Wednesday, August 24, 2011


We also thought of titling this item "Pfaff in Camo." Jane Ann's sewing machine, with walking foot in place, would be hard to spot in many different environments. But, in a quilting class, it, ...well..., sort of stands out. An older machine, and a gift from her sister, Jane Ann's machine was beginning to turn a bit yellowish. At the same time, Jane Ann had a lot of extra toe nail polish (She has very small toe nails). As they say, "the rest is history." And now, the Pfaff in Camo is an integral part of Jane Ann's creative quilting experience.


Marilyn Dolan died 2 August 2011. We had the good fortune to find this picture in our archives. It was taken at the 5 March 2010 First Friday Sew-In. Here, she was sewing on one of our charity quilts, and we captured for all time her infectious smile. We can not say it better than it was said in her obituary on page C3 of the 20 August 2011 Albuquerque Journal: "Sewing and quilting were some of her passions in her life. Anyone who watched her work in her sewing room witnessed unparalleled determination, as well as a lesson in West Texas slang. Her quilts, produced with immense love and imagination, will be cherished by friends and family for generations." Thank you, Marilyn, for sharing your life with us.