items would be a flop with an east coast crowd. She was stunned to see how wrong she was. Her little booth at Somerset was quite popular, and enabled her to assemble a mailing list of local quilters. It seemed Judy's professional life was about to change. Judy began looking for locations that would accomodate a nice sized Quilt shop and a soon to be purchased Long Arm Quilting machine, but first she needed Bernina to grant her a dealership.