Natalia Whiting Bonner has enjoyed piecing quilt tops for more than twenty years. She learned how to quilt on her conventional home machine. She felt good about it, but decided that if she really wanted to take her quilting to the next level, she needed to invest in a longarm machine. In 2007, when she was pregnant with her daughter, she got the crazy idea to quit her job as a dental assistant and become a longarm quilter. Without really knowing what a longarm machine was, she spent a day at a longarm dealer’s shop and walked out after purchasing a Gammill machine. Natalia’s passion for quilting and being creative has grown each day since.
Whether it’s working on an intense show quilt or a simple baby quilt, Natalia has become a real quilting addict. She teaches at quilt guilds and shows, including Road to California and QuiltCon East, and has filmed TV shows with Nancy Zieman and Jodie Davis. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been featured on Moda Bake Shop, in Quiltmaker Magazine and American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, and in books such as Fresh Fabric Treats, Modern Blocks and Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs, Modern Quilts From the Blogging Universe. Natalia is the author of Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, Next Steps in Machine Quilting and Visual Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Feathers co-author of Modern One-Block Quilts & Cabin Fever:20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.
Natalia is a Gammill Quilt Artist and Craftsy Instructor.
Kathleen Jasperson Whiting has been sewing as long as she can remember. Her mother and grandmother always had a quilting project going on, so naturally it became a part of her life.
Kathleen is from Boise, Idaho, and has lived the past 35 years in a small town in the Utah mountains where she raised five children and now is grandma to seven granddaughters and two grandsons. Sewing, quilting, designing and decorating are her passions.
In 2010 Kathleen was named the first McCalls Quilting Quilt Design Star. She has won numerous awards for her quilts and her designs have been published in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, Fons & Porter Magazine, Quiltmaker Magazine, & McCalls Quilting Magazine. Kathleen is also the co-author of Modern-One Block quilts & Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.