Jan Porri
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  • Windsor, CT
  • United States
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"My space is a former 2 car garage.The office desk weighed lots - good thing it was on the same level as it was delivered. We just had to bring it in, and set it up.I started is a small room and used 2x4 folding tables, that worked really well."
Jan 14, 2012
Kathryn Suzanne commented on Jan Porri's photo
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"Very nice cutting table! I love what you are doing. How large is your sewing room?  Mine is an upstairs bedroom and I think it's about 10x12.  Not sure if I could get a large desk up the stairs in our house, but my…"
Jan 14, 2012
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"This is a pic of my cutting 'table' another awesome deal - have a few more bolts to put in - added the vinyl tiles to the plywood top, and trimmed it out with a couple of 120" tape measures. Tons of storage. Have some colored pulls to…"
Jan 13, 2012
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"I run ads on free web listing - I do have a web site, and if they search and come up with Kids Can Sew - they will get a link to my site. Also word of mouth...picked up 4 new kids this week!! This office desk has been great - right height, drawers…"
Jan 13, 2012
Kathryn Suzanne commented on Jan Porri's photo
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"Jan, that is so cool... teaching kids to sew.  I bet there is a lot of interest.  Do you advertise or is it mostly word of mouth?  And about your sewing desk... that's awesome.  I'm re-doing my sewing room and I…"
Jan 13, 2012
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"Whoops - the photo of the sewing table is mine.....I was looking at some of the sewing tables from Koala, Horn, and other companies, and gasping at the prices....so after my on line 'stalks' of other sewing rooms, I got some ideas, then I…"
Jan 10, 2012
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Jan 10, 2012
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"Yes...I have a small sewing school...and teach kids from age 6. I have been doing this for a little over a year, and my sewing room has changed tremendously!! It is as close to perfect as I am going to get!! One of my 'kids' is doing a…"
Jan 10, 2012
Kathryn Suzanne commented on Jan Porri's photo
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"Wonderful! Do you teach classes for kids? Or are these for family members?  I've been teaching my 10 year old granddaughter to quilt. Such fun!"
Jan 10, 2012
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Jan 7, 2012
Jan Porri commented on Sally Terry's group Longarm Machine Quilters
"Check out the Bailey Home Quilter group on Yahoo....LOTS of satisfied owners of this moderately priced machine. Comes in a 13",15" and 17" model. I have the 15" on a Gracie II frame -or check out their web site  …"
Jul 28, 2011
Jan Porri replied to Jacqui Morris's discussion Please tell me I'm not the only one!
"I do have a TV mount in my space - right now my back is to it - it's basically background noise - and when I want to see something - I take a break - when I move things around I will be able to 'see' it much better!! I am also…"
Jul 26, 2011
Jan Porri replied to Jacqui Morris's discussion Please tell me I'm not the only one!
"My sewing space has morphed over the years, from in the basement - to a child's armoire - to a place under the stairs (felt Like Harry Potter before there was a Harry Potter!) In our last house I did manage to have a nice corner of a finished…"
Jul 26, 2011
Jan Porri posted a status
"Made the decision to enlarge my studio space!! Work will beginning around Aug 1, and be finished in time for my fall classes!! Can't wait!!"
Jul 25, 2011
Jan Porri commented on Julia Graber's blog post Quilt Progress
"My 'first' quilt back in the late 70's was just squares (I bought quilted fabric) the backing was a sheet, and of course the quilted fabric already had 'batting'....and I thought I was 'all that'!! Boy did I have…"
Jul 21, 2011
Jan Porri posted a blog post

HOT HOT HOT!!!

I am sure that everyone is having a heat wave!!! Thank goodness for AC and a pool - but it's even too hot to be outside!! Had a new student start today - and I have been getting emails and calls - hopefully I will get more eager students!My little students are working on their quilts, and one 'quilted' hers on the big machine!! My students also helped make squares for a 'Quilt of Valor' that has been assembled, and next step is binding, and finishing!! My daughter is changing bedrooms - which…See More
Jul 21, 2011

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Quilter, sewing teacher, quilter, mom to 5, quilter, grandma to 2, quilter, SAHM, did I mention I quilt?? Love teaching kids to sew, and they are learning to quilt too!!
How many quilts have you made?
20+
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
Make, and enjoy finding them loving owners!
How long have you been a quilter?
Made the first one about 6 years ago, then caught 'the bug' big time maybe 3 years ago.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Since I still am considered a 'beginner' I stick to piecing. I have done practice paper piecing, and a little applique.
Why do you quilt?
I love to create, and the sewing is my therapy! I could stay in my sewing room all day. Making the tops, then getting them onto my quilt frame!

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HOT HOT HOT!!!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 8:18pm 1 Comment

I am sure that everyone is having a heat wave!!! Thank goodness for AC and a pool - but it's even too hot to be outside!! Had a new student start today - and I have been getting emails and calls - hopefully I will get more eager students!

My little students are working on their quilts, and one 'quilted' hers on the big machine!! My students also helped make squares for a 'Quilt of Valor' that has been assembled, and next step is binding, and finishing!! 

My daughter is changing…

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Rain, rain, go away!!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

It's raining AGAIN...our pool is not getting uses much this spring/summer - either it's raining, or the water is so cold cause it gets cold at night!!  Our exchange student leaves next Wednesday to go back home to Spain, I have not given him his quilt yet - we are having a going away party for him on Sunday - hopefully his 'buds' will write him messages on the back!

Trying to convince my daughter to move up to the room he stayed in - so I can knock some walls down and make my studio…

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At 11:50am on July 3, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Jan!  Sounds like you had a perfect day!  I love getting gift cards for my b-day!  I'm coming up on the big 5-0 later this month and was hoping to buy a featherweight.  Just waiting for the right deal to come along.  I really love the quilts you've made!  I was on a roll for the first four years of quilting and then out of the blue I slowed down and started losing interest.  I thought that would never happen!  I'm trying really hard to get back in the mood, which is why I joined this site in the first place.  I've made a few here and there, but it's nothing like it was in the beginning when all I could think about was quilting!  Have you ever had a dry time?  I caught the bug big time in the beginning and I want it back now!  Anyway, I hope you find the batting on sale!

Thanks again for writing back!

At 10:19am on July 2, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Happy birthday, Jan!  I hope you have a wonderful day! 

I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon...talk about rain!!!  We had a rare sunny day July 1, but the rain is coming back today and tomorrow.  I joined this site at the end of April and I'm really enjoying it!  Everyone is so friendly and helpful!  I've been quilting for 6 years now; a late bloomer, as I started when I was in my mid 40's.  I wish I'd have learned to sew when I was younger, but I hated home ec and took auto shop instead.  Sewing skills would really come in handy now that I want to make things like bags and aprons.  My first quilt was my first sewing project and I had so much fun I just kept making them.  Most of mine were made during the first 4 years; I've been struggling through a dry spell; which is why I came here...inspiration and encouragement!

I love your quilts!  You've done a wonderful job!

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and happy birthday!

 
 
 

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