Jackie Holkum
  • 9212 East State Highway 31
  • McAlester, OK 74501
  • Phone: 918-820-2456

Bio

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 (jhquiltdesigns@gmail.com) 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.

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