Welcome! I’m Janelle. Sew God is a faith-filled place dedicated to encouraging people to live creative lives in relationship with one another and our Maker.
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A recovering hoarder, I’m obsessed with fabric and piecing. I love vintage and modern, sock monkeys, high school musicals, morning work-outs, kitchen table conversations, sewing, gluten-free healthful (mostly) cooking, small group gatherings and hiking in our Rocky Mountains. Random: Salt & Straw has the most wonderful ice cream in the world.
Cherished time in creative mode makes me a better person.
This year I discovered the joy of piecing quilts.
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- God created — sew should we.
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Personal: My husband Dale and I have 3greatkids and are blessed with fantastic family and friends. We are natives of and reside in beautiful, sunny Colorado.
“In the beginning God created …” Gen 1:1
God created, sew should we. [Creative Joy = Therapy = Undeniable Rippling Effects.] Our stories as makers are valuable. [Life is humbling. Sharing our journeys is uplifting and productive.]
I would like to make a block for the Carrigan quilt project. What size should the finished block be? I have bins of fabric here and would prefer to design my own square but need to know the size. Thanks.
Janelle Jones says
Gail, thank you so much for making a block. I would like to ask you to make two. We are hoping to provide two quilts (parents and girlfriend). If you’re going to go all creative on us, (wink) it might be nice to have a block for each of the two quilts. SIZE: Here’s where my newbie passion is going to show. Please look at the suggested block and make it to the size indicated on the pattern without the outer sashing. (I believe it is going to be 12.5, but I want you to look and decipher it as I’ve not yet made this block.) KEEPING IN TOUCH: To keep in touch we are asking all involved with this to make certain you are subscribed to Sew God, that way we can keep you updated via email regarding the needs and progress of the comfort quilt project for the Carrigan family and for Nate’s girlfriend. Please use the subscriber box to do so…. you may already be if you kept the subscriber box checked, but I want to make certain we have all names and means of contact. Thanks!
Denese Marshall says
Hi Janelle, Comfort quilts are an amazing gift! How nice of you to initiate this effort for the family and loved ones in honor of Officer Carrigan. I am an avid quilter and would be happy to create a block or two for your project, but, if it would be more helpful, I would be willing to do the quilting on my long arm quilting machine once the quilt tops are completed. I live in Castle Pines, so probably not too far from you in Highlands Ranch. I am also willing to attend and help with putting the blocks together. My schedule is somewhat busy, but I am retired, so can be flexible. Let me know in which capacity I could be of greatest support. I will look forward to hearing from you. Denese Marshall
Janelle Jones says
Denese thanks so much!!! Your offer of long-arm support and possible assembly help is tremendous. As we get all blocks in, I will be back in touch. I am trying to work through the details of the next steps. If you wouldn’t mind emailing me your phone number that would be great (email@example.com). Also, if you’ve not done so already, please subscribe to Sew God. That way we can keep you in the loop as to the progress of the quilts. Thanks much!