Barbara is a national and international award-winning quilt artist, teacher, lecturer, and author. Barbara’s art quilt, IN THE BEGINNING, was chosen as one of the “100 Best American Quilts of The 20th Century.” Barbara has written two books: Journey of an Art Quilter: Creative Strategies and Techniques and Singularly Dramatic: Creating Sensational Images with One Strong Focus, which help to share her skills with the rest of the world. For the last 25 years, Barbara has been developing workshops, lectures, and patterns for those interested in expanding their unique creative talents in the area of quilting arts. When she is not on the road teaching, lecturing, or judging quilt shows, she is at home in her Montana studio with her husband. See Barbara’s website at barbaraolsonquiltart.com.