Janet Wickell

Janet is a quilting expert and freelance writer with over a decade of experience covering quilting topics on The Spruce Crafts.


  • Published 350+ articles on The Spruce Crafts
  • Author of multiple print and Kindle books on quilting
  • Teaches and lectures on quilting


Janet Wickell is a former Spruce writer who contributed 378 articles over the course of more than ten years. She is the author of the Rodale book "Classic American Quilts: Stars" and was the sole freelance writer for seven other Rodale quilting books. Janet also wrote "Quick Little Quilts," a book that focused on miniature quilts and wallhangings. She authored "Easy-to-Make Dollhouse Quilts," a collection of foundation pieced minis, "Teach Yourself Quilting," a reference for beginning to experienced quilters, and ​"The About.com Guide to Quilting." She has contributed to dozens of other books and patterns as both a writer and editor.

Janet publishes a series of Kindle books and writes about quilting for her personal website, ScrapQuilts.com. She also teaches quilting classes and lectures about quilts for her own events and for others. One of her favorite classes is teaching quilters how to make hand marbled fabric, a dual purpose class with time set aside for quilt construction after students create their own unique fabrics.



Expertise: Quilting

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