We hope you enjoy reading
through this selection from email, faxes and letters Jillian has
received over the years. If you would like to send us your comments
for inclusion, please contact
Glass Books or
Jillian Sawyer. We’d be happy to show them
on our web site.
I made one of the designs from Sea Faeries into an embroidery design and
it is the center feature of a quilt that I made for my quilt guild
challenge contest. I am thrilled to tell you that my quilt was voted
first place in the challenge category this past weekend.
Here are a
couple of pictures of it Thank you again for creating these designs. We
had about 2000 people at the show last weekend and I received many
wonderful comments about this quilt.
Mary Rucker - Washington State, USA
“I was delighted to come across your beautiful Sea Faeries book
filled with mermaid pictures. I (have made) a quilted wall hanging for
our youngest daughter to celebrate her commitment to and success in
competitive swimming. She was delighted … it now hangs in her apartment
in New Orleans.”
Karel Vance - Washington, USA
“I bought your book several weeks ago and as I have studied
your designs I am so impressed with your use of glass I snobbishly
would have overlooked. I just want to thank you for giving me a
new perspective and view of these glasses we consider ordinary.
I am speaking specifically of your choice for Cilla and Ripple tails.
I have been working in glass for sooo many years and must have
fallen into the trap of being a glass snob.
I bought your book for a reference for women’s bodies
for a personal project I am about to begin, a panel for our new
hot-tub house and as I was deciding which of your figures to use
I began to notice your wonderful glass selection. I then began to
SEE this glass that I thought was used so beautifully and was shocked
when I realised it was (what I would call) common glass.
Thank you so much for your lesson.”
“You have some of the most beautiful patterns I
have come across for copper foiling projects. I appreciate the detail in
Australian flora and fauna and love the fantastical faeries.”
Vicki Scarr - Queensland, Australia
“I am just writing to inform you, that your book (Sea
Faeries) is one of the most loveliest books I have ever come across
… I am a strong admirer of mermaid poetry and stories, I also
write them myself, but the reason I wrote to you was to congratulate
you on publishing this most remarkable book…”
“I have just finished browsing through Sea Faeries again
… I just love looking at it. I use it as a picture book, not
just a pattern book. … Thank you for a beautiful book of patterns.”
Laura Ballard - Caribbean
“Having done a large number of your designs from three
of your books, namely Faerie Lights, Sea Faeries and Dragon Wings,
we thought we’d drop you a line to thank you very much for
firstly creating the designs, and secondly, for making them available.
We have had great joy in making these items, which we very
much admire, Visitors are usually also enthralled!
We’ve done all of the large faerie designs in the Faerie
book, some of them two or three times, in different colour schemes.
We’ve also completed about eight of the sea faeries. Our house
is just full of them! They’re in every window that’s
available. In fact, we’ve run out of windows in which to hang
Kevin and Dawn Jackson -
Dunedin, New Zealand
"I just want to say I love the three books Faerie Lights, Sea
Faeries and Bush Beauties. The pictures are literally gorgeous.
I was not aware glass could look this great. You are my favourite
Martha Kanning -
“I wanted to drop a line and tell you how much I love
your patterns in Faerie Lights and Sea Faeries. I live in the US
and actually found your books in a quilt shop.”