Hen Scratch Quilting began as a fascination with Featherweight sewing machines.
Janet Locey has been an avid quilter and quilt instructor for several years, when
John, her husband began to take an interest in the hobby. They began collecting
these fantastic antique sewing machines, and soon the house began to fill. John
began repairing and selling Featherweights while Janet hatched the publication
side of the business with her first quilt pattern, "Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket". The supply "Store" started while Janet was teaching for Gavilan
Community College. She stocked a suitcase with fat quarters and quilting supplies
for her students. LOTION WINS FIRST PLACE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION.
Although the inventory has grown significantly, the suitcase
of quilting supplies still travels several times per year to the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA and the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, CA. Janet has been hosting Quilter's Getaways to Asilomar and St. Francis since 1999 providing fellowship and inspiration to quilters of all levels. Janet is a member of two
quilt guilds, Pajaro Valley Quilt
Association of Santa Cruz and Gavilan Quilt Association in Hollister, along
with several small quilt groups.
Janet continues to teach for local quilt shops
specializing in machine appliqué and free-motion machine embroidery. Hen Scratch
Quilting is located in the hills of California's central coast ten miles from
the nearest town. Surrounded by wineries they enjoy country living with their dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and a small herd of goats and sheep.
Our very own Bell Hill unscented goat milk lotion placed number 1 in the 2011 Bath and Body Care Competition sponsored by the American Dairy Goat Assn in Grand Rapids, Michigan.