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Jackie Robinson lives in Eureka, in scenic northwestern Montana with her husband, Jery Wyatt.

An international teacher and lecturer since 1989 , Jackie has authored twelve quilting books is is a National Artisan 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 is energetic. Students are always 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 on the covers of Quilt World and Creative Quilting. American Patchwork and Quilting wrote a feature story about her Frank Lloyd Wright quilts and then, in 1997 they selected her shop, Animas Quilts, as one of the ten shops to feature in their Sampler issue. In 2006 her quilts were featured in Love of Quilting, Designer's Quarters, Quilt, and American Patchwork & Quilting. In 2007 you'll find her quilts in Love of Quilting, Quilt, and American Patchwork & Quilting. and the cover of Through the Needle. Look for Jackie's quilts in 2008 in Love of Quilting, Designer's Quarters, Quilt, and Quilt It.

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. They built a small cabin for personal enjoyment, as well as small quilt retreats. Jackie REALLY enjoys designing fabrics with Benartex, LLC.

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