Laura's passion for making quilts is an extension of her love of sewing. She began 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, CA in 1979, she knew she had found a lifelong interest. In 1980, she visited a new quilt shop where she connected with Diana McClun, co-owner of Empty Spools Quilt Shop in Alamo, CA. Thus began a friendship which led to the creation of five landmark books on quiltmaking, and which continues to this day. Laura is best known for her first book, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, which is often referred to as “the bible” of quiltmaking. She teaches both locally and internationally and continues to sell her patterns under the name From Me to You.
To see her complete collection, visit lauranownes.com.