Characters of Carmel: Meet Jaymi Horne


Compiled by Shelly Gattlieb

As a homeschooling mom to a 12-year-old boy, Jaymi Horne loves living in Carmel and having so many of her relatives nearby. She has been married for 20 years, and she and her husband are close with multiple relatives in Lawrence and Indianapolis.

Home has always loved crafting, and she has been a seamstress for nearly two decades. Some of Home’s creations include quilts and custom wedding gowns. She also has designed her own original quilt patterns, and custom pieces are sold in her Etsy store.

She also loves crocheting, knitting and tatting (a lace-making technique). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Home has worked 80-hour weeks and handmade more than 4,000 cloth masks for neighbors through the NextDoor app.

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Pets: Four cats

Hobby: Baking croissants, wedding cakes and decorated cookies

Eating style: vegetarian

Member of: Westfield Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Obsessed with: Plants, more than 100 in her home

Appeared on: “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

Fluent in: American Sign Language

Craziest purchase: Bought a horse sign unseen — twice!

Came with her home: Six chickens

Claim to fame: Made a wedding dress out of toilet paper that’s in the Paris Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

Do you know an interesting character who lives, works or worships in Carmel? Send suggestions to [email protected]


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