|Sharie, Janet, Billy, Willey @ Quilt House (museum)|
Janet is Janet Finley, the author of Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955. It is a super book, lots of pictures and lots of history. Willey is one of my quilting buddies. Janet flew into Lincoln and Billy, Willey and I drove. It was a long drive, we made many miles each day.
On our way back we stopped at Tulsa, OK and checked out "The Quilt Sampler." It is a lovely store with many many choices. We went next door for lunch. Super food............ It gave us a nice break from the travels of the day. The quilt store has Bernina and Pfaff distributorships. I have a Bernina and two Pfaff's. I checked out the new ones. They are lovely, but mine do what I want them to do, so no new machines for me. Besides, I bought a George a couple of years ago. I am almost machine poor.
|Willey and Sharie at The Quilt Sampler, Tulsa, OK|
In about 2007, I started a group, each of us making a Dear Jane quilt. This went on for about 4 years. We had one person who made all of the center blocks. The rest of us, because life gets in the way sometimes, made a various number of blocks. About a year ago, roughly, I decided there is no way on this earth that I am going to finish making all of these blocks. I decided to design a quilt, using the blocks that I had made. Monday, I finished putting the last two sides of a border on the top of the quilt. I still have 9 blocks reserved for the back. Sometime this year, with luck, I will make a back and quilt My Baby Jane. When I get it finished, I will put a sleeve on the back and hang the quilt and try for a better picture.
|My Baby Jane|