Who is Jamie Fingal?
I am artist, author, teacher, illustrator, quilter, fabric designer, and curator who hails from Orange, California. I am an award winning artist and the author of the book “Embellished Mini Quilts." My whimsical and abstract work has been juried into International quilt exhibitions, featured in many books and various magazines. and has two instructional DVD's - "The Whimsical House Quilt" and "Rebel Quilting. I have had the opportunity to be a guest on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. I am the other half of the curating team of "Dinner at Eight Artists," with Leslie Tucker Jenison. My work is in private, public, churches, and corporate collections.
My fiber artwork is made for the wall, and my philosophy about making quilts is more about having fun, than about perfection. I use vibrant colors, shapes and textures to create artwork that invites the viewer in for a closer look. Being a rebel quilter, my style is eclectic, a little edgy, and whimsical. Motifs in my work include houses with cups and saucers on the roofs, funky portraits and abstract. I also enjoy painting, stenciling, and making books.
I have two self-published Coloring Books, which is all hand drawn and on heavier paper for markers and water based paint "Whimsical Inspirations" and "Whimsical Quilts & Notions" are available to purchase. 'Buy' button in the right hand column of my blog.
I am a fabric designer for RJR Fabrics. Right now I have two lines - 'Hopscotch', which is a blender line (tone on tone) in 84 colors, 11 hand drawn designs, and my newest line 'Sewing 101' which was launched in 2018. My third line is under wraps, but will be launched at Fall Market.
I believe in giving back, and coordinate the "Welcome Home" house quilt project with Furnishing Hope that benefit wounded service members (Patriotic House Quilts) and women and children who are transitioning out of homelessness (Heart of the Home).