I’m Teresa, a maker and writer with a penchant for sewing, quilting, teaching, and adventure.
As a child my mom taught the importance of making through her example. From her I learned how to sew, though I developed my deep love of sewing and quilt making as an adult. I made my first quilt in 1992 and have been obsessed ever since, eventually working my way into the industry.
Over the years I’ve worked at Fabric Depot, The Fabric Shop Network, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, and American Quilt Retailer magazine.
These days I’m working for Shannon Fabrics in Los Angeles, California as the National Educator, teaching at educational events nationwide and producing video tutorials, in addition to managing educational and material support for small quilt shops and fabrics stores.
I also write and design my own patterns for Crinkle Dreams and national magazines.
My quilts, sewing projects and writing have appeared in Quiltfolk, Bust, Quilty, Stitch, Quiltmakers’ 100 Quilt Blocks, Generation Q and American Quilt Retailer and I have spoken at both local and national conventions about topics as varied as social media marketing for quilt shop owners, divorced mothers and shared housing.
I am available for quilt guild presentations, lectures and sewing/quilting workshops. If you think we’d work well together, I’d love to hear from you!