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Her Bio

Over the past twenty years, Jodi has remarkably touched thousands of quilters throughout the world with her unique method called Square in a Square®. Her point of view provides the quilter with the freedom to create most any quilt design with speed and accuracy.

Jodi has spoken to quilting audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy and S. Africa.

She has appeared as a guest on several quilting shows, including TNN’s Aleene’s Creative Living, TNN’s Your Home Studio, Perfecting Patchwork on Family Net TV and a pbs series with Kaye Wood. HGTV has shown her commercial on the quilting techniques she developed during the show Simply Quilts.

The Square in a Square® system is a process that anyone can implement in most any design. Jodi has written twenty-six books (ten of which have been on the best seller’s list), four novels, produced four tools, two video/DVDs and five teacher’s books. Additionally, she has a series of pattern books and fabric lines based on a series of fiction novels that were written from the 1856 time period about the Mailly women. This series is based on the women in Jodi's family.

She also has a Certified Teacher’s Program in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Jodi has had numerous quilts appear in McCall’s, The Quilter, Quick and Easy Quilt World, House of White Birch Publications, Quilter’s Newsletter Top Ten New Products, Leisure Arts Scrappy Bed Quilts 2003, Round Bobbin Quilting Professional, has been a Featured Teacher in the Traditional Quilter and has had numerous cover quilts with Quilt Mania and McCalls Quilting.

Jodi has been commissioned to compose quilts for many state and national organizations as well as working with the Kansas Historical Society. Recently, Jodi has been a Pony Express story teller at the Pikes Peak Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri. She has been active in guilds as well as owning several crafting and sewing related businesses over the years. Jodi was raised in southwest Kansas, has two grown sons, and is married to Steve, her high school sweetheart.