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1. 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.
2. I’m Julie Cefalu, also known as The Crafty Quilter. I love to create - mostly quilts but other things, too. I work and teach at my local quilt shop in Northern California. I also love to share my creativity, tips and inspiration at my blog, The Crafty Quilter. You'll find many free tutorials and the latest quilt-y news there.
I've been designing quilt patterns for ten years. It's so much fun to turn my designs into something tangible that others can enjoy. My patterns are beginner to intermediate level and include a range of sizes from mug rugs to wall hangings to bed-size quilts. All of my patterns can be found in my Etsy Shop, Crafty Quilter Designs.
Outside of the quilting world, I've been married for 39 years and we have four children and four grandchildren who we love spending time with. When I'm not quilting or "grandparenting", I love to read, hike, garden and cook.
3. Hello, I’m Heather Briggs, the quilt pattern and fabric designer under the brand My Sew Quilty Life. I created My Sew Quilty Life during the pandemic in 2020 after daydreaming about what my own creative business could look like, bridging my passion for quilting and design. I love working with simple shapes to create unique, detailed quilt designs that are feminine and romantic.
I am inspired by nature and have become obsessed with designing floral quilts. Some people even call me “the flower quilt queen.” I’ll take it! My style is traditional with a modern touch. I am a fabric designer for Moda and my fabric designs are soft, sweet, and feminine to go with my floral and whimsical quilt designs.
I live in the beautiful state of South Carolina with my husband (aka Mr. My Sew Quilty Life), my son Seth, and my dogs Rex and Griffey. I love my little family. They are so supportive of all my crazy ideas, and give me that extra push to try to be the best version of myself every day. Not a day goes by that we don’t talk about quilts or fabric.
4. Hello! I’m Laura! I’m a quilter, pattern designer, deal hunter, and homeschooling mom of three boys. I’m also an ex-math teacher—and with a last name like Piland—there’s a strong love of pi in our house! I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns since 2016. My work has been included in magazines, newspapers, and fabric company catalogs, and my quilt patterns are available at quilt shops worldwide. I love meeting quilters at shops, retreats, guild meetings, and other quilty events around the country, and I would love to meet you too! Let’s sew something together!
5. Kirsty's first job was the Australian Army for 30 years; then she got serious and started quilting. Her website, bonjourquilts.com, started as an online travel and craft blog back in 2011. Pretty soon it was clear that quilting was her preferred craft and she hasn't looked back - Kirsty has been blogging, quilting and designing quilt patterns for over 10 years. Kirsty loves modern, colourful designs, HSTs and straight line quilting. Kirsty also loves a really thorough, well written quilt pattern, which is what she strives for with everything she design!
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1. Michelle Cain is a quilt maker based in Massachusetts. She tried *not* to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a quilter, but a chance encounter with Denyse Schmidt's What a Bunch of Squares notecards while shopping for stationery introduced her to the world of modern quilting and convinced her there might be a place for her in it.
Michelle is drawn to simple but striking quilts, and her designs often toe the line between traditional and modern. Her projects have been featured at QuiltCon and in Curated Quilts.
In a previous life, Michelle was a marketing writer and editor for books, magazines, and websites. Since 2014, she has been writing the quilting blog From Bolt to Beauty.
2. Mariana is a graphic designer based in Georgia who loves cold weather and colored leaves, travel and captured memories. She’s also someone who cannot function without a daily dose of coffee.
As a self-taught quilter who relied on a combination of Youtube and trial & error to polish her technique, Mariana knows exactly how difficult and frustrating it can be to understand all the lingo, let alone achieve that perfect ¼” seam everyone talks about. Her mission is to provide tools to make quilting as painless and fun as possible. You can find both tutorials and rants on her blog, plus painstakingly detailed graphics in her patterns. Her hope boils down to proving through her example that if you put time, effort, and heart into something, you WILL get results
3. Emily is an enthusiastic quilter and business owner who enjoys the many challenges that comes with doing both. She lives in southern Minnesota with her husband and four kids. When not sewing you will find her doing the soccer mom thing, taking road trips, chasing a four year old and trying to keep everyone fed and happy.
4. Shannon is a modern quilt pattern designer and teacher based in Montreal, Canada. Having discounted quilting as something she'd be into, Shannon's now on a mission to encourage quilters of all levels to connect with their creative instincts through the art of quilting. An award winning quilter who's known for her love of colour and bold graphic designs. 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).
5. Yvonne is a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, quilt pattern 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, over 25 years later, Yvonne has developed a style that bridges her technical background and love of bold color, specializing in curves, transparency color play, and bold, geometric designs. Yvonne is passionate about community and she strives to write patterns to help quilters become excited about every step of the quilting process, whether you are a beginner or expert.