Jean Ann Wright has been making quilts for over 50 years.
She is former editor of international quilting magazine QUILT as well as The Quilting Quarterly publication for the National Quilting Association. She has written numerous books, published over 30 patterns, designed numerous custom trim tools and is currently a consultant to several major fabric manufacturers. When teaching, she encourages her students to avoid the safe choices and instead see what new images they can create when they step out of their comfort zone.
I am a very tactile person. I simply love touching fabric and all kinds of fibers that can be attached to fiber art pieces. Add to that the use of beads, crystals and other findings and I am in my artistic element. I sewed my first designer doll dress to my own skirt when I was 3 years old and haven’t put down a needle since. I love color, especially turquoise, and enjoy the challenge of playing with many color palettes in each new quilt. When I teach I try to encourage my students to avoid the safe choices and instead see what new images they can create when they step out of their comfort zone.
Jean Ann is a member of the National Quilting Association, Studio Art Quilt Associates, American Quilters Society, International Quilt Association and the Surface Design Association. She has won awards for best original design at the IQA, Best of Show for Folk Art in Boca Raton, Florida, and numerous other 1st place awards in local, state, and national exhibitions. She has judged the International Quilt Association show in Salzburg, Austria and Houston, Texas; plus national shows in England and Canada and numerous regional shows in the United States. Jean Ann presents guild programs and leads quilting workshops including the Houston Quilt Festival and locations throughout the United States, Canada and England.