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Carolyn Beam
Golden, CO
Creative Editor, Quiltmaker

Sewing and crafts of all kinds have interested me since I was a little girl growing up in Illinois. I took my first quilting class over twenty years ago when my husband and I relocated to Virginia and have been hooked ever since. My husband's job kept us moving and each time we relocated, I became active in local quilt guilds and small quilting groups. I have found that quilters everywhere are always caring, friendly and a perfect way to meet new people. Over the years I have made some great friends and developed some lasting relationships through my quilting experiences.

Traditional quilts are my favorites, and I started traveling around the country to teach and lecture about them at quilt guilds and quilt stores. I soon began designing my own patterns. Designing quickly became my passion, and I started my own pattern company. I continue to love all the aspects of quiltmaking from designing, selecting fabrics, to quilting the finished product.

I get to spend my days working with designers looking for new projects to bring to Quiltmaker along with all the aspects of writing and editing quilt patterns and special features, including Design Studio. It's all part of making this great magazine come alive for our readers.



Barb Callahan
Venice, FL
Barb Originals
Barb designed and constructed one-of-a-kind garments using her label Barb Originals and sold them at art shows for almost 25 years, alongside her antique linens, buttons and trimmings. After years of hearing customer requests for patterns and instructions for these very wearable items, she decided to accommodate them. Today Barb travels the U.S. sharing her expertise in using vintage linens, buttons, hankies, trimmings and more to create stylish, flattering and easy-to-make clothing and accessories. She holds a bachelors degree in education and a masters degree in administration and counseling, and has also attended classes at FIT in New York. Her articles have appeared in Threads, Sew Beautiful and her company’s newsletter. www.barboriginals.com


June Colburn
Largo, FL
June Colburn Designs II, Inc.
June's odyssey began in 1973 with itchy feet and a Master's degree in library science. While working for international schools, June's motto, "Have sewing machine, will travel" led her into adventures hunting for fabrics in souks, bazaars and temple sales from Quito to Paris, Istanbul to Singapore. Talking with the people who wove, dyed, embroidered, sewed and sold native textiles influenced her life. The exquisite kimono fabrics of Japan defined her creative direction. June's work has been featured in many exhibitions, collections and design shows. She shares her knowledge and love of Asian textiles through lectures and classes. www.junecolburn.com

Rose DeBoer
Sudbury, MA
Quiltling Arts Magazine

Rose DeBoer is the Managing Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine and has had a lifelong love affair with all things sewing. When not working with the Interweave team on their quilting publications, Rose takes the time to teach occasional sewing and quilting classes at a local shop. Rose takes a step-by-step approach to teaching new skills—and balances her classes so that students will both learn good technique and have a lot of fun.




Dusty Farrell
Cambridge Springs, PA
Country Stitchin
Dustin (“Dusty”) Farrell is not your typical quilter. Anyone who knows Dusty knows his high energy, innovative designs, techniques, and awesome multi purpose tools would tell you to expect the unexpected! Always a story to tell or a hand to lend. His classes are not just educational but fun.

Dusty is an award winning longarm quilter, 2014 IMQA teacher of the year, who has traveled throughout The United States, teaching his unique style to longarm quilters. Dusty offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of quilters, including hands on, lecture demos, and drawing classes along with a must see, Black light trunk show. This includes everything from doodles, to his, award-winning thread art quilts.

His work has been featured in several magazines over the last 5 years and he has been featured on various TV shows such as QNN TV's Quilt It and “Linda Taylor's Longarm Quilting Show”. Dusty offers several instructional DVD’s, books, and tools. To view Dusty’s work visit his website or look him up on Facebook.
www.cscountrystitchin.com
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Cristy Fincher
Tempe, AZ
Purple Daisies, LLC
Cristy Fincher was born with a love for all things sewing. Cristy, and her mom, Master Quilter, Sharon Schamber, made their first quilt together, 20 years ago. This took their love of sewing into the world of quilting, where it has flourished. Cristy became a school teacher, married, and started her own family. Her passion for teaching quilting grew, and 10 years ago, she opened her online store, www.PurpleDaisiesLLC.com, where she focuses on sewing and quilting education. In 2007, Cristy and Sharon co-authored “Piece-By-Piece: Machine Applique”, which features many of Cristy’s original designs. Cristy has spent her lifetime learning about all aspects of sewing and quilting from her amazing mother. Cristy is passing on Sharon’s legacy of techniques through teaching local, regional and national quilting classes. Cristy also shares her own tutorials, and time saving techniques, on her blog www.sewmuchlikemom.com.


