Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving is over ................already!

And so is Fall Market.  
Here I am with my fellow Moda Designers Kate Spain and Deb Strain, my neighbors in Moda's Designer's Row.


Two more days (at least) for the Pumpkins



And then this weekend the pumpkins get put away until next year and 


 2015 Holly Tree Lane and the winter quilts come down from the loft.

I've already located a good sized tree on the front of our property and when Jake comes home this weekend, he and Pep will cut it down and bring it in.
The Treeskirt is waiting.


Then slowly Tree Dancer and


Holly, Jolly Christmas and all of the winter quilts will come down from the loft.


All sorts of exciting things are in the works.
I'm designing the next Mystery Quilt that will start in February as well as patterns for my next line.
And
Lynne from Kansas Troubles came up with this great idea for a BOW - that's a Block of the Week - that will include Moda Designers Betsy Chutchian, Lisa Bongean, Jo Morton, Lynne,  Carrie Nelson of Moda and me.
We'll be designing 6" blocks and posting them each week- mine will be applique of course.  This is really going to be fun.

Also somewhere in here my Over the Meadow will be available on QNNTV.

Whew - that's a lot going on as well as the month of Christmas.

But meantime we've got a treat.
Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine has a new magazine "Quilts We Love"


and their first issue has the patterns for my Pokeberry Quilt.


And they very nicely gave me a couple of copies to give away.
So......
while Thanksgiving is over
we do need to keep remembering what we are thankful for.
Make a comment telling us what you're particularly thankful for as we head into this holiday season.
Next Moda Monday, we'll draw 2 names and give away a couple of issues.

Right now, I need to go feed my cardinals and others at the feeders.  
Have a good one, ladies.

92 comments:

  1. I am thankful for all the quilt designers out there and the wonderful patterns that they produce! And all the wonderful fabrics to work with!

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  2. I am SOOOOOOOOOOO greatful for the health of myself and family. I lost my brother at 41 years old, so health is all that matters now. Blessings to you and yours, Jan.

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  3. I'm thankful that our family is healthy. And thank you for a chance to win.

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  4. Very thankful to be heading 'home' to spend Christmas with brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren. It has been too long. Many blessings sent your way, Jan and Co.

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  5. I am very thankful for my family. I am also thankful that I have taken up quilting again after a few years. I was working so much before that I never had time and I am so happy to have it in my life again. It is not only the act of quilting, but the community that comes along with it. In a day and age of social media there is so much negativity out there, but with quilters there is nothing but encouragement and posititivty. It is a nice distraction from all of the bad. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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  6. I am thankful for my family, health, and freedom. I am blessed much more than I deserve.

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  7. So thankful for my family and dear friends and the diversity and richness they bring to my life.

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  8. I am thankful that I live out from the city where I can enjoy nature at its finest--unspoiled--and look out the windows at deer and rabbits and the birds. I can walk/drive down the driveway and count the squirrels running everywhere and hear/see my grandchildren playing in their yards. Life is good.

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  9. I am so thankful for my family and friends and all the blessings God has given me.

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  10. I'm so thankful for my 18 month old grandson - he just lights up my world!

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  11. Right now I am sooo thankful that my cataract surgery I had this month was successful and I can keep stitching!!

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  12. I am very thankful for family and friends this holiday season.

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  13. There is
    always,
    always ,
    always, something to be thankful for....

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  14. I am thankful for my family and health of course but this year I am so very thankful for the joy and for my new American friends which quilting has brought into my life! I am so happy we all share the same passion! I am thankful for the passing year. It has been great!!!

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  15. I am so very grateful to live this life I'm living - I have a warm home, great family, a secure job... So many people in this world have nothing, I try to remember that most of my issues are merely an annoyance. Even though I am dealing with cancer for the 2nd time in 30 years I still am very grateful for everything in my life. Hugs to you this Christmas season Jan! You are the lady who started me on this quilting journey more than 25 years ago! :)

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  16. I am so thankful for family and friends but especially that my husband is doing well after being diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Charlotte

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  17. You have a busy schedule.. I am really looking forward to the BOW..
    I am thankful for my family, friends and health. God is good to me and my blessings are plentiful.

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  18. I am thankful that my husband and I will get to go to Virginia for Christmas to see my two grandchildren. I am thankful to be a quilter.

