Meet Jackie Robinson, founder of Animas Quilts
Jackie lives in Eureka, in scenic northwestern Montana with her husband, Jery Wyatt.
An international teacher and lecturer from 1989 to 2010 , Jackie has authored twelve quilting books is is an Ambassador for Bernina. She is best known for her geometric patterns, creating new and expanded designs from traditional shapes. Jackie has made in excess of 400 quilts. Her teaching style was energetic. Students were encouraged to develop their skills based on the material presented. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Jewel Pierce Patterson scholarship honoring her work as a teacher. Jackie believes in sharing all she possibly can in the given amount of time available.Jackie opened her first quilt shop in a St. Louis suburb in 1982. In '88, they sold it to make a choice move to Durango where they opened Animas Quilts. Along the way they also started Animas Quilts Publishing, featuring Jackie's quilt designs in books and patterns. They sold the quilt shop in Durango in 1999, and kept Animas Quilts Publishing. Now they live in NW Montana. Her quilts have been featured in numerous quilting magazines. In 1997, American Patchwork and Quilting selected her shop, Animas Quilts, as one of the ten shops to feature in their Sampler issue. Jackie enjoyed many years of being a Traveling Quilt Instructor. She is now continuing with quilt design, and has earned the opportunity to enjoy life in NW Montana with her husband, Jery. Jackie REALLY enjoys designing fabrics with Benartex, LLC.