Jill has been designing quilt patterns for over 25 years. She is the founder and owner of her quilt business, Jillily Studio. She designs and sells quilt fabric, patterns, kits and notions. Her quilt designs depict her own fresh style using great color and texture with many fabrics. Her designs have been featured in several magazines including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilt, Quilter’s Home and McCall’s Quilting. Jill is also the author of several books on quilting.
Creating fabric collections for quilters has been one of Jill’s favorite projects. She designs for Riley Blake Designs and creates 2 – 3 collections each year. Designing and writing quilt patterns also keeps Jill busy. She is known for her applique techniques, which give beautiful results even for the beginner. Jillily Studio produces a popular line of notions, including Appli-Glue and Poke-A-Dots, along with Jill’s new products, Maker Paper, Starch Brush, and Quilter’s Digit.
Jill is a Master Designer for Aurifil Threads, having several signature thread collections. She is also a BERNINA Brand Ambassador.
Teaching and lecturing about her fabric, quilt designs and applique method keeps Jill very busy traveling all over the country, and hosting retreats.
Jill loves to spend time with her family–working, playing, eating, reading, gardening, sewing, cooking, and learning. She and her husband Randy live in Woodland Hills, Utah. They are the parents of seven children and are blessed with fifteen grandchildren.