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  19. I am so thankful for freedom of worship, my family and all the great quilt designers out there. They bring me joy everyday

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  20. I am thankful each day that my family and friends are warm and comfy in their homes. And that I have their love as support as they do mine!

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  21. I'm thankful for pumpkin pie and pumpkin �� quilts!

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  22. I'm thankful for my family and frineds (of course) and that the holiday madness isn't so bad this year (at least yet;-)

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  23. This year I'm thankful for my wonderful daughter-in-law who loves my son and two grandsons and keeps their beautiful family held together with love.

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  24. I am thankful for family and friends and having quilting in my life to keep me sane!

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  25. I am thankful for gracious quilters like you who are so talented and willing to share :)

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  26. Like so many others, I am very thankful for my wonderful children. Without them I wouldn't be who I am today.

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  27. I am thankful to have a great hobby...QUILTING! Just imagine how dull life would be without it! :o)) Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  28. During these hectic and stressful days I thank God for the talented gift he bestowed on me; the gift of patience which allows me to enjoy appliqué and all types of needlework.
    Keeping my hands busy with my needlework is very therapeutic and relaxing to me. It is during these times when I reflect on life and thank God for all the other wonderful opportunities life has given me.
    God is great and liife is good.
    Angela Steiner

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  29. I am so thankful for good health this year. As I get older I realize that good health is everything.
    Tina Rainer

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  30. I am so thankful to finally live near family instead of the East or west coasts. I've been alive far beyond my expectations & so happy about that. To be able to hug my children, grandchildren & great grandchildren is a gift for which I am very thankful.

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  31. I am thankful for my family and my kids! Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

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  32. I feel very fortunate and thankful that I have been blessed with a healthy family and wonderful friends. That we are able to work hard and provide for our loved ones with enough left over to also be generous about giving to those less fortunate. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to feed my creative soul by pursuing the craft of quilting.

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  33. I'm thankful for family and friends......and time to quilt.

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  34. I am thankful for my Quilting sisters that I have met in the 16 years I have been quilting. some have become best friends. I never realized how many fantastic and interesting people I would meet on this Quilting journey.

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    1. So thankful for good health!! I have so many friends that are personally suffering as well as their family members. Good health enables me to be able to create wonderful things.

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  35. I'm thankful for ways to express my need to create. Quilting is on the top of my list.

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  36. Congratulations on your pattern! This season I'm thankful for a loving family. What a blessing that is.

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  37. I'm thankful for my healthy happy family of 4 grown kids and all the grandkids. But especially this year we are so thankful for my oldest daughter and husband who have at long last adopted a precious little baby boy who is the apple of our eye. Looking forward to the mystery designer blocks!

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  38. I'm thankful for all the wonderful friends I've made through this hobby. Both the local friends that I sew with and my online friends!

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  39. Thankful for my life and all those in it!

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  40. I'm thankful for my foster kitties, my roof over my head, my family,my quilty friends, and autism, because I've met amazing families because of it.
    And Deb Strain, who told my Katy that she has a Katie and that "all Katies are special."

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  41. I am thankful to worship God and not be persecuted for my beliefs. I am also very thankful for my family, friends, health, and the freedom so many others do not have that live in other countries. On a very personal note, I am so thankful that my Mother had the patience to teach me how to sew and quilt.

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  42. Music, thank full for music. Music heals everything.
    Thanks Jan and Tammy.
    Stacey Peter potholderz4@gmail.com

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  43. Music, thank full for music. Music heals everything.
    Thanks Jan and Tammy.
    Stacey Peter potholderz4@gmail.com

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  44. I am thankful for my family!
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  45. I am thankful for my kids and grandkids.

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  46. Thankful for my family and my health. That I'm able to do the one hobby I absolutely enjoy the most. Quilting!

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  47. I am most of all thankful for my relationship with Jesus, my two amazing kids that are not really kids anymore, my sisters and mom because they are fun and love me for who I am both on my good days and grumpy ones. My friends who bless my life every single day and people who inspire me with their gifts and talents - like Jan. Her quilts are beautiful and fun and interesting and tasteful. And then, Jan makes these really great tutorials that help beginners like me create quilts that we think that are impossible to make and find that we can in fact make them too. And they are not perfect but neither are we and that is the most wonderful thing about them - they start off kind of rough and then with practice they get a little better. Thank you Jan for creating and inspiring - makes our lives better!

