Jo Morton is a quilt-maker, fabric designer, teacher, author, and lecturer. Her use of color, design and fine stitchery give her quilts the feeling of being made in the 19th Century. These quilt complement both the country and contemporary setting. Her work is included in private and public collections across the country.
Jo took her first quilting class in 1980 and in 1985 made her first quilt ‘made to look olde’. She also determined early on that if she ever hoped to make all the quilts she wanted to make, they would have to be smaller scale, and this small scale works perfectly in their 1929 small bungalow.
Jo presents re-creations of 19th Century antique quilts, imitating colors and styles of period pieces, using an antique quilt as a source of inspiration, she creates an interpretation – a quilt that might have been made in the 19th Century.
Jo sold her quilts at juried Folk Art Shows in Pennsylvania, Virginia and New England from 1988 through 2003.
Jo began publishing her quilt designs in 1995, and has self-published 22 books and numerous patterns. Jo also has offered a Jo’s Little Women Club available through participating Quilt Shops since 2003.
Jo’s quilts have been published in the following magazines: American Patchwork & Quilting, Quiltmania, Quiltmaker, Love of Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, McCall’s Quilting and Early American Life. She has appeared on HGTV’s Simply Quilts episode #603, and on Love of Quilting that airs on PBS episodes #1408 and #1805, she also taped The Quilt Show, episode #808, it airs on the internet via subscription.
Jo lives in Nebraska City with her husband Russ, and sweet kitty Chloe.
Visit www.JoMortonQuilts.com to learn more about Jo and see what else Jo has to offer.
- BlockHeads 2 and Russ and Jo’s vacationWe took a driving vacation after Spring Quilt Market in Portland, OR. To accomplish this, we needed to drive to Portland, OR. We allowed 4 days instead of 3 for the drive, so we could enjoy our beautiful country through Wyoming, the NE corner of Utah, across lower Idaho into Oregon.... Read more »
- Moda BlockHeads BOWWednesday – – – is still our favorite day of the week! For now the fun news is that there is a BlockHeads 2 in the works. The original 6 BlockHeads will be participating, and hoping an additional BlockHead or two will join us. Just want you to know to stay tuned, takes... Read more »
- 2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW – Block 46It is our most favorite day of the week – Wednesday! Hump Day, new block day, what else do you do on Wednesday? Maybe meet up with a friend for lunch day? We are enjoying a cold snap and snow this winter, some may call it frigid hovering around zero, but... Read more »
- 2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW – Block 42Our favorite day of the week – Wednesday! Hard to believe that next week when we post it will be after Christmas and looking forward to a New Year. Our BOW has been quite a journey, for me anyway, sharing blocks with you weekly, and learning to make some blocks I’ve... Read more »