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It's so good to have you stop by.

It’s so good to have you stop by.

Hi Everyone,

Well, you’ve caught me in my office. I had planned to clean up a bit before you came, but as you can tell, it didn’t happen.  I’m hoping to catch up on my work, but It appears as if my “to do” list is longer than expected. Oh well…..not having enough time makes life more interesting and a lot less predictable…….which equals a few swerves here and there in my daily pathway.


Here’s my long overdue update for you…….I have tightened my teaching/lecturing schedule, limiting myself to four engagements per year where I get on a plane to get to my work destination. I can choose to do more than four, but that is my barometer for keeping a reasonable schedule.  I enjoy teaching and sharing my findings, so it’s very special for me to continue working in a more leisurely pace than I have in past decades. If you would like me to teach for your organization and/or present a lecture, please email me for my current offerings and basic information. My work email address is jwolfrom@jwdpublishing.com. .



For those of you who are interested in becoming more artistic or more creative in your designing, you might consider signing up for my eight-session yearly design class that takes place at the Quilted Strait in the historic village of Port Gamble in Washington State (near the Hood Canal Bridge).  This class is held once a month in February, March, April, June, July, September, October, and November.  If you are interested in taking this class, please call Quilted Strait at 360-930-8145 or visit their website (www.quiltedstrait.com). I love teaching Adventures in Design because it’s so inspiring to see the wonderful creative growth that takes place within each student during the year.



I shall be offering an online photography class in 2020. If this interests you, send me an email. I will send class details in early fall of this year.  I’ve been working on this class for a couple of years and am quite excited to take on this new adventure. I’ve been an avid photographer for nearly two decades, although I’ve been taking photos since in grade school. Moving from film to digital photography was traumatic for me, as I loved working with film. Now I am totally fascinated with digital cameras and all the editing capabilities available to us, It’s an amazing time to be a photographer of any skill level. Photography is not only fun, but it can be so creative.  If you’d like to join me, I’d be thrilled.


Cheers to all of you.  I hope you have a happy, productive, interesting 2019.




Now for some other news……

Here’s the information about my little color wheel…..the 12” Essential Color Wheel Companion is printed by C & T Publishing The reason I am so excited about it FINALLY being published is because I’ve been wanting this little color wheel since 1992.  It’s true, some people think I’m slow at getting things done—–and admittedly I can be, but at least I persevere. A mere 24 years can go by soooooo quickly. Here’s a quick glimpse of this new color wheel.


The Essential Color Wheel CompanionEssential Color Wheel Companion

This side shows the most beautiful color companions for each color.

OK. Here are a few reasons why I LOVE this new color wheel:

  • It’s a perfect size!
  • It’s portable. You can use it at your desk or you can pop it into your bag and take it to class with you.
  • It’s two-sided: One side shows the color plan partners for each color (see above). The second side shows a selection of each family’s color hues (picture to be added soon).
  • The color wheel’s edged curves lets you place fabric or colored paper underneath a color to see how they look together. (Note: In this photo the color wheel is set on a white background. There is no white background around the actual color wheel.)
  • This color wheel works perfectly with the 3-in-1 Color Tool.
  • It’s a great color reference.


You can purchase this 12″ color wheel at your local fabric or quilt store or at a craft store. If you live far from town, you can find the Essential Color Wheel Companion online at www.ctpub.com.


I hope this note finds you well and happy.  I assume you are working on a project now…or will be soon.

Happy Coloring!

Joen Wolfrom