Victoria Findlay Wolfe
New York, NY
15 Minutes of Play

Victoria Findlay Wolfe, painter, photographer, and quilter, was raised on a farm in rural Minnesota. She learned to sew and quilt when she was four years old. Her grandmother and mother were quilters, and her father, a farmer, also had an upholstery business. Victoria graduated from the College of Visual Arts with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1993. A year later, she arrived in New York City.

After some success as a painter, she discovered quilting blogs, returned to quilting, and started receiving commissions. Seeking the company of other quilters, she founded her blog, bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com. To satisfy a response to her creative philosophy, she started her teaching site, www.15minutesplay.com.

Victoria began an outreach program for a housing project in the South Bronx, New York, through which hundreds of quilts have been made and donated from quilters worldwide (see www.bumblebeansbasics.com). In addition, 60 quilts were auctioned to raise more than $30,000 for the Acacia Network (formerly BASICS/ Promesa).

Victoria is the founder of the New York Metro Mod Quilt Guild and a member of New York City Empire Quilters and Minnesota Quilt Guild. She is also on the board of directors for the Alliance of American Quilts. Victoria lives in Manhattan with her husband, Michael Findlay, an art dealer, and their daughter, Beatrice.


Mary Fons
Chicago, IL 
Love of Quilting Co-Host & Quilty Editor
Mary is the creator of Quilty, an online program, editor of Quilty magazine and co-host of "Love of Quilting" with her mother, quilter and educator Marianne Fons. Mary's quilts are featured in Love of Quilting, Quilty, and others. Her book of "scrap quilts for the 21st century" will be published in 2014. Mary has a special place in her heart for rookie quilters because she basically learned how to quilt on national television. maryfons.com


Darlene Guillory
Groves, TX
Pfaff Educator

Darlene has served as an Educator with Pfaff since 1991. Known for her versatile talent and sincere passion for many areas of sewing and embroidery, Darlene takes pleasure in sharing her vast knowledge and skills. A plethora of credentials and 50+ years of sewing, enhance Darlene's expertise as a professional and personable teacher. She has published books and CD's, i.e. "Traditional Cutwork Made Easy", "Crazy Patch Stitches and more", "Clothespin Angels with your Embroidery Machine". Darlene was a guest on Houston Public Television, Sewing with Nancy, Martha's Sewing Room, and America Quilts Creatively. She has certifications in Martha Pullen, Nancy Zieman, Jenny Haskins, Susan Cleveland, Betty Cotton (the Cotton Theory), , Mattie Henderson (Quiltsmart), Marti Michell, Linda McGehee, Karen Boutte (the Quilt Diva), Linda Lee Vivian, & Cindy Losekamp.

Rachel Griffith
Elyria, OH
Rachel Griffith Designs
Rachel Griffith has always been the artistic girl in the bunch. She’s had a lifelong interest in arts and crafts. Her love affair with sewing and quilting started in a home economics class her sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t until years later that she discovered just how much she really enjoyed creating with fabric. Aside from being a busy mom of four and a coach’s wife, you’ll find her playing with fabric or designing patterns for Rachel Griffith Designs. She is the author of Quilts Made with Love and has been featured in several quilting magazines. To see examples of Rachel’s work, see her website: www.psiquilt.com



Debbie Grifka
Ann Arbor, MI
Esch House Quilts

Debbie has been sewing all her life and quilting for the past eleven years.  Her designs have appeared in such magazines as Stitch, Quilting Arts Gifts and Modern Patchwork and she publishes her own patterns as Esch House Quilts.  Debbie's quilt "Ephemeral Elegance", using her bias appliqué technique, won first place in its category at the American Quilter's Society Quilt Show in Paducah in 2011.  She is Vice President of the Ann Arbor (MI) Modern Quilt Guild and loves to share her passion for quilting.

