I am almost 36 years old, grew up on the banks of the Missouri river surrounded by bikers and anger. Masculinity was very defined and deviation meant…well, nobody knew because you just didn’t do it. I am in prison, a soft one (thankfully) and I’ve made yet another delightful discovery, quilting.

I’m not very good yet, but as the fabric pinches and pulls under the needle my cares seem to transfer from my heart to each stitch. I am relaxed, calm…free. It just feels natural to handle fabrics, choose thread and bobbin colors, the process is very soothing.

I recommend that every man learns to quilt.

With Love
Jeff “Jeffebelle”