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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Are we sure it's April??????

It certainly doesn't feel like it's April here.

But I refuse to give in to the gloominess.
And in an attempt to coerce the weather, I'm putting 
up only cheerful, warm weather quilts


which immediately brought "Sunny Days" to mind.
I decided to make it my special this week and found
that when we transferred everything from the Goodsie store 
to the WIX store it had somehow gotten left out.
That has been fixed.  You can get it in either physical form
or a digital file by clicking here.


Clicking on the word here will also get you to the store where you
can get our sale book for the month
Say It With Flowers.


It's a great spring and summer book and has the patterns for these two large
quilts as well as a ladybug mini and 2 "Miss Tessie Twitchett"
quilts. 



 Miss Tessie is one of my favorite bunnies.


Last week after my picture of the Brooder House in the snow a lady asked
me how we keep the chicks warm in this kind of weather.  
I couldn't make the blog reply to her for some reason so
I decided to show you.
This is a warming light and they are absolutely necessary even if
the weather is 80 degrees outside. 
And doubly necessary in this kind of weather.
I check on them often to make sure the lights are on and we,
of course, have backups.

Follow the chick's example and 
Stay warm ladies
And, of course, keep a quilt handy.



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

And it's Wednesday again

But will it ever be Spring????


This is a picture I took of the brooder houses on Easter morning.
(For those of you who don't raise chickens, brooder houses
are where you put the just hatched chickens with special warming lights
special feed, etc.)
They are covered with orchard netting that looks magical in the
snow to keep the hawks from getting them on the rare occasion
this year that they get to go outside.


And since Wednesday is when we posted (and will post come May)
our Blockheads blocks.


I thought I'd show you a couple of the 6" pieced blocks that Lori quilted.
She did her usual awesome job.  She agreed that she's glad that 6" pieced 
blocks aren't the norm for me.


Speaking of what I normally do, this is one of my BOM's -
Birds & Bunnies, Herbs & Honeys or
Birds and Bunnies for short.  
It's made out of my "Lillies of the Field" fabric line and
even when it was snowing outside, my quilt brought
Spring inside.

So I decided to share.
Both the pattern and the few kits we have left are 25% off this week.
You can go to the store to buy them by clicking here.

I'd better get back to work designing my spring patterns.
I won't be going to Market - I've driven to Portland 3 times and with Pep ill that's enough.
But I will be sending out email flyers with all of my new patterns when I get them all done.
Shops, we're starting a list of shops to send wholesale flyers to so be sure to email your
information to Tammie at janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com to get on the list.
And ladies, if you have a shop nearby where you buy fabric, be sure and tell
them to give us their information so they can be up to date on everything new.

That's all for now ladies. 
Have a good week.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday 14 March -

Almost St. Patricks Day!!!

But first 



The winner of the Spring Tablestand Quilt is 
Chris
who said 

"Such a cute whimsical bunny and you can never go wrong with flowers"

Thanks Chris and please email Tammie your snail mail information so
she can send your kit.

And - at long last the last of the Blockheads Mini Quilts


To win a kit, including the hanger, make a comment and I'll have the
Random Number Generator pick a winner next week.

Good luck ladies, I really like this one.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Beeskep Mini Quilt Winner, Tablestand and Sneek Peek

Once again, first things first.
The winner of the Beeskep Mini Quilt


is
Marsha B  who said 
"I love that beeskep block and the adorable hanger. Thanks for a chance at winning. Love all of your designs!"  
Thanks Marsha and please send Tammie (janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com) your snail mail info and she'll send out your kit.  Congrats



I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of the Flags Mini Quilt kit we'll be
giving away next week.  Be sure to come back and make a comment
to enter the drawing.

Meantime,
Here's the Spring Table Stand Quilt
Bunny Hop.


I suppose we could have a drawing for this kit too.
Yes, lets do that.


For a chance to win this kit 
make a comment 
and I'll have the good old 
Random Number Generator pick a winner
and we'll announce it next Wednesday.

Or if you don't want to wait a week to get started you can click here
to go to the store and buy one or join the Tablestand Club 
(go to Jan's Clubs in the store) for information and to join.  
If you win the drawing we'll refund your money. 

Have a great week ladies.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

And It's Wednesday Again....................

First things first - - 
We need to announce the winner of the drawing for the
Basket Mini Quilt Kit w/hanger.


The Random Number Generator picked Diane who said
"Sewing comes easier these days as a way to enjoy the day.  
Another Snow Day - Hooray!"
Diane, if you will email Tammy at janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com 
and give her your snail mail address, she'll send you your kit.

Also, Tammy asked me to tell all of you that if you won a kit 
and haven't gotten it, please email her.  She misplaced her list on her desk.  :(

And as promised we have another little 
Blockhead Mini Quilt Kit w/hanger -
The Beeskep.
I just love the little hanger - as well as the block, of course.


For a chance at winning a kit, make a comment, any old comment 
and we will have the Random Number Generator pick
a winner to be announced next Wednesday.

Or to buy either kit, click on the store icon on the top of
the right hand column and do a search when you get there.
Or click here to get to the store.

We still have one more 6" Blockhead Block (the Flags Block)
to make a Mini Quilt out of and I'm going to 
have to skip a week to show it to you. 
First I need to make it and quilt it and right now
I'm busy quilting the Spring Tablestand Quilt - Bunny Hop.


It's called Bunny Hop because the Easter Bunny hopped
on his favorite rooster to help him deliver the Easter Eggs.
(Or since it will soon be after Easter to take a ride 
to see the Spring Flowers.)


 For information on our clubs and to join the Tablestand Club 
(or any of our other clubs)  click here and go to Jan's Clubs.

So - back to quilting and see you next Wednesday
Be sure to make a comment for a chance to win a Beeskep kit.






Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Huzzah! Huzzah! And it's still Wednesday

Moda Blockheads
Basket Mini Quilt 
w/ hanger.


If you're just joining and need to download the pattern
please click here.

For a chance to win a free kit including the hanger
make a comment, any old comment,
and the Random Number Generator will pick a winner to 
be announced next Wednesday.

If you want to buy one now, click on the store icon on the 
top of the right column.

We'll also have the Beeskep Mini Quilt and hanger next week.
They all finally came in.

Good luck ladies and
see you next week.




Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day All ----- Blockheads -Good News and Bad News

First the Good News.
Lissa at Moda has said we can notify you that there will
definitely be a 2018 Moda Blockheads!!!!!

The exact details are being worked out, (yardage, block sizes, etc) but it is 
definitely a go and I am so excited.
So stay tuned on Wednesdays for further developments
and get your 2017 quilts finished if you haven't already.

Now, for the bad news (:

I have the Blockheads Basket Mini ready
but the hangers didn't get here in time.


Hopefully they'll be here by next week and we can have a drawing
for the little quilt and the hanger.


Meantime this is Summertime - one of my favorite
little wallhangings.
Aren't we all pretty well ready for Summer?

I know it's only Valentine's Day but I am definitely ready.
To help us along, we put the kit on sale for 15% off for a week.

Right now what I'm doing is putting Digital copies of all of the Lilac Ridge, 
Sycamore and Coral Bells quilts in the store, slowly but surely.



Well, back to work.
See you next Wednesday - hopefully with a 
Blockhead Mini Quilt and hanger to give away.