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Janet M02/07/2010 00:39:21
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I would like to wish Jane good luck for her 'gap' year, does this mean she will be back? Once a quilter always a quilter.
What a fabulous opportunity for someone to step into her shoes. Oh I would have loved that job. Surrounded all day by things I enjoy.
I do hope someone can be found and that the magazine doesn't 'suffer' in the process.
Again, good luck Jane, don't forget us.
Irene B02/07/2010 09:36:51
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Wishing you a fabulous 'gap' year Jane.  Hope to 'see' you again.
Irene B
Maggi B02/07/2010 11:35:09
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My good wishes also go to Jane. Have a good year and hope to see you back in the future.
Jane Rae05/07/2010 17:11:59
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Hi all
Thank you for your good wishes. My gap year will kick at the end of the summer and as we can't confirm when we are coming home, I think that it's best for a new Editor to jump on board.
I am very confident that we can find a brilliant new replacement for PP and our aim is for this to be as seamless as possible. It's very much "business as usual" and I hope that the new Ed will continue to improve the magazine and grow the PP following. 
I really have loved being in this role for two years and I hope I will get the chance to say goodbye to you all at Festival of Qults. Perhaps we can have a group coffee!? 
I'm very excited about heading off with my husband and I my only problem at the moment is working out how I can carry all my textile purchases in a small back pack!? Fortunately I can send things home as and when.
Hope to see you all at FoQ. Thanks for all your support over the last few years.
Kerstin05/07/2010 17:23:20
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Hi Jane,
have a great year. 
Sylvia05/07/2010 18:01:59
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Hi Jane
A group coffee at FoQ sounds like a great idea.  Lucky you to be having a gap/travelling year.  Am sure it will be fantastic.
Jane Rae05/07/2010 18:07:40
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Hi Sylvia and Kerstin
Thank you for your messages.  
I will post a message nearer the time about where and when we can meet at Festival of Quilts.
Look forward to meeting you next month.
Tessa05/07/2010 21:28:55
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Hi Jane,  If only I had the brains....No maybe lets just not go there.  Editor of two church magazines and a hospital magazine doesn't even come close to what you have accomplished.   You've been a wonderful editor and will be missed.
A gab year sounds brilliant.  Whatever you'll be doing and wherever you are going please do it safely. 
See you at the F of Q's. 
Tessa x
Irene K05/07/2010 22:17:21
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Hello Jane,
I would just like to add my good wishes to the others, and say that I will miss your smiling face at the front of the magazine!
Will it be possible for you to send us occasional posts to let us know what you're doing (and where!)
Good luck, travel safe, we'll all miss you,
Irene K x
Jane Rae05/07/2010 22:42:41
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I think you are too modest! It sounds like you've had your fill of publishing experiences! Editor of PP was a dream job for me but I have new dreams to chase now and as I've mentioned to others, I don't' think I will be too far away from patchwork and quilting during (and after) my travels.
I think that a regular post on the PP website is a great idea. I will endeavour to find a nice patchwork topic in every country I visit and will share this with you all!
Happy quilting both of you and thanks so much for your kind messages...perhaps I will see you at FoQ.

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