Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas to you all

I would like to thank you all for your support over the past year, both customers and friends alike.   This year has seen some tough times for me but some great times too!

I would like to wish you all a very Merry and Happy Christmas and a very Safe New Year - don't make too many resolutions.   

I will be back sharing my blogging journey with you all again in the New Year.

Jane x

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Some Gorgeous Eye Candy

 This is a beautiful quilt designed and made by Helena ... she has done a great job ... and I just love her design and colours she has used.

What a beautiful gift for her friends in Qld.

This is the back ... ohh I do so love Batik fabrics ... and these colours are devine.

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane x

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Giveaway over on JaneMonkStudio Blog and some quilting

 Over on my other blog ... I am giving you the chance to win this hand drawn by me - Illuminated Letter Zentangle style ... if you win I will put in any initial you want ... it is drawn on the 20th December 2010 (to celebrate the opening of my online store 

Go visit and check it out ..

 Isn't it wonderful how a simple all over quilt pattern can bring a quilt to life ... mind you this one is very pretty.
 A close up ... this pattern is Merrily Heart by Anne Bright ... very pretty.
 Make a feature of the back.
 And another ... this time with Angel Wings
This has to be an all time favourite pattern

Okay ... doing necessary maintenance on the quilt machine ... hopefully I can still meet the deadlines before Christmas ... it is very stressful not being able to quilt when I need to quilt!

Cheers for now ... Jane x

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Zentangle for Quilters

 Last Saturday I taught a Zentangle for Quilters workshop at Esmes in Kings Meadows - Launceston.  You can see more at Esmes link above ...Lillian has done a nice write up with photos of the class.    It was a great day with 8 ladies ready to learn how to do the Zentangle!

This pic is their first Zentangle attempt ... I was so proud of them all ... I love how each and every one has their own style to bring to Zentangle ... lovely.

Then it was onto the quilting part ... now this lady (Hi Sara) hadn't done much free motion quilting before ... took to it like a duck to water.
Don't those Zentangle patterns look great stitched out.
 Here is a close up .... I am impressed ... for a first attempt it is very nice.  Well done.
This is a little quilt I did for a customer (this is going all the way to Switzerland) ... Satin fabric with a polar fleece backing ... it was very cute.

Happy quilting for now ... Jane x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Launching Jane Monk Studio Web Store

Hi everyone ... I would like to welcome you to my new web site store.

I have a listing of all my Workshops, including my Zentangle for Quilters and other Textile Workshops such as Journal Covers, Postcards, and my beautiful doll Fleur the Tasmanian Garden Fairy.    I hope you will visit and enjoy looking around.   I have included the link below....Thanks Jane x
Welcome to my new online web store
Where you can buy Zentangle®  and other supplies, buy a quilt, book a Workshop, check out the Galleries to see Jane's Tangle patterns, art and quilts.

I have been working on this for quite awhile now and would like to welcome you all to come see my new store, check out my workshops, purchase Zentangle and other goodies.   It is early days yet and there will be more to come. 

I would like to say a very big thank you to Christine from Gecko Gully who has built both of my web sites .... held my hand through all the technical jargon and requirements that, quite honestly, are beyond me most of the time.   
So if you have any feedback, questions or queries feel free to email me ... just go to the contact page for details.   
Hugs and thank you for your support here on my blog as well ... I will still be updating my blogs frequently.