Johnny is a Utah native, and currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He joined the Handi Quilter family in early 2018. Johnny began working in the Handi Quilter testing lab, helping to develop new products for our customers, before joining the Studio Education team.  He’s been quilting for more than 15 years, and his desire to quilt was influenced by his childhood. His Grandmother was a prolific quilter and his Mother was an accomplished seamstress, so much of his childhood was spent in fabric stores. A cherished memory of Johnny’s comes from lying under his Grandmother’s quilt frame as she would tie her quilts.

Johnny’s quilting has mainly been self-taught, with his creativity guiding his designs, very rarely using a pattern. He remembers the first time he saw a longarm quilting machine in action and it was love at first sight.  He had a quilt juried into QuiltCon in 2018, and is a member of the local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild.

Johnny’s love of quilting has lead him to teaching in the Handi Quilter Studio, where he enjoys sharing his passion with fellow quilters.