Authors: Author List
Linda K. Johnson
Sisters Linda K. Johnson and Jane K. Wells are award-winning quilters who love every aspect of quilting and just happen to be crafty, old, and broad! In 2001, soon after they took their first quilt class, they started designing their own patterns, dreaming up new patterns while non-quilters were sleeping. They started the Crafty Ol’ Broads pattern and fabric company specializing in designing quilt patterns that appear much more complicated to make than they actually are. In 2005, Linda and Jane began teaching and lecturing as a team. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of quilting by introducing quilters of all levels to their unique patterns. These sisters constantly challenge each other to create new techniques. Their quilts have been selected for distinction in shows and contests both locally and nationally. Three of their quilts have appeared in two recent “New Quilts from an Old Favorite” books that document a yearly contest sponsored by The National Quilt Museum (formerly the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society).
Books by Linda K. Johnson
DeLoa Jones has been a quilter since 1979 and started teaching quiltmaking classes in 1983. She has taught in several shops in several states and has won many awards in local quilt shows. One of her quilts was selected for the Houston International quilt show in 1991. DeLoa has made commissioned hand-done quilts and wallhangings and started her own machine quilting business in South Haven, Michigan, where she lives with her husband and eight children. She continues to teach quiltmaking workshops and lecture in shops and guilds throughout the country.
Books by DeLoa Jones
Liz Jones has been interested in sewing most of her life. Her BA was in fine arts, followed by post-graduate studies in art history, and a teaching diploma. Her paints are now fabrics, and her canvases are quilts. She and her husband are avid travelers and she discovered quilting in a magazine when passing through the Vienna airport in 1998—a life-changing moment! Much of her inspiration is gleaned from plants and designs from all over the world with photography an important recording tool. Historical textiles are also a great source of inspiration. Her other passion is choral singing. Liz’s quilts have won numerous awards both in the United Kingdom and America, including the Pfaff Award for Machine Artistry (TUDOR ROSE), Houston 2004; and the Best of World 2008 (HEARTS AND GARLANDS) and Best of Country 2009 (SUMMER RISING) awards in the Mancuso World Quilt and Textile Shows. HEARTS AND GARLANDS also won the World of Beauty Award, Houston 2009, and was the logo quilt for the International Quilt Festival, Chicago 2010. Flowers, Hearts & Garlands Quilt is her second book. As Liz Blacker, she wrote Bromsgrove School Memorial Chapel Tapestries, copyright Bromsgrove School 1993, a description of the 14 appliquéd wallhangings designed and made by her for Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire, U.K.
Books by Liz Jones
I started designing my own quilts (mostly art quilts) after I retired from my “real job” about 13 years ago and started working part-time at a local quilt store. That job really helped me to learn how to quilt by helping customers with color choices, determining fabric requirements, and answering questions about threads, needles, etc. during my years working there, I also taught many classes on various quilting related topics.
Around 2006, I began to write patterns for some of the quilts that I had designed. For a couple of years, I only sold my patterns in the store where I worked. By 2009 my husband retired and began to work for/with me. We expanded our pattern business by having a website created and having a booth at several Spring and Fall Quilt Markets. We now distribute our patterns directly to quilt stores all over the US and Canada and sell our patterns to distributors, one of which is in the UK.
Over the recent years I’ve been invited to speak to quilt guilds and teach classes on some of my patterns. While this is a real privilege for me, being a shy country girl from Kansas, speaking in front of a group is not my favorite thing to do. I’d much rather be designing quilts and playing with fabric.
I absolutely love my new career as a designer and pattern writer and being able to work with my husband, I only wish I could have started it 30 years ago. But most of all I love having the opportunity to meet wonderful like-minded people around the country
Jacqueline de Jonge
Quilts are beautiful!
I became interested in quiltmaking in 1978 and I am a self-taught quilter. I love to make quilts and try to reach a level of perfection, not to show people how hard I can work or to show people that I’m a perfectionist in my designs and color choices, but because I love to make beautiful quilts and enjoy working on my colorful designs. My goal is to inspire quilters all over the world with my beautiful and colorful designs.
I have always been creative in many ways, but when I met quilts, I was hooked. I love to make quilts and to do something that you really love is a miracle and a gift from God.
My quilts have won international awards and have been displayed worldwide. My quilts are based on traditional designs, but with a contemporary and colorful twist. Since 2004, I have lectured and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Several interviews in newspapers and magazines were published, and in 2011, I was profiled on the online The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.
I’m not only a passionate quilter but I’m also an encouraging and personal teacher and I love to share my enthusiasm for my designs with quilters and bring them to a higher and different level to find their artistic skills in themselves.
I live in the Netherlands in the beautiful city of Delft, the city well known for the Royal Delft Ware. I live close to my family and I’m passionate for my Siamese cat, Mr. Pooky and my rescued greyhound, Amy.
Books by Jacqueline de Jonge
Although she considers herself a novice, Jeanna Juleson's quilting roots are anchored four generations deep, back to the quilt made by her great-grandmother. Raised in Los Angeles, Jeanna could see the famed Hollywood sign from her home and longed to become an actress. The sewing skills she learned as a child were later employed to make theater costumes. Now immersed in the quilting world, Jeanna resides in Tennessee and is the host of THE AMERICAN QUILTER television series.
Books by Jeanna Juleson