Design Star™ 2010 Finalist - Jane Kahlig

Design Star™ 2010 Finalist - Jane Kahlig

Check out Jane's contest quilts at the bottom of this page.

I've been quilting for.. 32 years.

I began sewing because.. I loved sewing and working with fabric.

I learned quilting by.. I took Homemaking in high school and learned to sew.  My mother also taught me some shortcuts and techniques.  My grandmother pieced and quilted many quilts and gave me pointers until she died.  Most of what I know about quilting has been self-taught.

My style is.. anything new that I haven't done before.  I love to learn new techniques and try out new gadgets.  My work is done completely by machine except for the quilt binding.
Jane Kahlig
Temple, TX

I was inspired to quilt by.. my grandmother.

Jane Kahlig's Applique Quilt I draw inspiration from.. many things--new fabrics each season, new patterns, compliments on my work, new member of my family, encouragement of friends.

My favorite technique is.. machine applique.

I'm attracted by.. my favorite color is green, and it seems that most of my quilts have some green in them.  I don't care for plaid, but I like stripes and checks.  Any fabric is fine with me.  I try to use a variety of fabrics in my work, depending on the pattern.


My stash.. consists of a lot of fat quarters.  I like to have a variety of fabrics for machine applique. 

I belong to.. a group of quilters that gets together every month for demonstrations, show-and-tell and fellowship.  We are not a guild but just a group of friends who gets together for sewing, eating, shopping, laughing, crying, and sharing.

What you should know about me.. I have been very happily married to my best friend for 30 years. We have four grown daughters and two beautiful grandchildren, hopefully with more on the way.  I love to cook and decorate for Christmas.

Jane Kahlig's Sewing Room

My non-quilting hobbies are.. I started taking piano lessons two years ago and am enjoying it, although it's very time-consuming.

Jane Kahlig's Quilt I entered Quilt Design Star™ because.. I have never entered any kind of quilt contest or had a quilt judged, so I just thought I'd see how far I can go with it. 

Visit me at my website.. Jane's Custom Quilts.


                        Lucas' Quilt is Jane's Design Star™ entry quilt.

Jane Kahlig's quilt, Lucas' Quilt


                        Greener Than My Texas Garden is Jane's Design Star™ Challenge 1 quilt.

Greener Than My Texas Garden


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Congrats from the Doggetts
You are a fantastic artist! Your quilts are just beautiful. We have such great memories of you, going back to your junior high and high school days as an outstanding basketball player (the Tree!) who then stayed in our lives as a good friend. Good luck!
Congratulations on moving on to the next challenge!
What a beautiful quilt! You did such a beautiful job and you are an inspiration to so many!
Simply Adorable!
I love this quilt. The colors work well together and the farm theme is so cute. I wish you well in this contest!
Lucus' quilt
Lucus is a very lucky boy. So many things to see and study.
Good luck in contest. One can see all the hard work you have put into it, such detail.
Way to go
I think I can speak for all of our quilting group, we are all so proud of you! You have been our mentor and friend for many years now and we are so happy you are among the finalists. Your work is always gorgeous and you are always there to help and inspire us with our projects. We are all pulling for you and can't wait to see what you come up with next. Good luck.
Simply beautiful
Your work, as always, is gorgeous, Jane. Love you and am rooting for you!
Lucky Lucas!
Your perfectionism is evident, the photos of your beautiful work are fabulous and Lucas is a lucky little boy to have such an artistic and talented grandmother. Your work will surely pay off.
Proud for you, Jane!
All I can say is, "WOW!" Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on being named a finalist; I believe you'll be crowned the WINNER, girl!
Great job! Good luck with the remaining challenges!
Way to go, Jane! Good luck with the challenges ahead - I know you can come out on top!


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