Saturday, August 3, 2013

JAM is retiring!



Gene and I just got back from a trip to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of California.  We had a wonderful time.  Tomorrow we leave for Lake Nacimiento in Central California.  Our son Andy and his family camp there every summer and we are taking our grandson Timothy up to meet them...It has been a relaxing, fun summer with lots of visits with family and friends.....We LOVE retirement and are taking it one more step......

I have decided to close my pattern company, JAM.  I have loved running it for the last 12 years, but it is time to move on.  I want to thank all of you who have bought my patterns and books for all of your support.  It has been such fun meeting you all...either in person or through the internet and I appreciate all the encouragement you have given me.  I so enjoyed seeing what you have done with my designs.  It was great having many of you in my classes and sharing ideas with you.  So many of you have become good friends and have been through the ups and downs of my life with me.  Thank you.

If you are with a shop, I will be filling orders until the end of August.  After that, my remaining books and patterns will be available at The Country Loft .  They are acquiring all of my stock and will sell it as long as they have merchandise.  My website will be closing down sometime in September.  I have not decided if I will still be blogging.....just too many decisions to make!

My best to you all......Jo Ann






35 comments:

  1. Happy Retirement! I am so, so very happy to have your Four Season quilt as well as many of your other stitcheries and Wool Crazy projects. I have loved working on your designs... you are, by far, one of my favorite designers of all time!

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    1. Colleen....Thanks so much! I am so glad that you have enjoyed the patterns. Happy Stitching...Jo Ann

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  2. Change is all we can count on. Thank you for all you brought to the world of wool! There is no downside to retirement, every day is an adventure!

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    1. Anna....I agree. We are really enjoying it!

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  3. We will miss you and all your creativity but yeah for you...enjoy each moment, congratulaitons!!!!

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  4. Congratulations to both of you!! I will miss you and your designs but this is great for you. Happy travels and happy new beginnings.

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    1. Thanks....It has been great so far!

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  5. So, you're plunging right in! So happy for you. Will miss all your wonderful designs but so glad I have lots of patterns to make and remember you by! Best of luck to you and the whole family.

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    1. Anne....Thank you! I may even get some stitching done just for me! :))))

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  6. I will SO miss you and your great wool-y designs but wish you a great and wonderful retirement, just the same :) Also, will miss seeing your smiling face at market. You have been a great inspiration! Happy retirement! hugs, and happy stitching!

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    1. Debra....Thank you! We plan on enjoying each and every day....

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  7. Nooooooo!! BUT I hear you!! I have to say that your Wool Crazy book is still my ALL TIME favourite wool book!! You will be missed but I can see where you are headed...ain't retirement grand!! Such fun awaits you!! All the best to you and your family!
    Pxo

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    1. Thanks Paulette....I so appreciate all your support over the years!

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  8. Good for you but sad for us who have been lucky enough to be counted as your students and your friends. I have missed your infectious laughter and easy going style at the Loft and have loved at least being able to keep up with you through your blog. Your designs have always been among my all time favorites. Retirement and the joys it allows us to experience is a happy reward.

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    1. Thanks Carol....it was always such fun having you in my classes!

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  9. Thanks a lot for your fantastic designs!
    Good luck and enjoy your new life !
    Hugs

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    1. I am so glad that you liked them! ...and thank you!

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  10. Best of luck with the next chapter of your life. PS, I hope you keep blogging!!

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    1. Thanks Lori....I so appreciate all your encouraging words on my blog!

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  11. Good luck on the next chapter of your life. PS, I hope you keep blogging.

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  12. Retirement looks GREAT ON BOTH OF YOU!!! Wow! So much fun in all your classes, laughter, smiles, tears, hugs and the best baked goods ever...I will never forget all of those wonderful times. You have always been an inspiration to me JoAnn and I wish you and Gene tons of great adventures ahead! XO

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    1. Sandra....We are having a great time! I have LOVED having you in my classes! Hugs!!!!

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  13. Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe wishes you and yours the best in your complete retirement! We've enjoyed your books and have sold many, many over the years.

    Stay safe and healthy!

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    1. Thanks so much.....I am so glad that you liked my books!

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  14. Hi Joann.....I'm so excited for the two of you! I just wanted to say "Because of you...this whole wool crazy stuff happened! You will be missed. Love you tons, Lynda

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  15. Hi Joann.....I'm so excited for the two of you! I just wanted to say "Because of you...this whole wool crazy stuff happened! You will be missed. Love you tons, Lynda

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    1. Lynda...I finally read all the comments on my last posting....Thanks so much...Jo Ann

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