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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Happy Memorial Day! and Sampler Spree Fabric Packs

Happy Memorial Day.  

My sister Nancy and I had a busy one.
Pep's parents are buried at Resthaven Memorial Gardens
in Chillicothe, Mo.  Pep's brother Keith has been taking care 
of things in Chillicothe but he passed this year and
his son, Jewell Patek lives down near Springfield, Mo.
Since Springfield is 4 hours away and we're only about 1
hour away, we took over this year.

This is the Urn that some of the graves have.
 I'll see if we can get one for next year.
I think it looks better than just laying the silks on
the ground. We tried to secure the flowers but 
I like the urn better and it seems a lot
more secure.

I knew my father-in-law had earned a bronze star
for sweeping mines in the Sea of Japan during a
typhoon because it sits in a case on my dresser.
I think it's to late to get that on his tombstone but 
I wish I had.  He was a good, good man.

My father (Major Glover Wilson Laird)
died when I was 8.  He was
buried in his parents plot in Harper, Ks.
Since Harper is 4 hours away we made a
"touchstone" in our garden  years ago
and remember him on Memorial Day.
He also was a good man.
They both were always very supportive.

This seems like a good month to make 
Oceans Aweigh our vintage book.
It not only has lots of quilts about the sea
but it also has a quilt I made about
Pep and my song "Storms Never Last"
by Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.

Lots of memories this month.

And we're in the process of making new ones.
This is the book and some of the fabric I'll use
in the QAL (Quilt Along) we're doing with Moda
and Martingale.  
And we're giving away 2 books.  An Ebook for
our Jan Patek Galore ladies and a print book for
our ladies on this side of the pond.


I'm sorry but my computer seems to have it's own mind to day.

                                            It has taken me 2 hours to get this much on the page.

But - we are finally moving along a little.  Be sure to go to 

and get your book, either a print book or an Ebook and 

do a search for Sampler Spree so you can sew along

or Quilt Along (QAL) with us.  If the computer will let you, please leave

a comment and we'll try to do a drawing for a free book.  

Also we'll be selling the Scrap Packs for about $22.50 and 

hopefully you can order one in the store tomorrow.

Have a good evening.   I'm going to get

off of the computer and stitch a little.  Whew!!!!



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  2. I'm so looking forward to these blocks. Thanks for the giveaway. I looked for the book today in my LQS and they didn't have it.

  3. Merci beaucoup pour ce nouvel ouvrage , il est de toute beauté . Je croise les doigts pour gagner un livre gratuit.
    Prend bien soin de toi Jan 🙏🏼 Et de ta famille .🥰

  4. It all looks wonderful.


  5. Wonserful thank jan i sas group JPG
    Havé à Nice day

  6. Great give away. Thank you. JPG

  7. Thank you for a chance to win the book! JPG

  8. Would love a chance to win this book! Your designs are fabulous! JPG

  9. Looks like a fun quilt to make! JPG

  10. Another fun sew along! Thanks for the chance to win the book. I hope your computer woes are over--I know they are pretty aggravating!

  11. Cant wait to see your take on the new sewalong, and it's great your technical issues are sorted!

  12. Love your designs! Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I commented 10 days ago for the book, but I'll do it again here. I'd love the book!

  14. fantastic book and a great idea JPG

  15. This quilt looks great! Thanks for the give away! Fingers crossed..

  16. Looks like a fun sewalong.JPG

  17. Thanks for doing a drawing. JPG

  18. Hi Jan, your blog is so welcoming and inspiring, it is a joy to read! A free ebook would be a real treat, but either way I plan to make the sampler quilt so I can use up some of my stash, collected over the years, before I get too old LOL !