A Dear Jane Spotting at the Fenton Quilt Show


I went to the quilt show at the Fenton United Methodist Church (Michigan) today. I met my friend Susan who lives a ways away, and we had a wonderful time visiting the vendor’s booths and admiring all the beautiful quilts on display. There were quite a few quilts from the 1800’s and early 1900’s which is always fun to see. Most of the newer quilts were machine quilted, and a lot of talented long arm quilters were represented. A beautiful Dear Jane quilt by Donna Barnes was on display. Simply gorgeous!!! I couldn’t get far enough away to take a photo of the entire quilt straight on, but this gives you an idea of the beautiful work she has done. I love the black sashing between the blocks. It sets them off so nicely!

In working on my own Dear Jane (or Dear Sammy Jane, as I call it) I thought for sure I would hand quilt it. Now I’m not so sure! Donna’s quilt was stunning with machine quilting on it. Each block had the same quilting pattern over it,, and they were lovely. I tried to get a few blocks and tris to show Donna’s quilting off. So, so pretty!

The show was a beautiful exhibit of all kinds of quilts. Here are just a few of my favorites; click on the photos for a larger view.

We had a lovely lunch while we were there. The quilt show happens every other year… if you missed it this year, be sure to catch it next time ’round! It’s well worth the trip!

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