Jill Boyd (a.k.a. The Quilt Chef)
has worked with Quilter’s Store Sedona since 1993. She first learned to quilt when a friend loaned her “The It’s Okay If You Sit on My Quilt Book,” by Mary Ellen Hopkins—along with a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. She drafted her first quilt design on graph paper using a half-inch seam allowance. A year later, she took her first beginning quilting class.
After drafting her first quilt design, Jill found herself personalizing off-the-shelf patterns. Soon, she was creating her own designs and teaching classes to customers. As her signature style developed and her sample quilts hung in the shop, customers wanted published patterns and a new business was born.
Jill became The Quilt Chef
and started cooking with color. She whips up quilt recipes using fabric ingredients from her stash pantry, coupled with spicy accents and embellishments used in small amounts. She puts a spin on traditional quilting by experimenting with the latest utensils (quilt tools) and techniques.
Having taught with Girl Scout Troops, individual and seasoned quilters, she enjoys seeing how a pattern changes with each person’s fabric choices. Her favorite motto is, “There are no mistakes in quilting, just challenges to be met.”