Her Bio

For almost thirty years, Jodi has remarkably touched thousands of quilters throughout the world with her unique method called Square in a Square®. Her point of view provides the quilter with the freedom to create most any quilt design with speed and accuracy.

Jodi has spoken to quilting audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy and S. Africa.

She has appeared as a guest on several quilting shows, including TNN’s Aleene’s Creative Living, TNN’s Your Home Studio, Perfecting Patchwork on Family Net TV and a pbs series with Kaye Wood. HGTV has shown her commercial on the quilting techniques she developed during the show Simply Quilts.

The Square in a Square® system is a process that anyone can implement in most any design. Jodi has written dozens of books (ten of which have been on the best seller’s list), three novels, produced four tools, two video/DVDs and five teacher’s books. Additionally, she has a series of pattern books and fabric lines based on a series of fiction novels that were written from the 1856 time period about the Mailly women. This series is based on the women and quilts in Jodi's family.

She has had a Certified Teacher’s Program in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe with multiples of instructors. Jodi has had numerous quilts appear in McCall’s, The Quilter, Quick and Easy Quilt World, House of White Birch Publications, Quilter’s Newsletter Top Ten New Products, Leisure Arts Scrappy Bed Quilts 2003, Round Bobbin Quilting Professional, has been a Featured Teacher in the Traditional Quilter and has had numerous cover quilts with Quilt Mania and McCalls Quilting.  Jodi has designed historical fabrics for Sullivans, StudioE and her own company Square Textiles™. 

Recently, she started an interactive, online teaching program for a real hands-on experience in the comfort of your own sewing room; this is called the Square in a Square® Premium Membership Club. 

Her current project is “Celebrating 150 years of the Transcontinental Railroad” complete with a fabric line, pattern book with a history telling quilt. 

Jodi has been commissioned to compose quilts for many state and national organizations as well as working with the Kansas Historical Society. During the 150 year celebration of the Pony Express, Jodi was a story teller at the Pikes Peak Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri. She has been active in guilds as well as owning several crafting and sewing related businesses over the years. Jodi was raised in southwest Kansas, has two grown sons, two grandchildren, and is married to Steve, her high school sweetheart.

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