Kim Brackett developed an interest in quilting in 1988 after admiring a collection of vintage quilts displayed in an antique shop. She began gathering tools, fabrics, and patterns and finally finished her first quilt 10 years later. Since then she has completed countless quilts, many of which have been featured in her books. Kim has written five books published by Martingale and has contributed her work to many others, as well as Martingale’s yearly wall calendars. Kim works full-time as a paralegal in Pensacola, Florida, and is a member of the Pensacola Quilters Guild.
Kim’s newest book Scrap-Basket Bounty: 16 Single-Block Quilts That Make Your Scraps Shine published Sep 18, 2018 has received rave reviews from industry professionals and quilters world-wide. Scrap Basket Surprises features 18 quilts, all made from 2-1/2″ strips, so this book is jelly roll friendly. Kim teaches you how to make your own scrap basket of strips from using stash fabrics, pre-cut strips, strip swaps and new fabrics. She also explains clever ways to sort and store the 2-1/2″ strips you will be collecting for your projects in the book.
Jayme Crow grew up in Walla Walla, Washington and now lives in Kennewick, Washington. She has two grown daughters, Lindsay and Megan, who grew up creating with mom. As a young girl, Jayme discovered a love of fabric and began her sewing career. Her first project was a white eyelet apron that her grandmother helped her create from a Swedish apron pattern. The first sewing project she tackled alone was a tailored jacket she made from a Vogue pattern. At age 19, while living in Germany, she started an eclectic collection of fabric and laces she found in her travels around Europe.
Jayme’s passion for quilting has grown out of a love for combining color, design, and fabrics. She enjoys teaching and learning from others to expand her knowledge of textile and design. She has many projects going at once and draws from things around her to inspire new ideas. While indulging in her delight for gardening, she often dreams up new ideas to try in the design studio.
Beyond quilt and sewing patterns, Jayme also designs batik fabrics with her daughter Megan. Her fabrics are currently available wholesale through Island Batik or at your local quilt shop.
My name is Lisa and I blog under the name Ellie Q (Ellie = L.E. = Lisa Erin and “Q” for Quilter) here at Color My World. In my dreams of being a writer, I’d always wanted a pen name, so I figured why not try it out here?!
I was bitten by the color bug early on in life, and have dabbled in drawing, painting, photography, and fabric. I learned to sew as a young girl, making clothes for my Cabbage Patch Kid, and then got into quilting about 19 years ago. In addition to freelancing as a “day” job (which often reaches into the wee hours of the morning!), I spend my time hanging with my husband and three little boys, (who add a whole different type of color to my world–they’re 10 and 7.5, and 4.5!), scheming to paint every room in my house, and finding time to spend in my sewing studio, playing with fabric.
We LOVE Lisa’s blog and all her FREE tutorials – http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com/
I love wind. Not gale force, but nice wind like breezes and stronger even. I love dogs, especially mine, willow trees and winter, horses of course, and rats, summer, spring, fall and in between like slushy and dead leaves. The comfort of aging is bliss, in me, big gray sweatshirt’s and Levi jeans. I think rules and art shouldn’t date but pencils and erasers should wed. I love acrylic and oil, pastels and watercolor, crayons, paper and art stores. The word’s, “favorite color” should not be spoken in the same sentence. Kissing a horse on the nose is heaven, cat’s are nice also. I love mean and angry and hurt people who aren’t mean, angry and hurt anymore, they can change the world. Kids are amazing! I really love candy but have to give it up as it is not very good for me, and I so love everyone who buys my art.
In 2006, I changed careers from the academia / corporate world and started my business Masterpiece Quilting LLC where I was a sales representative and certified trainer for Gammill / Statler. My business evolved to specialize in long-arm quilting, show quilts and custom-made memory quilts.
In 2012, I submitted my first design to a magazine for publication. It was accepted and my calling was found that day and my business continued to evolve. Since then I have sold over 100 designs to publications and fabric companies. I’ve established myself as a leading author and instructor for creating with sentimental textiles with my top-selling book “T-shirts, Memories & More” along with DVD’s on T-shirt quilting and Restyling Vintage Quilts.
As a farm kid, I was involved in 4-H and FFA and I did a lot of public speaking and demonstration competitions. These skills have carried forward to my work today as one of the quilting and sewing experts for Annie’s Creative Studio