Blog for 2021
A look back at my creations and news for 2021!

I just have to say….Thank you, Georgia.

Time to catch up on things going on in JQ studio over the past few months! I guess being too busy to keep my website up to date isn’t a bad thing. Being a member of the Las Comadres Gallery, a woman run co-op here in Taos, has made me put more focus on smaller projects. It’s been fun, and always a challenge.

This one didn’t last long in the gallery. I’ll definitely be making another one soon.

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This is a special quilt for little Ruby Lou. I’ve had these blocks for years. I’ve had to wait until I was sure she could identify who they all are! And she sure can. ( and yes, I have another set for Millie Rose as she comes of age!)

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This is an improv art quilt, one which I chose to attempt in order to master sewing these small curves into something pleasing. I didn’t master anything, but it is more pleasing than unpleasing. Those overlapping curves are hard.

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That fly on Mike Sycophant Pence’s head during the debate with Kamala was the inspiration for these gifts:

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I’ve never done a quilt with all low volume, neutral colors. So….I made one! It’s called Cape Cod.

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This is a memorial baby quilt. Meaning, it was made for a baby using her Grandpa’s jeans. It was very simple yet sweet.

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If this piece reminds you of a calm and peaceful afternoon at the beach, I’ll send you 10 bucks.

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These rice bags! I’m not sure what a rice bag is, but that’s what they’re called. The pattern can be found here. I made one, loved it, so true to form – made 10 more. I can’t help it. They were all Christmas gifts.

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And then there were a few other little treats for Ruby. I like to bring her something each time I visit.

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Aardvark pattern by Funky Friends Factory.

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Always with the one glove…picking up treasures. Simple drawstring bag.

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Fish pattern by Svetlana Sotak

The last thing I’ll share for 2020 is this quilt storage rack. I saw it in a video talk that Joe Cunningham did. I emailed him for some specs, and Rick & I (mostly Rick) put it together.

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It can store 24 quilts. And it rolls around on casters. It’s a game changer when it comes to storing these things.

At all times, I am grateful to have a hobby I love and a beautiful space to do it in. But even more so in a pandemic. 30 quilts, 12 other projects – a good year. Especially great after being able to be with Hannah and Adam and Ruby and Millie for Christmas. We all tested negative prior to Rick & I (and the dogs) driving 930 miles straight through. SO worth it.

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Sincere wishes for a good year for all! Thanks for checking in.

Debbie

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