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My name is Sally Johnson and I adore quilting... I have lived on Cape Cod since 1974 and I am married and have two sons...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Look at Some Modern Flare

Every once in a while I like to feature a quilter I have followed whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Flickr. Maybe all five... I started following this one designer/quilter about 4 1/2 yrs. ago, on twitter a social media site where you chat with one another using only 140 characters. Who in the heck can only type 140 characters while chatting with someone. I tell you it is plum crazy...Well I'm talking about Jane Davidson.
 
Jane has a style like no other.  She lives in Australia and writes, designs, and is a fantastic long arm quilter. She designs with modern flare, however she has made some contemporary & traditional looking quilts. I the opportunity of a lifetime last year when I went to Quilt Market and finally met Jane in person. She is lovely and we try very hard with both of our busy schedules to Skype as often as we can. Jane truly is a talent that needs to be shared. A person who has been willing to offer help and still keep up with teaching and quilting for customers.  
 

Here we are with other friends we met through twitter at the convention center in Houston in between the Moda School House Series classes. Again a opportunity of a life time...

I can always seek advice from many people who are willing to guide me in any task I truly want to achieve, but Jane really has helped me from day one. She is one smart cookie. Whether it is a computer program I am working on for a design or just seeking advice on how I should handle something Jane is usually there.


She is a continual contributor with her designs and support for Aurifil Thread and Moda Fabrics

 
 
Jane even has her own online shop where you can rulers, tools, notions, books, patterns and thread. Her shop is called Want It Need It Quilt It
 
 
 
 
She is even wrapping up her first publication is due out September 2014. I must say I am looking forward to seeing this, as I have had the pleasure of hearing about it...
This creative genius has been featured ten times on Moda Bake Shop click here to see her gorgeous works of art.


 
 


As well as all of the quilting projects Jane has done, she was recently featured in Quilters Companion:
 
 
Just gorgeous projects she has.

 
I even had the pleasure of receiving one of Jane's creations. About two years I was looking on twitter at a few things and noticed Jane posting a picture of one her delightful creations. I was so taken aback of the cuteness of this I had to share my comments. Not too long after that I got a wonderful surprise in the mail all the way from Australia. You tell me isn't this the cutest:
 
 
 
 
Jane is my featured quilter for July. Stay tuned for my next featured quilter. I hope you all enjoyed this post. I sure did...


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Playing with Fall Colors

Just because spring is in the air doesn't mean you cannot play with fall colors. I had these blocks in my stash of thing to make from a few years ago. I was going to put these blocks in a quilt and use it as surrounding blocks for a family tree quilt I ended up making a few years ago for my Mother in Law. So when I had a student over yesterday I decided to make a new table runner for my dining room. This is a Foundation Paper Piecing project and I used the design of the Massachusetts State Star. I hope you like it.



Friday, July 4, 2014

A Completed Project



How very kool is this. Back in April I was given a fabulous opportunity to teach a group of wonderful ladies from the Franklin County Arts Council.
 
 
The ladies working very hard on there project.
 
 
 
What would a class be without me getting into the mix of things
 
 
Me & Miss Lou, she is the sweetest lady ever... Can hardly wait to go visit her again...
 

Here is another picture of one of the ladies who attended the Woven Quilt Class. Her project she finished looks from here as a finished table runner. How beautiful can you get... No this isn't quilted. This student decided to modify her project to make a table runner using the same technique.

If you or your group want to learn this technique hop on over to my other web page at Sally's Quilting Corner and check out the page for lectures and workshops... I enjoyed this group of ladies so much and they made me feel so welcome... I hope to go visit them again sometime soon...
 
 
 
 



Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Blast from the Past

Good Morning Quilters, I have a blast from the past to share with you all. Way back in April of last year I hosted a Mystery Quilt Along. I had many friends from Facebook join in the fun... I was very luck to have a student message me on Facebook to share with me that she has finally gotten to the point of quilting her project. Jennifer Schifano Thomas from over at Curlicue Creations has created a beautiful version of a quilt I designed. This photo is of the main portion of the quilt I can hardly wait to see the finished quilt...

 She also wrote a blog post about it and posted it today. So hop on over to Curlicue Creations and check out the wonderful blog Jenn shares with us. She is a very talented lady who has been featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Block series magazine. I am thrilled and honored to be featured on her blog today. Thank you Jenn I am honored and thrilled... If you would like to host a class or lecture with your group jump on over to my web page at Sallys Quilting Corner and check out the Workshop & Lectures page. I would love to come visit you...