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Friday, April 8, 2011

Wow! Look at what we did!

This is "Favorite Things" the Girl Gang quilt from a couple of years ago. It was made by a member of my Girl Gang Toni Peerbolte. She added the piano key border and outer border to make it bed size. Awesome work Toni. (I should say, as usual, - she wins ribbons at shows and fairs all of the time.)

This is "Max and Josie's Wedding Quilt". It was done in blues and whites for Josie in my book Say it With Flowers. This version was done by Raedene Frost. I almost like the colors better but then I love fall.

This quilt was made by Wendy Held. She used a quick piece center and added applique from Garden Dance in the border. Great combination of piecing and applique, Wendy. And I really like your color choice too.

Thanks ladies, for jpgs of your work. It's all beautiful.

And finally I am so excited. My new book, Country Quilts for Your Soul, by Quiltmania is out at last. When they asked for 20 quilts (Carol said to use some of my older favorites as well as newer ones) I was a little flabbergasted. I mean most of my quilts are pretty pattern intensive. It's 244 pages! Somewhat of a Russian Novel.

Well, back to work. I still have the next Girl Gang to finish as well as the quilts for Market. I leave for the show in Nantes, France on the 24th, get back on May 1st and leave for Salt Lake City on the 9th. And I still have to keep up on the Bible Quilt and Over the Meadow. Believe me ladies, applique blocks go where I go. To order the book from Quiltmania (I'll have them for sale later but right now I haven't even gotten one) click on the title of the book above or the picture in the gadget to the right. Thanks.


  1. Beautiful quilts and variations.
    Sounds like you are going to be busy for the next couple of months.
    I hope you take photos to share with us.


  2. Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos! Will your book be available through your website? Where can one purchase it? Thanks!

  3. Where can we buy the new book?

  4. COngratulations on the new book, it looks wonderful! Looking forward to buying this one very much.

  5. Ohhh I have to get a copy of your book! I can't wait!!

  6. I love the 3rd quilt you show! beautiful.

  7. it! The cover page quilt is one that I am finishing up that was taken at my local quilt shop

  8. Thanks for the show and tell. That is one book on my list!

  9. Hi Jan !
    I shall see you at Nantes at the show.
    I am a longarm quiter and I am presently quilting a quilt for Carol.
    Welcome in France !

  10. They are in my shop, o no, I mean were in my shop. They are flying right out the door to happy quilters homes!