Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Meet Jill Majers, the May Challenger for Desire to Inspire, who has presents of her own to give you!

Meet Desire to Inspire May Challenger, Jill Majers.

Hi, My name is Jill Majers. I live in a small town in central Utah. We moved here recently and have spent the last seven months trying to get settled. We’re getting there but it takes a while.

I have a wonderful family that includes my husband, two sons, a daughter, two
daughter-in-laws, and three grandchildren. We love the times when we can all get together and spend time enjoying everyone.

I grew up in an even smaller town about thirty miles from here and had a
wonderful childhood on a large farm complete with animals and room to roam
more freely than most children today. My Mom kept us busy with all sorts of
crafts. By the time I was twelve, I could sew, knit, crochet, embroidery, and
needlepoint. A memorable saying in our house was there is no such thing as
boredom, only lazy minds so get busy. 

As a young mother I sewed most of my children’s clothing, as well as a good portion of my own. In 1993 we moved to northwest Montana to an area that has a passion for quilting. I had always wanted to quilt and since my children were getting older and no longer wanting homemade clothing, it seemed that now was the perfect time. I took a beginning class and loved it.

I love the challenge quilting provides and especially enjoy designing quilts. I love piecing, applique both by hand and machine, and foundation piecing. I also love buying fabric!

My goal with these fabrics was to show what can be done with one panel. I
separated the panel into separate projects and had a wonderful time just creating with it. 

First I used the large center Santa and made a wall hanging. I included all of the other fabrics that I was supplied with in the project.

Then I used the gift box pieces and the large Christmas lights down each side to
make a table runner. I also included many of the other fabrics in this project.

Last I made two sets of potholders with matching hand towels. the first one again used the the large Christmas lights, on the sides of the panel, and the fabric with the all over small Christmas lights. The potholders are backed and bound with red snowflake fabric.

The second set is the only project that doesn’t include anything from the panel. I used the Santa face fabric, the black snowflake fabric and the green scattered Santa fabric.

All my projects were fun, fast, and pretty easy. I’ve included instructions if you
would like to try any or all of them.

Many thanks to Henry Glass for giving me this opportunity. The fabrics are a joy to work with! If you would like to see more of what I do, please visit my blog at:

I’m also on Instagram at @jill.majers.

And now, a Merry Christmas present to you from Jill: 

Jill has included a PDF of the instructions for all these projects here!  


Sherry said...

I love your creative projects Jill and the fabrics are so fun. Thanks for sharing the pdf with all of us.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute projects!

Vicki in MN said...

Great projects Jill, panels can be so fun to work with!

allthingzsewn said...

Especially like the wall hanging and pot holders. Great gift ideas. Fun fabric.

VickiT said...

Super cute ideas from a panel. Thank you for showing us.

I hope someone will see my comment and check the pdf download. I did attempt to try that a number of times yesterday and again today and keep getting a 404 error and no files.

Thank you

Rosa said...

So gorgeous projects!

Shelly Comiskey said...

Love love love all you have done!!