Jen Kingwell Trunk Show November 09 2015
Two years ago, little did I know that my red threads would lead me to an amazing pattern and fabric designer from Australia, Jen Kingwell. You also would not have convinced me that I would have the opportunity to bring Jen Kingwell to South Florida to share her knowledge and experience with the local (and not so local!) quilting community. It was a dream come true!
We kicked off the weekend with a trunk show on Thursday, October 29th at Ground Floor Farm, an urban farm and community space. Jen delighted us with 17 of her own quilts and one designed by her daughter Lucy.
She shared her personal quilting journey in three phases: Pre-book (Quilt Lovely), Book and Post-book.
Here are a few quilts from her pre-book phase.
My favorites from Jen's book Quilt Lovely.
And some recent designs since writing her book.
My Small World which was first released in the Spring 2015 edition of Quilt Mania and is now a stand alone pattern. Me to Jen, "Are those one inch squares? And a hand embroidered Eiffel Tower?" "Yes," she replied. "527 one inch squares!"
At the end of the trunk show, we had some time to get up close and personal.
What's your favorite Jen Kingwell pattern?
In the meantime, stay tuned for part II of our Jen Kingwell visit when I share photos and stories from the two day workshop.