Starting by knitting, crocheting, and sewing her own clothes as a tween/teen, Debby transitioned into quilting while expecting her first child. Thirty plus years and thousands of quilts later, she is an award-winning quilter who has published quilts, patterns, books, and articles/columns in major quilting magazines. She teaches at national and international quilting shows, has filmed HQ Sweet Sixteen® instructional DVDs and has taught multiple machine quilting classes on Craftsy, Annie’s Creative Studio, Annie’sCatalog.Com, as well self-produced online classes.
Debby loves working with new free-motion quilters because she knows that they can succeed with just enough encouragement. Debby is obsessed with the precision of ruler quilting on domestic, sit-down, and longarm machines and spices up those lines with whimsical free-motion quilting that appeals to quilters of all skill levels.
Three decades into her quilting life, Debby fell ill with a rare autoimmune disease. She learned that among all of her treatments, quilting was the best medicine as she fought to regain some control over her deteriorating body. Debby is now passionate about helping quilters gain confidence in their machine quilting skills so they too can quilt their way through life.
Debby creates in her studio in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Debby and her husband enjoy plotting how best to spoil their grandchildren.