Success! Our first Zoom meeting attracted 137 attendees, both members and quilters outside of our guild. Our speaker Jane Haworth was quick to follow up with her contact details, suggested books and podcasts for inspiring creativity, and a list of art quilting techniques for participants to try. You can download this information as a PDF by clicking here.
Jane settled in the Sacramento area after growing up in Great Britain. She’s been involved with fabric her whole life, learning to sew from her grandmother and studying textile design in college in England. Her first real job was at a Laura Ashley factory where she was trained to sew.
After setting up a small textile business and working in interior design in England, Jane moved to Auburn with her family in 1998. A trip to Kauai inspired her to transfer the colorful images she saw to fabric. The first quilt she entered into a competition won first place—and the prize was a sewing machine! Her work has since been juried into many shows and displayed around the country.
In 2012 Jane opened an Etsy shop, Happy Quilt Designs, where she sells personalized quilts using her customers’ own t-shirts and other textiles they send to her.
Jane will be talking about how she became the quilt maker that she is today. She will also talk about how she set up her Etsy shop and some of the challenges her clients present to her. Her goal: “to inspire quilters to go out of their comfort zone and just have fun creating.”
To learn more about Jane, check out her website at www.janehaworth.com.