Jess Cottrell

Jess Cottrell is creating a whimsical world with hand quilting. Her goal is to pass on the knowledge and love of hand quilting through her quilt patterns and the Modern Hand Quilting Collective. Although we didn’t talk about it in the interview, we as quilters know that the amount of orphan blocks laying around is sometimes comical! Jess has an easy to understand tutorial about using these single blocks or a collection of blocks to create something wearable that shows off who we are.

Solis Purse


Jess is taking a break to care for her family, so I’ve taken her links off for now.

Thank you Maude MacDonald, The Retro Quilter, for connecting me with Jess!

Website: the Retro Quilter

Instragram: theretroquilter

Facebook: The Retro Quilter

YouTube: the Retro Quilter


  1. Kathy on 05/22/2023 at 5:35 AM

    I enjoyed this podcast so much!

  2. Jenny L Artigas on 05/22/2023 at 11:59 AM

    I have followed Jess and her quilting projects at cottage.laine. She is a real talent and does impecable work. Her tutoirals are easy to understand. Check her out.

  3. Jan Allen on 05/22/2023 at 1:07 PM

    Love this story! Keep the traditions alive Jes!

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