with Laura Nownes
Laura began sewing as a child with doll clothes and then moved on to making her own garments and often worked on sewing projects for neighbors. After taking her first sampler quilt class in Berkeley, Calif., in 1979, she began quilting passionately. She has created five landmark books on quiltmaking and is best known for her first book, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! which is often referred to as the bible of quiltmaking. She teaches and lectures locally and internationally.