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                                           Just Takes 2 - 2015

                                                Benjamin Biggs Quilt

                                                                        July 1, 2015

                                                         Happy Independence Day



                                                               Block #19                                                         


                  Benjamin Biggs Block #19, Maria A Grimes, September  20, 1848


Does this block look familiar? It's #17 revisited to have only one bud instead of two. This one is made by Maria
A. Grimes, September 20, 1848. I wonder how she is related to Benjamin? Gay may have some information for us.

As always, Gay has new, exciting things for you at her website:
 Just Takes 2™ Biggs Benjamin Block #19 here



Our next Just Takes 2 Shipshewana Quilt Retreat is November 11-15, 2015. Ann Holte is our featured teacher and lecturer (  She will be teaching two days from her book, Lancaster Diamonds. Her lecture will be held at the Davis Mercantile Auditorium. She's bringing some great quilts for eye candy !

When Jane's Quilt was in Houston in November, 1996, to introduce Dear Jane, Ann came to the booth
and asked about doing a Dear Jane retreat. Both of us were new to this quilting business. Ann and her husband Dale had the first ever Dear Jane® Quilt Retreat at her shop in Gettysburg, and we've been friends ever since. It's hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago! I was so honored to have been asked to write the introduction to Lancaster Diamonds. Gay and I are both thrilled that she will
be coming to Shipshewana!

Register for the Retreat and Ann's classes and Lecture:



                                     Dear Jane® Texas Cowgirl Roundup!

We had a wonderful time at the Roundup! Mark your calendars for next year: May 31-June 5, 2016!
Register for the next year's Roundup:

Please email me with any questions.

Keep posting your ideas and photos on the Facebook page and yahoo list!

Pieceful Stitching!
Gay and Brenda