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Who Jane Is


Here are some details on Jane's quilting philsophy and the many places her work has been recognized.

Jane Quinn on Quilts and Quilting Jane Quinn is the founder and owner of Quilting in the Country, a unique quilt shop located in Bozeman, Montana.

Her philosophy of quilting; “Quilting is much more than a hobby; it is a lifestyle that helps define us as a person and a creative person.  From traditional to contemporary, all quilts are an expression of who we are and who we love.  Each quilt has unique story to tell.”

In a way, quilts have been telling Jane’s personal story for twenty years at Quilting in the Country.  As a long time quilter she began working at Montana’s first quilt shop The Patchworks in the 1970’s that was owned by two sisters, Marilyn Brophy and Dee Phillips.  Starting Quilting in the Country in 1992 was both exciting and scary.  Small intimate classes were held in the Quinn home.  Immediately the classes were filled and other sessions were added.  Being the only teacher, Quinn, was overwhelmed by the instant success of the new venture.

During the next twenty years Jane and Quilting in the Country have been given international recognition.  The yearly Quilting in the Country Outdoor Show (1993-2007) drew 4,000 - 6.000 viewers each summer and brought visitors from around the U.S. and all continents to view 500+ quilts each August.

As Quilting in the Country grew so did its presence in major quilting publications and on TV at the Home and Garden Channel and PBS.  In 1998, Quilting in the Country, was selected by American Patchwork and Quilting (Better Homes and Gardens) as one of 10 outstanding shops in North America. 

Jane has had dozens of original quilt designs featured in national publications- Quiltmaker, Quilter’s Newsletter, The Quilter Magazine, MaryJane’s Farm, and The Irish Quilter.  More recently Quinn has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Designers by Quiltmaker Magazine.  In 2012, two of her designs were selected for inclusion in a larger publication, 200 Designs from Today’s Best Designers.

Quinn’s self published cookbook books have been best sellers and distributed nationally.  Setting the trend to combine quilting and cooking Quinn has presented at the International Quilt Market in Houston.  In 2007, Quinn’s lifestyle and patchwork book called, Quilting in the Country, was published by That Patchwork Place, a major craft book publisher.  With that honor came invitations to teach across the U.S., from A to Z (Alaska to Zion).

During the years, Jane’s weekend retreats with a theme have been popular and unique with the quilting market.  Each year a she creates a new theme. The retreat participants are inspired by the unique inspiration for the projects.  Through the years participants have explored such themes as ‘Homesteading’, ‘Giving a Gift of Yourself’, ‘Painted Ladies’, and ‘Like a Daughter to Me’; flowers, fruits, and veggies also have served as inspiration for the quilts.

Over the years, Bill and Jane Quinn have extended warm welcomes to thousands who have been inspired by the offerings at Quilting in the Country.  Quilting in the Country has been a unique place from its very beginning in 1992.  Visitors are amazed by the lovely setting in the lush gardens and restored buildings on the original J.L. Patterson homestead, south of Bozeman.  Early publications described the Patterson’s home as a “Commodious Country Estate”.  It is the Quinns’ hope to carry on that tradition.

An intimate and personal journey to the farm with thoughts from Jane and other Quilting in the Country friends and family. See what life is really like there weekly!

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