This month we talked to Jean Jankovich, an active member of our guild who has been quilting for over 15 years. She even owned her own online quilt shop (Quilter’s Boutique) for several years!
Jean, how would you define your quilting style?
Modern with traditional elements, oftentimes adding a personal touch. I love appliqués so I try to incorporate them in many of my quilts. If the quilt is going to be a gift, I add a personalized label in an inverted appliqué.
Are there other crafts/arts that you're into?
Yes, I’ve been trying to get to know my new serger by making a dress, some new tops and a variety of other sewing projects. I’m also an avid jewelry maker and dabble in silk and regular embroidery.
What are your favorite fabric lines?
Any designers that you can't wait to add to your stash?
Well my stash is bulging at the seams, but I love Kaffe Fassett (doesn’t everyone?!) My stash also includes Civil War, Downton Abbey, Cotton + Steel, Batiks, and many others.
What is your preferred method of quilting?
I love big stitch quilting and machine quilting (both free motion and walking foot) – depends on the quilt – sometimes I use both – no rules!
What is your favorite part of being a member of SFMQG?
The inspiration that I get from the meetings and other members and of course the workshops.
How do you personally contribute to our guild (or how would you like to be involved in the future)?
I would like to teach a seminar in the future and formerly I was helping with the BOM.
What is your quilting kryptonite?
Modern quilting is personal so whatever elements that each quilter chooses to include in their quilts works for me.
Where can we find you on social media?
~ Andrea Etkie, Historian coucil