Behind many of our blogs and tutorials is a team of talented quilters, sewists and fabric creators who use the power of AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutters and GO! dies to make beautiful projects and patterns. Our blog and brand ambassadors are quilting influencers who love to share tips and inspiration with our readers.
Kristina Brinkerhoff had her first venture into quilting when she asked her mom to help her make a quilt one summer as a teenager. Her love of math quickly propelled her into sketching out and planning her own quilt designs. In her years of quilting, she’s also picked up a love of free motion quilting and foundation paper piecing. Her pattern company, Center Street Quilts, has a variety of both traditionally pieced and foundation paper pieced patterns. When she’s not at her sewing machine you can probably find her spending time with her husband and four kids, organizing something in her house, or napping.
Marjorie has been a lifelong stitcher and quilter and retired in 2009 from a 25 year clinical research career to quilt full-time. She was one of the first to adopt the AccuQuilt system and has been a devoted fan since, even serving on the 2009-2010 AccuQuilt Consumer Advisory Board. Computer-loving Marjorie is fascinated by and avidly explores digital quilting and embroidery techniques. She is a Certified Art and Stitch Instructor and has created a line of machine embroidery designed specifically for AccuQuilt. When she is not designing/stitching, she's spending time with her husband, children and 10 grandchildren. Read more from Marjorie on Blue Feather Quilt Studio.
Melanie began sewing about 14 years ago and immediately got hooked on creating! Fabric is her relaxing, creative outlet, so she’s excited to share fun and fabulous projects using the AccuQuilt fabric cutter and dies! She’s a Fat Quarter Shop Blogger Friend, Riley Blake Designs Fabric Blog Project Maker, Clothworks/American Made Brand Project Maker, Moda Bake Shop Chef, and Maxie Makes Subscription Box Affiliate. She was also the Art Gallery Fabrics Maker of the Month for February 2018. Read more from Melanie and check out her original quilt patterns on her website, A Bit of Scrap Stuff.
Michael is the author of Quilting Basics (2016) and Modern Quilting (2018), and has been featured in many magazines. An avid learner and educator, Michael teaches classes around Raleigh, North Carolina and recently became a 2019 Bernina Ambassador. He also works with SewSteady, Art Gallery, Michael Miller, Andover, Robert Kaufman, Aurifil, The Warm Company, Hobbs and Olfa. Born in New York, Michael now lives with his family in a small North Carolina town where he quilts, knits, cooks, and builds pop up books and bikes. See his work on Patchwork & Paper.
Melissa began quilting as a hobby in 2005 but her hobby turned into a passion after starting her blog in 2010. That passion for quilting powers her original designs that she shares as tutorials, published works, a pattern line and even her own book, Irish Chain Quilts. Melissa loves designing and finds inspiration in just about everything and anything. Her husband and their five little children live in Cedar City, Utah. Keep up with her daily quilting adventures on her blog, Happy Quilting.
Kelly has been around fabric from the start. Through her love of vintage style and sewing quilts, Vintage Fabric Studio was created to bring a quilt shop quality product to vintage fabric lovers everywhere. Kelly also believes that everyday choices can make the world a better place and that inspires her choice to rescue and reuse vintage linens and textiles. She lives with her two young sons and husband in Oregon City, Oregon. You can follow her vintage fabric goodness and quilting adventures on her website and blog, Vintage Fabric Studio.
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Nicole has been sewing from a young age, but her introduction to quilting began just a few years ago. She was instantly in love and it quickly became her favorite creative outlet. She soon founded her quilting and sewing blog, Modern Handcraft, where she shares design inspirations and tutorials. All of her projects focus heavily on modern designs and expression through color. She's currently stitching away in Indianapolis, Indiana. Follow her love for quilting and creating on her blog, Modern Handcraft.
Jessica has been creating since she was little and was always trying new craft ideas. She found her calling when she started quilting in 2017. After making her first quilt, she quickly started designing patterns and hosting quilt alongs with the quilting community. Jessica has been featured in American Patchwork & Quilting, designs for Moda Bake Shop and is a Therm O Web Educator. When she isn't quilting, embroidering, cross stitching or crocheting, Jessica can be found sharing her love of creativity with her four young children through cooking, clay and paint. Get inspiration by following Jessica on the Jessica Dayon blog.
