Janet Wickell enjoys making both patchwork and appliqué quilts and describes her quilt making style as traditional, but often with a touch of contemporary. Janet tries to design and write quilt patterns and tutorials that appeal to a broad range of quilters and includes plenty of detail so that quilters of all skill levels can understand the instructions.
Janet was the sole freelance writer for eight of the ten books in Rodale Press's Classic American Quilts series and has contributed to dozens of other books and patterns as both a writer and editor.
Janet also wrote Quick Little Quilts, a book that focused on miniature quilts and wallhangings. She authored Easy-to-Make Dollhouse Quilts, a collection of foundation pieced minis, Teach Yourself Quilting, a reference for beginning to experienced quilters, and The About.com Guide to Quilting.
Janet wrote the About.com quilting site for ten years. In addition to her About website, Janet publishes a series of Kindle books and writes about quilting for her personal website, ScrapQuilts.com.
Janet teaches quilting classes and lectures about quilts for her own events and for others. One of her favorite classes is teaching quilters how to make hand marbled fabric, a dual purpose class with time set aside for quilt construction after students create their own unique fabrics
Quilting is an ongoing adventure. Your tastes will change and your skills will grow every time you make a quilt, whether it's your first or your hundredth. If you are new to quilting, you're in for a treat, because online quilters are always willing to share their expertise, and sharing is just one of the many reasons why our quilting community is so special.