News From the Cutting Room floor
News From the Cutting Room floor
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Copyright JanniLou Creations, Inc. - 2019
Hello, dear friends: I’m pretty sure this year is NOT a whole year long! January through August have literally flown by, and December 31 is approaching much too quickly! We’ve been joyfully celebrating all year, and it IS said that time flies when you’re having fun…so, maybe that explains it. Or, maybe it’s flying because Ken happily tears off the pages on his 2019 calendar each morning in his countdown.In October, we celebrate 26 years on location in this dear Waucomah Theatre building. It’s been a joy-filled journey, and we’re ever so glad that you have been on this journey with us! You’ve probably read this paragraph before, but it’s worth repeating in what I believe will be the last printed From the Cutting Room Floor… 26 years since Jan & Lou were headed to the August Marys River Quilt Guild meeting that led us to renting the front of an old movie theatre building. It’s almost like “yesterday” that we scrubbed out the Waucomah Theatre Lobby, got on our knees and repainted the linoleum someone before us had squared off into black and white faux tiles! A fresh coat of paint all through the three rooms and restroom, scrubbed windows and fresh curtains, a rope of bells on the door knob so we’d be alerted when a customer came in – and twelve bolts of fabric! Well, things have changed a lot since our opening of the doors those many years ago. We had the opportunity to remodel the front of the building and return the Lobby to somewhat its original layout, we took over the entire theatre (not just the Lobby), and we certainly have more than 12 bolts of fabric now – even as we slow down our purchasing! Janni is so very missed every single day; she remains so very much a part of JanniLou Creations. Being a part of Lou’s life for more than 70 years, being partners in business together for more than 35 years, being sisters forever, there is a good deal of influence and love that remains. She is still a part of this adventure and certainly a huge part of Lou’s heart! All of you are such an important part of our adventures, and we thank you for touching our lives!! The Row By Row Experience – the international shop hop – will wrap up in September. We love to hear the quilters’ stories from all parts of the U.S. and Canada, too! We will continue to have our Row kit available after the September 8 closing of Row By Row, but only by order – patterns and kits will be in a “freeze state” until November 1. If you want a kit, you may wish to prepay to insure receipt. Mail order will not be shipped until November 1. Now, as I write this final editorial, what may be the last Quilt County IS in full swing. A variety of venues abound throughout Benton County. The Benton County Historical Museum hosts: “Boundries” from August 9 – Sept 21, 2019. “Boundaries” is an exhibition of art quilts by the artists in SAQA- Valley South. SAQA-Valley South (an Oregon chapter of the international Studio Art Quilt Association) represents artists located in the Willamette Valley from Salem to just south of Roseburg and to the Oregon Coast from Newport to Coos Bay.