Deb Karasik
Durham, NC
Deb started her real quilting passion in November of 2000, when she got a call from one of her daughters, advising Deb, (the daughter...not Deb!) she was pregnant with triplets. She picked up the quilting bug with a passion and joined her local quilt guild (the San Francisco Quilters Guild).

It was at the SFQG that she met Janet Mednick, who would later help her write a book for the American Quilters Society, called 'QuiltMavens Perfect Paper Piecing'.

She has since written 'Quilts With Attitude', also published by AQS, and is currently working on her next book.

Now based in Durham, North Carolina, Deb is quilting, teaching and writing professionally, and her travels take her worldwide to share her passion for contemporary quilting, meeting new people, and sharing her knowledge with quilters everywhere.

Mary Kerr
Woodbridge, VA
Pieced of Olde

Mary Kerr is an American Quilt Society certified appraiser and an award winning quilter. She grew up in a family of quilters and has been teaching since 1987. She currently lectures and conducts workshops that focus on quilt history and the preservation of antique textiles.

In addition, she is the owner of Pieced of Olde, a small business that specializes in restoration and repair of antique textiles. She currently lives outside of Washington DC with her husband Ralph.

She is an active member of the Professional Appraisers Association for Quilters Textiles (PAAQT), the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG), American Quilters Society, Cabin Branch Quilters, Quilters Unlimited, Mason Dixon QPN, the Virginia Quilt Consortium, the Quilt Professionals Network, MMS, and several quilt dating groups in her area. www.marywkerr.com

Kevin Kosbab
Feed Dog Designs 
www.feeddog.net

Author of The Quilter's Appliqué Workshop, Kevin Kosbab brings his love of bold graphics, bright color, and mid-century modern design to sewing and quilting projects for magazines, books, and his pattern line, Feed Dog Designs. When teaching, he focuses on making intermediate and advanced techniques manageable to build students' skills and creative options. He's Technical Editor of Modern Patchwork magazine, a Contributing Editor to Stitch magazine, and presents the Stitch Workshop DVD Secretes of Home Décor Sewing.

Debby Kratovil
Fairfax, VA
Quilter By Design
Debby has been in the professional quilting world since 1994. She was Quilt Magazine’s Special Projects Editor for 14 years. She contributes to various quilt magazine titles along with sewing and designing for several fabric companies. Her hundreds of published articles about quilts, easy techniques, and how-tos have helped thousands of quilters discover an easier way to approach a wide range of projects. Her published works include “Bold, Black & Beautiful Quilts”, “Supersize ‘Em Quilts”, seven different Quilt Block a Day calendars, and is working on her next book on Mariner’s Compass quilts (March 2013). She is an enthusiastic teacher who especially loves the "aha!" moments with her students. She freely shares tips, tricks and techniques to make quilting a real pleasure.  www.quilterbydesign.com


Linda Lee
Topeka, KS
The Sewing Workshop

Linda Lee is the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, a group of patterns for distinctive garments using innovative sewing techniques. Linda writes for Threads, Sew News and Stitch magazines. She travels the country teaching fine sewing techniques and the art of combining beautiful fabrics and distinctive design in garment and home decorating creations. Using her background as a licensed interior designer and a member of ASID since 1974, she has written fourteen books relating to garment sewing and interiors. Sew Sensational Pillows won the Independent Book Award in the Craft and Hobby Category and Sew Easy won Honorable mention by the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Most Original Design in their “Ten Outstanding Books of the Year” awards. Linda is a seasoned teacher for Craftsy, Burdastyle, Daily Craft TV and Craft Daily.

Mark Lipinski
Califon, NJ
As a designer, Mark's work has been seen in McCall's Quilts, Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting, McCall's Quick Quilts, Quiltmaker, American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilts and More, The Quilter, Irish Quilting, and Fabric Trends magazines and has been a guest on HGTV's Simply Quilts. He as also launched a line of his own quilting patterns, called The Quilts of Pickle Road. Mark has been commissioned to design products and workshops for Island Batiks (Bali and California), M&S Textiles (Australia), Langa Lapu (South Africa), Wrights EZ Tools, Libas Limited Silk, Lakehouse Fabrics, Northcott Fabrics, Maywood Studio, Andover Fabrics, Benartex Fabrics, and Prym Dritz. Read more at MarkLapinski.com.

