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Jennifer Evans
  • Woodstock, IL
  • United States
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I love to quilt, read, and play golf. Work interferes unfortunately. I am a project manager for an insurance company in the Chicago area. I have been married over 20 years to the world's best husband and I have two beautiful kids, a fifteen year old daughter and a twelve year old son.

I love paper piecing in particular, but I also do other assorted techniques. I've been quilting since around 1990. I am just now learning how to free-motion quilt.
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quilting, paper piecing, machine quilting, general sewing, other

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Another Q4K quilt

Posted on April 23, 2011 at 7:11am 6 Comments

Finished another Q4K quilt!  Football players for a little boy.  

I also found a space/astronomy themed cheater panel at the latest guild meeting and I bought that for another Q4K quilt, when I get some time.  I'll cut it up and put some pinwheels in between the blocks  


Have a happy a Easter…


A quilting class that won't result in a UFO!

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 8:11am 5 Comments

I have lately been avoiding taking classes through the guild because they all seem to wind up adding a UFO to my pile.  I said I would not start one project until I finished at least two significant UFOs that haunt my sewing room.  


I have been working to that goal for a while now but this month I am taking a non-sewing class!  The class is about drafting quilting designs that fit specific areas of your quilt!  I've been working very hard at improving my FMQ skills so I don't…


Some "in-progress" mini quilts for our guild's silent auction

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 8:47pm 6 Comments


The silent auction is a fundraiser for the guild, to bring in speakers and to pay for the meeting facilities; things like that.  The dragonflies are from a UFO that is at least 5 years old.  I took a class in machine…


Quilting with my son

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 4:15pm 16 Comments

My 10-year old son and I are working on a quilt for his grandmother (my MIL).  We've been having so much fun working on it!  It's paper pieced so it's easy for him to sew on the line.  I arrange the fabric and he sews on the line! …


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At 11:21pm on September 9, 2011, Peg said…
The JB quilt was not difficult to put together as long as you label all the fabrics - she even includes stickers to do so!  The instructions were very clear.  The only part that was challenging was getting the border corners to match up but the instructions for that are very good also.  I do think it would be more difficult if you just had the pattern and not the kit since it's the color gradations in the fabrics that give the 3D effect.
At 7:25pm on September 8, 2011, Peg said…
Jennifer - Thanks for your lovely comments on my Faberge quilt.  I love all the Jinny Beyer designs too!  If you decide to get one of her kits do not open and play with the fabric - lol  It's packed in a specific order so you can ID and label each fabric - I'm so glad I actually read the directions before checking out all the pretty colors!
At 6:33am on March 26, 2011, Kate in OK said…
Jennifer, Thank you for the kind comments on my quilts.  I'm trying to get more sewing done, so I haven't spent much time QWU.  Have a wonderful weekend. 
At 7:11pm on February 5, 2011, handstitcher/IL said…
Must indeed be a shoveling injury! Actually, my elbow has been tender this winter (too much hand quilting, I think) and the recent shoveling made it go from sore to painful. I googled "tennis elbow" this week, just wondering if that was it and all the symptoms matched perfectly. I bought a brace the other day, too. Glad to know your husband's elbow is improving. Gives me hope!
At 1:29pm on February 5, 2011, handstitcher/IL said…
Glad you were in town for the blizzard! DH was stuck in the Bahamas, poor baby, and will finally get back tonight. Bless the neighbors who helped the girls and I shovel out! The street really worked together helping each other with shovels and snow blowers. I did mess up my elbow though, which is really hampering my quilting. I have an appt with an orthopedist on the 14th if I don't improve.
At 7:05pm on February 3, 2011, handstitcher/IL said…
Hi Jennifer, how did you make out with the blizzard? I bet your kids were happy with the two days off school. Hope you were home to enjoy it!
At 8:26am on October 16, 2010, Kate in OK said…
I told someone the other day that I'd long ago given up on winning "The Most Awesome Mom" award. I'm just hoping to avoid the "The Mom Who Screwed up Her Kid" award. I think if I'll keep that perspective, it may be easier to ignore the those who are still desperatetly competing for the "Most Awesome" award. Certainly my sanity would have a better chance of remaining intact (what little I have left). Hope you get a chance to catch your breath before you are on the road again.
At 7:20pm on September 23, 2010, Kate in OK said…
Jennifer, I really enjoyed your blog yesterday. Being a mom, working at home or out of the home, is like navigating around a land mine with a blind fold on. I attended our bi-annual Parent meeting last night and your blog was so timely. I felt like ranting, but DH is out of town and it's not as satisfying to vent to the 11 year old. So I felt much better after reading your blog. If we didn't care so much about our kids, we wouldn't get so wound up about this stuff. So thanks for sharing.
At 5:04pm on September 7, 2010, handstitcher/IL said…
How was your trip with your sisters and how did your DD's oral surgery go? I've been wondering......Hope the trip was fantastic and the surgery uneventful!
At 7:37am on August 3, 2010, Kim Lundstrom said…
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the advice about my fabric bleeding problem. I will be ordering the Synthropol. Have fun in SF! I am going to Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. I plan to bring my grandmother's flower garden to hand peice and bags of scraps to cut into 5" squares and strips for log cabins. Fun!

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