I asked Jen to tell us about herself and her experience with the quilt walk. Here is what she had to say."Normally my sister Jody Ray and I both teach at Quilt Walk and treat
it as a girl's weekend. Last summer however my husband was in-country
(he lives in Mozambique, Africa) and I wanted him to go to Panguitch
with me. I'm sure the town will never be the same again! On the day I
taught class my sister brought in her sewing machine and worked all
day on a project of her own. This left my husband to roam the town
getting to know shopkeepers, residents and visitors. He can be a bit
of a trouble maker and from his telling, instigated a heated debate
about rugby in one shop. The next day I sewed while my sister taught
and we sent my husband fishing up at the lake. About the time he got
his line in the water it started BLIZZARDING! He fished from the car
until he couldn't see his line in the water for the snow then packed
it in and drove down a very snowy road back to town. As he tells it --
"the girls go off to a relaxing day of quilting and say 'here Honey,
go play with the fish in a blizzard!'" He'd like to come back to
Panguitch with us girls this year but is hard at work in Mozambique. I
am preparing to leave early in April to visit him and will be rushing
back just in time to teach in one of my favorite places -- Panguitch!"
(Yes the Quilt Walk is the second week of June, remember the lake is pretty high altitude)
Who doesn't need a butterfly quilt in their collection. I would have a hard time keeping this at my house as I can tell it would be a granddaughter favorite. I will have to make it multiple times.
Check out the Quilt Walk Class schedule for Jen's Classes.
Jen says,,"About me: the most interesting tidbit probably is that our family
spans 5 continents. I have a husband, 4 children, 3 step-children and
6 grandchildren. I've had more pages added to my passport twice and
it's nearly full again. My kids think my occupation should say
'Traveling Gogo' (Gogo is what my grandkids call me; it means 'revered
older woman' in Zulu). I am currently teaching a class called 'Love
Letters from the Civil War' at Salt Lake's newest quilt shop - My
Sister's Quilts. I am also starting a monthly class there called
'Table Topics' in May but my sister will be teaching the first one for
me as I will be overseas. I am taking a sabbatical from long-arm
quilting for the summer and trying to get caught up on some of my own quilting."