Thursday, March 19, 2015

Meet and Greet Day

Welcome to Meet and Greet day



Hi, my name is Jane.  Welcome to my so called spot.


I am Pennsylvania Dutch and was born and raised in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.   I have 1 brother,  which is 7 years older than myself.   I Married a wonderful Italian man,  (wow, it will be 40 years, this year) and we have 2 boys and 1 girl and 3 wonderful grandsons.  

I never had anyone in my family that sewed, unless you count my aunt, which crocheted.   I was raised around Amish and Mennonites all my life.  And I always promised myself that one day I wanted to learn to quilt.   I worked full time at Hershey foods, and did a lot of boating with my husband and family. 

Well, That day came 10 years ago.  We left PA and moved to TN.  The children are all grown and we decided to retire here and enjoy our life together.  I am self taught, I read a lot of books and magazines.  (I took my first lesson a few weeks age, on Log Cabin blocks, that was a lot of fun.)

(Quilt behind me in picture above, hand appliqued an hand quilted)


I enjoy designing my own quilts.  I only ever bought 1 pattern.  When I see a quilt I like, I like to copy it myself.  Then add my own twist to it.  I seem to have a problem just making something that someone already made. (Although,  I do sometimes)

I enjoy doing appliqué the most.  Whether it be hand appliqué or machine.   I also love to draw my own appliqué designs.  It is so rewarding to design, draw, and then see it come together. 

My bouquet of Roses:


It is hard picking my best quilts that I made.  So I left it up to my family.  I didn't get unique pictures though, for most of my quilts were given away.

These are my mother's cats:


And her Poppy's


This is a quilt I made my brother and his wife. Their yard is full of roses.  So each appliqué is a different kind of rose.


This is a rose quilt I made in honor of my Uncle.  It is also my husband's favorite:


This is my version of Sue Bonnet Sue.  I added ears and a tail and is became "Sassy the Cat".  (This was all hand done)



A wallhanging, I have been having fun doing different things with "Sally".  In this one, she has 122 pieces:


I also enjoying coloring on fabric.  Here is a baby boys quilt I designed, and colored, then embrodered around:


I even put his name and birthdate in bottom corner.

(Close up of center)


His sisters:


She got Mother Goose in the center:


I want to say Thank you to Madame Samm, she is the best.  For coming up with this "Meet and Greet" and for all her hard work getting it all together.   Thank You!

Oh, look, my Ladies came dancing in to announce my giveaway.   

(Look at them kicking up their skirts) 



Anyway, I am giving away a stack of pre-cut
Honeycomb.  


This is a stack of 40 cream colored, called "Snow Belle Solids".


To enter just leave me a comment. 
That's it and anyone is eligible, just make sure I get your e-mail.

I will pick a random name on Wednesday, March 25th.  So Good Luck to all!

Well, I could go on and on showing you my quilts.  But I know there are so many other talented ladies we all want to visit today.  And I plan on seeing them all!
Go to Madame Samm to get the full schedule of all those pertisipating today.

Thank you for dropping by.

(Don't we wish, lol)

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!!!



















38 comments:

Mdm Samm said...

such beautiful pieces. a favorite the roses. really nice applique

Pauline G said...

Love your work - the appliqués is particularly beautiful. It's not something I am great at!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful applique work Jane!

Дарья said...

Dear Jane! Nice to meet you! Your quilting is gorgeous! I'm glad to know about your blog, thanks to "Meet and Greet" project.

Renea said...

I love doing applique but I buy all my patterns. It is amazing that you create all your patterns. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Linda said...

Jane, your quilts are so much fun! Thanks for telling us a little more about yourself!

Hilda said...

Hello Jane,
nice to meet you. Your quilts are amazing. I love the one with the cats - and the three ladies of course!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hilda

Barb said...

You certainly have a talent for it...love your work.

Thearica said...

Jane, I love those Roses quilts! So much handwork in those! I enjoyed looking at all of your photos. Thank you for being part of the Meet and Greet.

Anita said...

So many lovely projects, the appliqués are especially gorgeous!

Dianne said...

This was my first visit to your blog and I really enjoyed seeing your work. Great Job and great inspiration!

Needled Mom said...

Your work is wonderful. I love the three ladies! ;-)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Thanks for the lovely show!

Cathy said...

I haven't mastered the art of quilting, but love to see quilting blogs and all of the talent there. Yours are gorgeous!
Cathy
CraftyCat

Judy B said...

Very talented! I got a KICK out of the 3 ladies, lol!

Connie Cain said...

Wow, lovely quilts and sooo much handwork! :) I don't have the time or patience to do it by hand. Love the fact that you always put your twist on things. Thanks for the chance to win.
craftyccain@gmail.com

Mary from Arkansas said...

Very nice to meet you Jane. Thank you for showing some of your beautiful quilts. You sound much like myself, except you're very very talented; I'm no where near that talented)!

Unknown said...

Love your quilts! Thanks for a great give away. I enjoy using hexagon and am making an I Spy hexie quilt right now for our youngest grandchild. We have ten grandchildren. I have made then each a baby quilt, and this one will be the tenth twin sized quilt.

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts!! You are incredibly creative!!!! Love your dancing ladies - so much fun!

Svetlana ZanozaToys said...

Very beautiful super cats )))

Quiltsmiles said...

JAne-
It's nice to get to know more about you. My lineage from my maternal father's side is Pennsyltucky Dutch.
Your shared projects are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Beautiful work! I agree with you, I prefer to do my own thing. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I love your baby quilts - those are so pretty!

CathieJ said...

You have made many beautiful quilts. I enjoyed meeting you Jane.

Michele T said...

You are very talented... Thank you for the show and tell!!

Baa. xxx said...

Love the applique roses on the quilt - so beautiful. All your work is gorgeous!

Lydia said...

Your blog is delightful! I especially liked the card at the end. Wish that were true . . .HA HA

Lydia said...

Your blog is delightful! I especially liked the card at the end. Wish that were true . . .HA HA

Deanna W said...

Your quilts are beautiful.Nothing says we can't be self taught quilters.

Sherry said...

So many beautiful projects and it is hard to pick a favorite but I do think I agree with your husband on the rose quilt. You are a very talented and creative lady.

Quilting Tangent said...

Wonderful quilts and love your sense of humor. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Thank you for showing us your quilts. I have been following you for a while now and knew you worked at Hershey food but didn't know you moved to TN. I like how you put your own spin on the quilts you make.

minibea12 said...

Your quilts are beautiful! Nice to meet you!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Linda said...

Wow what a beautiful self taught quilter you are, I'm new to quilting but have sewn all of my life!! Happy to meet you!

Theresa said...

You have such beautiful and fun applique quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Ann said...

Wow, I am in awe with you being self taught and so talented. The Lone Star with the applique, all the roses... all I can keep saying is wow. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Tricia said...

LOL I had to laugh at the prefect hubby card... more true words never spoken. But it's your quilts that take my breathe a way. LOVE to see your e-mails in my mailbox as they are usually bright & cheery. Thank you for shsring you, your talents and your give away with us. Good luck to the winner and I look forward to seeing your next posting.

Tricia

Zabawa said...

Hello Jane!
Your positive quilts delivered me the mass of pleasure! And very much I touched your individual approach.