Jen Kingwell is a quilt designer from Melbourne, Australia.
Owner of Amitié Textiles

 "I have been fortunate in my life to have had 2 careers, both involving a needle in my hand. I began nursing after leaving school, and after many years experiencing different disciplines I settled into midwifery which was the most rewarding and fantastic work place. I was privileged to be included into the life changing, everyday miracles of child birth.
In 1999 I purchased my share of a quilt shop. This was the beginning of my 2nd career. One which is also very rewarding! After a couple of years of working both jobs, I finished nursing.
I have always loved fabric and threads and over the years I have tried almost every craft. Eg. Padded tissue box covers, photo frames, macramé, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, dried flower arranging, stenciling… the list goes on!

The aspect of my life that gives me enormous pleasure is my family. Richard and I have 3 daughters, Meg, Abby and Lucy. Meg is a primary school teacher, Abby works in the fashion world and many of you know Lucy who works at Amitie.

I enjoy the design process of quilt making and I would describe my style as ‘eclectic’. Hand sewing is most enjoyable but I am also comfortable behind a sewing machine. Bright colours always attract me and I am quite often adding black and white or grey to a quilt. Most people think this is because I am a Collingwood supporter (Aussie Rules football team) and these are the team colours but I just think I love black and white!
I hope you enjoy my patterns. I am always working on new designs so please revisit this blog to see them."

If you're looking to stock any of our patterns, please e-mail us at jenkingwelldesigns@gmail.com.
If you're a customer looking to purchase you can buy them HERE from Amitie Textiles or view the lists of stockists HERE.

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Amitié Textiles carries a huge range of inspiring fabrics suitable for patchwork, dress making, quilting, home décor and other craft and sewing projects. We specialize in Japanese and international designer fabrics that appeal to the young in years and young at heart. Our fabrics appeal to both the sophisticated and the traditional sewist.

Service for our online and in-store customers is important to us. Because of this, our staff is carefully chosen for their sewing skills, and their commitment to provide the best shopping experience to our customers. Whether you need assistance in choosing a fabric, or help with your latest sewing project, we are always happy to help.


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1 comment:

  1. I saw your Stardust quilt in Quilt Mania magazine, it is a beautiful quilt. Did you know that the block you used is titled Nebraska Windmill? It is the state quilt block for the state of Nebraska in the United States. There are four outlines of the state in each block along with four mirror image outlines