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 Expert Ambassador, Craftsy Instructor, member of the Modern Quilt Guild and has been published in Modern Patchwork, QuiltCon Magazine, Modern Quilts Unlimited, Modern Quilts: Designs for a New Century and has worked in collaboration with large corporations such as Toyota and Crate & Kids as well as Birch Fabrics, Windham Fabrics, Hoffman Fabrics, Art Gallery Fabrics and Cloud9 Fabrics. Suzy also writes a monthly column in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.
Past quilt exhibits and awards include QuiltCon 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as the International Quilt Festival 2017.
Currently Suzy lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, John, son, Desi and pup, Scrappy.