Please note: the Paddlewheel pattern is featured in the April 2015 American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine along with a lovely article about Judy Niemeyer and her daughter, Judel. When they created this pattern for the magazine, it was with the understanding that only a certain number of paper packs would be printed. We have already sold several of our paper packets, and know that there are no more to be had. Therefore, if you are interested in the class, you need to register, pay for the class, the magazine and paper pack as soon as possible. Once they are gone, they are gone. Since they are required for the class, this makes the purchase even more paramount.Lots of activity going on at JLC as we prepare for our 16th Annual Off the Beaten Path … a QuiIter’s Safari is coming up quickly: April 24-May 2. Our theme this year is Safari in Paradise. When you are ready to begin your Safari, pick up a passport at any one of the participating shops. You may begin anywhere. These 11 shops have very diverse personalities so it’s great fun to visit each one to check their wares. Don’t be surprised if you run into Eunice P. Fogbottom, Q.L. along your way. We have some wonderful prizes for the post-Safari drawing. Lucky Safarians!You’ll find us at the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild show in Rickreall, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 23, 24 & 25. The quilt show theme is Threads of Friendship. We’re looking forward to a delightful weekend at the show as well!Busyness is already beginning for the 2015 Row By Row Experience. We had such a great time last year, and look forward to tons of fun as a participating shop this year! RxR runs from June 21-September 8 this year. The theme is H2O …. Yep "Water" … and if you’ve not seen him yet, there is a wee pincushion mascot named Bobbin the Robin. We have issued a challenge (it went out on our e:list in mid-March) to create a Bobbin the Robin and bring it to JLC for a "fashion show" throughout the Row by Row Experience. Shirley Strub is offering a fun class May 9 to assist you with your creation. For more information about this challenge, ask at the shop or e:mail Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org. The entry fee is the purchase of the pattern and any shipping costs incurred with your creation if you need to mail it. There is an entry form to complete with each entry. The first prize will be a Viewer’s Choice award: A basket full of goodies worth $100! There will be two other basket-filled prizes for second and third place awards.