Bundle Contributors

Top Row (Left to Right)

1. Amber is a modern pattern designer, author, fabric designer, and educator. She runs the Modern Makes Membership, teaches technique courses and pattern writing, and releases unique modern patterns under the Alderwood Studio brand. She has been sewing since she was old enough to hold a needle and quilting for two decades. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her family and enjoys finding creative inspiration in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In her free time she enjoys gardening, knitting, painting, and playing with her young children.

2. Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) is a chemical engineer specializing in intellectual property for technical textiles. She combines her technical background and love of quilting to create quilt patterns with clear instructions and strong geometric designs for her quilt pattern design company, Meadow Mist Designs. Cheryl is the author of three quilting books: Just Two Charm Pack Quilts (2023), Just One Charm Pack Quilts (2021), and Modern Plus Sign Quilts (2018), all published by Stash / C&T Publications.

3. Daisy Aschehoug makes quilts with designs that utilize basic building blocks to create unexpected geometric arrangements. Most of her work combines curved piecing techniques with a modern traditional design aesthetic, and many of her quilts have been published in pattern magazines, included in book compilations, and won international awards. In 2020, Daisy published her first book with co-author Heather Black: Quilt Modern Curves and Bold Stripes. Her next book, Quilting with Curves, was published in May of 2023.

Daisy moved from the United States to Norway with her family in 2017, and she maintains a quilt studio just south of Oslo on the peninsula of Nesodden. Daisy is a member of Norsk Quilteforbundet, the Modern Quilt Guild, and the Studio Art Quilt Associates. 

4. Erin quilts along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado with her husband and two cats, Annapurna and Charlie. She’s recently jumped head first into sewing curves - it all started with a desire to make her own double wedding ring templates. That effort turned into the Circus Ring quilt pattern (complete with sew-a-long instructions on her blog)! Now Erin runs the Learning Curves Block of the Month. A low pressure way to learn curves, her BOM introduces quilters to a new, curvy quilt block each month. When she’s not making her own curved quilt block templates, she’s touring museums and finding quilt themed humor in classical art. Check out her museum tours in her Instagram highlights.

Middle Row (Left to Right)

1. Heather’s passion for quilt design is founded in her past as a landscape oil painter and her desire to be creative.  She caught the quilting bug in 2011 when she designed, pieced and hand quilted her first queen size quilt.  Shortly after that she discovered modern quilting and from that point on Heather has been designing and releasing quilt patterns.  Heather has had quilts displayed at international, national and regional quilt shows.  Her quilts have hung at International Quilt Festival, AQS QuiltWeek, QuiltCon, MQX, Road to California and many more.  Her Urban Trek Quilt won First place Use of Negative Space at Quiltcon in Pasadena, CA.

Along with quilting, Heather also has an ever-expanding line of quilt patterns and has branched out into textile designs with four fabric collections with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, Sketchbook, Road Trip and Mod Textures.  She has written two books, Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes and Design Make Quilt Modern.

Heather lives in the Pacific Northwest and attended college in Pennsylvania.  Many of her designs are inspired by the landscape in her home and surrounding states and of memories of exploring the United States with her family.

2. Holly is a graphic designer and modern quilter from Winnipeg, Canada. She have been sewing since the late '90s when she studied fine arts and graphic design at the University of Manitoba. In school, Holly discovered a love of textile art and the creative possibilities of combining fabric with design.

In 2017, Holly discovered an appreciation for quilts and realized that she could combine her love of sewing and fabric with my background in design. She became totally obsessed and hasn't stopped making quilts ever since.

When Holly is designing quilts, she loves to find creative new ways to combine shapes, colour, and geometry. Holly writes her patterns to be easy to read and follow so that even a beginner quilter can understand and improve their skills while creating something beautiful to be loved and cherished.

Holly has designed more than two dozen quilt patterns, and has worked with Riley Blake Designs, PBS Fabrics, Camelot Fabrics, Figo Fabrics, and is a brand ambassador for PFAFF sewing machines.

3. My name is Jody Groenendyk and I am a scientist – a Biochemist, to be precise, by day but a creative quilt pattern writer and longarm quilter at night! My daily gig involves carrying out experiments and creating detailed 'protocols', similar to designing quilt patterns. I love experimenting with fabrics, quilt patterns, and quilting pantographs. When it comes to my quilting style, I'm all about embracing modern, edgy, and wonderfully creative designs. From custom quilts and wall hangings to comfy pillow covers, quirky bucket hats, charming keychains, and even stylish quilt coats – you name it, I've probably sewn it!.

4. Leanne has been quilting since 1997 and she started her blog, Devoted Quilter, in 2013. Her first published quilt pattern was in Make Modern in 2015, and she now has over 30 patterns available in her shop. She is a modern quilter with a love for traditional blocks and scrappy quilts. She also loves free motion quilting, which she does entirely on her domestic machine. Leanne lives in Newfoundland, Canada, where she also loves going snowshoeing or hiking depending on the season, hunting for sea glass, and reading.

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

1. Megan is the designer and quilter behind Megan Collins Quilt Design.  A self-taught quilter, imagining and creating unique designs has become one of her favorite aspects of quilting.  Although her patterns tend to be modern designs that feature curves, as a history major, she was originally drawn to the art through traditional quilts and their history.  She believes quilts fill a home with love, and she looks to spread that love through her pattern designs.

2. Sarah Ruiz is a quilter and aerospace engineer from Houston, TX. Her creative and technical sides have always been intertwined, from drawing Disney characters and memorizing constellations as a kid to taking humans back to the moon and dreaming up new quilts today. Quilting perfectly combines her engineering and artistic mindsets, and she loves the puzzle-solving required to turn an idea into reality. Her quilts feature bright colors, bold lines, and graphic shapes that are easy to make but pack a visual punch.

3. Shannon is a modern quilt pattern designer and teacher based in Montreal, Canada. Having discounted quilting as something she'd be into, she's now on a mission to encourage quilters at all levels to connect with their creative instincts through the art of quilting. Known for her love of colour and bold graphic designs, her patterns have been awarded and featured in magazines including Curated Quilts and Love Patchwork and Quilting.  You can find free tutorials, inspirational projects and loads of resources to help you succeed in your quilting journey on her website (www.shannonfraserdesigns.com).

4. Yvonne is a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, designer, and technical editor. She was introduced to quilting by her paternal grandmother in high school when her grandmother offered to hand quilt a twin-size quilt to use in her college dorm room if Yvonne made the quilt top. Now, 30 years later, Yvonne has developed a style that bridges her technical background and love of bold color, specializing in transparency color play and bold, geometric designs. Yvonne’s quilts have been featured in numerous national and international magazines, quilt shows, and the book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. She lives in Tehachapi, California, with her husband.

Yvonne’s goal is to help bridge gaps so you can achieve new skills. With a bit of scaffolding and practice, it’s amazing to see how we can all learn and grow.