Annette has been piecing and quilting for 25 years and got started when a local
group of ladies ask her to join a block exchange group with the idea of using
reproduction fabrics to recreate antique quilts. Her patterns feature traditional
designs using vintage and reproduction fabrics but would look great created with
modern fabrics. Annette t..
Amy’s Wagon Wheel Creations is a quilt pattern business owned and operated
by Amy Reitzel. Amy has turned her obsession with quilting into a successful
pattern company. The company name is a nod to her maternal grandparent’s
farm called the Wagon Wheel Ranch.
Amy started sewing when she was 6 years old and started quilting around the
Carl taught himself how to quilt in 1997 after watching television shows such as Simply Quilts, Quilt in a Day and Love of Quilting. He started to design his own quilts in 2006 and launched his design business, 3 Dog Design Company, in 2007. In addition to designing quilts and writing books, Carl travels the country speaking and teaching at quilt g..
Di Ford-Hall’s quilting career began in 1980 with her first patchwork class. In early 1982 she began working at “Primarily Patchwork” in Canterbury, Melbourne, one of the two quilt shops in Melbourne at that time. In a few months she was managing the shop, and, in August 1982 she purchased the business. For the next 24 years she was the owner..
Dolores Smith works at Homestead Hearth in Mexico, Missouri and designs fabric for Marcus Fabrics. ..
Emily Breclaw is a quilt designer with a background totally unrelated to anything quilty. She holds a
bachelor of science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and a master of science in Recreation, Park,
and Tourism Sciences. She taught teachers how to use the outdoors as a classroom until the birth of her
first child. She started her patte..
An Aussie born, London living, quilt designer, Emma had her first encounter with patchwork at the tender age of 8.
Her mother had bought some lovely polar fleece fabric with dogs on it and wished to make her some PJs. Emma was adamant that the dogs not be cut up and the fabric quickly turned into her 'doggy blanky'. It did, however, lead..
Brenda Reid and Anneliese Johnson are a dynamic stitching mother daughter duo.
They live in southeastern Nebraska and started designing quilt patterns under the
name Eye Candy Quilts in 2010.
Brenda has lived all over the United States and Western Europe. Each move exposed
her to new influences and places to explore, including local quilt gui..
Irene Blanck of "Focus On Quilts" made her start in needle-turn applique some 18 years ago. Quilters love Irene's warmth and friendly nature, which is evident in her designs...
Jill Shaulis runs and manages Yellow Creek Quilt Shop in Pearl City, IL. Her designs have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler, as well as Primitive Quilts & Projects magazines...
I have memories of fabric, yarn and sewing as far back as I can remember. Shopping with my mother as a child, I was always drawn to
funny little haberdashery shops full of fabric and sewing notions. I was fortunate to discover patchwork
and quilting 25 years ago, when my children were small, and I have been smitten ever since.
It was a nat..
Kaffe Fassett has dedicated the last 50 years of his life to the world of Knitting, Needlepoint and Patchwork, promoting these crafts through his own work and encouraging others to find their own creativity. He has produced over 30 publications from ‘how to books’ to colour in design, and also tours internationally giving workshops, lectures an..
Karie has been quilting for 27 years and designing since the beginning! Karie's friend had taken a hand piecing/quilting class in 1991 and showed Karie a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. Karie never imagined that patterns where available so she taught her self how to draft patterns and fabric requirements. Since then, she's taught herself a lot more a..
Having tried her hand at various crafts including knitting, dressmaking and cross-stitch over the years, Karen very quickly found her calling with patchwork. Those first classes led her to making her own quilts, some of which were prize-winning works. Soon, Karen began to teach techniques and projects at that same local store, buying the retail bus..
Karen is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author and designer who has been nominated by students 3 times for Quilt Teacher of the Year. Teaching for over 30 years, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand!
In addition to teaching classes at quilt guilds..
Over the years Katja has designed many, many patterns and Block-of-the-Month programs for her store. She dreamed of designing a program that would be based on fractured hexagons; using hexagons like blocks in a quilt instead of units. In 2012 she launched her Block-a-Week Hex-a-thon and in August signed a contract with Martingale based on this conc..
It has been said that Kristi McDonough made her entrance into this world with a needle and thread in one hand and a pair of scissors in the other. While that may not be exactly true, she has been sewing almost her whole life, since she was five. Today, she is the Technical Creative Specialist at Aurifil Threads, author, designer, quilter, and acces..
Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott is a textile artist and fabric designer exploring the intersection of technology and traditional craft. She uses generative code as a sketching tool to make handmade quilts and quilt patterns. Libs is a fabric designer with Andover fabrics. Her quilt commissions include work for individuals and corporate clients such as Abs..
Linda J. Hahn is known for her easy teaching style and high energy she brings to her classes. She takes complex looking projects and breaks them down into very simple and do-able steps. She is best known for her ONE PIN technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks using just one pin.
Linda is a multiple award winning author - having fi..