Continuing the African-American quilting and crafting traditions



Celeste Janey is a 4th generation Bostonian. She is a retired Special Education teacher of Boston Public Schools.  She started clothing design and construction at the age of 10.  Janey was raised and trained by a family of entrepreneurs in fashion, home décor, men’s wear, and wedding garment construction.  She became a quilt artist in 2000.

YELLOW ROSE began in 1975, with garments, sold throughout the New England and New York areas continuing the family legacy and to promote my African-American heritage in garments.

Yellow Rose is available to do projects on a commission bases, to provide motivational/ inspirational presentations, workshops and/or classes on beginning through advanced quilting techniques, machine embroidery techniques, and individual trunk shows.

Mission of Yellow Rose: to continue the African-American quilting and crafting traditions. To share these crafts through classes, workshops, lectures to all women of African-origin.

To promote and empower women to express the natural gifts of creativity that moves their soul. The founder of The BEE (a quilt training component of YR).

Personal Motto: “I’ll give you the best that I got!”