Hello, dear friends:Happy New Year:Twenty Five Years on location at JanniLou Creations! Amazing! Delightful! After spending the last couple of hours reading through January issues of past From the Cutting Room Floor, it is a pleasure to welcome in yet another year at the Old Waucomah Theatre in downtown Philomath! Each year brings enthusiasm for new beginnings, new celebrations, resolutions… and this coming year is no exception! We have classes scheduled through December 2019 with several of them full already! This is exciting news! Again we offer the Great UFO Challenge and are so proud of those of you who’ve been able to complete so many wonderful projects! We’ve said this many, many times before, but we DO love show and tell, and we thank you for including us in your quilting adventures! Congrats to those of you who signed up for 2018 and have completed your list. A JLC Gift Certificate awaits you as a Bravo!!Sign up for the 2019 Challenge to work with us this year as you check off twelve more projects (they may be new ones for some of you because you’ve been so diligent!!) throughout 2019! The 4th Friday of each month will be designated as a Finish-It Up sew-in day. Bring your project-in-progress, your sewing machine and supplies…and sew along to music from movie sound tracks. Lou plans to anchor herself in the small classroom and sew, sew, sew!!We’re anxious for the first weekend of February when the second Willamette Valley Quilt Festival welcomes one and all to the Linn County Fairgrounds. February 1 and 2, 2019 will find us vending at this great new event. We are looking forward to supporting this Festival sponsored by Rich’s Sewing & Vac…Please join us!!There will be an Underground Shop Hop in early March. Watch for info on this fun excursion.Our favorite Off the Beaten Path…a Quilter’s Safari is back on track this year! We’re planning a bigger and better than ever event! April 26 through May 11 – extra time, extra fun! Rachel and her Grandma’s Attic crew will be spearheading this extended adventure. We did, indeed, miss Safari this past year! We look forward to seeing you on the road again visiting us on your annual treks through the Willamette Valley.