Jeanne, based in Overland Park, Ks., is an international quilt teacher, lecturer, designer and author, as well as a judge for quilt shows. She is the fourth generation of quilters in her family.
As a staff member at Prairie Point Quilt Shop in Shawnee, Ks., since it opened in 1995, she has designed numerous block-of-the-month pattern series.
Jeanne is an expert on The Kansas City Star quilt patterns. The Star’s first official book on the patterns – Star Quilts â€“ One Piece at a Time – featured patterns redrafted by Jeanne. Jeanne in turn lectures widely about the patterns. She also wrote Kansas Spirit, Santa’s Parade of Nursery Rhymes, and Fan Quilt Memories for Kansas City Star Quilts.
Jeanne is an active member of the Starlight Quilters Guild, Kansas Quilters Organization, Missouri State Quilters Guild, American Quilterâ€™s Society, International Quilt Association, National Quilt Association, Heartland Quilt Network and Legler Barn Quilters. She was also a member of the Liaison Committee for all volunteers for Quilters Unlimited Showcase and coordinator for the Kansas City Quilting and Sewing Expo. She was an instructor for the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department for six years.
Her quilts have been published in numerous magazines and been featured in over a dozen other books. She likes redrafting and making old fashion traditional patterns using lots of fabric â€“ the more the better. Although she would like to be able to hand quilt all her projects, there are not enough years left in her lifetime to attain that goal. But best of all she really enjoys sharing her quilts and teaching quiltmaking.