Hello, I’m Yvonne Fuchs, and if you know me via my blog, Quilting Jetgirl, I figured I would take a new angle on the “getting to know you” kind of blog post and talk a little bit about some of the behind the scenes work that happens for Quilt Theory and what I try to offer to the team.
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with me, I worked as an engineer for 15 years before deciding leave the engineering profession and focus on quilting full time in 2014.
Quilt pattern writing is a lot like creating engineering blueprints, and having a supportive team environment makes the final product in both situations better because there are peers to review and guide the process.
One of my first goals and contributions to the Quilt Theory team was to work to create a pattern reference document. Not only is pattern writing consistency one of the goals of the pattern writing and editorial process for Quilt Theory, but brevity without cutting corners is essential when the patterns are printed on 4×6 cards!
Once each individual designer creates their rough draft of a pattern for a collection, I am one of the pattern editors who works to look over the patterns for consistency. I am so grateful for the many sets of eyes that go across the patterns and am amazed that even the last minute “final” checks often find ways to improve our patterns.
If you are wondering what it takes to get started writing your own patterns, I recommend reading the Pattern Writing Blog Series that Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs (and another member of the Quilt Theory editorial team!) put together.