About

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I learned to sew in high school in 1969. I made my first quilt in 2004 and it was LOVE at first stitch! Since then I have made over 200 quilts.

Have you ever made a One Block Wonder Quilt (OBW)? I have made over 50 of these quilts and have been teaching the process since 2006. Check out my OBW Gallery and the free tutorials I offer.

I am proud to say that I am a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor. I am trained to teach you to use all of Deb Tucker’s FUNdamental and Rapid Fire Tools. If you have not yet discovered Deb Tucker and Studio 180 Design tools you do not know what you are missing. You will be amazed at how much your quilting skills can be improved by using these tools.  Contact me about workshops or lecture/trunk shows.
Teacher Certification 02 Rapid Fire 2
I am available to teach any Studio 180 Design Tool and One Block Wonder class. You can contact me at sewjackie@live.com. Quilting is my Passion. I Live in Virginia Beach, Virginia with my husband and my dachshund’s Sadie & Sophie.

Sadie & Sophie

19 thoughts on “About

  1. ourdachshundsophie

    Oh my gosh, your dachshunds are so cute. I just started quilting as a hobby and I am just finishing up the binding on my first one and I am about half way through my second. I set out to make a quilt for my kids, and now I am hooked. I really like the way both of them are turning out, and my kids are so delighted that I am making them. I think my next quilt is going to have some dachshunds in it!

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    1. ifthesethreadscouldtalk Post author

      I love dachshunds. Dachshunds and quilting are great companions. My girls love quilts. Sadie and Sophie are 5 years olds, they are sisters. My husbands gives them too many treats that is why they are a little fluffy.

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  2. Elizabeth Peake

    Jackie – CONGRATS upon your most successful completion of the Deb Tucker school for quilting ninja’s. Does this mean you will add more pockets to your ninja vest? When I read about the certification program from Deb Tucker’s site, I immediately thought of you – it was destiny that you would attend. So far, I have managed (aka used) just three of her rulers….looks like more classes with you are in my future to use the rest! Again, nicely done Jackie and as we say in the military “BZ” (bravo zulu).

    Cheers! Liz

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  3. Mary Dombrowski

    Jackie, I am one of those new people who discovered this page. I found you on Youtube first, checking out your OBW page! Holy smokes, you are amazing. I really like how you have “broken” some of the OBW rules to great effect! I admire the dickens out of you, and love the OBW tutorial. You are so down to earth! Hope I get to meet you one day! Sincerely, Mary

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  4. Cindy Andrews

    Your quilts are STUNNING! Where do you find fabric with such large scale prints? Excellent tutorials, very, very inspiring!

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    1. ifthesethreadscouldtalk Post author

      Thank you so much. Once you make a OBW you never look at fabric the same way again. I am always on the lookout. For the most part I can even tell online when it is a large enough print. Alexander Henry has great OBW fabric. I find a lot on eQuilter.com, hancocks-Paducah.com, fabric.com

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  5. Kim

    I can’t believe you had to take down your tutorials!!!! Thank God I was able to view them before you did! They were the best!

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  6. Tina

    I just saw where that CT Publishing had you take down the tutorials. I sent an email to the publisher telling them how disappointed I am. I only bought the book after seeing your tutorials. They were so helpful. My friend and I plan to start our OBWs this Friday. We were counting on your tutorials and are so disappointed!

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  7. Lynda Anderson

    You have doxies AND you make beautiful OBW quilts! You must be a great woman! :) I commented on another post under your hexagon gallery page, then came to this page and saw your doxies! I had a mini long hair for 13 years, but lost her in May 2013. Hug your babies for me! :)

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    1. ifthesethreadscouldtalk Post author

      I’m sorry for your loss. I am a Doxie fan, I just love them. My sister has one also, her name is Zoey and she is 1 year old. My girls are 7. They are so short they can’t get on the furniture without ramps, so there are ramps all over my house. Zoey runs and jumps like a. Circus dog. If you email me at sewjackie@live.com tomorrow I will send you the class notes.

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