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Cindy Losekamp
Cedar Grove, IN
Sew Artfully Yours
Cindy is the creator of several Signature Series embroidery disks for Cactus Punch and CEO of Sew Artfully Yours, Inc. Cindy's skills take machine embroidery to new heights in creativity, and along with embroidery, she is also the creator of a myriad of other machine techniques. She is the designer and author of thirty-one books, and has been teaching and inspiring people to sew and create for twenty-one years. There are no boundaries in artistic pursuits when it comes to her books and classes. Everyone is encouraged to transcend to a higher level of creativity. www.sewingart.com

Ebony Love 
Grayslake, IL 
LoveBug Studios 

Award-winning author and quilter Ebony Love is recognized as one of the leading experts in fabric die-cutting techniques. She regularly produces free videos featuring tips and techniques for die cutting and long arm quilting, which are posted to her YouTube channel. In her quilting, you’ll see Ebony’s fondness for blindingly-bright prints, and her unabashed use of batiks and solids. She considers herself a traditional quilter who uses modern tools and color palettes to interpret her artistic voice; of course, if it can’t be die cut, it probably isn’t getting made! 

Ebony has authored several books including The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips, Notes & Doodles, and the Adventures in Fabric Die Cutting series. Ebony shares her knowledge and advice widely via online forums, her own website, and teaching engagements across the US. She is the Editor-in-Chief of a magazine for fabric die-cutting enthusiasts called Blocks to Die For! Ebony is a recurring guest on Mary Fons’s show Quilty (available on QNNtv.com) and has had her artistry featured in several national publications. She is also an accomplished long arm quilter, and a regular columnist for Quilty Magazine. 

lovebugstudios.com – Cut. Quilt. Love. 
blockstodiefor.com – The Magazine for fabric die-cutting enthusiasts 
equivalentdienotation.com – Unlock your quilt patterns for die cutting

Linda McGehee
Shreveport, LA
Ghee's

Designer, Linda McGehee has a diverse sewing background with 40 years experience from garments to handbags, piecing to heirloom, surface manipulation to combining a variety of methods into a sampler of various techniques. Linda has traveled the globe demonstrating and lecturing from her books and is much sought after at trade and machine conventions, consumer shows, guilds, shops, and television.

Linda is owner of Ghee's mail-order sewing and notions company. The most popular patterns are those designed by Linda for handbags with ready-to-wear handbag hardware. She has published several books on sewing; Texture with Textiles (winner in the sewing division of PCM's 1992 Product of Excellence Awards); Texture With Textiles (finalist for the same award in 1993); a Companion Project Book; and Spiraling Schemes and Chromatics (winner in the sewing book division of the 1997 Primedia Awards of Excellence); Simply Sensational Bags - How to stitch and embellish handbags, totes, and satchels (out of print); and her latest book, the Perfect Bag - 101 Stylish Looks from Simple Patterns.

Linda has designed and created garments for the prestigious Fairfield Fashion Show, Statements, Capitol Imports, and Better Homes & Gardens. These garments are works of art combining many of the techniques from her books. On My Way to the Mardi Gras, from the Fairfield 1996-1997 show graced the front cover of Craft & Needlework Age Magazine, October, 1996. www.ghees.com

Nancy Mahoney
Sparta, GA
Nancy Mahoney Designs
www.nancymahoney.com

She has authored 13 books, all published by Martingale. Her bestselling books include Simple Circles and Gentle Curves (2013), Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing (2012), Fast Fusible Flower Quilts (2011), Treasures from the 30s (2010), and Applique Quilt Revival (2008).
Nancy has taught many workshops nationwide for guilds, shops and conferences. 

 

Jean Nolte
Winterset, IA
Editor of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
Jean is the editor of all Fons & Porter magazines, and is the editorial director of Love of Quilting on public television. She has been quilting for nearly thirty years, and is always excited to try a new technique. Her fabric stash contains more yardage than she could possibly use in a lifetime, but she is having lots of fun trying. fonsandporter.com



