A friend in Iowa emailed me that she had bought a bundle of magazines recently and was going through them, she found these two issues of American Patchwork & Quilting . . . would I like her to send them to me. Yes please!
What fun to see these articles again, so I decided to share my fun with you.
First the envelope please . . . . beautiful calligraphy!
Magazine cover August 1999, Issue #39
American Churn Dash small quilt
Set Shot to enjoy . . .
Sweet yes? 15 years later I still use this small quilt during the summer. Machine pieced Hand quilted.
Next up . . . .
Magazine cover, October 1999, Issue 40
Framed Log Cabin Mini Runner
I used to sell my small hand quilted quilts, sell my Custom Framed small quilts, then quilters wanted patterns to make their own, I stopped selling the originals in 2003. I have a few hanging in our home, still love them!
This framed Log Cabin runner hangs in our living room, I never get tired of seeing it or the others I have, brings back many memories of the Folk Art Show days ‘back east’.
Machine pieced, hand quilted.
Sure has been an interesting journey, from selling my small quilts for about 15 years, custom framing small quilts to sell, followed by publishing patterns for quilters, vending at Quilt Market since 1995, moved on to book publishing, my first book was ‘Small Quilts for Framing’ in 2000 (long out of print), followed by more quilts in magazines, a few TV show tapings, self published more books, designing fabric, and offering JLW Club for quilt shops.
If you read my Blog you will see some of these framed quilts still in use, if you are new to my Blog, sit back, get a cuppa and enjoy.
I’ve given myself the gift of time this year, calling it a Sabbatical, sewing on some other projects, enjoying a couple get aways with girls friends, travels with Russ, patio time, not living a deadline driven year, is kinda nice and deserved.
It is TGIF – have a wonderful weekend, hope you get some sewing time, I’m going to!