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."
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
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