Gina started sewing as a child and, though her grandparents were talented stitchers, is actually the first quilter in her family. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and piecing, both of which have been featured in books and magazines. Though born and raised in Davao City, Philippines, Gina now lives in Pennsylvania where she's called home for over 25 years. When she isn't designing and piecing, she loves to travel. Whether it's a weekend retreat with quilting friends, a visit with family in another state or a cruise with her husband, Gina enjoys being on the road. Follow her projects and travels on her blog, Gem Hill Quilts!
Stephanie learned to sew from her mom on a now-vintage Kenmore Zig Zag sewing machine. She has been a member of the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild since its 2012 beginning, is currently an Island Batik Ambassador, has been a member of do. Good Stitches since 2012, longarms for the Quilts of Valor Omaha chapter, leads a local 4-H Happy Hands Quilters and was a 2019 collaborating artist for Girl Scouts artVenture. Stephanie opened her studio, Happy Little Stitches, in March 2019 for others to socialize, share, learn and teach. Stephanie lives in Omaha, Nebraska with husband, Craig, and 12-year-old son, Logan. Follow her quilting adventures on Steph Jacobson Designs.
Faith began sewing over 25 years ago and created Fresh Lemons Quilts in 2009 as a way to connect with other quilters in the online community. She's explored independent fabric design, pattern creation, hosting quilt-alongs, teaching classes and even being a BERNINA USA Ambassador for the last four years. She's been in Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks, Scraps Inc, Modern Blocks: 99 Blocks from Your Favorite Designers, Fons & Porter Scrap Quilts, Love of Quilting, Quilty, Quiltmaker, Modern Quilts Unlimited, Fat Quarterly, Modern Quilts (UK), and more. She has a wonderfully supportive husband and is blessed with two children.
HollyAnne is a 20-something wife, mama, teacher and designer. Though she was introduced to sewing at age eight, it's more recently that she returned to the craft. Now she is passionate about guiding others to quilt and live their life with confidence through quilting and wellness education with approachable workshops, quilt patterns and her own online community. When she isn't quilting or teaching, she's probably knitting, dancing, singing or spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband, John, live in Duluth, Georgia with their two boys, Jem and Ian. Check out her blog, online classes and videos on her website, String and Story.
Connie has been quilting and creating crafts for most of her life. Now she shares tutorials and patterns on her blog to pass on her advice and guidance to others. She is self-taught and uses a vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine to do all her piecing and free motion quilting. She's long been an AccuQuilt fan and loves the GO! Mix & Match Qube sets the most! She lives along the Mississippi river near Muscatine, Iowa. Check out her tutorials and patterns on her blog Freemotion by the River.
Bea has been quilting since 2004 and long arming since 2008. She won her first international quilt show ribbon in 2009 and was first published in McCall's in September 2012. Originally from Denmark, Bea lives in North Carolina where she is a stay at home/work at home mom of four great kids, ages 16, 14, 6 and 3. See more of her quilting collaborations and projects on her blog, Beaquilter.
Bill first saw the magic of sewing as a child while watching his grandmother work on a manual White Sewing Machine. He started quilting in 1992 after working around textiles and fabric in a corporate environment. Bill launched his first patterns in 2009 and decided to take his passion full time in 2015 when he opened his own quilt shop. In 2018, he moved to a private studio where he teaches classes and leads retreats. Growing up in Newfoundland, he now calls Montreal, Canada home. He'll "keep you in stitches" over on his blog, Bill Locke Studio!
Denise lives in a small southern Illinois town with Steve, her husband of 28 years. She made her first hand pieced quilt at age 17 but didn't discover her love for quilting until Steve taught her to use a sewing machine in 1995. She is self taught and since that first quilt, she has evolved her skills over the years. Denise now makes everything from quilted appliqué jackets and handbags to paper pieced quilt designing. Currently she is a 2019 Island Batik Ambassador and has a goal to continuing growing in the industry and becoming more proficient in longarm quilting. See more from Denise on her blog, For the Love of Geese.
Lori is a quilter, pattern designer, teacher and EQ8 superfan from Oxford, Michigan. She's been sewing since she was 11 years old and has deep roots in sewing and quilting traditions that help add a unique dimension to her designs. Lori launched her blog in 2014 and has been featured in many magazines and publications. She teaches quilt classes with her own designs as well as beginner level EQ8 classes. She's proud to be an active member of the Detroit area Modern Quilt Guild and the Stitching Sisters Quilts of Valor in Clawson, Michigan. See Lori's one-of-a-kind style on her blog, Lori Miller Designs.
