Hi! I’m Jenifer Dick of 42 Quilts and I love to talk about quilting! I’m best known as the author of five (soon to be six!) quiltmaking books and as the creator of the Modern Monday quilt along.
I began quilting in 1993 when on a whim, I signed up for a beginning quiltmaking class. I was buying cross stitch supplies (that was my first crafty love!) at a quilt shop when I saw a flyer for a beginner’s class. The project was all done by hand, which was good because I didn’t own a machine at the time. I love cross stitching, but I saw what the quilting girls were doing with all the colors and fabrics and I was a bit envious. I wanted to see what it was all about! From that first stitch I was hooked! You know that feeling you get when you’re quilting? Part exhilaration, part zen? I had it in spades!I spent the next eight years getting married, having three babies and moving five times to three different states and yes, quilting! In 2001, I discovered appliqué and it changed my quilting life. I have been speaking to guilds and teaching appliqué (and piecing!) to quiltmakers ever since. In 2005, I wrote my first book, Grapefruit Juice and Sugar for Kansas City Star Quilts.
Since then, I’ve written five more books – The Circuit Rider’s Quilt, Quilt Retro, Stories in Stitches, The Modern Appliqué Workbook, and Nine Patch Revolution with Angela Walters . And my work has been published in many other books and magazines.
In 2009, the year I turned 42, I started this blog – 42 Quilts. Back then, I had a ridiculous idea that I would make 42 quilts in a year. That didn’t happen, but the blog continued! Today, 42 Quilts focuses on educating new quilters an providing fun for experience quilters! The fun carries over to Facebook on my page: 42 Quilts. Click like over there so you don’t miss any of the quilty fun! Also, join me on Instagram @jeniferdick.
Currently, I design patterns with Trisch Price under the name of Everyday Stitches. (www.facebook.com/EverydayStitches/)
|Nine Patch Revolution Trunk Show
Thursday, June 13, 11:00 – 12:30
Jenifer Dick and Angela Walters will share stories about the creation of 20 modern quilts for their newest book. Be inspired to make your own version of this classic quilt design!