I began my love affair with sewing at the tender age of 9 under the tutelage of my mother. Throughout my school, college, and early professional years, I made a lot of my own clothing. Then in 1991, at the urging (again) of my mother, I went to my first quilt workshop . . . and the rest, as they say, is history. No more sewing garments, no more cross-stitching, and no more rubber stamping – only quilting!!
I quickly developed a reputation for precise piecing, probably due to my engineering background and somewhat OCD nature. Others wanted to know how I obtained the results I did and so in 1995 I began teaching others. At first I taught other people’s patterns. Then, over time, I began to design and teach my own patterns incorporating techniques for precision piecing traditional quilt blocks. I have found that I love teaching quilting and that moment when a student lights up as their project comes to life.
Then in 2007, I attended a 3-hour workshop with Judy Niemeyer. I was immediately hooked on the Quiltworx paper piecing methodology. As I made more Quiltworx patterns, I realized that Quiltworx was not just about paper piecing, it was also about techniques that aid quilt makers in being successful.
Becoming a Quiltworx Certified Instructor was a natural extension of my years of quilt teaching. My professional motto is “There is no greater joy than to help someone else succeed.” And I try to live this in every class, workshop, and retreat I teach.
To book me for your guild, shop or retreat, contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (918-820-2456). You can check out my gallery of quilts and my calendar below or on my website https://JHQuiltDesigns.com. You can also contact me through my Facebook group, JH Quilt Designs.
Click on the images below to find Jackie’s gallery of quilts on Facebook!
Fractured Sparkle Retreat with CI Jackie Holkum - Quiltagious Quarters (Celeste, TX) - May 31 - Jun 4, 2023May 31, 2023
Any Pattern Class with CI Jackie Holkum, Steelman's Quilt Shop (Chickasha, OK), Sep 13-14, 2023September 13, 2023
Any Pattern Retreat with CI Jackie Holkum - Quiltagious Quarters (Celeste, TX) - Mar 30-Apr 2, 2023March 30, 2023
Any Pattern Retreat with CI Jackie Holkum - Quiltagious Quarters (Celeste, TX) - Aug 3-6, 2023August 3, 2023
Any Pattern Retreat with CI Jackie Holkum - Quiltagious Quarters (Celeste, TX) - Jul 30-Aug 2, 2023July 30, 2023
Christmas Cactus Class with CI Jackie Holkum, Western Oklahoma Quilt Guild (Clinton, OK), Aug 24-26, 2023August 24, 2023
Trunk Show with CI Jackie Holkum, Pryor Patchers Quilt Guild (Pryor, OK), Oct 24, 2023October 24, 2023
1-Day Class with CI Jackie Holkum, Pryor Patchers Quilt Guild (Pryor, OK), Oct 25, 2023October 25, 2023