John Adams


John Adams

Quilt Designer John AdamsJohn Adams is a husband and father of 3 who enjoys sewing and quilting in his spare time.

Inspired by the growing number of crafting blogs and the emergence of vibrant, modern quilting fabrics in the textile industry, John convinced his wife to teach him how to use her sewing machine in 2004 and hasn't looked back. He started his popular blog,, in 2008 to share his love of patchwork with others.

Since then, John has become very active in the online quilting communities. Today, he applies his modern quilting aesthetic by designing quilt patterns for both fabric designers and companies and contributing frequently to creative blogs, books and other collaborative endeavors. John is also a co-founder of the popular e-magazine Fat Quarterly.

John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and currently lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina, with his wife Kiely, twin daughters Megan and Bevin, and son Sean.  He earned his undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and, when he isn't sewing, enjoys cheering for the UNC Tar Heels.


John's Blog:  QuiltDad

Fat Quarterly e-magazine

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The link is not good anymore and I really would love to have the instructions for this block pattern. Can anyone help me with this?

I really liked the Royal Patchwork block but can't seem to be able to view the directions. Has it been taken down?

I loved block #5.... where can I find blocks #1-4? Love the fact that a guy is making quilts too.

This is a nice blog. I enjoyed seeing your quilts. I have been wanting to learn how to quilt for years but too many objects stood in the way. If I am ever going to learn it better be now. Have a wonderful day. Sonjia


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