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May 13, “Quilting is a Contact Sport”

Jenny uses her domestic sewing machine to create quilts, art quilts, and wearable art.  She has been sewing since she was a little girl, trying to make her own clothes.  Jenny comes from a long line of traditional bed quilt makers, but she didn’t take a formal class until 1983. During the time she was raising her sons she did not quilt, but re-entered quilting in 1999. And now she just can’t stop!

Her work has been juried into the Houston Int’l Quilt Festival, AQS in Paducah, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Curitiba Quilt Show (Brazil), and she has also shown her work in several art galleries and SAQA exhibits.



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Jenny Lyon, May 13-14 Speaker and Workshop

May 14 Workshop
“Fearless Free-Motion Quilting:  Start With a Square”

Jenny loves teaching the art of quilting to others and seeing their joy in being able to quilt their own work. Her classes are encouraging, supportive, and light-hearted.


In this class, using a scrap of fabric as a “starter,” students learn how to create a unique free motion quilted background, step-by-step. A timid free motion quilter will gain confidence in this class. This is a great class for students with a little free motion quilting experience who want to learn to combine motifs and discover their own personal style. Various motifs and fills will be taught in class.

Workshop supply list

Her work has been featured several times in Machine Quilting Unlimited. She appeared on QATV and has written for Quilting Arts Magazine and the Quilters’ Newsletter. She is under contract to write a book, due out soon.

She has been teaching the art of quilting since 2006 and teaches regionally, at guilds, and at the Houston and Chicago International Quilt Festivals.

She lives in Granite Bay, CA with her long-suffering husband and a Basset boy. Her sons have left the nest, which leaves more room for quilting stuff! Jenny is happy to share her passion for free motion quilting.