Hello, my name is Donna Westerkamp and I am a mother of six children, 1 daughter and 5 sons. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My career started with making ...
Hello, my name is Donna Westerkamp and I am a mother of six children, 1 daughter and 5 sons. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My career started with making cloth dolls at craft shows and being published on the cover of several major magazines for my original designs. I then freelanced my sewing and craft ideas with a team of designers for Ben Franklin magazine and Lee Wards stores.
As life got busy at home I found that quilting by hand was all I could do in doctors offices and sports fields. I taught myself the computer and became proficient in EQ and have been designing quilts for local quilt shops, and internet stores. I have been published on the cover of the Irish Quilting Magazine Vol 17 , St.Patricks quilt; and Quilt Art 2013 Engagement Calendar, May 13 page. In 2008 I started my longarm quilting business learning the art of free motion quilting. I belong to Faithful Circle Quilt Guild, The Northern Illinois Longarm Quilting Guild and American Quilter Society. Thank you for reading my story. Please visit my blog and website.
This is an Irish Christmas quilt made with clovers. You can hang it on the wall it is 50" square or put it over the back of your sofa. It is applique' and pieced. I designed it for a magazine and I am now selling the pattern.