About jinny Beyer
For more than four decades, Jinny has been quilting, teaching, writing books and designing fabrics for quilters. She is world-renowned for her fabric designs (manufactured by RJR Fabrics), and especially for her border prints. Jinny has traveled world-wide to teach. She’s the author of twelve books, including The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, an encyclopedia of more than 4000 patchwork blocks that incorporates historical and drafting information — a 6-year labor of love. Jinny loves to garden and cook and lives just outside Washington, D.C. in Great Falls, Virginia. Her own quilts, as well as antique ones, adorn the beds and walls of her 260-year-old historic farm house home.
February 2, 2022 – A Note from Jinny
Well, it had to happen sometime! I have made the decision to finally retire. Over the next few months, we will be winding down my online shop and I will design my last fabric collection.
My quilting journey began more than 50 years ago. During that time, I have written books, created countless fabric and quilt designs, and met thousands of wonderful quilters from around the world. Quilting has given me so many lasting friendships and has been the source and center of my creative energies.
But now it’s time for me to focus on some of the things that I feel are still waiting for me to do. I turned 80 last summer and I want to spend more time with my family. There are still places in this world I would like to visit and I want to do more writing. I have spent the last 12 years trying to clean and organize my sewing room and it’s not done yet! I would like the time to really get that done and then start sewing personal quilts again.
How do I feel about my decision? I am sad, of course. There is much that I will miss. But if there has been anything positive for me during this time of COVID, it is that I was able to get off the business treadmill for a while and appreciate what I have. I realized that I enjoyed slowing down a little and having the opportunity to reflect and enjoy my immediate surroundings.
I won’t be disappearing entirely: my website will continue in another form; there are still five fabric collections in the pipeline to be printed and released to other quilt shops; and I hope to continue to travel with quilters to wonderful destinations around the world.
More than anything I want to thank you, my customers, as well as all of the students who have attended my classes and seminars over the years. Your enthusiasm and support for my work have spurred my creativity and for that I will always be immensely grateful. I will continue my quilting journey and hope you will continue yours.