Hello and Welcome!
I'm so happy you are here! My name is Janie. I am the creator and designer behind MakerJayne, a quilting business specializing in English paper piecing (EPP) patterns and techniques.
As a passionate quilt designer, blogger, and teacher, I help quilters cultivate confidence in their creative abilities, develop new skills, master color, and most importantly, have fun!
I didn't always have creative confidence. In fact, most of my life I struggled BIG time with a negative self-image and deep self-hatred - always belittling my creative abilities and never really believing that I could be good at anything.
This sort of thinking prevented me from ever accomplishing anything creatively because I was so afraid of doing it wrong, making a mistake, or being a failure.
In 2006, I had a weak-in-the-knees encounter with the Living God, which began a personal transformation that continues to this day. For the first time in my life, I experienced perfect unconditional love and I haven’t been the same since!
That experience began a life-long journey that would eventually lead me to value myself and my abilities for the very first time. I eventually came to the place where I could truly and sincerely say to myself, “I love you just the way you are. Not the way you should be.”
I began to play again, with fabric, quilting techniques, and color. I began to have fun exploring and experimenting, not worrying about whether it would look good or turn our “right”. I just enjoyed myself.
I want to help quilters experience this same freedom to explore their own creativity and potential. That’s why I’ve dedicated my business to helping quilters cultivate creative confidence as they master color and explore English paper piecing.
Here on my website, you can find fun quilt patterns, project tutorials, product reviews, resource guides, tips, and more. I also present programs and workshops on color and EPP to guilds around the world.
Join me as we explore our creativity in quilting together, cultivating creative confidence and love for ourselves and our work.
Download my free EPP hexagon templates and start your next creative adventure today!
What Others Are Saying
I sincerely enjoy your videos, your approaches, and your very clear teaching. I keep learning soo much from you- and I really like how you always point out something I hadn’t thought of yet!!
Thank you! This is my first time to sew rows of hexagons together. You made it clear and simple! 🌸💕❤️💕
Hello! Great video!! You give such easy and simple instructions to follow and that’s very much appreciated, there’s nothing worse than starting out being frustrated and confused on a new project!!
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