Ann Powers, Jen Kingwell, Julie Standen
Here’s a bit about Jen Kingwell which we thought you’d like to know. Jen Kingwell is a quilt designer from Melbourne, Australia. Her patterns are full of surprises and TONS of pieces. No need to coordinate colors—when you use over 100 fabrics, they all go together. Here’s her words:
"I have been fortunate in my life to have had 2 careers, both involving a needle in my hand. I began nursing after leaving school, and after many years experiencing different disciplines I settled into midwifery which was the most rewarding and fantastic work place. I was privileged to be included into the life changing, everyday miracles of child birth.
In 1999 I purchased my share of a quilt shop. This was the beginning of my 2nd career. One which is also very rewarding! After a couple of years of working both jobs, I finished nursing.
I have always loved fabric and threads and over the years I have tried almost every craft. Eg. Padded tissue box covers, photo frames, macramé, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, dried flower arranging, stenciling… the list goes on!
The aspect of my life that gives me enormous pleasure is my family. Richard and I have 3 daughters, Meg, Abby and Lucy. Meg is a primary school teacher, Abby works in the fashion world and many of you know Lucy who works at Amitie, home of Jen Kingwell Designs.
I enjoy the design process of quilt making and I would describe my style as ‘eclectic’. Hand sewing is most enjoyable but I am also comfortable behind a sewing machine. Bright colours always attract me and I am quite often adding black and white or grey to a quilt. “
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