Learning to sew at her grandmother’s knee, Nina does not remember a time when sewing was not a part of her life. Although she has a degree in education, she owned her own quilt shop and BERNINA dealership for 15 years. While owning her store, she developed and taught her original patterns and designs in BERNINA Clubs and classes. She designed the Butterfly Quilt used in 2005 BERNINA advertising campaigns and she also designed quilts used in BERNINA worldwide educational materials. Nina has been published in several magazines including Through the Needle, McCall’s Quilting, For The Love of Quilting, and Designs in Machine Embroidery. She is an avid quilter and was involved in the development and testing of BERNINA’s Q Series machine. She also has a love for heirloom sewing and all kinds of embellishment.