Starting this Sunday, August 21, for one week only, until August 28, you can watch The Quilt Show for free without joining as a Star Member. This is by invitation only for my friends and family so you can visit my quilting studio.
I recently received an email from Colleen Sholtis sharing photos of two quilts she has made using pattern designs from my book, little Log Quilts. jeanannquilts.com Colleen chose very different, but very effective and dramatic, colors than the ones I used in my quilts. Here are Colleen's quilts and color choices:
Two years ago, just before I moved to Washington DC ad an apartment that was half the size of my house in Georgia, I gave lots of accumulated quilting "stuff" away.
A friend, Michele Bausch, collects antique quilts...some finished and some not. Since I could not bring my unfinished vintage quilts with me I gave them to Michele. Here is one she is working on now. I love the string piecing since I do so much of it now, but not one in this pattern. It looked a lot like a rag when it was an unfinished top needing some mending. Michele's quilting has brought it to life.
Here is Michele's note to me that came with her photo: "I thought you might like to see what I am doing with one of the beautiful quilt tops you gave me. This is my current hand work project. Joe and I have two fairly long trips planned before the end of the year so I will be working on this unusual quilt from here to Arizona and back and during a three week cruise in the Caribbean. Thanks for trusting this beauty to me." Michele