BLANKET DESIGNER: ABOUT JONILYNN GEARHART
Jonilynn Gearhart is the founder, owner and & creative blanket designer for Jonilynn Designs. For Jonilynn, creating limited-edition, one-of-kind distinctive heirlooms is a dream come true.
Jonilynn's career as a Neonatal ICU Registered Nurse in Phoenix,Arizona honed her awareness of a baby's senses. Her observation of how the parental spiritual/human connection is aided by symbols during the critical beginnings of a baby's life is where her love of design began. Jonilynn intertwines her love of symbolism and iconic figures with rich, unique fabrics to advance the power of healing.
To realize her dream, Jonilynn took sewing lessons and created blankets for family and friends. This accomplishment moved her in the direction of purchasing an embroidery machine so that she could personalize her creations. Friends and family stories relayed the reaction of babies to the blankets and, in some cases, the babies wouldn't eat or sleep without them!
Jonilynn's blankets provide a strong sense of security and connection that words cannot explain. These reactions inspired Jonilynn to break free of her healthcare industry career and establish Jonilynn Designs.
The first blankets made were for the baby's daily activities and baptisms incorporating iconic figures. In commemorating a memorable event, she wanted to represent a special occasion in a way that had never been represented before. Jonilynn wanted to start a tradition that could be passed down through generations. Through her education, personal and healthcare experiences, Jonilynn realized a strong sense of family sets the foundation for a child's well-being.
Jonilynn's special creations will always be a reminder of a child's history—a tangible reminder of the giver's part in the birth of a baby, its baptism, christening or special dedication. Each elegant blanket is proudly made in the USA and will provide a unique, individual hand-tailored gift from a parent, godparent, sister, brother, grandparent, uncle, aunt or dear friend.
Taking her designs to the next level, Jonilynn developed a team of artisans specializing in embroidery, quilting, and customization culminating in the custom-made couture of Jonilynn Designs.
Jonilynn Gearhart, founder, owner & creative director of Jonilynn Designs, embraces symbolism. Symbols have been used for centuries to provide a spiritual connection, gives strength and comfort to look forward to a new day. Whether experiencing a birth, or a loss, symbolism can be used to bring peace and comfort to the heart. It creates a foundation for transition. Jonilynn only works with the finest artisans to create beautiful imaginative creations, and hopes that everyone can be comforted by one of her designs.