Jennifer’s Book

Thread Stories
$10.49 (Kindle) / $22.66 (Paperback)

Learn how to turn your photographs into stunning thread painted quilts! Tell captivating stories in fabric and thread. Acclaimed quilting artist Jennifer Day invites you to create realistic portrait quilts. Turn your photos of people and animals into one-of-a-kind story quilts as you learn to stitch the details with thread painting.

This step-by-step visual guide takes you from photo selection to editing, printing on fabric, thread painting, and free-motion quilting. Quilters of all levels can capture and quilt life’s precious memories with a home sewing machine.

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Portrait Threads

Jennifer Day has selected 144 colors of Gütermann threads to be used in creating thread painted quilt portraiture. These threads are available for direct purchase from three independent retailers.

Click here for vendor contact information and Gütermann thread color codes

Boxes to house the threads can be purchased from Creative Options. Boxes are double sided and have space for 48 spools each, so you’ll need 3 boxes for all 144 threads.

Z-Bar Lighting


This lamp is perfect for illuminating sewing machines of all sizes. The bar illuminates the entire sewing surface, allowing a perfect view of the project. It has a 10 foot cord that allows it to be used anywhere in the room. Its round base is a perfect landing spot for pins, scissors and tools required for sewing.

Designed with a simple three bar design and energy saving LEDs, this lamp led the way into the LED trend. The LED head spins and moves back and forth to allow the user to direct the light anywhere it’s needed. A touch strip allows easy on off and dimming capabilities.

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