reannalilydesigns by jen eskridge
Jen started sewing in 1993 on an old burnt yellow, Harvest Gold, Singer sewing machine. Her mother taught the basics. Jen made her first quilt in 1993.
Fast forward a bit: Jen earned a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design in 1998 from Louisiana State University. By 2003, she found herself quilting and sewing for her own company, ReannaLily Designs. She invented, trademarked and produced the popular Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide. The website and company was launched in 2007.
Jen currently has three sewing and quilting books available and is a national lecturer/teacher describing the easy machine applique techniques in her books.
A longarm quilter, Jen has quilted by machine for years and in 2015 launched ReannaLily Quilts, a longarm quilting service for the public.
As a military spouse, Jen has traveled the world gathering inspiration and ideas for designs and patterns. From Korea, and China, Japan, to North America, England and France, she has found many cultural and historical elements to guide her interest and creativity.
ReannaLily Designs Headquarters is currently located in Helotes, TX.
Jen Eskridge is the author of four books.
- Deploy That Fabric by C&T Publishing
- Learn to Sew Easy by Leisure Arts
- Hexagons Made Easy by Martingale Press/That Patchwork Place
- The Quilted Clamshell – self-published by CreateSpace
Please see the CV list of publications. Jen’s designs have been featured in multi-author books, as well as, over 20 magazines.
The sewing and quilting designs feature a variety of techniques and fabrics. Fundamentally, the designs are created to
- Teach a technique
- Make a quick project
- Make a finished project
- Reuse/Recycle textiles
Generally, the style showcases contemporary bright projects based in traditional construction methods. Techniques adapt fast methods to solve more lengthy construction problems.
Reannalilydesigns at gmail dot com
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