Mary-Jeanine Ibarguen is the publisher of the popular Florida Quilt Network website and newsletter, as well as a quilting teacher and lecturer. She's been quilting for 34 years and teaching for 20 years, all over the state of Florida, plus a few other states! Mary-Jeanine has published six patterns, appeared on a sewing TV show and has developed a popular series of lectures on Stashbusting Quilts & Quick Projects.
Her specialty is adding extras to the learning process, whether it’s a quick lesson in pressing, how to clean and change rotary blades, or new thoughts on free motion quilting designs. She recently became a 'Gem Affiliate', which means she's certified to teach all the patterns created by MJ Kinman, Textile Artist. Mary-Jeanine is available to teach at quilt guilds, quilt shops, workshops, retreats, and private events.
Mary-Jeanine resides in Maitland, Fl with her husband. Now that they are empty-nesters, they are in the process of building their dream home, a place that is eco-friendly, solar-powered, with an edible landscape, and walkable to nearby shops & restaurants. She is also an active volunteer with her church and community, as well as one of the quilt teachers at the nearby Sewing Studio.
"I'm so excited for this new journey, being a Gem Affiliate. I love every part of the process: the choosing, the cutting, and the sewing of these beautiful jewels. Its meditative, logical and yet creative." I know my students will love these gems as much as I do!" ~~Mary-Jeanine