Just Takes 2™ from Dear Jane & Sentimental Stitches!


I just can't contain my excitement any longer and am thrilled to share the wonderful introduction Brenda wrote for us -

The “Infinite Variety: Three Hundred Years of Red and White Quilts” exhibit was a generous birthday gift from Joanna S Rose’s husband, and in turn, her gift to us. For six days in March, 2011, the American Folk Art Museum exhibited six hundred-fifty quilts from her personal collection in New York’s Park Avenue Armory. An additional part of her gift was a digital guide to the exhibition, including installation photographs and video lectures, available for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android smart phone. Go to the Apple iTunes App Store or Android Market for the free download. Gay and I spent those six days immersed in our apps, bemoaning the fact that we weren’t in New York. Each day, we would talk about the quilts and say, “let’s make this one, let’s do that one, this one is my favorite”, and so on until we were exhausted. We gathered up the red and white quilts in our own collections, though few in numbers, and shared them with each other, hoping to share this joyous event in some way.

We realized, of course, that we could never make all of our “favorites.” In fact, the two of us have an interesting track record when it comes to completing quilts. We love to plan, design and shop for the fabrics for a quilt. However, our modus operandi is to put all the things we have gathered for the quilt into baskets, beautifully labeled and ready to stitch…….someday.

Infinite Variety presented us with a tremendous challenge: how in the world could we make ALL our exhibit favorites? In one of those aha moments, we decided to make a sampler featuring each one. We want to share this mystery quilt with you! Just Takes 2™ is our present for you to make and enjoy during the New Year 2012.

The quilt’s name had it beginning with Mr. and Mrs. Rose, the 2 who so generously gave us the Exhibit. The quilt “just takes 2” fabrics and the 2 of us will be giving you 2 sections of the quilt each month from 2 websites. The 2 of us have had a very good time planning and designing this quilt for you, and we know this is one quilt we will have to finish!
Choose a friend to make this mystery quilt with you. The 2 of you will have a wonderful journey!

We are grateful to all of the anonymous women who shared a part of their lives by making these wonderful quilts. We also want to honor Mrs. Joanna S Rose with our quilt representing her years of loving and collecting these treasures. Our wish is to ‘play it forward’ by sharing the Just Takes 2™ Journey with you!

All of the information for this project is available at Just Takes 2™. We look forward to seeing you there.

Pieceful Stitching!

Gay and Brenda


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10 Responses to “Just Takes 2™ from Dear Jane & Sentimental Stitches!”

  1. martha December 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Hi Gay, looks like fun. The link to the website appears to be broken tho.

  2. Sunshine December 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Gay – This sounds like a really great BOM by two wonderful designers. Can’t wait for it to start!! Now to get all of that background fabric. I’m going to make mine in repro reds, all shades, I think.

  3. Gay December 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Thanks Martha – fixed it!

  4. Penny December 22, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    Thank you Gay, and Brenda! I too have been looking at the red and white quilts, and wishing i could make several! This is a wonderful project nd will make a beautiful quilt. Tthank you for presenting it. It takes 2 will be a must do for me, and I’ll be looking forward to sewing each unit as it is given.

  5. Rhonda Gillette December 22, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    I’ve blogged about this wonderful project and I for one can’t wait to get started. I think I need to go fabric shopping soon. : ) Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to join in on the fun.

  6. Gay December 22, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    Thanks for sharing the news!

  7. Cissa December 23, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Thank you. I am ready to make my red and white quilt. The last one I made I donated to quilts of valor. So this one will be mine.

  8. Bev January 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    This looks like just the project I was looking for to start off 2012! I am anxious to get started and look forward to following everyone’s progress – a bonus!

  9. Lynette P Victoria March 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    I am enjoying the swap and am pretty well up to date bar the Feathered star (awaiting my friend to give me foundation pattern to do it 🙂 and just two to embroider and am thrilled with my blocks so far. I have had to fudge a few but all is well. Thanks girls for the wonderful blocks…just curious “will there be any more in the same realm as the feathered star?” ha!
    Cheers Lyn

  10. Elizabeth January 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    Hi Gail, I signed up for Sentimental Stitchers yesterday and I can’t seem to access the program. Any suggestions?

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