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)
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
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!!!