About

Thanks for taking a look at my website, where I write about my quilting passion.

I started quilting in 2002. I originally stumbled into an exhibit of art quilts around 2000 or so at a very small exhibit at Wave Hill Park in the Bronx, NY. Something about those quilts really moved me.

At the time, I was living in NYC. I visited the City Quilter quilt store (now gone sadly). None of their quilt classes worked with my schedule, and I didn’t have a sewing machine of my own – yet.

I ended up moving to Western Massachusetts in May 2002, and shortly after arriving, I took my first class from Ellen DeGrave at a small quilt store Notion to Quilt (alas it’s gone too) in Shelburne Falls, MA. My first quilt was a log cabin quilt, and I was hooked. Before I even finished the class, I sewed a small split-rail fence quilt from a pattern in an Alex Anderson book for teaching kids how to quilt.

I now live in Florence, MA. I’m raising my two sons. I work as the marketing director at Knowledge Matters in Hadley, MA. I spend a lot of time doing CrossFit workouts, and running Spartan races and other obstacle races. I go out for dancing and karoake every chance I get.

I use a Janome Memory Craft 6600 P as my main piecing machine. I love my SewEzi sewing table and take it with me to every retreat I attend. And, I always rave about Bloc Loc rulers for trimming half square triangles.

I’ve also been recording the Reading & Writing podcast for 10 years where I interview writers and authors about their books.

You can find me on Instagram. Here’s my email if you want to reach out. Or, you can always live a comment on my blog.

5 Replies to “About”

  1. Are you the Jeff Rutherford who was a published finalist in Writers of the Future Volume 16? We are reaching out to get all our records updated and also so we can see how everyone fared! If it is you, it would be great to hear back from you. If it is not the right Jeff Rutherford, sorry, and good luck with the wonderful quilts you are creating!

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