Jinny Beyer Is Retiring

Jinny Beyer, legendary quilter, prolific artist, and genuine friend of The Quilt Show, is retiring. She has decided to put her rotary cutters to bed to spend more time with her family and enjoy some things she has still yet to do in life. Learn about her extraordinary career and read her full statement by clicking through.

 
 

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.

 

Learn from Jinny here at The Quilt show by watching her in 2008 Quilt Legend Jinny Beyer | Home Tour and Color Tutorial and How to Make Tessellations Quilts and How to Hand Piece with Jinny Beyer.

 

Click Here, or the photo below, to go to Jinny's site to read her statement, view her quilts, and so much more!

 

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Vicki Hutter
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Love your patterns and quilts. Enjoy your retirement.

Vicki Hutter
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Jenny, I have taken three classes from you and have enjoyed them extremely. You are a wonderful teacher and your patterns are gorgeous. I have two of your books and Love doing the miniatures. Enjoy your retirement.

Sue Cooper
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Thank you for your contributions to the quilting world, part of the greater art world. I wish you peace and happiness in your next endeavors.

Phyllis Suiter
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Jinny, thank you for your years of inspiration and dedication to you quilting sisters and the quilting world. Most of all thank you for making me feel so welcome when I came to your last retreat in So Carolina. I especially enjoyed talking and...

Jinny, thank you for your years of inspiration and dedication to you quilting sisters and the quilting world. Most of all thank you for making me feel so welcome when I came to your last retreat in So Carolina. I especially enjoyed talking and walking on the beach with you and the group. Enjoy your retirement, relaxing and enjoying your family.

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Frank Figueredo
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Jenny, I will miss you and your wonderful fabrics. I congratulate you in starting this new chapter in your life. It is wonderful that you will be enjoying life to the fullest and having new adventures. Kudos!

Kathy Mayeda
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Funny, I thought you never use rotary cutters! I miss your mystery quilts, but know that you will enjoy and deserve a good retirement!





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Linda R. Davis
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Jenny will miss you so much but I know you will enjoy your time with the family that is so important. Love your material & tutorials. They have helped me so much. Have a wonderful time.

Wendi Lepar
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Wishing you great joy and happiness in the next chapter of your journey. You have been an inspiration to many new quilters lost in the world of colour and choice...... I thank you from this beginner quilter back in the 80's in a small town in...

Wishing you great joy and happiness in the next chapter of your journey. You have been an inspiration to many new quilters lost in the world of colour and choice...... I thank you from this beginner quilter back in the 80's in a small town in Africa. Enjoy your retirement and your family..... thank you and L'Chaim.

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