After April retired from Northeastern State University, we started a new business, JANDA Bend Quilts. April has been busy quilting, designing, and developing the business. This year at JANDA Bend Christmas Trees Shop we will be offering quilts and quilted items for sale. All of these items were made by April. A few photos of the items for sale this year are shown below.
In addition, JANDA Bend Quilts is dedicated to helping others enjoy the art of quilting. We do this by teaching quilting skills, designing quilt patterns, and supporting a community of quilters.
We provide workshops and presentations for quilting guilds, quilt shops, and other groups and venues. The workshops feature Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. April is a Quilt in a Day certified teacher. As we design quilt patterns, workshops will be available to teach those patterns as well.
Our quilt designs focus on fun and strive to look at quilting from a traditional/modern point of view. Every effort is made to write clear instructions and to design quilts that use modern techniques. The first design "Geese in Flower Pots" is now available at our JANDA Bend Quilts Online Store.
Jerry and I thought that you might be interested in seeing how he shears trees during the spring and summer each year. He shears them to improve their shape. He has been getting up at 5:00 am to shear trees so that he can work before it gets too hot. I went along to make this video a few days ago.