Hi. I'm Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. I'm a bestselling author, speaker, quilt pattern, and ruler designer. I'm known for my quilting rulers, the Hex N More and Sidekick rulers, that are used to make my quilt designs. I'm recognized in the quilting community for bringing clarity and simplified design to geometrically inspired patterns.
Where did the name "Jaybird" come from? It is a childhood nickname given to me by my brother. I was a very crafty kid. I’ve worked with clay, beads, embroidery, photography, oil & acrylic painting, and more! When I was in college, I borrowed my mom's sewing machine to try it out and learn something new, and then I never returned it! Of all of my crafting, what has become a constant for me is fabric and sewing. I started Jaybird Quilts as a blog in 2009 to share my quilts & have a journal of my progress. I'm a girl who loves fabric and loves to design & sew quilts!