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Hey! I’m Jessie.  

My friends also call me Jess.  Just don’t call me Jessica - it’s a sure-fire sign that we don’t know each other and I don’t want that to be true.

I love helping people who love to quilt!

My goal is not only to create quilt patterns that inspire, but to share my experience and techniques along the way.  I want quilters to have more fun, create wonderful quilts, and love more people through the gift of quilt-making… you get the idea.

I’ve got 12 years of quilting under my belt and 5 years of free-motion longarm quilting expertise.

Last year was a big year as I transitioned out of longarm quilting for hire and into quilt design and pattern writing. I had two quilts featured in Quilts and More and have self-published a growing number of patterns.

When I’m not actually quilting or dreaming up new quilt ideas, I can be found scrolling that Instagram (duh), knitting, or watching tv shows with my best guy Josh… usually as we threaten our 3 boys to (seriously!) stay in bed, go to sleep! 

If that doesn’t paint a descriptive enough picture of who I am, here are several weirdo and very personal nuggets for ya:

  • I could live on popcorn.

  • I go to a shopping mall about once a year, and even then it’s not because I want to. It's pretty much online shopping or nothing. I even get groceries online now. Shopping avoidance is STRONG with me.

  • I shave off half my hair because there's so much of it. Check out the hashtag #quiltyourhair on Instagram if you're interested in pictures. Yes, my quilting obsession extends to my hair. 

  • I once had 2 babies 12 months and 25 days apart. That was different.

  • I used to take regular second-hand smoke breaks when I worked in an office.

  • I "inhale" (get it?) audiobooks and podcasts all day while I work.

  • I have a thing for murder shows, unfortunately. Here is where I list some examples of what I'm talking about:  the Paradise Lost HBO documentaries, Making a Murderer series on Netflix, Dateline NBC (DVR every episode), Season 1 of Serial, True Murder, Truth & Justice podcasts... and so many others.  

  • I dabbled in homeschooling one of my sons for two years (and loved it, actually).

  • I’m fluent in movie quotes, but only if they’re 20 years or older. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Dirty Dancing, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wayne’s World, Waiting for Guffman, Raising Arizona… oh man, CLASSICS!

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