Amy Cothan, Black Cat Creations
Amy Cotham is the co-owner of Black Cat Creations.   She has always been interested in some form of crafting – macramé, decoupage, crochet, folk art painting. Amy took her first quilting class in 1984 and that was the start of a love affair. It was her love of quilting that lead Amy to pursue a job at the local quilt shop where she cut fabrics, sold machines, managed employees and kept the shop stocked. It was there that she met her partner, Judy Reynolds. With Judy’s art background, she was able to design beautiful original quilts that everyone just had to have. Together, they formed Black Cat Creations in 1998. Since then, Amy and Judy have really enjoyed creating fun and easy quilt patterns that appeal to quilters of all skill levels.

Joan Hawley, Lazy Girl Designs

jh_lgd_photo.jpgJoan Hawley is the owner and creator of the Lazy Girl Designs (LGD) company. She began sewing at a young age and focused on making her own clothes and home decor furnishings. In 1997, Joan started Lazy Girl Designs and her style evolved out of those early endeavors. Now, Joan has developed a specialty in purse and bag patterns. Her comments say it all; “Have you ever found the perfect purse? Does a single perfect purse exist, or is perfection achieved through a collection of purses that when combined, meet all of our needs?” Joan enjoys what she does and hopes everyone will discover that there is a little ‘Lazy’ in most of us.

Linda Zokan, Thistledown & companylz_tdc_photo.jpg

Optimism runs rampant at and you may see that reflected in Linda’s designs. “After all, we’re supposed to be enjoying our quilting passion!” Linda Zokan, owner of Thistledown & Co. has been designing patterns and products for your quilting enjoyment since 1995 from her sunny Florida studio. Her quilt patterns offer you a wide variety of techniques and well illustrated instructions.