Sue Patten
Ontario, Canada
Sue Patten is not your typical quilter. Her high energy, innovative designs and techniques let you know to expect the unexpected! Always with a story to tell or a tip to give, her classes are non-stop education…and fun. Sue is an award winning longarm quilter, who has traveled throughout Canada, The United States and Europe teaching her unique and innovative styles to longarm, domestic and hand quilters alike. She is the author of “Quilting Possibilities…Freehand Filler Patterns” and "Adaptable Quilting Designs" published by AQS Books. When not teaching and writing she is a designer of stencils, machine embroidery patterns, hand embroidery patterns, innovative whole cloth designs, longarm computerized patterns, hand and machine quilting designs ….. and most importantly, mother of three. Sue has appeared on various TV shows such as “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tim's, “America Sews” with Sue Hausmann and “Linda Taylors Longarm Quilting Show”, and her work has been featured in many magazines and books from around the globe. www.pattenthatquilt.com

Karen Pharr
Juki Educator

Erin Russek
Golden, CO
Assistant Editor at McCall's Quilting
Erin Russek, assistant editor at McCall’s Quilting, has over 25 years of quilting experience. Erin specializes in hand appliqué and is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to bring this technique to students.




Nancy Sapin
Sulky of America
Nancy has been a National Freelance Educator and designer for Sulky of America since 2007. She has presented numerous Sew Exciting Seminars, Quilt Guild presentations & sit 'n sew classes, co-taught Sulky Teacher Certification Trainings, taught and lectured at various AQS, ASE & OSQE events besides countless Freelance teaching events. Her designed projects have been published in Sulky's book Sew, Craft, Quilt & Embroider Confidently with Sulky Stabilizers (#900-B19), Fun with Sulky Blendables and Solid Color Cotton Threads (#900-B21), and Sulky's newest Book Embellish your Life with Sulky (#900-B22). Nancy's positive “can do” attitude allows her to accomplish the goals she sets before herself and brings fun and enthusiasm into the classroom.

Heather Scrimsher
Atlanta, GA
Fiberosity
Heather has been sewing since she was old enough to steal scraps from her mother to make doll clothes. She is primarily a garment sewist who picked up quilting after the birth of her youngest child. She has new machine (sewing, embroidery and serger) classes for local dealers, designed and taught at large destination sewing weekends, and has been on the faculty of Houston Quilt Festival and The Sewing Summit as an educator. Heather just released her first line of patterns under her own name and will be releasing her first book in Fall 2014. Originally from Oregon, Heather has lived in Texas and now calls the North Georgia mountains home with her husband, three daughters and dog. When not teaching or collecting fabric Heather loves to enjoy the outdoors, drink coffee, try new restaurants and go wine tasting.

Cyndi Souder
Anandale, VA
Moonlighting Quilts
Cyndi learned to sew before she was ten and has been quilting for over thirty years. A BERNINA Ambassador, Cyndi particularly enjoys the machine quilting part of her projects and likes to help others gain confidence in their machine quilting and finishing skills. She also enjoys painting and stamping on fabric to create original designs to use in her work. She loves using her education degree to help quilters add art and quilting skills to their quilting toolboxes, working for that “aha moment” when everything clicks for her students. Cyndi teaches classes in art quilting and art quilt techniques in Northern Virginia at Artistic Artifacts. She also travels to teach at regional and national quilt shows and to do lectures and workshops for quilt groups. Cyndi spends much of her time creating Tribute and Celebration Quilts for clients, some of which can be seen in her book, Creating Celebration Quilts. Cyndi is a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).


Joyce Teng
Houston, TX
TSC Designs

A family-run business for over 25 years, TSC Designs was founded in 1984 as Teachers Stamp Company. Our business began out of our family garage, where we manufactured our own line of rubber stamps and other educational arts & crafts products. We later designed and produced brass embossing templates and other accessories for paper crafts & scrapbooking. In 2005, we retired and began to focus solely on providing unique and innovative products for quilters & sewers. Since 1990, we have worked with Tsukineko Inc. to provide the highest quality paper and fabric inks to our customers. During this 20 year relationship, we have helped thousands of creative minds develop new ways to “color” their world!

Diane Tomlinson
Winterset, IA
Associate Editor, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
Diane comes from a creative quilting and sewing family background. Her love for fibers, wool and hands-on creativity has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She has made wedding dresses, taught quilt classes for guilds and adult ed, and judged 4-H projects. Teaching and encouraging students to learn new techniques is her passion, and she loves seeing the satisfaction and delight in her students when they have mastered a new skill. She also thinks learning is a lifelong skill, and takes classes whenever she can.

