Copyright JanniLou Creations, Inc. - 2018
Once again, we’ve had a great time with The Row By Row Experience. We’ve SO enjoyed meeting so many new Rowers from all over. Judy Burks designed our Row again this year. You’ve all seemed to have enjoyed the design, and we’re glad of that! At this writing, our kit supply is dwindling, but we will have plenty of patterns even after the event comes to a close. Congrats again to our RxR quilt winner, Carol Carter from Dallas. We will continue to have our Row kit available after the September 4th closing of Row By Row while supplies last, but only by order – patterns and kits will be in a “freeze state” until November 1st. If you would like a kit, you may wish to prepay to insure receipt. Mail order will not be shipped until November 1st.JLC will be participating in the “Reap What You Sew” shop hop which celebrates Fall. The dates are October 17 through October 27 this year. Although we won’t be open for the Sunday of that hop, we will be open on Monday, October 22.Within the pages of this From the Cutting Room Floor, we trust you will find encore classes as well as fresh inspiration for the expression of your own fiber arts – whether it be traditional piecing and appliqué, traditional with the twist of paper piecing techniques, new techniques with new or familiar tools –  we look forward to sharing a Fall season of productive fun and adventure. Shirley Scott and Cindy McEntee provide Certified Instructor expertise as they present myriad paper piecing classes.Absolutely Beginning Paper Piecing, and/or the Techniques series offerings are the really perfect way to learn Judy Niemeyer’s paper piecing technique. All of us addicted to the Judy Niemeyer method of paper piecing have been watching the progress of our students’ projects as their renderings of Glacier Star, Mariner’s Compass, Paradise in Blooms, Vintage Rose and other wonderful patterns blossom into quilt tops extraordinaire. You, too can create your own version. There’s no going wrong with any fabric combination you might choose. We love to provide Blocks of the Month opportunities for many of the Judy Niemeyer patterns in your color palette. Just ask.  The newest Technique of the Month: Dinner Plate Dahlia, has already made its place in our 2019 calendar. Shirley offers a Saturday series; Cindy offers a Wednesday series. Space is limited, so do sign up quickly. We will be doing a an order of this gorgeous pattern in early September.Cindy continues her Judy! Judy!! Judy!!! sessions once each month. This is the perfect opportunity to get some guidance on troublesome spots you may have encountered along your journey. Cindy is also offering Poinsettia and Twinkle Star series Fall term. Wendy returns for Absolutely Beginning Machine Quilting aka MQI. Cathy is presenting her Binding By Machine, a placemat project, a great Christmas stocking project, a fun zippered bag, and has scheduled a couple of new projects for the new year as well!On the Beach retreats are scheduled in November, February and March. November and February retreats are totally casual sew-ins. The March retreat is a week-long Totally Techniques retreat Sunday, March 24 through Saturday, March 30. Cindy McEntee will be available Monday and Tuesday to help you with special techniques you might need assistance with…and then you have the rest of the week to sew on your own.Do come in to see our newest block of the month. Granite City, by Whirligig Designs. Gail is working on the sample and plans to quilt it before it hangs in the Theatre. It’s really quite stunning! We’ve kept Karen – our Sampler Extraordinaire – hopping with new projects. Don’t know what we’d do without her! Great quick and easy projects perfect for gifting, or enjoying yourself! JLC staff have found some very fun design idea in patterns they’ve discovered on their journeys, and Lou is trying to finish up a long list of UFO’s!October 16th we officially celebrate 25 years on location in this old Waucomah movie theatre. Twenty-five years – it seems impossible! We’ve enjoyed this time so much. We feel very blessed! This was a goal of Janni and Lou’s: 25 years. Though Janni is not here physically, her spirit and love of quilting artwork is everywhere. She is ever present – we are grateful – but she is sorely missed.We are always pleased to see you. We love having you in our lives! Let us know how we can provide you the help you need as you discover new beginnings – new ideas, new projects, and how we can help you experience happy endings with your completed projects. Blessings for a wonderful Fall! Lou, directors and crew.
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