Born 1958 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1977–80 Burwood State College (B.Ed Art/Craft)- double major Textiles/Sculpture
SELECTED MAJOR WORKS
2015 Leading the planning group for WAFTA’s 2016 juried exhibition to be held in 2016.
Feathering the nest #1 - of hope & glory exhibited in the the OZQUILT exhibtion held at the National Wool Museum,
Speaker at the OZQUILT seminar held at the National Wool Museum.
Teaching a design class for OZQUILT at the National Wool Museum.
Speaker at the ACQ conference in Perth.
2013/14 Initiated and led a community program, Salvage/Selvedge, with aims to grow the skills of participants whilst fundraising to enrich the lives of a deserving group. A quilt exhibition & auction was held in 2014 at The Moores Building, Fremantle.
2013 Fortune Favours the Makers #1& #2 exhibited in the the WAFTA group show, WA.
2012 Selector for for Stitched & Bound, WA.
Teaching for Fremantle C.C. at their One Stop Shop. Directed project; stitch, fabric, framing, themed.
2010/11 Initiated and led a community program, Helping Handz, with aims to grow the skills of participants whilst fundraising to enrich the lives of a deserving group.
2010 Fabric collection for Marcus Brothers, USA – Fresh Mixerz .
India Undies selected for Stitched & Bound, Heathcote Gallery, WA.
2009 Two Souls exhibited in the the WAFTA group show, WA.
Invitational exhibition of new works at GIFT group show (Soda Studios), North Fremantle, WA.
2008 A True Friend is a Rare Bird exhibited in the USA – invitational exhibition using digital prints on a prototype Japanese fabric.
2007/11 Working with Bewley Shaylor, under the name Running with a Sandwich, producing sixty photograph based greeting cards – sold nationally and internationally.
2006 Fabric collection for Marcus Brothers, USA – Playing in Spotsville
Free & Easy Circles published by C&T, USA
Beggar Block Butterfliez #3 selected for exhibition at Galerie Quilt & Textilkunst, Munich, DE.
Changing faces #2 selected for Stitched & Bound, Fremantle Art Centre, WA
Speaker at QTSGA seminar, The Powerhouse, Sydney, NSW.
2005 Fabric collection for Marcus Brothers, USA – Bohemian Melodiez
2004 Fabric for Marcus Brothers, USA – Paisliez & Daisiez
Feature Artist for Bernina Australia.
2003 Recorded two sessions of the TV program Simply Quilts. The second program being their inaugural fabric challenge.
Five fabric collections for Marcus Brothers, USA – Citruz, Citruz Yarn Dyes, Blackz & Whitez, Stripez & Spotz, Beez, Bugz & Butterfliez.
Reverse Applique With No Brakez published by C&T, USA.
2002 Five fabric collections for Marcus Brothers, USA – Happy Hippiez, Plush Positivez, Meadowz, Skiez, Starz.
Feature Artist for TRUE BLUE exhibitions Stitch & Craft Show, WA. Included in the show was the XLN exhibition using Bright Bitz as the challenge fabric..
2001 Five fabric collections for Marcus Brothers,USA – Treasurez, Positivez, Retro Rhythmz, Retro Rhythmz Yarn Dyes, Circus Trickz.
Cut Loose Quilts published by C&T, USA.
French Translation of Cut Loose Quilts, Quilts destructures, published by Editions de Saxe.
2000 Commenced designing fabric for Marcus Brothers, USA. Bright Bitz, Party Piecez , Bitz & Piecez.
Scratching back to our beginnings quilt history recorded byThe American Quilt Alliance’s Save Our Stories.
1999 Basketz #2. Sample quilt for Kaufman fabrics, USA.
1998 Stargazey Quilts appears at Quilt Market, USA. Patterns distributed worldwide.
The Letter X #4 – a woman’s prerogative selected for The Australian Quilt & Craft Festival, VIC.
Sweet Dreams Celeste exhibited at the Running Stitch Wool Quilt Exhibition, VIC.
We walk a crooked line awarded first prize at Toward the New Millenium, SA Quilters Guild.
1997 The Letter X #4 – a woman’s prerogative selected for The Razors Edge elected WAQA group show
The Letter X #1 – coloured kisses, first of many commisioned quilts for XLN fabrics, NSW, for use in promoting their new fabric lines.
Private commission, handpainted cotton duck wedding mats pieced and quilted.
1996 Launch of Stargazey Quilts, teaching local classes then self publishing patterns using contemporary and original techniques and celeste gets all the crusts selected for The Razors Edge, WAQA group show.
1995 Projects and cover quilt in The Calico House published by That Patchwork Place, USA.
Every man should have his shed – but my man’s still waiting selected for One Step Further, VIC.
1990 With Genevieve Dewhurst, opened Interior Motives – a retail homewares/gift store in East Fremantle, WA.
1980 Graduation exhibition held with ceramic artist Marion Mokos at Walker Ceramics Gallery, VIC.
Apart from a catalogue of over 100 patterns. Jan has three books published by C& T Publishing, USA.
Profiles, articles on exhibited quilts, commentary and quilt projects have also appeared in most major quilting magazines & various other publications worldwide including;
Australian Homespun, Great Australian Quilts #2, (project) & #1, (project)
Down Under Quilts -#84 – profile
New Zealand Quilter - #47 – profile
British Patchwork & Quilting - Dec 2002 – article
The Quilting Quarterly - Vol 31 #2, – Profile
The Keepsake Quilter Newsletter - Spring 2002, – Profile
McCalls Quilting - Feb 2002 – Double Squarez-in-Squarez project
The Keepsake Quilting Cookbook themed around Stargazey Heartz pattern
Bright Quilts from Downunder - Martingale – Bitz & Piecez project
Australian Spirit - ed. Sham Lohani & Barbara Macey
Encyclopedia of Quilting – Donna Kooler
Contemporary Quilting – Cindy Walter & Stevii Graves
Austrade – Export Market Development Grants – 2002/3, 2003/4 & 2004/5.
West Australian Government Export Support Scheme grant awarded in 1998.
2015 Teaching only a new object-based design class. To local students then OZQUILT conference delegates at the National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria.
2013 – 2014 Teaching is exclusively community based. My increasing interest in growing local talent became the start of an interest in pro bono community work.
2009 – 2012 Teaching is almost exclusively studio based.
1998 – 2009 Teaching, Lecturing and marketing around the world including at major industry show, retail shows, conventions, retail stores, quilting guilds and private groups. Extensive and regular coverage of USA and also visits to Ireland, Norway, Spain, Germany, UK and New Zealand.
1996/8 Teaching at Threadbearz, WA.
1994/5 Teaching and retail sales at The Calico House, WA.
Over 100 published patterns in various formats for various markets.
Packaging design evolved - from the original home printing system, through the cost effective product for
mass distribution to the final update allowing for print on demand and making some patterns
available for download.
PRODUCT UNDER LICENSE – Fridge Magnets by Blue Feather Products, USA.
FABRIC DESIGN FOR MARCUS BROTHERS
Twenty-Two patchwork cotton Fabric collections for Marcus Brothers, USA.
Initially designs were hand painted but the final two collections were presented digitally.