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Jennifer Ofenstein (ofenjen)
Austin, Texas, USA
|Jennifer is the owner and editor of Fandom In Stitches. She has been creating fandom quilt patterns since 2005. She is a designer, crafter, webmistress and quilt teacher. Online, she is best known for the introduction of Harry Potter Paper Piecing and for her crafty creations on Sewhooked. She is the award-winning designer of The Project of Doom: A Harry Potter Block of the Week.|
Jennifer hosted There and Back Again (2012) and The Doctor Who Stitch Along (2013), both here on Fandom In Stitches.
Jennifer's work has been published in Fat Quarterly Vol. 8, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol 5., Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 6. and Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 7, Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and has been featured on various websites.
Michelle Thompson (misha29)
Married 2 children - daughter 14 son nearly 12.
I work part time as a book keeper.
I have been quilting for 14 years - I started when my daughter was born with a sun bonnet sue crib quilt but I have been sewing since I was 8 (well that's when I got my first sewing machine). I have been designing my own patterns for a while now - maybe 5 years or more and have been paper piecing since quilt number 2.
In late 2012, Michelle joined the Fandom in Stitches' staff as our Monday author.
Catherine Magraith (hardhatcat)
Mum of two young boys, I’m also a Civil/Traffic Engineer in the office and a knitting/sewing crafty person at home. Although I have been sewing general items since I was about 8, I got interested in quilting with Jennifer Ofenstein’s Harry Potter quilt blocks. That meant I also had to learn to PP. Thanks to Jennifer and her great online tutorials I learned to do both and it wasn’t long and I was starting to design my own. I’ve designed for a few fandoms including Harry Potter, but have done a lot of work on Twilight themed quilt blocks and have participated in a few Twilight themed charity fundraiser quilts.
I’m also known for my love of chickens (I have pet chickens) and have designed several chicken themed blocks over the years.
Evansville, In, USA
Hi y'all! I design works based off of the fandoms I adore. Some of the things you'll see from me are HP, LOTR, Pixar, Disney, Hunger Games, Superheroes, Doctor Who, and many, many more. I'm a bit of a geek (punny, right?) and I can't wait to share more geeky patterns with you guys!
Aalia Zaman (aalia7)
Chicago, IL, USA
I was introduced to paperpiecing through Jennifer's Project of Doom and was instantly addicted. I've been sewing and embroidering since I was a girl, and am just now beginning to design paperpieced patterns. This happens as life permits...I am a homeschooling mum of two amazing little girls. Oh, and fandoms? HP and ST:TNG. And I'm still an X-Phile. :)
Art has been part of my life since I was a kid. Even though I am forever a student of science and work in software, creativity balances my life out nicely. I am easily bored when I am deprived of challenge. So I travel and hike whenever I can and dabble in different activities to keep things interesting.
My interests include: Arts: photography, playing music, soap-making, sewing, painting and cooking; Science: astronomy and geology; Toys: lego, Computer: system administration and programming.
Quilt It Out
I am in love with fabric and sewing. I like to quilt, sew bags and pouches. I share my crafty live on my blog.
Susanne aka Suleon
Denver, COBlog Etsy Facebook
I've always been a crafty person. After learning to make handmade cards to save money one holiday season I was hooked. Soon I was learning new crafts such as crochet, acrylic painting, and photography. In the winter of 2011 I began to be drawn into sewing after seeing clothing reconstruction videos online. After growing up wearing handmade clothes that my mother made out of necessity I knew my mother had the skills to teach me. Digging her old machine out of storage she taught me the basics and set me free, and I haven't looked back since. Quilting came as an afterthought when I saw a quilt kit on clearance in my local craft store. I now do more of it than any other craft. I'm still learning quilting basics, and designing basics, and loving every minute!
I have been sewing since age 10. I started with cross stitch and worked my way up to other things. My introduction to paper piece quilting was the Twilight block of the month on the twilight crafts web site. From there I found sewhooked and now FIS. I started designing my own patterns in 2011 after I had surgery and couldn't sew. I love designing blocks, but I'm very fast at sewing them.
Regina Grewe lives in Germany and is well known for her nature oriented patterns. She started quilting in 1999 and developed a lively interest in its technical aspects. Soon she became a teacher for piecing and appliqué in Germany and Europe. Along the way she developed her personal style on paper piecing techniques and patterns. She also has an international website where she provides free patterns and tips.
I'm from Italy and I moved to US for work (I'm a computer science researcher).
I've always had a creative/crafty side that recently exploded in a big passion for paper piecing (sewing and designing new patterns).
I have big crafty projects in mind, and I hope to put them down on paper (and fabric) very soon, so keep an eye on my blog for the updates!
Elizabeth Mosher, aka "Doodle"
Painted Post, NY
My mother was a wonderful seamstress and she taught me how to sew early on. She taught me the basics of paper-piecing, but I was an impatient little kid and quickly got frustrated and bored... It wasn't until after I had gotten married that I picked up quilting again, but this time I found paper-piecing to be delightful! Stumbling across Fandom in Stitches opened my eyes to the possibilities that paper-piecing afforded and I couldn't resist designing some of my own patterns. My husband and our young son are very patient with me as my fabric stash threatens to escape the sewing room and take over the house!
A.E. Clark (AC Quilts)
Tales of a Caffeine Junkie
My grandmother taught me to stitch by hand when I was 5. The first thing I made was a comforter for my American Girl Doll’s bed. Since then, there’s been no turning back. I machine stitch clothes, and knit and crochet anything you can name (even making my own fandom patterns). My first quilt was just a bunch of squares of fabric leftover from various projects. My first foray into paper-piecing was after I saw a picture of the PoD on tumblr and thought “I can make that” – a thought I often have when I see things online. Since then, FiS has become a bit of a drug that balances the insanity of my non-crafting life where I’m pursuing a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Crafting keeps me sane. Thanks for promoting my sanity.
New Hampton, Iowa
A major geek who knows her Sontarans from her Ferengi. First started crafting around four when her lovely mother taught her how to crochet. Worked at a local quilting shop threw out high school learning all types of skills. Recently graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a major in studio arts.
Learned of FIS threw the wonderful TABABOM.
I'm a 26 year old who doesn't really know what she wants to do when she grows up, but I really love crafting: crochet, quilting, embroidering, costuming, paper crafts and more. (Although knitting seems to be beyond my reach.)
Helen Welsh (StitchyDragon)
|I’m Helen Welsh aka StitchyDragon & I live in the Highlands of Scotland. I’ve been sewing in one form or another since I was tiny & the saying “my heart is fed with needle & thread” could have been written about me! In addition to quilting, cross stitch, & more general sewing, I enjoy crochet, knitting, & card making. A couple of years ago I finally found a use for computers & the internet – exploring the wide world of online crafting! I have “met” new friends & learned many new skills & techniques including paper piecing.|
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I love to sew and crochet. I'm generally a fabricaholic and a craftypants :)
Started paper piecing in Jan 2013 and fell madly in love with it! Im new to designing so please be gentle with me :)
I love to chat so pop by and say hellooo on twitter or my facebook page :)
Shae Merritt (shaebay)
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Connie Tessier (owlsea)
Marissa Nichols (née Dinsdale)(mkissa)
Mary Groesbeck (queenmlv)
Jennifer Tanner (hpfan_poa)
Julie Pyka (jpyka2)
Elizabeth (Such a Sew and Sew)
Frances Larson (ladyoflosttimes)
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Anna M. Hudson
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