Copyright JanniLou Creations, Inc. - 2017
Spring marks the season for our Off the Beaten Path…a Quilter’s Safari. This year, Eunice Takes a Holiday! Here at JLC, she’s become an American in Paris. In Drain at the Fabric Farm, Eunice goes 4th of July! At Something to Crow About: It’s Hallowe’en; at Grandma’s Attic: they are celebrating Hogmanay in Scotland, and so on! It’s time for you to break out of your sewing rooms and to adventure from your homes, gather up some chums and travel the Safari trail those particularly special nine days in April. Safari offers a great opportunity to see eleven different quilt shops with eleven different personalities. Enjoy taking a Holiday yourself! You are sure to find fun ideas and inspiration on your trip! Enjoy! As noted above, Safari activities are full speed ahead as this CRF goes to press. JLC works on Safari all year long with special volunteers rolling fabric samples donated by our very generous fabric representatives. When you are on Safari, each shop will have a basket of these samples for you to choose from. They vary in size but are at least a fat 1/16th (9"x12"). The quilting industry is just one of the most generous of industries. Contributions from our distributors have been pouring in. The general list of prizes is posted on our Safari website: www.quilterssafari.com; first place prize is a $75 gift certificate from each of the 11 participating shops…these 11 gift certificates go to one eligible prize winner! Eleven $50 gift certificates go to another lucky winner! Other significant prizes include a Beachcombers’ Haven stay, a magnanimous gift of books from Bear Paw Productions, and significant thread collections from Mettler. The list goes on and on! JanniLou Creations remains a Certified Judy Niemeyer Shop with four Techniques quilts especially designed for Certified Shops and Certified Instructors. Janni’s gentle patience and passion for teaching will be sorely missed. Long-time team/co-director, Shirley Scott, CI, will be providing Certified Instruction for JLC. We will carry as many Quiltworx patterns as ever, and remain dedicated to helping you find the perfect fabric combinations for your personal-private renderings of these great designs. Quiltster – the design program for Quiltworx patterns – provides a wonderful platform to help you visualize just what your coloration will be like. Meanwhile, Pam Raby offers her Machine Quilting series, Cathy Cunningham continues her adventures with great patterns using new tools, Lou offers tried and true favorites. Terrie Lynn Kygar returns to present some new blending techniques and has created a sample using our Critters pattern. All great fun! We celebrate Quilt County this summer and early fall; Row By Row On the Go happens June 21-September 6, the Solar Eclipse will be cause for celebration & quilt shows abound! Wishing you a wonderful Spring and Summer! We’re always pleased to see you. 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! Lou, directors and crew
News From the Cutting Room floor