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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ladies from Tennessee & Day 6 from Tabletop Turnabouts

Yesterday we had a visit 
from a very nice group of ladies,
mostly from Tennessee with one or two 
from Georgia and I think there was 1 from Ohio.

I believe their common bond was originally 
doing a Sew Along with my book Homespun Hearth.
They called a couple of months ago to
see if they could come by.
We spent 2 or 3 enjoyable hours 
chatting and sewing and shopping.
Altogether a great group of ladies.
Thanks again for coming.  :)

The page from Tabletop Turnabouts
for today features my little quilt
Down by the Sea.

I just love whales - they are such awesome creatures
and we all need to work together to make sure
they are around for future generations to see.

We have a winner from 2 weeks ago
 of the scrap bag and Clover thimble.  It is Sheila S
who said "Oh my Gosh - Happy little quilts, 
They make me feel happy inside.".

Sheila, please email Tammie your snail 
mail address and she will mail you 
your fabric and thimble.  

Now for this week, make a comment and this time 
the prize will be a mixed scrap bag 
(all pieces at least 2" wide) of 
Sweet Violet and Lilac Ridge
and a magnetic pincushion.
Fabric and something to help sew it with.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the next page 
of Tabletop Turnabouts by Jan Patek & Martingale.

Keep quilting ladies.  :)


  1. Your mini's are sew cute.
    That is a big 🐱 kitty on your lap.

  2. We do need to be sure the whales and other things are around for our grandchildren and beyond. I love to see quilters address this issue.

  3. C’est très original, j’aime Beaucoup .
    Brigitte C

  4. Jan maravillosos tus mini, Gracias por compartir

  5. Loving those whales--(That she blows haha). hugs, Julierose

  6. Would love to win the Lilac Ridge as I have Linda's Lilac's on my bucket list. Love the whales and boat. Makes me think of my summers on the lake when we were kids.

  7. Love the whales and sailing ship with your classic stars!

  8. Whale of a great turnabout... another fun applique!

  9. I love joining sew along groups. I have made some great friends through these groups!

  10. What a fun looking group! Glad they snagged you...

  11. Nice nautical tabletop turnabout. It must be a wonderful feeling to know you inspired these delightful ladies to form a bond. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This Pisces girl also has a special affection for whales. Probably because I also got to enjoy humpbacks while my husband was stationed in Hawaii!

  13. Down By The Sea looks like a must have for me!

  14. Lovely smiling faces! Isn't it wonderful how quilting brings us all together? :-) Down by the Sea is another goodie! Lilacs are in bloom in my area....such a heavenly scent! Sure could use some lilacs in my fabric stash though! :-)

  15. How wonderful to see familiar faces all together on this lovely pic!!! You look wonderful, ladies!!! Can't wait to get a signed copy of Jan's wonderful new book in person yay!!!

  16. i'm so looking forward to your new book and I agree with you about the whales. I love whales too.

  17. Glad to see you addressing the whale issue! It's nice to see a group of ladies visiting with you. I'm sure they and you had a wonderful time.

  18. Looks like a fun group of ladies!!
    I love whale watching in real life- the little whale quilt is darling.

  19. Loving all the table top quilts with houses birds and flowers.

  20. We had such a wonderful time visiting with you Jan! Thanks for having us, we loved every minute with you!