about me

My name is Heather Jones and I am a designer, seamstress, and modern quilter. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my husband, Jeff, a painter and professor of art at the University of Dayton,  and our two young children, Aidan and Olivia. Those three people are my biggest supporters, as well as my greatest sources of inspiration. I am the founder and former president of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild and I just finished my first line of modern quilting patterns. I am often inspired by everyday places and things that many people wouldn't even notice (think an old metal silo or a painted grid in the parking lot of a big-box retailer), and I'm always excited by the challenge to translate that inspiration into my work. Three of my original quilts were chosen as winners of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Project Modern Challenges, a year-long national quilting competition. I have a great respect for the art of quilt making and I love to bring a modern twist to traditional patterns. 


My creative business began as the owner and designer of Olive & Ollie, a small, handmade business that specialized in clothing and accessories for infants and children. I created fresh and modern designs and sold my handmade work in my etsy shop, www.oliveandollie.etsy.com, and at select retail locations throughout the US. Currently, I am not offering many custom children's items, as my business is changing to focus on quilts and patterns.

Olive & Ollie is named after two women in my family, my great-grandmother Olive, and my great-great-aunt Ollie. Both were strong, independent women who made all sorts of things by hand, and shared my belief that handmade is best. In fact, I still have my baby quilt aunt Ollie made for me over 35 years ago, when she was in her 80s.

For more information on me and my work, please email me at olive_and_ollie@yahoo.com
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