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About the Quilter

Barbara is a international quilt designer; author and teacher who loves to share her techniques with others. Barbara started creating quilts in her teens. She has had over 37 years of experience in quilting and teaching classes. Her whole family has shared a passion and reverence for the tradition of quilt making through the generations.  She has 6 books published by C&T Publishing.

Barbara currently teaches classes at local quilt shops and gives lectures, trunk shows and teaches nationally and internationally.  She loves to design and piece quilts from her home in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.

She has enjoyed entering and placing in the Paducah quilt contest “New Quilts from Old Favorite” – Seven Sisters and Dresden Plate.  The Paducah Quilt show, Quilt Odyssey, Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival XVII, and Hoffman Challenge have displayed a wall hanging.

Barbara comes from a close-knit Mennonite family of quilters. Every year the women gather for a sewing retreat, where they quilt, sew, and follow other creative pursuits. The family members and their quilts were featured in the Virginia Quilt Museum’s exhibition Five Generations of Mennonite Quilts.

2018 Barbara taught in Dubai and Kwait and has also taught on an Alaskan Cruise by World of Quilts Travel.

To schedule/inquire about a workshop, lecture, or trunk show, call her at (540) 828-6815 or email her at



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