About

Hi! I am Yvonne Fuchs, aka Quilting Jetgirl. Welcome!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl | Quilter | Designer | Blogger

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

I am an intuitive introvert who is passionate about hometown and online quilting community, and I believe that quilts can cover the world with care and love. I use my blogging platform to cultivate a community with which I share my passion for quilt making and quilt pattern design.

I have a selection of instant download PDF Quilt Patterns for sale. My patterns have been tested and/or reviewed by other quilters, and I document my process and other ideas and tutorials related to quilting here on my blog. To purchase a pattern, visit my Craftsy Pattern store or Quilting Jetgirl Etsy Store.

To get to know more about the power of the quilting community, you can join the philosophy discussions that are hosted here on a regular basis. I have a growing set of tips and tutorials including technical topics such as search engine optimization, how to perform a reverse image search, and tips for hosting linky parties.

In my earlier career, I worked as an aerospace engineer until April 2014 when I radically redesigned my life to focus on my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. My company name, Quilting Jetgirl, is a blend of my professional histories and the tagline “Sewing at the Speed of Sound” is a nod to my work on the second privately funded (non-government) vehicle to break the sound barrier. I have been quilting for 20+ years and I credit quilting with helping me feel balanced and connected to both my local hometown community and a larger global community. My pattern writing is heavily influenced by my technical background, and I strongly believe that:

  • You are creative.
  • Nobody and nothing is perfect: You are doing your best work right now.
  • The secret to success is to show up, try, learn, modify, and repeat.
  • We all sew at the speed of sound; sometimes it will sound faster than others.

Contact Information

If you would like to get in touch with Yvonne (Quilting Jetgirl), you can do so via email using:

jetgirl8(at)gmail(dot)com

Quilting Honors & Awards

I am a professional quilter. I work full time making commissioned quilts, designing quilt patterns, and growing my online quilting community through my blog and social media.

I have published patterns in:

I am an award winning quilter:

  • My quilts Beacon and Triangle Transparency were accepted to show at AQS Grand
    Rapids, August 2016.
  • My quilt Triangle Transparency was accepted into the Modern Quilt Guild’s 2016
    QuiltCon quilt show in Pasadena in February 2016. Triangle Transparency won the
    original design category at the spring 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
  • My quilt Sunburst was accepted into the Modern Quilt Guild’s 2016 QuiltCon show in
    Pasadena in February 2016 and the special exhibit Modern Quilt Guild Showcase
    2016: International Quilts. Sunburst was also the cover for the QuiltCon16 magazine.
  • Cirrus Solids Block of the Month Design Winner, July 2015, for my block design “On a
    Slope”
  • My quilt Namibia Trees won a first place ribbon in the large quilts, home machine
    quilted category at the 2014 Antelope Valley Alfalfa Festival.
  • My mini quilt Shooting Star won second place in the mini quilt category at the 2014
    Antelope Valley Alfalfa Festival.
  • I was one of 31 quilted selected to participate in the Jaftex 85th anniversary blog hop,
    and the quilt I created, Prismatic Rainbow, is featured in their celebratory look book.

I continue to enter quilt shows and encourage others to do so. You can most quickly view my quilts by
browsing the Quilt Gallery tab of my webpage.

Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day

Modern Quilt Guild Quilt of the Month (November 2016) – Oh Happy Day

2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover - Featuring Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover – Featuring Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover – Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Prismatic Rainbow
Prismatic Rainbow

Jaftex 85th Anniversary Celebration Look Book and Blog Hop Participant
September 2015
Prismatic Rainbow

On a Slope Block

Cirrus Solids Block of the Month Design Winner, July 2015
Cloud9 Fabrics
July 2015

“It might be 100 degrees out, but luckily for us Yvonne of QUILTING JETGIRL designed a cool block that has us dreaming of the ski slopes as we sew up July’s winning design for the CIRRUS SOLIDS BOM CHALLENGE. Yvonne even has a quick tutorial on how to design your own blocks on her blog, as well as a ton of other inspiration, so now is a great time to escape the heat, stay inside, and get sewing.”

Triangle Transparency
Triangle Transparency

Original Quilt Pattern Design Winner
Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side
May 2015
Awarded for Triangle Transparency

Blogging Activism

2016 Advice and Tech Helpfor New Quilt Bloggers

2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop Co-Host

Pattern Writing Blog Series

Pattern Writing Blog Series (Hosted by Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs) Round Table Discussions Participant

2015 New Quilt Bloggers Button (300px)

2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop Co-Host

 

Contact Information

If you would like to contact Yvonne, she can be reached at jetgirl8 (at) gmail (dot) com

Quilting Jetgirl
Quilting Jetgirl

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I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)