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Linda pieced her first quilt in 1976 during the American Bicentennial Quilt Revival.  It was made using scraps from a local garment factory using templates hand drawn and cut from cereal boxes.  The quilt was queen sized and hand-tied with embroidery floss. 

The quilting industry has come a long way since then, and so has Linda.  She bought her first Handi Quilter 16 used from a local quilt shop in 2006, then added the original Pro-Stitcher for computerized quilting six months later. 

Linda is a professional machine quilter with a background in Computer Accounting  and Information Systems.   She tried several other digitizing programs made for quilters, but as soon as she discovered Art and Stitch, long before it was bundled with the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher, she quickly became proficient on the user-friendly, Windows based design program.   In 2010, she upgraded to the HQ Fusion with the new and improved Pro-Stitcher with Art and Stitch. 

Linda lives in central Massachusetts and teaches Pro-Stitcher and Art and Stitch classes at local quilt shops and organizes online meetings for Art and Stitch training, one on one or for small groups.  She is also a certified instructor for SuePellandDesigns.com Leaves Galore and Hearts and More templates.  A member of several local quilt guilds, she also teaches various quilting classes and volunteers as a longarm quilter for Quilts of Valor.