Monday, August 12, 2013

Nature's Journey

It's official: my book is "in stock and will fulfill immediately." 

You'll find your copy at The American Quilter's Society web site.

Expect great things!  

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Beast Has Been Redeemed

Who would refer to a quilt as "The Beast"?  Read my blog post about some of the history of this quilt and you'll know why I (sort of) lovingly nicknamed it The Beast.

It has come full circle, and after winning second place at the 2013 Minnesota Quilter's show in Duluth it has redeemed itself.

Pictured below is the quilt, my long arm machine quilter Lisa Arndt (on the left) and me.  All the work involved in blocking and wrestling with this queen size quilt has turned out to be worth the effort.

Lisa Arndt and Jane Zillmer 

 "Oh, Mexico Beach"

This quilt and a number of my newest quilts were on display recently at The Ladies of the Lake Quilt Show in Minocqua, WI.  I was very happy to be asked to participate as Artist of the Year and I met and talked with so many great people while promoting my book and my workshops.  

My booth at the show

Just in time, "December" is finished and made it's show debut.  It seemed to be the favorite among the viewers.  Snowflakes in August.... why not?

58" x 58"

"December" snowflake block close up

And at our Mercer quilt group's annual show in July, many of the finished "Dresden Basket" projects from my workshop last fall were entered and looked great on display.  Each one is unique.

Small Town Quilters show