About Daphne I began sewing as a young girl, making outfits for my dolls. I made my first quilt in 1980 and started teaching quilting classes in 1990. Quilting and fibre art started as a hobby, but has turned into my passion and my business! I have been designing quilt patterns since 1996. I have authored 5 quilting books and filmed an instructional DVD showcasing my Give & Take Appliqué™ technique. I also design patterns with new fabric collections for Northcott Fabrics and for several magazines. Teaching is one of the activities that feed my soul. The interaction with students is one of the joys in my life. I love meeting other people who share my passion for fabric and creativity. I present lectures and workshops for quilt shops and guilds, at major quilting events and festivals and online at Quilt University (www.quiltuniversity.com). I have two websites and a blog.
My name is Bea Lee (bee-ah, not Bee – I don’t have wings and I don’t buzz- just kidding). I was born and raised in Denmark. As a child I always loved drawing, especially cute cartoony type of things. After high school I went to an art boarding school in Denmark where I learned more about sewing and weaving. When I was 18 I moved to FL to go to college at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, I got my A.S Degree in computer animation; my dream was to work for Disney. But that didn’t happen, plus I was tired of drawing so much. While in college I also met my husband AND I became a Christian! So my view on life also changed. I wanted to get married and start a family. We got married in Denmark at Christmas time (2 months after I graduated) Over the next few years
Designer, Teacher and Quiltmaker and owner of Quilted Escapes® Susan J. Jensen is the British Columbia designer of Quilted Escapes. Susan’s patterns combines a variety of techniques from beading, stitchery, wool appliqué and foundation paper piecing that gives a romantic feel to her quilt designs. She designs for Northcott Fabric, and RJR (Trend-tex) and has been featured in “The Canadian Quilter” and “A Needle Pulling Thread” and now on the editorial team of the first national Canadian quilt magazine “Quilter’s Connection”. Through her exposure at International Quilt market her patterns can be found in quilt shops from the coast to coast in Canada, United States and England. You can find her at “A Great Notion” Quilt Shop a few days a week, if she is not in her studio, as well as travelling teaching at quilt shops, quilt guilds, retreats and consumer shows. With a wonderful sense of humour, the love