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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.

Sea Faeries

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…”
M Rose

“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 them!”
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 designer.”
Martha Kanning - Montana, USA

“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.”
Ann Marek


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