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  48. I am so thankful for family and friends who have supported me during my husband's illnes over the last year and since his passing in September. I am thankful for all the fabulous quilting inspiration and tutorials available thru blogs like yours.

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  49. I'm thankful for loving family and friends.

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  50. I am thankful for my son and my brother. Both these men watch out for my best interests. I am more than blessed to have both these guys in my life!

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  51. I'm thankful that I've made it this far in life with my husband of 48 years, 5 children, 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild with another one coming in April. Jesus as surely blessed me.

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  52. I am thankful for my health, my family and my friends and most of all that God is in my life

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  53. I am very thankful that I will celebrate Christmas with all five of my children and their families this year.

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  54. After completing breast cancer treatments this year I am thankful to be alive and to have a very loving and supportive family!

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  55. I am thankful for the love of family and friends. I look forward to time spent with them with new memories being made.

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  56. I am thankful for every time I take a breath. With our world today, life is so uncertain. I am GRATEFUL for life. It can never be taken for granted.
    God bless you.

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  57. I'm so grateful for the good health and happiness of my family and loved ones.

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  58. I'm grateful for Jan and all the wonderful, beautiful quilts she designs that make my heart feel glad.

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  59. I'm grateful for my family and that we were all together earlier this month.

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  60. What a great giveaway and the pattern I've wanted. I am thankful for many things. Thankful to still have my job after so many in my office were let go. Thankful for my family and thankful for my friends....and you are one of those!!!

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  61. I am thankful for being alive after being hit by a car while riding my bike also for my family and that I can still quilt. I love all your designs.

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  62. I am thankful that my son is safely retired from the USAF after 28 years of service.

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  63. I am most thankful for family & friends. We care for, uplift, make time for, and laugh with each other every day!

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  64. I'm thankful for medical advances that keep my husband here with our family and for the talents we are blessed with!

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  65. I'm thankful for our new grandson who arrived safely two weeks ago. He was 9 lbs 1 oz! It's a miracle every time.

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  66. Estoy agradecido que al fin hemos podido conocer a nuestro pitufo Santiago, mis ahijados viven en Brasil, nos queda muy lejos desde España, nos han visitado este verano y fui tan feliz con este pequeñin... ahora le añoramos muchisimo

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  67. Thankful for family, friends, good health and being retired!

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  68. thankful for? wow, list is very long but health for my family and not homeless this christmas...

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  69. So thankful for my family and my large number of quilting sisters/friends to share the art of quilting with.

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  70. So thankful for my family and my large number of quilting sisters/friends to share the art of quilting with.

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  71. So thankful for my family and my large number of quilting sisters/friends to share the art of quilting with.

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  72. Thankful to live in the free land of the United States of America.

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  73. I'm thankful to be a creative person who always 'needs' to be making something! It makes my life SO much richer!

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  74. I am thankful for my family and friends and my love of quilting. Quilting has allowed me to give back to veterans, kids with cancer, women's shelters, prayer quilts and gifts for my loved ones.

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  75. I am thankful for my family and friends and my love of quilting. Quilting has allowed me to give back to veterans, kids with cancer, women's shelters, prayer quilts and gifts for my loved ones.

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  76. I know everyone says this but I'm truly grateful for my family : )

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  78. I'm thankful for my kids - they are awesome! I'm also thankful for red quilting fabric :0) Could there ever be too much red?? Thanks for the chance!

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  79. I'm thankful for my family and that my boys in the service of the wonderful country remain unharmed.

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  80. I am so thankful for my husband and all of his support. I am also extremely thankful for my children and the wonderful women they have grown up to become!

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  81. Thankful for my wonderful friends who've been so wonderful to put up with me! HA Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  82. Thank you for this opportunity to reflect on what we are most grateful for. . . I very much appreciate being at home with my husband of 22 years, and my son. Together they tirelessly help me in so many ways, as I am disabled and unable to be up and around. As many of your readers have mentioned, being blessed with good health is truly a gift! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

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  83. I am thankful for my family and my church.

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  84. I'm so thankful for my two beautiful grandchildren and that I get to spend time with them each week. They are a blessing to my husband and me.

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  85. We've had each of our five pets at the vet this past month. I'm grateful that everyone is healthy now. Thank you for the sweet giveaway! I look forward to BOW as well...with my favorite designers!

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  86. I am thankful for my family, health and freedom. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  87. I am thankful for family and friends that have supported me through my recent tough time. I have not seen this magazine yet.

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