Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Traditional Quilter & Dear Jane circa 1998

I decided to so some "Spring cleaning" and came across a bundle of old "Traditional Quilter" magazines from 1998. What a find! Here in six issues of the magazine are Brenda Papadakis's instructions for nine  blocks from "Dear Jane" and  directions for a number of techniques including applique, paper piecing, hand and machine piecing. The series will complete nine blocks including  binding and quilting. What a great resource.... maybe I should do "Spring cleaning" more often! 
Part 1 in Brenda's workshop on Dear Jane blocks. Brenda discusses fabric, "to wash or not to wash", and fabric selection.  Also included are directions for A-6 Uncle Home, M-5 Mother's Point and J-7 Chicken Tracks 

Part 3 of the Workshop covering paper piecing and freezer paper templates. Brenda gives directions for G-6 Papa's Star and G-8 Justin's Comet. Great illustrations and very detailed instructions. What a find to come across these after so many years! 

5 comments:

Gwendie said...

Isn't it amazing what we can find when we clean things out? That looks like a really fun group of magazines.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have a whole library of old quilting magazines. They are a treasure trove.

karenfae said...

wow, I didn't know she ever had instructions in a magazine - what a find.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Rosa Robichaud said...

WOW!!!! You hit the jackpot!!!!

I didn't even know that some DJ lessons had been published in a magazine!

Tks for sharing, E.

Rosa
Word of the Day: Godgerhe

Drunkenly, she asked, "God g'er he', already? that was quick!"

P.S. Godgerhe was the word verification... LOL

Cyn ;-) said...

Wow that's a great find! Brenda has a small 'workshop' on the DJ software CD too, but probably not as complete as the articles you found. It is amazing what we find when we sort through our stuff... lol
/;-)