The women in my family grew up, quite literally, with needle in hand. We come from a long line of seamstresses and quilters. Both of my grandmothers quilted and my Mother made her own clothes from age 6 on. Mom also taught me to sew at an early age. There was never a more patient and understanding teacher than Mom! With Mom’s excellent instruction and lots of 4-H sewing, I grew to love sewing.
In 1979, my fascination with quilting began with Georgia Bonesteel’s first Lap Quilting series. Shortly after learning the basics from that show, my sister-in-law Sharon asked if I could teach classes in her store. That teaching adventure lasted over 25 years.
My life has taken a different turn in the past 10 years, leaving less time for quilting. But quilt I still will! Since 1998 I’ve offered a Block of the Month, all flower related, on my website, jeanneraecrafts.com. That means, no matter how busy, I still have to at least think about quilting once a month!