For all things quilts, Jennifer Chiaverini is your author. She has written (among others) the Elm Creek Quilts series, as well as various books about how to make quilts, including patterns.
She was born in the US in 1969. She studied at the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. She has also taught at Edgewood College and Penn State University. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and two children.