About The Stitchin RN

I am Jacquelyn Morris-Smith. I would like to introduce myself and let you know that I am teaching Machine Quilting, Applique, Machine Embroidery and Zentangle® classes. I have been sewing since a very young girl and found my true passion in the world of quilting in 2007. I took many lessons, learned the hard way- made lots of mistakes, had uneven seams, wonky and uneven blocks, forced the blocks together, and still, I have progressed. I love to teach others, after all, since I have made all the mistakes no one else has too. My teaching goals are simple: to let students learn a technique and find their way out of an “oops” moment. There is nothing that can’t be fixed, and I like to see my students having a stress free, fun-filled time and all the while finishing with a positive experience.

The Zentangle® Method was introduced to me in 2013. I was Certified as a Zentangle® Teacher in 2015. I have been incorporating the Zentangle® Method into the actual designs and the quilting of my quilts, on my domestic machine, and others enjoy this technique as well. When we make a Zentangle® Inspired Art piece, the area of our drawing is broken into individual spaces (called Strings).


2012- I Started my own business:

The Stitchin RN – commission quilts,

2009 Quilt Retreat at Sea

I Organized and established a joint venture with my daughter Quilt Retreat at Sea, I am the Program Director. This project has taken on an international following.

Check it out, it’s fun! http://quiltretreatatsea.com/

The Zentangle® Method®

introduced to me in 2013. I was hooked from the beginning. In June of 2015-  I was able to take the course from the founders of the Zentangle® Method™ in Providence R.I. and became a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT).

Quilting education:

I have taken many classes from a variety of artists, both local and national, including Jean Biddick, Kay Hickman, Angie Steveson, Sarah Vedeler, David Taylor, Joan Ford, J. Michelle Watts, Pat Sloan, Sue Hausmann, Cyndi Souder, Cynthia England, Patrick Lose, Carol Morrissey, Sharon Schamber, Jean Hoagland, Nina Keck, Sheryl Wenstrand, and Denny Peterson, Susan Emory,  and countless others.of: American Quilters Society, Modern, guildQuiltguild, Tucson Quilters. An educator for Zentangle® Method™ as well as teaching machine embroidery and quilting.