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Things Don’t Always Work Out as Planned!!

Things don’t always work out as planned, do they?  Life is certainly interesting and it always amazes me how things work out in the end.

Earlier this month I was supposed to teach at Birds of A Feather Event in Virginia.  Due to some unforeseen circumstances (I won’t bore you with the details!!), my classes were cancelled.    I was a little disappointed, but in the end it all worked out, as my husband ended up in the hospital, and I probably would have had to cancel anyway.  My husband is doing well, and in the end all worked out for the best!!  I’m a firm believer that when one door closes, another door will open!  I do understand that the Birds of A Feather event was a smashing success!!

I taught a free motion beginner’s class yesterday at Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE.  This class always does my heart good because most times students come in with a lot of speculation as to whether they can learn this technique or not…..and they end up leaving with smiles on their faces and a confidence in their new skills!!  It’s always fun to see quilters discover free motion quilting, no matter if they are on their domestic machines or a longarm.

I wanted to share a few quilts with you that I have recently completed, as this wouldn’t be fair to hold back on that part of my posts…..now would it!! 🙂

Pat’s Dresden Wall Hanging that is currently being displayed at the Greenbelt Courthouse.

Ellen’s Firefly Quilt

A sneak peek of Ellen’s newest NY Beauty Quilt.

My banner for when I go to shows.

These two pictures are from my latest quilt.  I will post more pictures when I am able to get it totally finished.

I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather…..in February no less!!!!

Happy Quilting!!

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The Last of A New Age!!

Well, I recently finished my fourth and final New Age Block of the Month Customer quilt.  Phew!!!!  They all turned out wonderfully, and ended up being all so different from each other.  I thought you might like to see them all together and see how different they are.  Pattern is by Nancy Rink.

This latest one belongs to Janet and she designed and added borders to make it larger!!  It turned out wonderful!!!

This next one belongs to Peggy.

Then this one belongs to Virginia.  

The last one belongs to Eileen and she wanted to go with a Southwest look.

 

Here they are all together……

It just goes to show you how the same quilt pattern can turn out such different and beautiful quilts!!!  It makes me think of people…..and how we are all the same….yet different….and that’s the beauty of the human race!!!!

Happy Quilting!!!

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Merry Christmas and some Eye Candy!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!  I hope that you have a safe, happy and healthy Holiday season!!!

I haven’t had much time to write lately, but I wanted to share a few quilts with you that I recently worked on. I hope you enjoy the eye candy!!!

Here is Debbie’s quilt, which she patiently waited until I could use it to practice computerized edge to edge quilting on the ProStitcher!!  I had been putting this off for awhile, as it was a little intimidating for this free motion girl, but I have to say it went better than I anticipated.  Debbie did a really beautiful job making this quilt!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next quilt is from Pat.  We decided that we would keep it fairly simple as far as quilting goes, as it was going to her son, we didn’t think he would appreciate too much custom work.

This last quilt is from Nancy.  This is called Sea of Love (It’s a play on Storm at Sea) and we wanted everything except the hearts to be flowing!!  I think it worked!!

 

Again, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Happy Quilting!!!!

 

 

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This is Why I Love to Teach!!

I hope everyone is doing well.

If you remember, In July I taught a class and did a lecture at AQS Syracuse.  During the lecture, I shared how I go about deciding how to quilt my quilts, and also had students bring in quilt tops to try to get ideas of how to quilt them.

Much to my surprise and delight, I received an email from a quilter that attended my lecture and she also sent me a picture of the finished quilt.

Here is the content of her email:

Hello Jane,

I attended your lecture at Quiltweek in Syracuse last July.  I had a quilt with me asking for suggestions.  I finished it this week, and thought I’d share it with you.  This is a close up shot, as the full one doesn’t show the quilting very well. 

I want to thank you for sharing your experience and skill with the rest of us, and giving me the confidence to do more of this kind of quilting!

Martha

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I also thought I would attach a couple of links to her blog, as she talks about the lecture and then about finishing this quilt.

It does my heart so good to know that I was able to help someone with even a little bit of information or encouragement!!

Here are a couple of the latest quilts I have been working on……

Ellen's Quilt - uses two ombre fabrics!!

Ellen’s Quilt – uses two ombre fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Sample

Class Sample

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quilt made by Beth C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt made by Beth S.

Quilt made by Beth S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Quilting!!

 

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