Jennie is a world renown quilt teacher, lecturer, author of nine quilt books and numerous patterns. From Houston to Qatar, Durban to Melbourne, Auckland and many other international cities, Jennie has wowed them all with her superb teaching style and hilarious lectures all laced with wit, charm and professional expertise. Often working in calico, she manipulates and manoeuvres material into magical formations that appear deviously difficult yet are oh sew simple to produce.Her techniques are suitable for all abilities and can be incorporated into quilts, garments, home decor,bags and boxes. In her field, she is unique.
There are a wide range of videos available with Jennie – – from valuable hints and tips to inspiring full-length workshop. Click here to see one of our favourite workshop series: the Stripy Stripey Story quilt.
Unique methods of twiddling and fiddling, manipulating fabric to create tantalising textures – engineering in material!
Jennie’s Top Tips:
- Use of a firmly woven crisp fabric will create the best textural effects, stiffer materials maintain the folds.
- Pressing seams open and flat reduces bulk and makes the finished piece have a more even appearance.
- When free motion quilting, use a plastic horseshoe shaped hoop or embroidery hoop as a ‘steering wheel’ to give you something to grasp