Get to Know Linda.....
Linda's classes are fun and empowering! Linda has a way of taking a project that looks complex and breaking it down in such a way that's easy to understand. Linda adds her own sense of style while at the same time making it a WHOLE LOTTA FUN! Her infectious passion for quilting shines through in her classes. Linda is a high energy - low stress instructor.
Linda is the author of the AWARD WINNING AQS Best Seller "NEW YORK BEAUTY DIVERSIFIED". "Diversified" was the Gold Medal winner in the 2013 Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards. Her first book with AQS was "NEW YORK BEAUTY SIMPLIFIED". "Simplified" was the bronze medal winner in the Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards.
Linda has two books in her newest series - ROCK THAT QUILT BLOCK - with AQS Publishing. Each book features a specific quilt block. You'll learn several different ways to construct the block as well as enjoy many different ways to set and lay out that block.
Linda's first book in the series - ROCK THAT QUILT BLOCK! - won the Gold Medal in the 2015 Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards! ROCK THAT QUILT BLOCK! - Hourglass was released in March 2016.
Linda's newest book - QUILT MATCH UP! - Stash vs. Cash - is now available! Tons of technique and process instructions! Each quilt is presented two ways - one using purchased yardage and then how the quilt will look if you used your Stash!
Linda is honored to have been chosen as a BERNINA Ambassador in 2014.
Linda was a guest on Quilting Arts Television -Series 1400 which was aired in late 2014.
Linda is an iQuilt instructor. Her class - New York Beauty Simplified is available at www.iquilt.com.
Linda is a National Quilting Association Certified Teacher and was the 2009 NQA Certified Teacher of the Year. She has been three times nominated (2001, 2004 and 2008) for Professional Quilter Magazine's Teacher of the Year Award.
Linda designs quilt patterns which are marketed under the name FROG HOLLOW DESIGNS.
Linda has had her work published in Quilt Magazine, The Quilter Magazine, The Professional Quilter Magazine, Quiltmaker Magazine, Quilt Almanac, Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, American Quilter Magazine. She currently designs quilt patterns for RJR Fabrics and Clothworks, Inc.
Linda designed the very first on line mystery quilt for the American Quilter's Society called "Block Buffet". Another of Linda's patterns (Maple Cabin) was featured in the AQS On Point Newsletter! She was also honored to have one of her designs accepted to be the 2013 on line mystery - Snake in the Grass. Linda designed the pattern to coordinate with the fabrics honoring the American Quilter's Society 30th Anniversary!
Linda was part of the teaching faculty at the AQS Shows (Paducah) (Lancaster) (Grand Rapids) (Chattanooga) and (Albuquerque), Road to Caifornia, Maine Quilts, North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Vermont Quilt Festival, Quilt Odyssey (2011, 2013 and 2014), NQA Annual Show (2008,2010 and 2014), Quilters Heritage Celebration, Machine Quilter's Expo, and has been on the faculty at the Mid-Appalachian Quilter's Conference for the past 5 years. Linda has taught on three quilting cruises, and was the featured teacher at the Frost Valley Quilting Weekend. She has taught in Bermuda twice, and is the featured teacher for the first annual Quilt Bermuda 2013.
Linda is a licensed Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Sentao and Zumba Kids instructor. She loves to bring her love of Zumba to her workshops!
Linda was honored by her fellow New Jersey Quilters in 2009 when she was named the "New Jersey All Star" at the New Jersey Quilt Convention.
When not doing something "quilty", she likes to cruise the caribbean, or sit under a palm tree with her Kindle and an umbrella drink. Linda LOVES to shake her bootie by attending Zumba fitness classes. Linda is a licensed Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Zumba Sentao and Zumba Kids instructor!