Hi! I’m Jenny, and I’ve been maneuvering the two worlds of sewing and thrifting since high school. Back then, I would design eccentric, rebellious items of clothing, and then make my friends wear them to school. After graduating from college in Utah with a degree in Women’s Studies, I spent three years with my future husband in Seattle, where I quickly caught the quilting bug from my coworkers at Martingale.
I worked as a copywriter for Martingale one day short of 10 years before giving up my position to be a stay-at-home mom. In 2011, I returned to Martingale as their content editor, and now I spend most of my work time writing for Martingale’s Stitch This! blog.
The birth of my first son inspired me to create my first pattern collection, The Little Box of Baby Quilts (Martingale, 2007). My second book, ReSew (Martingale, 2011), paired my two creative outlets—thrifting and sewing. My designs have also appeared on the covers of Quilts and More and Quilt It for Kids magazines, as well as in McCall’s Quilting and Simple Quilts and Sewing.
I live on an acre in a Utah farming town with my husband of 18 years and my two sons, Jack and Charlie. Since the commute to the Martingale office is 818.64 miles, the bosses typically allow me to work from home.
I’m happy you’re here, and I hope you’ll become a citizen of reMade Nation!