We are so pleased to introduce Jennifer McClanahan as our seventh Michael Miller Fabrics Brand Ambassador!
Jennifer McClanahan is a pattern designer, a mother of three amazing children, a soon to be grandma and a loving wife.
Jennifer spent the majority of her childhood in beautiful southern Indiana, learning many crafts, including sewing, from her mother, aunts, cousins and grandmother. A couple of years after graduating, she married her high school sweetheart and embarked on a 22-year journey of traveling the world with her Navy husband and kiddos. Jennifer credits these world travels and variety of cultures for expanding her creativity and influencing her modern, artistic and bold style of design.
Once Jennifer’s husband retired from the Navy and her children began spreading their own wings, she decided to share her passion for quilting and unique design with others. Thus—Sweet Tea Pattern Co. was born!
Jennifer feels blessed and fortunate that she can spend her days in her studio doing what she loves—creating, designing, sewing and quilting. When she is not in her studio, you can find Jennifer binge watching reality TV, cooking and enjoying time with family and friends.
1. What was your first sewing project?
Its been a long time, I learned to sew when I was around 5 years old, so I believe it was a blanket for my doll.
2. What other hobbies do you enjoy?
All types of sewing, but I enjoy drawing, reading – fiction and nonfiction and cooking.
3. What is your favorite color?
Its so hard to pick a favorite color I love all brite colors. I guess if I have to choose one I tend to lean towards Blue.
4. Where is your dream vacation? Ireland
5. Who taught you how to sew?
I come from a large family that all sews. I’ve learned different things (crocheting, cross-stitch etc) from different family members but I would say sewing/quilting ultimately came from my Grandmother.
6. What food could you eat everyday?
7. What do you want to be doing in five years?
I want to still be sewing everyday and playing with my future grandkids.
Thank you Jennifer! We look forward to working with you and are excited to see what you create for Michael Miller Fabrics.
To see what she is up to follow her social media accounts and pages below: