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. I have just completed my Green Tea quilt top!! LOVE it so much. I'm very taken with Midnight at the Oasis, Gypsy Wife, and Starburst. I can't wait for them to be available. I've checked all of your stockists. There were only 3 or 4 that had anything online. In the Making had the most. I hope other vendors is the States will step up!! Gwen

  2. Jen,
    I work for a fabric store in Midway, UT called seasons of home. We bought some of your green tea and sweet beans books and need to order more. We sent you an email about a month ago and have never heard back. Can you please email or call us so we can order more. Thanks. sohmidway@gmail.com, (435) 654- 2844

  3. How do I get ahold of The Gypsy Wife? I can't find how to order?

  4. Jen,
    How can I get a hold of you. I have tried your instagram and leaving comments here. I have never heard anything. can you please email right away I need to order 24 of your green tea and sweet beans book of a class we are starting next month. My email tamarcx4@yahoo.com. I hope to hear from you soon.

  5. I just received my copy of Gypsy Wife ... plan to do it in all the wonderful "food" fabrics that I've gathered over the years. I'm excited!

  6. please contact me about wholesale information for my quilt shoppe.
    Quilters Junction
    404 So. Tower Ave., #5
    Centralia, WA, USA 98531
    Phone 1-360-807-1255 email: quilters_junction@comcast.net