Diane has been Assistant Editor with Fons & Porter for 7 years, coordinating the magazine projects, working with designers, helping develop the notions line, and enjoying the business. She has also worked in the garment and art business, as well as with investments in the banking industry. Diane says that it is a privilege to be working not only in her favorite craft, but with such talented and special people in the industry.


Holice Turnbow
Sturbridge, MA
Holice Turnbow is a Quilt Judge and Teacher certified by the National Quilting Association. His quilting career began in the early 70's when he was asked to teach needlework and quilting for a county recreational program. National exposure followed in 1978 when he served as a consultant to the West Virginia Department of Culture and History to organize a quilt show in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service's issuance of a commemorative stamp recognizing quilting as a folk art. He also served on the planning committee for the First Continental Quilting Congress held in Arlington, Virginia in 1978. These two events resulted in invitations to lecture and teach at quilting events across the United States and in Canada.

Holice Turnbow lectures and conducts workshops in many quilting techniques with emphasis on those subjects related to the development and use of quilting designs. He has written for various quilting magazines and appeared on public television. with Kay Wood's "Strip Quilting with Kaye" and "Quilting for the 90's." He also appeared on 13 segments of "Heirlooms by Design" which was shown in the Alabama area through the CBS cable networks. He has also filmed six shows on QNN representing The Stencil Co.

He is the former co-curator of the "Hoffman Challenge" with Betty Boyink, and has served as a quilt consultant to a number of companies. Holice has also designed and made garments for two invitational exhibits and has designed and made quilted items for various other special exhibits and quilt challenges including the exhibit "Men of Biblical Proportions."


Nelly Vileikis
Aurora, OH
Nelly's colorful, playful personality encourages students of all levels to reach beyond their normal limits and her goal is for her students to take their newly learned skills into future successes. With an advanced degree in math, a voracious appetite for quilting and a passion for teaching, Nelly is well on her way to becoming a world class quilting artist and teacher. She willingly shares her talent with her students and encourages each to take their knowledge to the next level. </div>

Nelly is an accomplished quilter who has won numerous awards in local as well as national competitions. For over ten years she has taught in several quilt shops, at many Quilt Guilds throughout North Eastern Ohio, Quilting Get-A-Ways and private classes. She is also a designer. Confidence building instruction, mixed with great attention to detail, not to mention a whole lot of fun adds-up to great classroom experience for those who sign up for her classes. www.artelasquilts.com

Charlotte Warr Anderson
HandiQuilter Educator

 
Helene Weber
Navarre, OH
My passion has always been art in any form, but I have truly fallen in love with fiber art. My background is in fine art; drawing, painting and sculpture, and I use this experience in creating my quits. Although I have always viewed quilts as art, it wasn’t until recently that I have discovered the blending of traditional art mediums ; colored pencil, paints, and inks, with quilting. I love painting and working with fabric because of the versatility it lends to the artist and I like using a variety of art mediums along with longarm quilting on my art quilts.



Jean Ann Wright
Marietta, GA
From 1986 to 2007 Jean Ann edited an international quilting magazine titled QUILT, plus a variety of special interest titles. After retiring she has written three books published by Landauer Publishing Corp: Circle of Nine,Sashings and Settings and First Time Log Cabin Quilts. She is a freelance designer, designing quilts for several major fabric manufacturers. Her quilts are frequently shown in popular quilting magazines and frequently appear on the cover. She has designed two fabric collections for Newcastle Fabrics and a Log Cabin Trim Tool that is manufactured by Creative Grids, introducing a new quick and easy method to make log cabin blocks.


Casey York
Chesterfield, MO
Casey York received her formal training in art history, but turned to design as a way of combining her interest in history with her passion for designing and teaching. She is an avid quilter, drawing her inspiration from masterpieces of the past as well as the contemporary world. She has released several appliqué patterns to date, and her work has appeared on the cover of Modern Quilts Unlimited (Summer 2013). Her quilt Onwards was one of two winners of the Modern Quilt Guild's Madrona Road Challenge in early 2013. She is currently working on a book to be released in October, 2014, by Stash Books (C & T Publishing). To learn more about Casey, please visit her website, www.casey-york.com, or her blog, http://studioloblog.wordpress.com.