Quilting From My Heart
Jeannie M. Bush

Quilted Treasures that will touch your heart

October 1, 2015
Litchfield MN Independent Review
Healing Hearts One Stitch At A Time

Wounds require mending. For quilter Jeannie Bush, stitching keepsakes for families who have lost a loved one provides that remembrance and closure.
Bush, a new resident of Litchfield, has started a business where she provides grieving families “the art of healing” through quilted mementos. The memory items supply families with a way to remember a loved one, but also create a deeper meaning for families to cherish those who have passed.
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June 2015
LA CROSSE Wisconsin
Gundersen Lutheran supports the La Crosse Compasion Project with "Compassion Lives Here".

Jeannie Bush, founding member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council creates a quilted art piece for the project.
Watch the interview here...(at minute marker 16:24)

May 5, 2013
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)
USA pillowcases encourage sweet dreams for veterans

It was a day of celebration and reflection for veterans on Saturday's Freedom Honor Flight. World War II and Korean War veterans enjoyed the sites in Washington D.C. that paid tribute to their service. When they returned from the trip, the vets received a grand welcoming with a firework display, the Gale-Ettrick Trempealeau marching band, and a pillowcase from sixth grader Jonah Faas. "It's just really special because they help protect our country," Faas said.
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April 13, 2013
WKBT La Crosse
Women sew hundreds of pillowcases for Freedom Honor Flight veterans
Women in the community are putting their sewing skills to work to honor veterans on the upcoming freedom honor flights. Greenfield town hall was a flurry of activity as women made patriotic U.S.A. pillowcases on Saturday. They will be handed to veterans returning from the freedom honor flights this May and September. It's a chance for local veterans to be treated to a one-day trip to Washington D.C. to see the war memorials put up in their honor. When the veterans return, they're met by a welcome home celebration and given one of the hand-made pillowcases with a note attached.
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February 2013
Art Career Project
Interview with Jeannie Bush, Quilter

2012
Nerdwallet.com
Seven Tips From Small Businesswomen
“I had a female mentor that knew nothing about electrolysis, but everything about business. Stayed with her for 12 years until her retirement. I, in turn, have mentored another young woman.”
Jeannie M. Bush, Amenity Electrolysis, LLC

August 15, 2012
WKBT La Crosse News8000.com
Patriotic Pillowcases Honor Freedom Honor Flight Vets

Women were hard at work at Three Sisters Quilting in Coon Valley, preparing "U.S.A." pillowcases for the veterans on the upcoming Freedom Honor Flight. The patriotic pillowcases, complete with a personal thank you letter to each vet, are the brainchild of Jeannie Bush, owner of Quilting From Your Heart.

August 15, 2012
WXOW.com
Quilters sew Freedom Honor Flight pillowcases
COON VALLEY, WI (WXOW)—Two groups of quilters from the Coulee Region, Quilting from my Heart and Three Sisters Quilting, donated their talents to sew pillowcases for military veterans on the Freedom Honor Flights.
– Steffani Nolte

February 5, 2012
La Crosse Tribune
Local scarves head to Super Bowl
The handiwork of several local women will be keeping volunteers warm at today's Super Bowl.The knitted white and blue scarves are part of an initiative started by the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee as a way to thank the 8,000 people for donating time. The group wanted one scarf for every volunteer, but more than 13,000 have been sent in, according its website.

April 14, 2011
Cabin Fever Art show & Sale
UW-La Crosse Campus, La Crosse, WI

The exhibitors will celebrate their participation in 2010-2011 Learning Community of Artists: Best Business Practices and reunite with several former participants of this professional development program that has been offered since 2007.

January 3, 2011
Business News Daily
The Challenges of Being in a Creative Business
[My] biggest challenge [is] estimating completion of commissioned pieces. As with most businesses, my customers want the commissioned piece, whether large or small, done right now; many times [I]have no idea how much design time is needed, let alone the physical time needed to create the piece.
– Jeannie M. Bush, quiltingfrommyheart.com

April 19, 2010
Craft for Health
Hospitalized Veterans
Men's Health
. . .When my world is falling down around me, I head to my sewing area. Smell the unique scent of fabric. Feel the soft, rough, smooth textures. Put some fabrics together on the design wall. Hear the whir of sewing machine. Calmness comes over me. Now I can sort the feelings, deal with some, put some away for later. Some would call it therapy. I call it quilting, the art of healing. . .
– Quilting as the Art of Healing, by Jeannie M. Bush

April 19, 2010
Craft for Health
Quilting as the Art of Healing
...Each of us handles the stress of a death of a parent or loved one differently. For me, sitting at my sister’s home and hand sewing on the binding of a quilt gave me peace.

My sister and I had shared the making of this quilt to give to our nephew and his bride . . . the wedding just over a week away. Calm comes over me as I thread the needle, feel the fabric with my fingers, and rhythmically stitch the binding. . . but I see in my mind, my Dad dying the wasting-away- kind-of- death he feared, just like when he was a Prisoner of War under the Japanese in WWII. Tears fall on the wedding quilt

September 30, 2010
"Music in the Dark of Night" Quilt Chosen for "Shades of Gray" Juried Art Show
"Music in the Dark of Night" a custom wall quilt a black and white star design with rich textures of fabrics designed and pieced by Jeannie M. Bush, owner of Quilting From My Heart, has been chosen to be included in the In Shades of Gray Art Show at the Pump House Regional Art Center in La Crosse, WI.

July 19, 2009
Bush's Artwork Featured at Capital
La Crosse artist Jeannie M. Bush is exhibiting her Stained Glass Quilts at the State Capitol in Madison in Rep. Jennifer Schilling’s office through Aug. 14. Among the works is “An Iris Pair” and “A Rose Without a Thorn,” Bush’s first two original designs. Also on display is “Grandpa’s Goat,” winner of the people’s choice award at the Myrick-Hixon EcoPark Nature Center Benefit Art Show last December.

2009
International Christian Art competition WINNER
http://www.art4god.com/ICAC4/comments.php?aid=193&eid=A
Eternal Hope by Jeannie M Bush, La Crosse, WI