personalized anniversary gifts “Jane in the City” in American Quilting & Patchwork decorative pillow shams

Here’;s a note from Dale Riehl, The City Quilter, New York, NY:

The just-out October issue of American Patchwork &; Quilting has a 4-page article about the 12 years of The City Quilter’;s “;Dear Jane”; classespersonalized anniversary gifts, with all our students over those years using our classroom BERNINA sewing machines (which have been aurora 440QE’;s for about the past 6 years or so) when they were stitching on their Dear Janes. The article was written by Diane Rode Schneck, The City Quilter teacher and part-time staffer.

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The focus of the article is “;Jane and the City,”; or in other words, the somewhat special focus of our urban “;Janiacs”; (term coined by Diane Rode Schneck). Besides the seven student quilts featured, plus “;In Our Time”; by our co-teachers for those 12 years, Judy Doenias and Diane Rode Schneck, APQ has posted a photo gallery of our students’; quilts, along with some close-ups, at AllPeopleQuilt.com/538.

Photo: In Our Time by Judy Doenias and Diane Rode Schneck

Are you starting to see a recurring theme around here??? There may be just a bit too much polka dotted”ness” going on. From the tween skirt tutorial last month to my Vintage style Polka Dot dress for the Oaks, I guess it’s easy to tell that I’ve been buying up quite a bit of polka dot fabric lately.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a quilted pillow for Christmas or any other holiday! This pillow uses a simple log cabin block, stitches up quickly and makes a wonderful gift!

If there’s any blog I’ve been crushing on pretty consistently it’s Cakies. Rubyellen’s fashionable family, including 4 adorable daughters, always has my heart melting. I’d like to visit the colorful hotels they frequent, prance around the house in the flower paper crowns they make, and decorate my house with the cutest and easiest bunting ever, like they do. She is always coming up with fun art projects to keep kids busy like this Watercolor Bubble Art…