Friday, November 7, 2014

Classroom Show & Tell

I can't believe it's been a month since my last post.
My Activities calendar was packed full!
Since my last post - my Dear Jane Clubs have ended.(all 5 of them here in VA)
So hard to believe 13 months has gone by so quickly... and YES we have our first Quilt Goddess of 2014!
Missy McKenna of Williamsburg, VA has completed her Jane top in 13 months!.

Some of my students have been working on 2 Janes at once, 8 of my students have already completed the center of their quilts and are finishing up the last of their triangles. And many more are getting close. I am so incredibly proud of all 82 amazing women that took this 13 Month journey with me!

Also during October, I had students working on their Modern Applique projects.
This was such a fun class. Everyone really enjoyed the process - especially the concept of turned edge applique all done by machine. Here are pictures of a few of my students quilts in progress:

The pattern was designed by Dawn Ronningen of Collector with a Needle. It is called Radical Rose & Reel. If you are traveling thru northern VA you can find the pattern at Kelly Ann's Quilt Shop in Warrenton. It is also available in Dawn's etsy shop found HERE.

I look forward to working with Dawn on a very exciting project in 2015!
(details to be shared in an upcoming post)

I hope that October was a very Happy & Productive month for all my quilting friends!

every quilt tells a story....

20 comments:

  1. WOW Amazing quilts amazing quilters--finished Dear Jane in 13 months--overachiever

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  2. 82 women making a DJ quilt ! You are a true inspiration Doreen and amazing teacher . Love the appliqué quilts ! Just gorgeous !

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  3. The Dear Jane quilt looks fantastic.
    Amazing works from your students. You are a great teacher.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  4. Doreen! I was just thinking about you today! I had not stumbled upon one of your posts for so long! Now I can catch up on them ! Loved the appliqué piece also...great bright pastels. I'd love for you to stop in at my blog and see what I've been up to also! Looking forward to seeing more of those Janes as they get done!

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  5. Those appliqued blocks are beautiful. I really wish I had a quilt shop nearby to take classes. I don't like to drive too far at night and the local quilt shops are half and hour away or more. I usually teach myself new techniques, but I am wary of applique.

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  6. Wow, what a great accomplishment. The Radical Rose & Reel? Awesome!!! I wish I could take classes from you.

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  7. you are a legend, how wonderful for you to have so many committed students. The applique is looking very pretty

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  8. The Radical Rose piece is gorgeous. And hats off to the Dear Jane Goddess. Beautiful work.

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  9. beautiful work - that DJ is lovely!

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  10. 82 amazing and lucky women to have you as a mentor and teacher! I am very jealous. Great pattern, even the name... Radical Rose and Reel, love it!

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  11. Fabulous!! What a success story!!! Definitely an inspiration for all who know you!!

    What a treat to work with Dawn!! Can't wait to see what you two are working on - hope I'll be able to join in!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  12. Your teaching schedule is nothing short of amazing, what fortunate students. Wonderful seeing their projects and fabric selections. Thank you for sharing, and thanks to them for the projects!

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  13. What beautiful blocks and quilts--the Dear Jane is amazing!! And I am swooning over that applique! I have never heard of turned edge machine applique--i am so totally needleturn challenged that this sounds like I "may" be able to do this type of applique. Wish I were nearby so I could take a class with you....hugs, Julierose

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  14. What a beautiful Dear Jane. Your class looks like great fun.

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  15. All those Dear Janes....oh, my! They are beautiful. EVERYTHING in this post is gorgeous. Makes me want to get right off the computer and back to work at the machine!!

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  16. Thirteen months?! Wow! I have only five blocks to go (triangles) and am at 2 1/2 years.

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  17. I just started my Dear Jane journey with a group meeting at The Quiltery in Fairfield Va. We'll have to take a field trip to VQM in the spring!
    Beautiful applique. Look forward to seeing what you and Dawn are planning together.

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  18. Guess I don't have your correct e-mail address in my book, but wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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