Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli is a freelance artist who has combined her artistic talent and love of quilting to create 1/4 Inch Publishing. For the past 30 years, she has successfully designed and produced her product line of books, patterns, fabrics and notions.
In October of 1997, Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli published her first title, The Tortilla Quilt. The enormous positive response that she received in reaction to The Tortilla Quilt prompted the publishing of several other titles which include The Ants/Las Hormigas, The Tamale Quilt, The Piñata Quilt, The Burrito Boy, and Confetti Eggs /Cascarones.
Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli is a renown author, artist and international quilter whose talents have been featured in the Steven Spielberg movie “How to Make an American Quilt”. She was also featured on Vista L.A.(KABC affiliate), Simply Quilts (HGTV), and in such national publications as Hispanic Lifestyle, Latina, Westways, Quiltmaker, Quilting Professional, Fabric Trends, Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and Library Media Connection, who in March of 2004 declared Tenorio-Coscarelli one of the “100 History-Making Ethnic Women.” She also become a member of the National Cartoonists Society in 2003. In 2019 she was chosen as one of the “And I Quilt” quilters for HandiQuilter Inc. international ad campaign. Jane now teaches, lectures as well as curates special exhibits thru out the United States and abroad.
Jane has been a staple at literacy conventions, ethnic festivals, and national quilt shows. With so much to offer, in 2005 Tenorio-Coscarelli joined a creative team of studio designers to create fabric lines that represent her Latin heritage. With her vibrant choice of colors, patterns and texture designs. She hopes to inspire the quilter in all of us.
In her free time, you can find Tenorio-Coscarelli designing in her cozy studio as she colors with fabric. She may also be found at her drawing table with pencil or paintbrush in hand working on her next book, maybe relaxing at 1/4 Inch Ranch with her pups Patches and Poncho. Or enjoying a visit from her children and grandchildren.