I am a fine art quilter, fabric designer and teacher. I make art quilts for my soul and design commercial fabric (FreeSpirit) , ribbon (Renaissance Ribbons) and other accessories to share my work in am affordable form. My work is greatly influenced by Mother Natuer and the Arts and Crafts Movement. It has been affectionately coined as “William Morris on anti-depressants”. My book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, teaches you how to use these bold “personality” prints.
Bernina Ambassador, FreeSpirit Designer, Renaissance Ribbon Designer, Dragon Threads Author
After a varied career in the design world, Jane began to quilt in 1980. She found that these “soft paintings” satisfied the draftsman, the craftsman and the artist in her. Consequently, she is now a dedicated (some say “obsessed”) quilt artist and fabric designer.
Her art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane is also the author of “The Quilted Garden”. The book includes twenty years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts.
Jane’s love for historic decorative arts can be seen in all facets of her work, but it is especially evident in the exuberant fabric she is currently designing for FreeSpirit. Her designs are oversized and colorful and have been coined as “William Morris on anti-depressants”. They are created for quilts, wearables and home decorating. Her latest book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, beautifully illustrates her fabric “in action”.
See Jane’s website for her extensive list of awards and other accomplishments.