Hello, dear friends:Here we are…24 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 theater 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! Although Janni is sorely missed, 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! Thanks to all of you for enjoying this journey with us!The Row By Row Experience continues to be a most delightful shop hop experience throughout the 50 United States, Canada, and even Europe! Janet Lutz certainly hit on an idea that appeals to all of us! Oregon has had over 70 shops in participating. Traveling quilters have a plethora of inspiration opportunity, and a delightful variety of Row patterns to choose from! We love to hear the quilters’ stories from all parts of the U.S. and Canada, too! Many thanks to Judy Burks for another Oscar-winning Row! Congrats again to our RxR quilt entry winner, Cheryl Libby from Falls City. 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, Quilt County IS in full swing. A vast variety of venues abound throughout Benton County. The Benton County Historical Museum hosts Botanicals in Fiber, September 1– October 14. The JanniLou Creations exhibit within the walls of our dear Old Waucomah Theatre from mid-August through our 24th anniversary mid-October features Double Mystery quilts from our On the Beach Double Mystery retreats held each November. Thanks to many of our Beachcombers who supplied us with quilts to hang for your viewing pleasure! Pick up a brochure to guide you on your adventure through the many venues. As a special part of Quilt County, you’ll find us at the third biennial quilt show to be held at the Philomath Scout Lodge on September 16 and 17th. The coordinators of this new venue have worked very hard to bring you one more presentation of quilts from local artists. We are so blessed!