Friday, April 30, 2010

May Classes are Full!

The Feathers, and Freehand Classes for May are now full. But don't worry if you are interested in another date, than just let me know, and I will add days as required.

Classes are taught at my home studio in Niagara on The Lake and both are fun, intense days of training. Both classes cover, boarders, sashings and design areas. Students leave with ideas, new techniques and inspiration to take their quilting expertise to a new level. Each student is encouraged to develop and appreciate their own style.

Keep checking back, I will have the September class schedule available soon.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jane's In Stitches Facelift!

My blogspot has had a face lift and I think its Beautiful!
Thank you Gina, and Kristyn for all of your help. Now I think I'm on my way to the wonderful world of Blogging, so here it goes!
I have been a Longarm Quilter for 10 years, working from home In Niagara On The Lake, Ontario. I have to say it has been a good life for me. Turning my hobby into my business, and being at home for my Son Bowen during his school years. Bowen is now just finishing up his 1st year of college :)
Today, my studio is equipped with 2 Gammill Classics and one Classic at my second location, at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. 211 Martindale Road St. Catharines where you can find me every Wed. My room there is loaded with threads and patterns just like my home studio and I have had a ball meeting with new and old Customers.
I joke and say that "I have moved back out into the real world". Honestly no more track pants and hair bands for me! New clothes here I come, and I may even get my nails done every now and again! Truly, this has been a great move and I'm enjoying every second.
Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. is an adorable shop, and worth a look. Michelle, the owner has a fresh perspective when it comes to quilting, and her taste in fabric is wonderful. The atmosphere in the shop is fun and light hearted that's for sure! I think I'm going to be very, very comfortable there.
She and her staff have been busy working on new samples.
I am so impressed with this table runner (pictured above, I can't figure out how to insert the pic here...but I will) It comes from the book "Skinny Quilts & Table Runners 11 , Fabulous Cut Flowers (Sue Benner) Liz Frazer did the piecing, and told me that this runner was easy and enjoyable to make but I find that so hard to believe, because the result of the raw edged Applique looks complicated. The combination of Batiks is stunning!
I'm getting to the end of this and have a pile of ideas for future posts swirling around in my head (oh no).
As a Machine Quilter I have had the opportunity to work with the creators of so many quilts. Every now and again a special heart felt piece comes into my hands and through trust and faith, I am given the honour to use my talent and creativity to complete their story. (oh what a great job I have) Tomorrow I will blog about just that. ......a mother and 2 daughters ... creating the perfect Wedding quilt for Granddaughter, daughter, niece.....
See you soon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I am so excited to be offering specialty machine quilting classes designed for operators of longarm and midarm quilting machines. Classes are taught on Gammill longarm machines but are friendly to all track system machines. Please join me for a fun training day in Niagara on the Lake. Take home samples and handouts are provided.

Space is limited so please reserve your spot early.
Call Jane at 905-938-8422

Monday, April 26, 2010

Feather Class

This is just one example of some of the feathers you will learn in this class.
May 28

So Much Fun With Feathers
If you know me, then you know that I love, love, love feathers! Come and learn with ease, the art of creating award winning feathers. This class will have you making faboulous feathers in no time. We will start with the basics of quilting the beauty of feathers and then move on to more advanced designs. Creating feathers in borders, blocks and sashings will all be covered in this class.
Cost $199.00 + taxes
10AM-4PM Lunch is provided
Be sure to bring along a sketch pad and pencil

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Machine Quilting Class::Backgrounds::

May 27
Freehand Background Fillers With A Twist
So you have purchased your machine and have been “panto-ing” every quilt in sight. Now it’s time to come out from the back of that machine and freehand! In this fun filled hands-on class you will learn designs that can be used as tight background fillers or as a large all over design. Swirls, leaves, flowers and fabulous meanderings will be some of the styles you will learn.

Cost $199.00 + taxes
10AM-4PM Lunch is provided
Be sure to bring along a sketch pad and pencil

Monday, April 5, 2010

Accomodations At Niagara On The Lake

Niagara on the Lake wine country is one of the most beautiful places in Ontario!
Here are some area Hotels and Bed and Breakfast locations if you need a place to stay while taking classes from my studio, all of which are quite close by. Just click on the name and it will link you to their web site.






Thursday, April 1, 2010

Grand Opening Of Janes In Stiches Two!

Today was the Grand Opening of the new Shop Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. in St. Catharines. I have a room within the shop where I will be machine quilting on Wednesdays. Please drop in and see me or you can also still find me where it is BUSINESS AS USUAL at my home studio in Niagara On the Lake the other days during the week. 905-938-8422. Here are a few photos of my quilting room at Kindred Spirits and the busy shop.