Jinny Beyer Quilt Patterns And Books

by fitzcharming

Learn about Jinny Beyer, a master quilter for over 30 years. Her rich colored fabrics and inspiring patterns designs have revolutionized the quilting industry.

Jinny Beyer is a pioneer in the world of quilting. She designs fabrics for the RJR fabric company, is a member of the Quilters Hall of Fame, has won numerous quilting awards in the industry, has authored many books, and lectures all over the world.

Jinny first began making quilts in 1972 while living in India. She loved to knit and when she ran out of yarn one day she decided to try a different craft. She was instantly hooked on quiltmaking and the rest is history.

Jinny Beyer was the first designer to create fabrics especially for quiltmaking. Her fabric designs reflect the deep rich colors found in Indian art. Her instantly recognizable style includes a wide array of patterns and prints. She typically introduces three collections of fabric every year. Each collection has distinctive color and pattern groups that coordinate perfectly in quiltmaking. Her specialty is creating border fabrics, and there is always at least one in every collection.

Watch How Jinny Beyer Makes Quilts on Video

Her Techniques are Easily Demonstrated

Jinny Beyer Free Quilt Patterns

Beginner Intermediate and Advanced Free Jinny Beyer Quilt Patterns

Jinny Beyer offers free patterns to her fans that are available for download via Adobe PDF Reader.  New blocks are added to the website weekly, and quilters can use her interactive Design Board to design a quilt using the blocks. Use the links below to browse through many Jinny Beyer quilt block patterns.

Follow These Links For Jinny Beyer Free Quilt Patterns To Download And Sew

Quilting With Jinny Free Patterns
We've collected a variety of Jinny's patterns and made them available here for you -- absolutely free!

Jinny Beyer Free Block Patterns
186 different quilt block designs by Jinny Beyer

Jinny Beyer - Quilter Teacher Lecturer Artist

Jinny Has Many Quilting Awards

Jinny Beyers quilting career took off in 1978 when she entered her Ray of Light Medallion Quilt in the Good Housekeeping Great American Quilt contest.  Her entry won 1st place out of 10,000 quilts submitted.  Another award came from Quilters Newsletter Magazine in 1979 for the Bicentennial Quilt.  Quilters Newsletter Magazine is the premier magazine among serious quilters and winning that award catapulted her into a quilting superstar. 

Jinny uses the hand piecing and quilting method.  She likes the portability and precision of hand piecing.  Her quilts are geometric patchwork creations.  Jinny Beyer videos demonstrate her techniques step by step, making it easy to learn.  And the sophisticated colors and shading in her fabrics allow even novices to create an heirloom quality quilt.  For machine quilters, her patterns can be adapted with the right quilt sewing machine and a bit of experience.

Visit Jinny Beyers Quiltmaking Studio and Quilt Store

Located in Historic Great Falls Virginia

You can visit The Jinny Beyer Studios in Great Falls Virginia which is 20 minutes from Washington D.C. and is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The country style building houses her line of fabrics, quilt kits, pattern books, and lots of gift items.  There is also a large classroom on the 2nd floor.  She welcomes visitors.  Her website sells most of her merchandise also but Jinny always emphasizes the importance of supporting local quilt shops.

Jinny has hosted an annual Jinny Beyer Quilting Seminar at Hilton Head S.C. since 1981.  There is always a who’s who list of quilting instructors on hand to teach the newest and most innovative quilt techniques and of course many beautiful display quilts to drool over.

Whether you're an experienced quilter or are new to the craft, you will enjoy browsing Jinny Beyer fabrics and quilt pattern creations.  She has something to inspire and challenge all quilters.

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Updated: 08/24/2013, fitzcharming
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sheilamarie on 06/20/2011

These are beautiful! I've never seen Jinny Beyer's designs before.

Michey on 06/11/2011

Beautiful patterns, I like the ray of light, it is so elegant because is simple, and you chose the colors wisely.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

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