proudly representing  bernina usa since 2019!

proudly representing
bernina usa since 2019!

When people ask me what I do, I like to tell them

"I make the biggest diamonds in the world...

But instead of using the hardest substance on Earth,

I use the softest — cloth."


Original Artwork

Char # 4 (Series: Bourbon Diamonds; 2017)

Char # 4 (Series: Bourbon Diamonds; 2017)

Years ago, an image of a lovely crystal arrived in my mailbox. That little gem not only caught my attention, it grabbed hold of my soul. In doing so, it launched a journey that has enriched my life. May you experience as much joy in viewing them as I have had in creating them.  For the gems that are still available, the price is noted in the details.

For Quiltmakers & Shops

Detail of  Jewel box (Featuring The Birthstone Series)

Detail of Jewel box (Featuring The Birthstone Series)

It's my pleasure to share with you my passion for light and color through classes, events, and now my new line of patterns, fabric, and publications. I have designed my patterns so that even a "confident beginner" sewist can create sparkling gemstones using the same techniques I use to create my giant gem portraits.  


A portion of the profits of The Birthstone Series is donated to Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment). Healing TREE is transforming how society responds to abuse and interpersonal trauma. For resources and information, visit www.healingtreenonprofit.org.


MJ has been featured in....

McCall’s Quilting Magazine (Jan/Feb 2019)
Schmetz Inspired To Sew #62 (Jan 2019)
Quilting Arts Magazine (Aug/Sept 2017)
France Patchwork Magazine (June 2018)
Online Quilting Magazine (June 2018)
Make Modern Magazine (July 2018)
Quilting Arts TV (air dates 2018)
Sulky® Featured Artist Profile (2018) 
    Click here to read the Sulky interview
...and Create Whimsy online magazine (July 2018)
    Click here to read the Create Whimsy interview