DellaJane: 2005 Journal Quilts

The Journal Quilt Project was started several years ago by Karey Bresenhan as a challenge to QuiltArt members. A selection of each participant's journal quilts are unveiled at International Quilt Festival in Houston each fall.

My 2005 Journal Quilts were inspired by the movie "Because of Winn-Dixie". In the story, a young girl uses her dog, Winn-Dixie, to convince her father to share 10 things about the girl's absent mother. His list evoked the essense of the mother without giving a physical description. I wanted to do the same thing - to describe ME without the laundry list of characteristics.

I listed 12 things about myself. Each month, I chose one item from my list that seemed appropriate for that month. For example, "Hot, Not Cold", was done in February. "I love baseball" was my quilt for April, when the baseball season begins. Each month, I also made a postcard which fit my Journal Quilt theme. Sometimes the postcards were experiments for the journal quilt, sometimes a variation of the JQ theme. Most of the postcards were sent to members of the Omaha Postcard Exchange. These are my 2005 Journal Quilts and postcards. My apologies for the missing pictures - sometimes my mailing deadline for the postcard got in the way of taking a picture!

SITTING IN THE BACK
January - I like to sit in the back row.
JANUARY POSTCARD
HOT NOT COLD
February - I'd rather be hot than cold.
FEBRUARY POSTCARD
SWEET NOT SALTY
March - I prefer sweet to salty.
MARCH POSTCARD
2005 APRIL
April - Baseball!
APRIL POSTCARD
PINK AND BLACK TOGETHER
May - Pink & Black is my favorite color combination.
MAY POSTCARD
MORE IS BETTER
June - More Is Better.
JUNE POSTCARD
SOUTHWEST IS HOME
JULY - The Southwest feels like "home" to me.
JULY POSTCARD
FLOWERS NOT VEGETABLES
August - I grow flowers.
AUGUST POSTCARD
I MAKE LISTS
September - I make lists.
SEPTEMBER POSTCARD
MORNING PERSON
October - I'm a morning person.
OCTOBER POSTCARD
ELECTRICAL STORMS
November - Still To Come!
NOVEMBER POSTCARD
I'M A COLLECTOR
December - I'm A Collector
DECEMBER POSTCARD

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