A donation savings account for Jackie Erickson has been established at the Sisters Branch of Bank
of the Cascades. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone 541 549 2061 ext 0413 or 0414
Jackie is what you might call "The Queen of Production" here at the Stitchin' Post. She oversees the kit & bundle making, and coordinates our retreats and quilt workshops from visiting teachers. Here's what she has to say about herself and her quilting career up to this point:
"I started sewing while in high school home economics classes. I made my first quilt my senior year (1978), and I still have it: an incredibly ugly purple calico monstrosity!
Over the past couple of years, I've become very confident in my ability to create and design quilts. I enjoy instilling confidence in a quilter who is struggling to get to the next level of quilting--teaching them that there is always an easier, faster, and more efficient way to sew a quilt together. 'Mistake' is my middle name, and I have made some whoppers over the years. I share my blunders with my students, so they will see that it's OK to make a mistake--just learn from it and move on.
I've worked for the Stitchin' Post on and off over the last 30 years. (Wow, that's a long time!) Along the way, I got married and raised two children. My son is a sophomore at Oregon State, and my daughter is a senior at Sisters High. I've done many interesting things through my life--too many to list here-- but stop by for one of our Wednesday Demos, and I will be happy to enlighten you! Oh, and if you need help with a quilting project, I can also do that!" (Quoted from our February 2010 List Serve).
In addition to all of this, Jackie has given back to our community in so many ways; she volunteers her time to help with several of the fundraisers for the Sisters school district. She is always willing to lend a helping hand or donate a piece of her work to benefit those in our community. I have known Jackie for 13 years now and I have always known her to give of herself in whatever way she can.
Carolyn, Jean and everyone here at the Stitchin’ Post