Member Spotlight: Stephanie Overbaugh

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Stephanie is new to the Jax MQG and new to quilting. She has only been quilting for about 2 months. You would never know it looking at her beautiful work!

Stephanie was born and raised in Vermont, then lived for 25 years in New York state’s beautiful Hudson Valley. She has lived in Florida for six years and is mother to four grown boys, including a set of twins. She works as an LPN providing private home health care for a young man with cerebral palsy.

Besides creative hobbies, Stephanie is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), who do a lot of patriotic work. Her 6th great grandfather, Ebenezer Turrill, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Stephanie loves researching genealogy and family trees. She was even able to locate her boyfriend’s birth father through her genealogical research skills.

Stephanie began her creative life as a knitter when she was taught as a young girl by her grandmother. She picked the craft back up 2-3 years ago with a Teach Yourself to Knit book. Stephanie still enjoys knitting mittens, hats and scarves, with the goal of providing them to those in need via The Mitten Tree in Vermont. Just look at these beautiful pieces she knitted!

Stephanie Knitting

Stephanie began sewing in high school Home Ec class and also sewed with the 4H, where she made patchwork pillows and garments. She even entered a dress she made into a 4H fair.

As an adult, she also self-taught herself to cross stitch. Below is a sampling of her beautiful cross stitch work.

Stephanie Cross StitchStephanie Christmas Cross Stitch

Stephanie’s mother is a life-long quilter and Stephanie always admired the beautiful quilts she made for her children and grandchildren. Stephanie bought herself a Husqvarna sewing machine at JoAnn Fabric as a Mothers’ Day present to herself in May 2018. She took sewing classes from Robin and Yvonne and they invited her to a Jax MQG meeting and the rest is history! We are so happy she joined us!

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Stephanie loves quilting on her Husqvarna.

Stephanie has got some serious creative talent! Her beautiful quilt work is amazing.

Stephanie Broken Dishes Quilt

Currently, she is working on a large Broken Dishes patterned baby quilt (above).

Stephanie also enjoys English Paper Piecing (EPP) and has two EPP projects going, one a Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern (see top photo) and another, self-designed, diamond pieced quilt.

We look forward to seeing more of Stephanie’s beautiful work!

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