Dear Jane Goes to Johnson County

I recently had the privilege of going to visit the Johnson County Quilting Guild as their speaker for the month.  A couple of gals there who have become Dear Jane addicts with the rest of us wanted to spread the DJ love around and try to get a few converts in their guild.  So I went to tell them all about DJ and encourage them to make a DJ quilt.

They had a cute quilt hanging from the podium that let me know I was at the right place!

And they had food.  Lots of food.  Including homemade soup in a crockpot that was very yummy.  And cheese and crackers and other yummy stuff.  Too bad I forgot to take a picture of my plate that night.  I guess I was too nervous about my speaking part to remember to take pics.

My friend Suz went with me to help set up and to hold quilts for me.  She even brought along a design wall to show my DJ blocks!  One of these days I’m going to actually finish these blocks and sew them together.  Then I might even consider having the quilt top quilted so it can become an actual quilt.  There are Janiacs who actually finish their DJ quilts.  Apparently I am not one of those.  But maybe one day.  I can dream.

I did remember to take pictures of their show ‘n tell quilts….

Cute little Fall wall hanging!

This quilter is ready for Christmas!

Times two!  I wish I could say the same.

She must like green.  Or someone in her life does and is getting this for Christmas.

Cute hummingbirds.  I could have stole this one and given it to my mother who collects hummingbirds.  Not.

Some cute table runners too!

And another table runner.  Very nice.

These girls are really mulling this one over.  I’m just mulling over how early she got it ready for Christmas.  Love the Santas!

And a nice Lone Star too!

Pretty black and white quilt.  She won a ribbon at the Texas State Fair!

This gal made some table coverings to coordinate with her Fiestaware cup!

And this one was putting out a plea for a pattern to make this old doll again.  She needed a matching one.

She had this one, but it didn’t match exactly and she wanted the perfect match.  If you know where she can get one, leave a comment on here and I’ll get the information to her!

What a cute snowman!  I wanted to take this one home too.

These ladies proudly showed off their quilts.  We quilters like to show our handiwork, don’t we?

What fun to see all their fabulous quilts!

And then as I began to talk about Dear Jane, I told them about my blog.

And I took a picture of all of their smiling faces so that you could see them.  They were a very attentive audience!

If you’d like to see pics of me and the quilts that I showed in the presentation, you can go to this blog:

Quilting Bear Gal blog

Donna was there and blogged all about the evening.  Thanks, Donna!

Now go make a Dear Jane block!  (I’m talking to myself here.)

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4 Responses to Dear Jane Goes to Johnson County

  1. Suz says:

    The show & tell was ALMOST as good as the speaker! That was a fun night with a very nice group of ladies!

  2. Cyndie Knisley Shindle says:

    Quilting brings so many folks together, I love that! Barb, you look great in the photos by Donna, I’m sure it was a fun and informative presentation. Like your DJ blocks, they’ll only get better when quilted .

  3. Susan Bancroft says:

    I loved all the quilts!!! I’ll fight you for that snowman, Barb!! 🙂

  4. Paula Westbrook says:

    You’ve inspired me to begin a Dear Jane Quilt! Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to present your quilts and stories to the Johnson County Quilting Guild! I’m allowing myself about 15 years to finish my D J Project!

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