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Jessica Plunkett is a quilter, pattern designer, teacher, lecturer and fabric collector from Des Moines, Iowa, where she lives with her husband, daughter and cat.

Jessica’s work is influenced by her life experiences. In her collection of work, you’ll find quilts inspired by an orienteering compass, a kaleidoscope and spiders, mountains, an excavator, her desire to find balance, as well as a tribute to her late great-grandmother where she ponders what happens to our memories of a beloved one after they pass. 

Jessica is drawn to solid color fabrics and has a particular fondness for black and pink quilts. She shares her work on Instagram @maeberrysquare, on her website and in her newsletter (here’s a link to sign up if you like). 

Jessica’s work has been featured with the Modern Quilt Guild, including blocks of the month and quilt patterns, within the pages of Curated Quilts and Make Modern magazines, as well as on display in a curated exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum. Her quilts have been juried into and displayed at QuiltCon, an international quilt show featuring modern quilts. She has earned recognition at state and national competitions, including the Iowa State Fair. She was a Top 10 Finalist for a creative scholarship from Craftsy in 2018. 

In addition to making quilts, Jessica talks about and teaches about sewing through lectures and classes, including lectures presented at QuiltCon. She has written articles for the Modern Quilt Guild and Curated Quilts

When she’s not in her studio, you can find Jessica running around after her daughter or running in races. She has completed 19 half marathons. 

Find Jessica's patterns currently available in her Quilt Pattern Mart shop


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