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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Blixt Oct 10, 2009. 2 Replies


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I have been quilting for many years and got my midarm machine a couple of years ago. I do some long arm quilting for other people in my spare time but I have a full time job so don't get to spend as much time quilting as I would like. I've been married for 29 years and we have a 27 year old son.
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quilting, hand quilting, machine quilting

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Minn Quilt show

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 2:24pm 2 Comments

Just returned from the Minn Quilt show in Duluth. What an incredible collection of quilts! I was inspired and overwhelmed at the same time to walk around and look at all of the quilts and the high caliber of quilting represented. It has become an annual event to share time with a quilting friend who enjoys quilting as much as I do - we take a class, check out all the new gadgets and ideas in the quilting world. Explore and find fun little cafe's along the way. Back to the real world tomorrow…


Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 7:40am 4 Comments

The buns are rising and it's time for a short break. Getting ready for a house full of people tomorrow. My year for Thanksgiving and my sister will do Christmas.  I discovered orange flavored M & M's this year - just made a a pan of mini pretzels, topped with hershey Kisses, warmed enough to be soft and then squish it down with the M & M.  This is usually saved for Xmas with the red and green ones but thought I'd try something different. There may not be any left by tomorrow. The…


A great day with my big Sis

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 7:12am 7 Comments

A couple of weeks ago my sister proudly proclaimed she had done an extensive clean, sort and organization of her sewing room. I teased her that she could come do mine any time. Sure enough, she showed up yesterday at 9 am and we attacked my bombed out sewing room until 5:30 pm.  It is now so clean and beautiful I'm going to be scared to mess it up. Some of you would probably be appalled at some of the things I threw out but really, if I haven't used the fabric in the last 20 years, I really…


Another great quilt show

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 1:43pm 2 Comments

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take classes from Sharon Schamber at the Indian Summer quilt show in Fargo - what an incredible quilter! We did one designing whole cloth quilts. I'm not sure if I will ever get mine made but it is on my bucket list. I'm caught up on customer quilts at the moment so maybe I can focus on a few projects of my own. My trick or treat quilt got a red ribbon so that was fun to see. I had a vein ablasion done on my left leg this morning so am going to recouperate…


quilt workshop

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 5:41am 1 Comment

I attended a 2 1/2 day quilting workshop that was wonderful this past week. The machine quilting guild I am in had Sue Heinz from Kismet Quilting come and present and she was really a fun and knowledgable presenter. She  does quilting on domestic and long arm machines and her classes are drawing and design focused. It was well worth my time to attend. If anyone is looking for someone to come teach a class, she's your gal.  This week I get to head to the Minnesota quilt show - then my two…


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At 7:02am on September 7, 2014, Tanyel B said…
Your quilting is beautiful. What do you charge for your LA work and do you take in quilts that require shipping to other states?
At 6:34pm on August 30, 2014, Pam/NY said…

What beautiful place to quilt...great setup!!!

At 2:59pm on January 18, 2013, Shannon, ON said…

and even nicer that you acknowledged my comments. many do not. !!

At 11:30am on June 6, 2012, Joanna liguz said…

I had done the yellow brick road and was very discouraged,,so I won't ever try her patterns again,,she is too hard to follow,,,I like Eleanor Burns,,so very much she must be organized,,I can't follow anyone who's designs isn't organized...Was it hard to do,,and to follow her directions?

At 6:52pm on January 12, 2012, Peg said…

Hi Jan,

I plan on doing some custom quilting on my stonehenge fabric quilt but not sure exactly what yet.  I'd love to see the one you're doing when it's finished.  A friend is having heart surgery in a couple weeks so I'm working on making a cheery throw quilt for her.  Once I get this finished I'll go back to the other one.

   How long have you been doing customer quilts?  I got my LA about a year ago and am mostly quilting for myself and family and friend gifts - have done a few for $. 

At 5:19pm on January 7, 2012, Terry F said…

Hi Jan, I read your comment to Pam and then came to your page and have greatly enjoyed your pictures.  I love the bright colors that you often use.  That monkey quilt is adorable.  You caught my attention when you mentioned using minkee (sp?) fabric on the back of a quilt.  I have a top I would like to back with minkee, but was not sure how - or if I should - do it?  Do you use the minkee as the backing and quilt through it?  Or complete the quilt and somehow tack minkee on the back?  Any advice?  Thanks,  Terry

At 9:26am on December 13, 2011, Joana Simmers/GA said…

thank you, Jan--I'm so glad you liked my quilt.  If I had room, money and technical skill for a long arm, I might give up hand quilting---well, probably not, but......

At 5:12pm on June 5, 2011, Margo in Maine said…
Good evening from Maine Jan...trusting you are having a wonderful day celebrating your Birthday...blessings..
At 2:42am on June 5, 2011, Gayle/La. said…
Happy Birthday Jan!  I hope you enjoy your special day.
At 7:48pm on April 25, 2011, Andrea C. said…

Thanks for the wondrful comment Jan!  Love your #1, 2 , 3  quilt- very striking.



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