M Leana MoonSpinner learned to sew as a young girl in 4-H. But it wasn’t until 1996 when she retired from a career in programming and information systems at AT&T that she discovered her love of quilting. Starting with traditional pieced quilts, she has constantly challenged herself to try new things. Her quilts run the gambit from bed quilts to art quilts and almost everything in between. The La Femina line incorporates prints of her hand-painted tiles of women into quilted bags, totes, book covers and other items. Each piece has a unique design and a name.
She shows her quilts at Evening Star Quilters shows in Belvidere and Common Thread Quilt Airings in Long Valley every October. She has won awards on all the quilts she entered in the NJ State Fair. As a member of Kindred Art Quilters, she displayed 15 art quilts at the Clarence Dillon Public Library in Bedminster.
She designed the 2012 raffle quilt for Evening Star Quilters. It was a medallion style queen size quilt that raised over $3200 to further quilting education. Madison Shade Tree Association commissioned her to design and create a unique wall hanging named “For the Love of Trees.”
At Blairstown Gallery 23 you can find a variety of functional and fine art quilts. Placemats, table toppers, potholders, lap quilts, and baby quilts fill the shelves, La Femina bags hang on the rack, and seasonal and timeless pieces adorn the wall. Stop in and check out the latest pieces off the MoonSpinner Quilts design wall!
Leana lives in Roxbury, NJ, with her husband, Clyde, her grandson, Orion, and their cat, RT.