Monday, January 11, 2016
With the shipment of the last block of Winter Solstice
along with the stop border and outer border.
They should go out between the 15th and beginning of February, depending on quilting and photography (there will be a better jpg of the quilted Winter Solstice once it's back)
The quilt was inspired by my view out my kitchen window on a foggy, snowy winter's day - kind of what it looks like today.
And in the spirit of moving on .....
we're looking forward to April showers instead of Snow showers.
Parasol Princess is on sale through the 16th.
We're pretty big wusses here and the cold got "old" quickly. :)
And to continue in that spirit, our book on
Special this month is Garden Dance
I'm not ready to mow grass again yet though. :)
And speaking of gardens, this is a sneak peak of the 2016 Mystery Quilt -
Little House in the Big Garden.
I think we have a few openings but supplies are limited so get in touch with Tammie asap if you want in. All of the information is on the side bar to the left.
That's all for now. Have a great January.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 11:55 AM
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
A Lot Like
I'm not sure about "Every where you Go"
But around here at least :)
Our latest Table Stand quilt - 2015 Holly Tree Lane is sitting on the desk behind my chair and the tutorial on the Ornaments is up and live. You can watch it by clicking here
and buy the tree header for your table stand and the kit or pattern by clicking here.
It's 15% off today and tomorrow only because of the tutorial.
It's 15% off today and tomorrow only because of the tutorial.
Jake's busy with finals this week and next but Zoie is coming over tomorrow afternoon to help Pops find our Christmas tree in the front pasture
and the Angel Tree Skirt is ready and waiting.
Color is so hard to show sometimes. The background for the angels is a dark teal print but it looks dark brown or black in the jpg.
Anyway, you can get a kit or pattern for it by clicking here.
The tree skirt was originally a pattern in The Winter Book but it is out of print so I did it over as a pattern when we got a few requests for it.
I also worked up The Winter Quilt as a pattern for the same reason and it's on the website as a pattern also.
Coxcombs and Pomegranates, the mother of Hawthorn Ridge is on the bed
and Sleigh Bells is hanging in the foyer.
Now for the tree and some grandchildren ---
We're getting there :)
(The patterns for all of the quilts are on the website - just click one of the "here's")
And of course there's shopping, wrapping and baking still to do.
And more stitching.......
Posted by Jan PATEK at 11:17 AM
Thursday, November 26, 2015
It's been a minute or two since I last blogged (I was getting ready for Market then)
so there's some catching up to do.
This is my little booth in Moda's Designer's Row with Sandy Gervais' booth on the left in the picture and Kansas Troubles' booth on the right.
It was Moda's 40th Anniversary - 40 years with Notions, books and patterns and 25 years of Fabric Design.
Here is the esteemed Mark Dunn with Sandy Gervais and me - his 2 longest running designers.
You notice I didn't say "oldest". Mark and Cheryl picked Sandy up to design and then 6 months later picked up Linda Brannock and I - Brannock/Patek.
Linda is no longer with us, having passed away earlier this year, but her impact on the quilt world will be with us always.
Moda had an awesome display of quilts for both Market and Festival called "The Making of Moda"
showcasing Marks collection of Antique Quilts used to make the "Collections for a Cause" fabrics.
And this gorgeous quilt made by 3 sisters displayed fabrics from many of the Moda lines.
Embroidered in the Stop Borders were the names of designers and on the back (sorry I didn't get a picture) were embroidered the names of all the different fabric lines.
Here we all are with Mark and Cheryl Freydberg (on my left), the head of the Fabric Department.
They also had a section in the Quilt Display for some of the early quilts from designers and I was honored to have "Cockscombs & Stars" and "Brian's Quilt" hung in that section.
The patterns for both quilts were featured in Country Quilts for Your Soul by Quiltmania but that book is out of print.
When I get a minute I'll try to release them as patterns on my website.
Back in Missouri after Market, routine life resumes
and with it - Deer Season.
Here grandson Jake proudly shows off his deer
and the Thanksgiving quilt was hung in the foyer - "Pumpkins, Turkeys & Geese" from the book
We Gather Together - still in print.
And a special thanks to the person who sent this. I just had to pass it on ..................
And keep on quilting :)
Posted by Jan PATEK at 4:39 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
But First lets back up a little.
September just went by in a whiz.
First I went up to Iowa and filmed a PBS Fons and Porter segment hosted by my friend Patrick Lose.
It was really interesting to go through the filming process - working with Patrick who knows what he's doing made it easy.
The show will air sometime in late December or early January.
Then on to Illinois for a lecture and workshop with The Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild.
Here I am with Cheryl Barkdoll and Sharon Zabransky, the program co-chairs.
All in all a very nice group of ladies and advanced quilters- lots of fun to work with.
Then back at home we played with our latest Mini Quilt Club offering
3 Pumpkins, 2 Windmills and a Cat.
You can order it by clicking here.
And we've revised a few of our clubs (for more information click here) and started a new one
- the Table Stand Quilt Club.
This is our first Table Stand Club offering - two sided as usual - 2015 Acorn Lane.
And in the midst of everything we're getting ready for Market.
These are the Garden House fabrics that will show at Market.
My quilts showcasing these fabrics should be back from Lori's tomorrow or the next day. So I get to spend my weekend sewing on bindings - one of my favorite parts of quilting.
Have a good one ladies.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 3:10 AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
First - the winner part.
There were so many awesome suggestions that I may have to design something else with oak leaves and acorns just to use a few of the names.
It was really hard to choose
but choose we must.
This is 2015 Acorn Lane named by Glenna Davis and she left her comment on the September 2nd post.
Glenna, if you will send your snail mail address to Tammie at firstname.lastname@example.org she'll get your kit out to you. And congratulations.
Meanwhile I'm leaving for Illinois where I'll be giving a lecture and teaching a workshop for the Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild and of course taking a lot of my appliqué with me - Market looms.
Ladies, would you please remind me to have someone take pictures with my camera.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 6:37 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Well, really only a quilt kit.
I'm off to Iowa for a couple of days, taking my little tablestand quilt along,
hopefully to finish the quilting. One of my favorite things about these little quilts is that I have time to quilt them.
But.............it still doesn't have a name
so we're still taking entries.
You can give us your choice of name either here in the comments section or a couple of posts down.
We'll take them all into consideration when it's quilted and bound. Then I'll have Tammie and Brittany chose one each and the winners will get a free kit.
If you've already entered you don't have to enter again - unless of course, you're thought of another name. :)
Thought I'd leave on a pleasant note.
Keep quilting ladies.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 7:53 AM