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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. I've had quilts featured in Quilts and More, one in Love Patchwork and Quilting, QuiltCon Magazine, and have self-published a growing number of patterns. I've also put a series of free-motion quilting tutorials on YouTube in an attempt to trick other people into liking it as much as I do.

At this stage in the game, you might know me as the feathered star lady. Person? Girl? Woman? I'm not sure what I should be calling myself, but all of the above apply. I realllllly like using fun and modern color combos for this traditional block. I've kind of gone overboard in writing instructions for a bunch of different sizes of feathered stars for both paper piecing fans and non-paper piecing fans. The one below is 36" square, which is basically giant.



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 was raised in small town Iowa and graduated in a class of about 60.

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

  • When my oldest son was born, he had 15 blood-related and living grandparents! We were able to take a 5-generation picture 3 different ways! 

  • 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.

  • My celebrity crushes in the past have included Tim Russert (of Meet the Press) and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (more like pictures of David Gilmour circa 1972 - google if you must). Don't worry, my husband knows about this. 

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

  • I recently found out I have low blood platelets, so now I have to monitor that situation regularly. *Debbie Downer face* But I feel fine!

  • 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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