Jan Porri
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  • Windsor, CT
  • United States
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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?
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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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…


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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