Saturday, April 18, 2009
Online Quilt Festival, Spring 2009
There is an online quilt festival going on, which you can see here.
My favorite quilt is my Dear Jane Quilt. I called it "In Changing Times". I first started my Dear Jane in October 1997, just 3 years after I started quilting. I bought Brenda Papadakis' book Dear Jane and became fascinated with it. I started collecting reproduction fabrics with a vengeance. I found out about the Dear Jane List and joined that, which helped a lot with support and help in the construction of this quilt. They had challenges to get certain blocks and triangles done which urged me on. I hand appliqued blocks, machine pieced, and also paper pieced
this quilt. I would put my blocks away for months at a time, and then get started again
with renewed energy and determination. Finally I started completing rows and that helped
me focus more. I finally completed the top in February 2003, and had it hand quilted by
a lady named Carol Morris. I had a good time working on this quilt, some blocks
I started over because I was not pleased with them. But I am so happy I finally finished.