I’m Jeanne Zuelke of JZ Designs. I live in Portland Oregon and have lived here most of my life. I grew up with 6 sisters and 2 brothers and a very busy set of parents. My mom taught all 7 girls how to sew, and somehow to knit. She made most of our clothes when we were kids. Lucky for her we went to a catholic school so we wore uniforms.
I studied art in college, starting with ceramics and then switched to weaving, getting my degree from the University of Oregon. I have gone from weaving to quilting to now primarily designing and making of bags. I love to work with Pendleton wool and felted wool.
In addition to art, I am a licensed massage therapist, in my 32nd year of taking care of my clients. I guess you can say I like to work with my hands. I would say I am an easy going person, I enjoy time alone as well as being with others, and meeting new people. My family is a top priority in my life. I have an amazing husband and 2 grown kids. We have a grand–dog named Fred.