Hey guys! hard to believe it, but there goes another week! The year is really flying by! It’s Friday again and I have a new artist here to share with you all! Jenn Wells. She makes T-shirt quilts and Fabric quilts!! GORGEOUS WORK.
Here, check it all out and read what Jenn has to say!
I am a stay at home mom of 3. My oldest will be a Junior next year, he is super busy and ranks #1 in his class. My younger two are 13 and 14, both in the seventh grade and seem to want to do it all from choir to sports to other extracurricular. I have been married 17 years to my husband Paul and we enjoy raising chickens, quail, rabbits and a garden. I volunteer in many areas in the community and love to read in my spare time.
Several years ago I decided to become a stay at home mom and my mother inspired me to try and sell some quilts. I was making them for friends and family but had not thought of owning my own business. I sold our entire library of books on EBAY in order to have enough profit to get started. I started with beautiful toddler quilts and then soon moved into the T-shirt business with the help of a friend and her mother explaining the process to me. That was several years ago and now on ETSY I sell many T-shirt quilts every year. I love being able to give each of my customers something they will treasure for a very long time.
I also love to do things in the community with my quilts. I have made a few locally as giveaways. This year I made six quilts for our local choir at the school my younger two attend. They will be auctioned off to raise money for the American Cancer Society. I have also given away a few on my blog with the use of my Facebook Page.
My favorite part about quilting is how relaxing it is to me. I find there is usually something new to learn. I enjoy every part of the process from picking out the fabrics with the customer to designing the quilt that will be a blanket of their memories. I often go over and beyond adding a small touch like a label or some embroidery as time permits. Its hard to pick my favorite quilt as they each have something special about them. I find that emotionally the quilts I love to do are the ones from a customer’s loved ones clothing. To know that this person will have one last thing from their mom, grandmother, dad etc just really puts a sense of warmth in my heart. I feel the Lord has blessed me with a talent and I am thankful for each person he brings my way.
As always here are some more pictures for you to drool over! 🙂
Here are some links, if you want to know more about her, or even get one of those gorgeous quilts! Can you just think of a thousand occasions to give a quilt? I know I can!!!!
My featured artists will go on to be featured on three more blogs this month. First on Louise’s blog, then on Karen’s blog, and then on the Indie Mosaic blog! So you get maximum exposure! Since we all do different things you will reach different readers on each of our blogs and you really get your name out there! It’s really great. And best of all: It’s free! If you enjoyed reading this and want to be featured yourself, or know of someone that you think should be featured, please let me know through an email, or a comment on this post, or send me a message on FB.