How it All Started
The Quick Curve Ruler was the brain-child of Jenny when she wanted to find an easier way to consistently cut curves that would be easy to sew. The first Quick Curve Ruler and pattern Urban Escape were sold in 2011. Since then thousands of Quick Curve Rulers and QCR patterns have been sold worldwide to quilters who have fallen in love with curved piecing using the easy techniques of the Quick Curve Ruler. There are over 35 patterns which all use just one ruler - the Quick Curve Ruler! Spring 2013 was significant with the release of our easy double wedding ring best selling quilt pattern - Metro Rings and in 2014 the release of our first book Contemporary Curved Quilts published by Landauer Publishing.
We love combining curved piecing with straight line piecing to give variety and beauty to the project. We developed the Quick Curve Ruler (QCR) to make cutting curves fast, easy and consistent. Our QCR techniques of Cut-Sew-Square-Up allow for working with the bias, and the square-up step ensures blocks are consistent for piecing the final product.
Jenny made her first quilt in 2002 and fell in love with the quilting process! Jenny is married with 6 children and lives in Everett, WA and some of her favorite things to do besides quilting is, spending time with her family, anything to do with home decor and working out at the gym. In 2007 she started her own longarm quilting business in order to work from home. Jenny has a unique ability to see the secondary design that can be created with quilting which gives the perfect compliment to the piecing. After 7 years of quilting for others full time Jenny was looking for a change and discovered the Modern Online Quilting Community. She fell in love and soon after started playing with pattern design which is now her new quilting love. Jenny loves the challenge of putting a twist on quilting, whether it be through design, color or quilting and loves that she can share her quilting passion with her sisters.
Helen admits to a little craziness when it comes to things she loves! Some of her loves include 51 recipe books, 64 pairs of shoes (and counting), 5 kids, 1 adorable grandchild, 7 sewing machines, bolts and bolts of fabric and 100s of fat quarters, and 1 very supportive hubby! Helen has been sewing since 1973 when she made a pair of pale green polyester pants in 4-H club! Helen began quilting in 1997 and fell in love with the entire process of design, fabric shopping:-), piecing and quilting! Six years ago Helen bought a long-arm Gammill classic and fell in love with quilting all over again because she could put the finishing flourish on her piles and piles of quilt tops that were waiting for that last layer of love. Three years ago she began working with her sister Jenny and Sew Kind of Wonderful creating fresh new contemporary quilts using the Quick Curve Ruler. The curved piecing and contemporary designs in their work has made quilting fun, quick and easy. They have over 40 patterns which use the Quick Curve Ruler and their first book, Contemporary Curved Quilts, was published in May 2014.
In 1998 Sherilyn made her first quilt. She really had no idea what she was doing but just knew she wanted a king size scrappy quilt for her bed. She made it and used it until it wore out. She has since learned many important quilting skills that have aided in her success as a quilter. She loves sharing her passion for quilting with her sisters. She recently purchased a Gammill Classic and is enjoying this new quilting adventure. Sherilyn is married to Mark and has two sons, one daughter-in-law and one daughter. She keeps everyone warm and comfy with plenty of quilts. They raised their children in Central Florida and currently resides on Colorado’s beautiful Western Slope in Cedaredge.
We hope our easy approach to quilting inspires you to add curves to your sewing which will bring movement and interest to your projects.
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