About Ellen

I started quilting in 2010, continuing in my mother's footsteps. She preferred traditional quilts but I was always drawn to contemporary designs, especially ones awash in vibrant colors. After spending a couple of years learning by following patterns I soon wanted to explore making my own designs. I mostly work with batik fabric and love to combine patterns and colors in unconventional ways. Recently I have been experimenting with incorporating macrame into my quilts. 

I spent my career designing technology and studying how people use it. I love the process of starting with an inkling of an idea and iterating on it based on feedback until it becomes something better, sometimes quite different from the original idea. When I make quilts for others, I love including them in the design process so that the result is a collaborative creation. 

It feels good to know that my quilts will long outlive any technology I've ever designed.