Even before she took her first quilting class in 1983, Jeanie Wyant
loved the colors, patterns and feel of fabric. She has since become a well-known quilt artist whose current work features freehand cutting and improvised designs.
A 1971 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Wyant owned and operated a home-based word processing business for 20 years, while becoming a ranked tennis player in Arkansas Class A Division singles and doubles. She also gave private tennis lessons and coached the Fayetteville High School girls’ tennis team for five seasons. Since 1998, Wyant has divided her time between quilt making and teaching preschool children in Fayetteville.
Wyant's Turnabout is owned by Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville and hangs in the Tyson Commons dining area of the new hospital. Her quilt is one of 17 signature works by area artists selected for placement in the hospital.
Individual and Group Shows
Walton Arts Center Main Lobby, Fayetteville, 1999
Just Off Center Gallery, Fayetteville, 1997 & 2002
McCoy Gallery, Fayetteville, 2003
Arsaga’s Espresso Cafe, Fayetteville
Fayetteville Fine Arts Festival
North Forty Special Events
Local and regional juried shows
Commissions, exhibitions, holiday sales, private sales from home studio
Fayetteville Adult Education (since 1988)
Spinning Star Fabrics
War Eagle Seminar (2 years)
Arkansas Quilter’s Guild workshop