“Nursing was my Profession-Now Quilting and Tangling are my Passion”

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, and 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 “ooops” 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).
I now teach a simple method for all domestic and longarm quilters to make their
custom quilting much easier.

I am interested and available to speak, demonstrate, provide a trunk show and
teach at your club, guild, or other venue

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 I am also a member of the American Quilters Society, Modern Quilt Guild, Valley Quilt Guild, Tucson Quilters Guild, and the Arizona Quilters Guild. An educator for Zentangle® Method™ as well as teaching machine embroidery and all aspects of quilting and techniques.