Friday, November 1, 2013

Desire To Inspire - October Edition

Quilt Market is over and it was a great one. Thank you to all who visited our Schoolhouses and our spooktacular booth. We will have some photos very soon. Meanwhile, we have to catch up on the Desire To Inspire Challenge project. We are excited to reveal another challenger project to you.

For those of you just joining in on the fun, we have the pdq* Club [*PRETTY DARN QUICK Club] by Jill Finley and the Desire To Inspire Challenge each month. We know that by having these clubs, we will inspire you to use our fabric. Let us know what you'd like to see around this blog in the future.

This month we sent out a bundle of Pheasant Run by Little Quilts to our challenger. You can view more of Pheasant Run and read about Little Quilts on our website.

The October challenger did not disappoint with her quilt!

hg:  Name?
JAL: Jo Ann Lepore

hg:  Where do you live?
JAL:  I live in New Jersey.

hg:  Family?
JAL:  My husband Tony of 37 years. No children.

hg:  How long have you been quilting?
JAL:  Quilting for 35 years.

hg:  What's your favorite technique?
JAL:  Love, love, love to piece!!!

hg:  Who taught you how to quilt?
JAL:  A wonderful teacher who is no longer with us at the local shop where I now teach.

hg:  Do you belong to any guilds?
JAL:  I belong to 2 guilds, Garden State Quilters of which I am the current Program Chair & member for 25 + years and the North Jersey Modern Quilt guild newly formed in 2012.

hg:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
JAL:  Enough for a short novel. Have owned a decorative gift wholesale business for 30+ years.
Have taught piecing and machine applique for 20 + years. My latest and most exciting thing in the world of of my quilts was on the cover and published in the February 2013 issue of Quilt Life Magazine and a second will be published in the February 2014 issue of Quilt Life this winter. I am soooooo excited and am working on publishing my patterns and lecturing and teaching at guilds and shows in the near future.
I love fabric and there are not enough hours left in my life to sew!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining us this month for Desire To Inspire. Next up will be Jill Finley's club project. 



Joanna said...

I love JAL's quilt. Pheasant Run is beautiful. Where can we find the diamond quilt pattern?

Lee said...

I love the quilt! I love that pattern!

Helen L said...

Beautiful quilt, and a great and very different pattern!!