Jenny K. Lyon


  • Author
  • Teacher
  • Encourager
  • Artist

Jenny quilts and creates from her home studio in Northern California and travels the country to teach and lecture on free motion quilting. She loves to inspire and instruct her students to quilt their own quilts their own way. She calls herself “The Quiltskipper” because the joy of creating quilts sometimes just has to be expressed in a quick and silly skip around the house! She has appeared on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV and her work has been juried into galleries, shows and international exhibits. She writes both a blog and newsletter weekly to share her joy.

Why We Love Quilting With Jenny!


I had the pleasure of taking Jenny's Yes You CAN Free Motion Quilt class. Whether you are brand new to machine quilting or a "seasoned"  quilter Jenny brings so much to the table. It was a class packed with valuable information that every quilter can use for their quilting tool belt. I strongly recommend this class knowing how it will enhance your quilting experience.

5 star worthy

Thank you Jenny for the clear and detailed entry into the FMQ.  The video and audio production is very high quality and Jenny’s spirit comes sparkling through just like she is giving YOU a private lesson.  I also like that this course aligns really well with her book so having both as a reference is very reassuring.  I bought Jenny’s book over a year ago, but never got it together to try the 21 days.  This course has inspired me to take the big leap and give it a try.  Hope you are inspired too.

From A Former Free Motion Flunkie

Jenny, you are fabulous!  Everything is clear and your instructions are thorough.  This is perfect for anyone who is a beginner or for anyone who wants to improve her free motion stitching.  You are warm, down-to-earth and totally un-intimidating in the way you present.  Congratulations on a super class!  If I could give you a sixth star, I would.

Totally Recommend This Course

I’ve enjoyed Jenny Lyon’s course.  She has great explanations and tips to be a successful free motion quilter.  I am currently 1/3 of my way through the 21 days “Plactice” and am excited to see some improvements.  I had no experience with free motion quilting previous to this course and only did walking foot quilting. I totally recommend this course.

Happy Student

Jenny describes herself as Teacher, Author, Encourager and Artist and she could not be more on point. She is an outstanding teacher -- patient, clear and knowledgeable. She points out mistakes she has made which makes her human and an even more effective teacher.  She is a coach, champion and encourager and keeps you going. I had never done any free motion quilting before [the class] and with Jenny's teaching and encouragement, I am ready to give it a try. I can not recommend her highly enough. If you have a chance to take a workshop with Jenny, do it.