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So Your Hobby is Quilting????

This past weekend, I was working as a Superior Threadology Educator in the Superior Threads booth at the AQS Des Moines show.  It was a wonderful time and I so enjoyed meeting and talking with so many people in the booth.  I also had to give a 20 minute lecture on thread.  This was a little daunting to me, but the audience was very receptive and helped out with some great questions.

One thing that kept me laughing all weekend was my experience on my way out to Des Moines.  I left BWI airport (Baltimore) and had a connecting flight in Chicago.  After my group was called to board I got in line with my quilted tote bag with a “quilt themed saying” luggage tag on it.  I hear the gentleman behind me say…..”It’s great to see what your hobby is just from your luggage tag”.  Inside, I was laughing hysterically, as I was thinking….”Buddy, this is no hobby….this is my passion and my job”.  I guess to him, I was just one of those “quilt ladies”!!  LOL!!!  But then again….who knew that a hobby would turn into this awesome career!!!

I have met so many wonderful people in this industry, both teachers and students!!  I have never been much of a traveler until now, and I still sometimes wonder about all the travel, but when I receive a message like this one below, it makes it all worth while and reassures me that I am doing the right thing!!

Here is the message I received from a student (Gregg):  “I was in one of your classes at the Fall show, Jane. Your class and your workbooks have given me the confidence to take on quilting the UFOs I have sitting around. I’ve practiced in the workbooks every day and keep them by my home machine while quilting  as a reference. I so appreciate the advice and encouragement from you. And if anyone reading this is considering a class with Jane – just do it! You’ll be glad you did.”

It just makes my heart happy to know that I helped someone learn free motion quilting!!!

Anyway, I can’t close this post without showing a wonderful Halloween Quilt that I had the pleasure of quilting for Tina.  Here are a few photos:

Happy Quilting everyone!!!

 

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Summer Quilting

I am having a hard time believing that Summer 2017 seems to be coming to an end very quickly!!

I am busy getting ready for teaching at the Fall Paducah Show, which is only a couple of weeks away (OMG!!!!), but I thought I would at least do a short post and show you some of the lovely quilts that I had the opportunity to quilt this Summer.

This quilt was done by Pat Hersl.  I love this quilt.  My applique ruler really helps get your stitching close for quilting around applique!

This next quilt was made by Janet.  She did a beautiful job with this and the colors are just amazing and so summery!!!

This quilt was made by Ellen and was the Mystery Quilt from Peggy’s Sewing Center.  It now resides on my Mom’s bed and she loves it!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This mini that I quilted is taken from Helen Godden’s Quilt-A-Doodle-Do book!!  Isn’t it adorable!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a cute little project.  I deconstructed silk flowers, and rearranged them on a fabric sandwich, then placed organza overtop and quilted away!!  It was a lot of fun!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This anchor quilt was designed by Pat’s husband and appliqued and pieced by Pat.  Then I had the pleasure of quilting it!  Great job, Pat & Ron!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This anchor quilt was made by Ellen for a family member.  The pattern was from Tula Pink and is a free pattern on her website.  It is absolutely stunning!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy’s flannel and wool quilt was a pleasure to quilt.  This is called My Crazy Life from Lisa Bongean.  Congrats to Cathy as she won “Reserved Grand Champion” and a “First Place” at the Queen Anne County Fair for this quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d also like to congratulate some recent winners…..Rhonda (Best of Show at Diamond State Quilt Show), Ellen (Second Place at Maryland State Fair), Mary (First Place at Maryland State Fair), Rhonda (Best of Show at Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Show), Ellen (two First Places at Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Show).  CONGRATS TO ALL!!!!  WELL DESERVED, LADIES!!

If you are coming to Paducah, make sure to stop me and say hello!!!  I am teaching six classes and presenting one lecture.  Three of my classes are sold out, with the other three having only a few spots left, so come and join me!!  For more info, click here.

I will also be at the AQS Des Moines Show the beginning of October, but I will be working in the Superior Threads booth, so make sure you stop in and see all the glorious thread that they have and say hello!!!

I’d also like to ask that you all keep the people in Texas who have suffered greatly from the recent hurricane, in your thoughts and prayers!!

Happy Quilting!!!

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A New Age!!

A local quilt shop (Peggy’s Sewing Center) did a Block of the Month this year.  The BOM is called A New Age by Nancy Rink Designs and Marcus Fabrics.  It uses Aged Muslin and there were different colorways you could choose.  I did not participate in this BOM, as I have come to realize that that is just too much pressure…..LOL!!!

I have to say that I have four spaces reserved by people wanting me to quilt their BOM quilt.  This is a challenge for me, as I don’t want the quilts to look similar with the quilting, so it will be fun to reveal them all as I get them quilted….or I may wait until I quilt the last one and post all the pictures together!!

Anyway….this one belongs to Peggy.  I definitely had a lot of fun with this!!!

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I had a hard time figuring out the color thread to use with this, but ended up with a very pale gray, and it absolutely looks great on this!!!

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I really do love how this turned out, and as I said, it will be a challenge to change up the quilting. The next one has a couple of extra borders and we are going to try to keep it in a “southwest flair” type of quilting.  I actually had to put something else on the frame in between to sort of clear my mind before starting with the next one.  Fortunately, the next two aren’t until October and November!!

I used two battings in this…..Quilters Dream Cotton on the bottom and Quilters Dream Wool on top.  I used Superior Threads So Fine #50 thread.  And of course, this was quilted on my Handi Quilter Avante.  All of this is hand guided free motion and ruler work.

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A New Age Quilt – pieced by Peggy Patterson – quilted by Jane Hauprich (Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting)

Happy Quilting!!!

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