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handcrafted quilts • original designs • thoughtfully constructed patterns
“At age 15, I would wander into my friend's basement to peek into her mom's sewing room. To me, it seemed like such a magical place with its miniature towers of jelly rolls, stacks and stacks of yardage, a shiny Bernina regally perched in the corner, and quilt blocks lined up on a design wall. After timidly asking if I could "maybe sew a little," my quilt mother and mentor, Brenda Winkelmeyer, taught me the basics of piecing a quilt. Sixteen years later, I am still completely addicted, smitten and obsessed (some may say) with making quilts.” - SUZY
Suzy Quilts is rooted in a deep love for the heritage and tradition of quilting and a desire to craft unique, contemporary textiles. With a BFA in visual communications, Suzy uses her graphic design background to transform conventional sewing into a fresh, personal interpretation of minimal, modern design.
Suzy is a Bernina ambassador, member of the Modern Quilt Guild and has been published in Modern Patchwork, QuiltCon Magazine, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Modern Quilts Unlimited and has worked in collaboration with large corporations such as Toyota and Land of Nod as well as Birch Fabrics, Windham Fabrics, Hoffman Fabrics, Art Gallery Fabrics and Cloud9 Fabrics. As a first time applicant to the juried show, all three of Suzy's quilts were accepted and were showcased in the QuiltCon 2016 exhibit – the biggest modern quilting event of its kind.
This past November, both Fly Away and Gingham Spring were showcased at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. In February both of those quilts plus Lake Michigan in Denim were displayed at QuiltCon 2017.
Currently Suzy lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, John, and pup, Scrappy.