Thursday, May 25, 2023

Sauder Village quilt show ribbon!

 Have good news to share with you all! I had entered 2 quilts into the Sauder Village Quilt show this year. Because of Rick's health issues and our unexpected buying a new house and moving, I was not able to go. So my Mom picked up our quilts when the show was over. I finally unfolded my quilts. On my Fancy Forest quilt, I received a second place ribbon. I can't believe it.! I called this quilt "Living in the Forest". It's a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. It was not a kit - I chose all the fabrics myself from my own stash. I quilted it with a pattern called Knots 2. Then I used a variegated browns thread called Sinai.





Monday, May 15, 2023

My new studio - unpacked

Hello my friends - So we moved 3 days ago into our new home. We had lived in our former home for 26 years, so this has been quite a different experience for us. Physically demanding, mentally exhausting some days, but we are very glad to be in our new home. I thought I'd share some pictures of what my studio looked like in our former house and the boxes to be unpacked at our new house. The big problem is that in our former home, we had a lot of shelving and storage. At our new place, there is no storage, so I have to build it before I can start unboxing. It's going to be a process. But I thought you'd enjoy the pictures.








Saturday, May 6, 2023

Moving the machine today!

 Hello My Friends - 

 An update on our family. My husband is doing absolutely amazing and back to work. But in the meantime, we decided that we needed a different house, all on one level for him. So we closed on our new house this week! Which meant having to move my quilting machine and frame to the new house. With the help of 4 engineers, we spent 7 hours today and accomplished our mission! We move the rest of our house this Friday.








Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Dorothy J's scrappy 30s chain quilt

 Here's a quilt I quilted for Dorothy J. in early March. It's a scrappy 30s fabric chain quilt. Dorothy chose the quilting pattern Swirly Flower. Then we used a classic white thread. Keep in mind that this entire quilt was small, so all these squares are 1" or less.





Thursday, April 6, 2023

Kristin P's Blue Among the Stars quilt

Here's a quilt I did for Kristin P. last month. This was her "Blue Among the Stars" quilt. This was a block of the month from The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh Michigan in 2022. Kristin chose the quilting pattern Snow 2 and white thread which perfectly complemented this quilt.





Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Personal announcement

 Hello My Friends - Update: 

3 weeks ago today, I called 911 for my husband and it was determined that he had at least 2 subdural hematomas. (blood in the cranium caused by multiple falls from his MS). After 2 successful surgeries, he just continued to get better and better. 12 days at Toledo Hospital and 10 days at a skilled nursing facility and yesterday he came home! The neurosurgeon said the procedure is 99% successful in returning him to a full restoration and I'm still in awe. Thank you all for praying because God has been so very good to us. As far as work goes, now that he's home, I expect that things will start to be more normal and I'm really and truly hoping I can start working next week. I look forward to everyday "normal" things around here. Thanks again everyone! Jan.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Personal announcement

 So my friends, I have a personal announcement to make. My wonderful husband was taken by ambulance to the hospital yesterday morning. I won't go into details, but he had one brain surgery last night and another one this morning. They're thinking he'll go into extended care for 3 weeks after he's released. So as far as my quilting business goes, I'm still planning on working, I just don't know when. I'm taking things day by day right now. Anyone who has a quilt with me, and you would like your quilt back to take to another longarm quilter, please email me. I completely understand and would not be upset at any of you. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time in our family.



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