Jackie first learned to sew at the age of nine. When her children were young, she had her own home business making children’s clothing. Jackie got hooked on quilting in 1998 when her mother took her to her first quilt show.
In 2008 Jackie met Deb Tucker and took Deb’s Rapid Fire Hunter's Star class. From that point on Jackie fell in love with Studio 180 Design tools for their precision and accuracy. Jackie became a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor in 2014, and has had quilts published in Deb's books, Hidden Treasures and Royal Treasures. Now she loves teaching and watching the excitement on her students' faces when they make their first cut and see the precision they can achieve using the Studio 180 Design tools.
Jackie spent nine years on active duty in the Air Force, and 38 years as an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner. After retiring in 2018 she pursued her dream job of teaching others to quilt and instilling in them the love of the art of quilting.
In her spare time, Jackie loves spending time with her grandchildren, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors.