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.
Jen lives outside of NYC with her husband and six kids. With a large family and a husband who works a lot of hours, she found quilting to be a creative outlet. Sewing is her sanity! There is something about the hum of her sewing machine that is so therapeutic. She loves the design process and enjoys creating new patterns. She also loves the amazing creative people she has met along this journey. She is currently an Aurifil Artisan, on the Thermoweb Design Team, Riley Blake Designs Project Contributor and a blogger for the Fat Quarter Shop. When she is not sewing, she can be found planning her next family trip or adventure! Her family motto is “make beautiful memories.” And they try to do just that! You can follow her creative journey by stopping by her blog The Smitten Chicken.
Kimberly is an avid modern quilter and bag maker, although only having started about 5 years ago. She began this journey in part to explore a new creative outlet, but quickly found a community of supportive and talented quilters, as she found her way to a local Modern Quilt Guild chapter. In 2018, Kimberly was elected to served as President of Portland’s Modern Quilt Guild, when it reached a record almost 400 members, and she continues to this day, to actively volunteer within guild leadership. You can follow her quilting over on Instagram at @NWPepper.
Eliane Bergmann is the pattern designer and modern quilter behind Patchwork & Poodles. Eliane’s love for quilting has propelled her into a passion for helping others to learn how to quilt. Her goal is to create patterns and tutorials that are easy to follow and execute, so everyone can create beautiful quilts they are proud of! She shares her current projects and progress on her Instagram at @patchworkandpoodles. She is an ambassador for Janome America, Riley Blake Designs, and Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. Eliane lives in Wisconsin with her husband Jason and miniature poodle Riley. Her website, Patchwork & Poodles, is full of tutorials, free patterns, tips, tricks, and lots of quilty inspiration!
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.
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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.
Porfiria is a sewing enthusiast, self-proclaimed designer and blogger. She is a dreamer and lover of family life and has a passion to create beautiful things. These days you will find her on her sewing machine creating one of my many loves either a quilt or a beautiful piece of lingerie. Her love of sewing began as a child. In 2007, she began blogging about her life as a mother and wife. In 2014, she decided to share her passion with others - so she began providing Sewing 101 classes. Today, she continues to train and learn as much as she can about the beautiful world of sewing, cooking blogging and living her best life as a maker! You can follow her more on her blog.
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.
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.
Andrew Lee is a relative newcomer to quilting. A comment by his wife, Kristy, that they should do more together resulted in the two of them taking a table runner class at their local fabric store. That was three years ago. And as history will record, that was the beginning of Andrew’s love affair with quilting. Andrew served in the Army for 10 years his active duty including two deployments to Iraq. Like many other soldiers, he sustained injuries, experienced the death of fellow soldiers, and came home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His introduction to quilting made Andrew realize it was good therapy for his PTSD. It helped to keep his mind engaged and gave him a purpose. He also began making Quilts of Valor for soldiers touched by war. Andrew now serves his country in the TN Army National Guard and has started his own business, Combat Quilter. You can follow along with his quilting journey on his Facebook and Instagram page.
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.
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.
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!