And now for something entirely different . . .

Sounds a bit like Monty Python don’t you think?

First – do you follow me on Instagram?   I’m registered as:  joquilts
Look to the right sidebar here on my blog with the most recent photos from me.

Instagram (easy to post from my smart phone) pushes the pictures with captions to:  Jo Morton Facebook page, as you have to have a Facebook personal page before you can create a Facebook business page.

My Blog pushes to my Facebook business page:  Jo Morton Quilts

Also on Facebook is a new:  Jo Morton Stitchers group

I’m on Pinterest as:  Jo Morton

My Blog can be reached through my website, or you can sign up for my Blog posts to arrive in your mail box.  (that would be my choice – sign up box on the right side bar on my blog)

We also have our JoMortonStitchers Yahoo Group since September 2005, you have to sign up to be a member of yahoo then request to join JoMortonStitchers to see what we are doing there.  An exciting 2015 WIP Challenge is happening there, fun to see the progress as they post pictures.

If you can follow all of that, I’ll be seeing you there, and there, and there!    🙂


NEW JLW Club 14 for 2015

First – a picture showing the projects in my new JLW Club 14 for 2015.  the Medallion quilt will cover 2 months, so we have 8 months of projects for 2015.  Due to life circumstances we are starting a month later than normal. A lot of Clubs take a month or two off in the summer, then there are the Holidays when it is harder to gather, so it all works out just fine.

A note due to a picture I posted on Instagram last Fall, I put my Burgoyne Surrounded quilt on the bed in the Hilton – it looked awesome.  So, I made a Burgoyne Surrounded block, added borders for a table topper, now if ‘you’ want to make more blocks and make a bed size quilt, you can!  You will have to figure out your sashing and borders for the size you need.


JLW Club 14 for 2015

JLW Club 14 for 2015


New for 2015 – I receive so many requests about buying the pattern sets for my JLW Club because the local Quilt Shop doesn’t offer it, or it is too far away to drive to meetings.

My club as always included a fabric purchase, not just the pattern set.

With that thought in mind, and like other designers do . . . I’m going to offer a package consisting of the complete pattern set for Club 14, plus the 26 Fat Quarters purchase required when you join a Club.  The Fat Quarters will be an assortment of colors and lights from newer lines and older lines.  Bundles will not all be the exact same due to quantities on hand.

My price will be less, as you are not getting the ‘human attention with a Club Leader’, just the basics, no fun with friends, no demos, no tutorials.

You can order JLWC 14 in my webstore here. I will begin shipping in February.

Jo’s Club 14

  • pattern set and fabric bundle is $95.00
  • plus applicable Sales Tax in Nebraska
  • plus Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping, medium box – $11.30 in USA
  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping, medium box – $40.15 to Canada
  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping, medium box – $58.65 to All Other Countries


Wishes for a really great New Year!


Where does time go?

Can’t believe it has been two weeks since my last blog post.  Well, maybe I can, I was gone 6 days to teach at ‘Block Party’ event, hosted by Quiltmaker magazine in beautiful Portland, Oregon – fabulous time, great students, awesome event!

I was able to do a few posts to Facebook through Instagram on my smart phone since it is so easy.

I learned some things from my teacher friends about social media, let’s see if I’m a good student going forward, cross your fingers!

I had issues while in Portland – my laptop wouldn’t pick up the free WiFi at the beautiful Red Lion Inn.  And get this it also wouldn’t detect my MiFi that I pay for monthly – not a happy camper (probably operator error?).  These are the two reasons I didn’t Blog while away, now I’m home and will try to catch up in pieces and parts.

This evening will be a few high-lights.

First ‘Madison Manor’ fabric line is beginning to arrive at your favorite quilt shop!  You can see the line here:                                                        

FYI – it is much prettier in person, isn’t it always.

There is also a link on my home page for the ‘free to use’ (FTU) quilt for ‘Blue Variety’.  Candy did another great job for us on this beauty.  Remember, if you don’t need a quilt that size, make a unit for a table topper, or expand to a table runner, wall quilt, etc.  . . .  your choice.   🙂

If you shop my webstore, we are down to 10 sets available of the 5 book bundle special.

Would like to share this picture of the happy teachers in Portland – I think we were all photogenic at that moment.  Great memory for me!

Gudrun Erla, Bonnie Hunter, Debbie Caffrey, Jo Morton, Beth Farrier, Diane Harris, June Dudley and Peg Spradlin with her DH Darold.  Julie Herman was under the weather and don't have a picture of her.

Gudrun Erla, Bonnie Hunter, Debbie Caffrey, Jo Morton, Beth Farrier, Diane Harris, June Dudley and Peg Spradlin with her DH Darold. Julie Herman was under the weather and not in the picture.


Happy Stitching!



Seems it is time for me to eat some words.  I’ve said for at least four years I’m not doing Facebook.

I didn’t want to do Facebook.  It was going to be one more thing to do and I was Blogging.  Fast forward and . . . well, a couple of days ago with the help of our friend Amy, I now have a Facebook page.  It is only a couple of days old.  If you are interested in taking a peek, go here:

If this doesn’t work for you, copy and paste into your browser.

Thanks for taking a peek!