Author, TV host and quilting instructor




Welcome to my website. Please feel free to write to me through Contact Me, and also sign up for my blog. I was born in Iowa, an area full of quilters. Quilting has been my passion and career for more than two decades. Author of 10 books, I also designed a fabric line, patterns, and have written for several magazines. I was the co-host for PBS's Quilt Central TV, and also hosted for  

I love Quilts Inc -

I love Bluprint - 

I love Quilt Cruises​ 

I love Bohin needles - www. 

Teaching quilting and meeting students is the highlight of my career. I teach a large variety of quilting classes. Contact me to teach for your store, guild or show. I'd love to visit you.

Myobbies include gardening, cooking, learning about health, and hiking with my husband Michael A. Lilly. We live in Hawaii where our days are filled with sunshine, work and play.

Visit me at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.


 Join me in the fun, quilt while cruising - Panama in November and Bahamas in March.