Sherri began sewing at 10 years-old, inspired by a rich family heritage of women who sew and create. She took up quilting in the early 1990s after encouragement from her grandmother - and hasn't stopped since. She met the amazing online quilting community after starting her blog in 2008. She published her first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home in 2013 and has since published another book in 2014 and will release a third, co-authored book in June 2019. Sherri lives in Nevada with her husband, four children and five children. Check out her sewing, writing and creative life on her blog, A Quilting Life.
Nancy loves fabric and all things quilty. She began sewing in her mid-twenties, first learning to sew clothes. A few years later, she was introduced to quilting while at a back to school picnic where three moms brought their latest projects to show one another. She was hooked immediately, listening to their stories. She loved how you could cut fabric up and sew them back together to create a true masterpiece. Now, over 25 years later, Nancy has not stopped designing, sewing, teaching and creating. Catch her patterns, quilting adventures and online video tutorials on her website, Nancy McNally Quilts.
Mona has been producing fun fabric creations for several years, but started her crafty adventures making fabric key chains for a local craft mart. Through the discovery of modern fabrics and quilting, Mona has expanded from key chains to zippered pouches, handbags, custom quilts, pattern design and more. She recently quit her full-time job to focus on her business. Mona lives in a small, central Kentucky, and recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary. She has two adult children, two dogs, two cats, and a turtle. Mona enjoys being with her family, going for walks, and binge-watching Netflix or Hulu shows. Follow her fun fabric creations on Kentucky Whittaker Creations.
Vicki has been sewing and quilting since she was a teen, learning rom her mom along with being self taught. She has sold quilts and table runners at local craft shows almost as long. Machine knitting, beading, crochet and stamping are some of her favorite crafts, but quilting is her first love. From picking fabrics to piecing to longarming, Vicki enjoys each step in the process. One of her favorite feelings is seeing an entire quilt, table runner or wall hanging. Her love and talent has allowed her to be an Island Batik Ambassador for four years now and build an Etsy shop, Vickiscraftden. Follow her projects at Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.
Jennifer was bitten by the quilting bug in 1999 and began watching Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. Like the TV show, Jennifer explores various techniques and styles, falling for the art of quilting more and more every day. Her passion and talent have won national and local awards as well as earned her publication in many magazines. She is an active member of Rebecca's Reel Quilters, American Quilter's Society, The New England Quilt Museum and Quilts of Valor. Jennifer lives with her spouse, two sons and their two dogs in New Jersey. Follow Jennifer’s love for quilting on her blog, Dizzy Quilter.
Rachel is a quilter, pattern designer, and quilt blogger who focuses primarily on modern patterns and fabrics. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband Logan, four year old daughter Wren, and dog Lucy. A former registered nurse and wedding/newborn photographer, Rachel nows spends her days working at home with their daughter accompanied by whatever project she's currently completing. See more of her talent on her website and blog, Wren Collective.
Emily has been sewing since middle school but learned to quilt in college from her grandmother. Now at 25, she is extremely passionate about quilting and teaching others how to quilt with confidence. She is an ambassador for Husqvarna Viking and partners with many different fabric companies. She loves being able to use her skills and passion for quilting to build a community where she can share the highest quality products with followers and readers. Check out more of her work on her blog, Home Made Emily Jane.
Suzy Webster has been a quilter since age eight when she arranged some scrap triangles and told her mother, “You should sew it like this.” She’s been designing quilts from a young age and enjoys being creative. One of the things Suzy loves about quilting is that the possibilities are endless and enjoys sharing her love of quilting with her students. She has been entering competitions since college and has many national quilt show ribbons to her credit including four for best machine quilting. Suzy has also been an Island Batik Ambassador since 2016. She loves appliqué, machine quilting, and paper piecing. Follow her work on Webster Quilts.
Terri is a designer, quilt maker and longarmer whose creative journey started in the 5th grade with the creation of a pair of PJs made with antique feed sacks from her great grandmother. Decades later, the sewing machine is still her best friend, assisting in the pursuit of new techniques while perfecting the old. In her "spare time", Terri works with her husband on their farm in Iowa. When she isn't helping him, planning the next motorcycle adventure or spoiling their grandchildren, she's in her quilting studio working on a customer's quilt or designing the next best pattern. Keep up with her quilting adventures on her blog, Lizard Creek Quilting.
If you love quilting, writing about techniques, exploring quilting practices and teaching others, our GO! Getter blogger program might be perfect for you. We're looking for influential quilters, sewists and fabric artists to create beautiful project tutorials and informative blogs about all things quilty. To be a GO! Getter, you need to have an active blog and social following so be sure to fill out the form below with your blog/website. We look forward to hearing from you!