Welcome to the Dear Jane Group!
Here are a few tips and guidelines that we hope will make your time in this group enjoyable.
About this Group
The Dear Jane Quilt Group was started on January 1, 2010. To participate in this group you will need a copy of the the book "Dear Jane" by Brenda Papadakis. All of the block instructions and the software/templates for this quilt can be found in the book. We started with the lessons from the Dear Jane software package. It is a super simple program to use, and the lessons have been great! They cover all of the basic techniques that we will use to complete this quilt.
I (Thea) am hosting the group, and have opened discussion threads for each of the lessons, and have also opened a thread for posting of the photos for each of the blocks that go with that lesson. We set the group up this way so that anyone could join our group at any time in the future, and quilt with us--although I ask that the gals really try to complete the beginning blocks with the lessons so that they will be stitching at the same skill level as we are.
We are now working on block panels built around the blocks that we completed in the lessons. We decided that 2 blocks a week was a good goal to start with, so each week 2 blocks are assigned, and the next week a block and a triangle are assigned.
For the moment, during the holiday months I am assigning only 1 block per week. Please work at your own pace and post pictures and helping comments when you have completed your blocks under the title thread for that block.
You can request a MEDIA GALLERY FOLDER, and you can post your completed work there to share with the group. Just go to the following discussion thread and ask to have a folder created for you and we'll add one to the list: Who needs a Media Folder?
If you have completed any of the blocks that have a Discussion Thread opened.....please post your photos of that block in that thread....we would love to see your work, and hear your comments on the completion of that block! Please do not open new threads for Photos as this will throw off the Group and think that maybe this block has been assigned to be done.
How to Participate in the Discussions
There is a lot of great discussion in this group and I hope you will take the time to browse...and if you have a question, please find an existing thread that is relevant to your question, and you will either find your answer, or that will be the place to ask it. We are building an archive of information and photos as we move forward so that ladies who join us in the future can benefit from our previous experience.
Chatting with Friends
Want to talk with other group members just for fun? Visit the discussion thread: OFF TOPIC--news other than stitching.... or in the General Chit Chat thread..where we keep in touch with one another on any big news items.
We are glad that you have taken on the Dear Jane project, and if you have any questions about how the group works or if there is anything that I can do to help you, please do not hesitate to ask. I am a fairly experienced quilter who will be glad to help in any way that I can.
So...welcome aboard, and Happy Stitching!
Althea (group moderator)
P.S. If you need to start a personal conversation with me, find a post from me and click on my name and choose Start a Conversation. It allows for a bit more private communication!
May 09 2010, 05:58 PM