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About Moi

Hi I’m Jayne, thats JaYne!  I now called 40 something,  married and have two children.  We have two pets, a dog and a ragdoll cat.

My time is sewing time! So I squeeze in my crafting whenever I can.  If only there were more hours in a day and fabric and $$ at my fingertips …. oh, I could achieve so much more! 

I started patchworking around 10 years ago after visiting a work friend’s house and saw her quilts.  I had tried my hands at lots of different crafts over the years, but it was fabric I was most passionate about.  After visiting Kate’s house, it was like another world had opened up …. I had finally found what I wanted to do, ‘craft wise’.

I raced into a newsagent on the way home and bought every quilt magazine they had and scoured the pages.  On the Monday I rang my closest shop, Primarily Patchwork in Mailing Rd, Canterbury… and I enrolled in a sampler class (that I’ve fnished) and I haven’t looked back!

I have made some wonderful friends over the years because of this craft, and now a group of us I bought together (Julie & Catherine quilty friends I made at Waverley Patchworkers, Debbie, Pam & Vikki now old work collegues, Megan a school mum friend and also Kylie (Julie’s sister) and Jenny (Pam’s friend) will go away this year for our 3rd visit to The Parsonage for our quilty weekend.  If you happen to visit The Parsonage and you look at the visitors book, or see the blocks in the quilts or even photo’s, we’re the “Fat Quarter Collectors”.


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  1. Jane Lindsay said,

    I love the block you are making for 19th Century Baskets. Is there any information about this quilt? The colors are wonderful! Thanks, Jane

    • jog67 said,

      Hi Jane, the quilt designer is Di Ford, formerly of Primarily Patchwork, a shop that has since closed it’s doors. Di however is still designing and teaching, actually the Morell quilt is one of hers. She loves replicating antique quilts. My pattern doesn’t have any information about the quilt origins, so it may be Di’s original work. The pattern was published in 2001, but it’s possible you could purchase a pattern from her still. If you are interested I could ask her the next time I see her at my quilt class. Or you could try to contact her through the shop she teachs at: Needles and Pins in Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia. Email:

  2. Michele Barnes said,

    Hello from Texas, I have enjoyed your site for some time, and am delighted you’ve resumed posting.
    The original quilt was made by Sarah E. Merrill (not Morrell), in Philadelphia, in 1842. It is in the collection of the Museum of American Folk Art, New York City. Also, it is pictured in the book “The Quilt Encyclopedia Illustrated by Carter Houck. I hope this helps. Keep up the great work….we appliquers must stick together. Cheers, Michele Barnes

  3. Hi Jayne,

    I google Di Fords name yesterday and found your Blog.
    It looks so good that i decided i had to take the plunge into the blogging world. (not as easy as i thought it was going to be).

    We seem to like the same style of work and yours is very nice indeed.

    I am a designer, teacher and retailer (on line only) and I noticed your link to Blueberries. Jackie Leybourne and myself do many quilt shows and retreats together and i also teach at her shop.
    My company name is “Cherry Pie” Designs…you may have seen some of my projects in the various magazines.

    Any way just wanted to say hi and if you have any helpful tips for me i would be very grateful.
    My use of the blog for the moment will mainly be as an instrument of advertising so if you would like to connect me with your blog i will do the same for you…..only i have to figure out how to first!

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Kind regards

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