Donna Lynn Thomas has been sewing since the age of four and passionately quilting since 1975. She began teaching in 1981 and, as an Army wife, lived in Germany for four years, where she thoroughly enjoyed teaching at a German quilt shop and at various guilds throughout the country. Long out of the Army, the Thomas’ have now settled in Kansas. Donna continues to teach and speak nationally.
Donna places a strong focus on mastering basics and precision skills to help quilters reduce frustration and better enjoy the creative process.
The author of sixteen quilt books since the late 1980s, Donna continues to write and contribute articles to various quilt-related publications. You can watch Donna's class, Piece Like a Pro, on Craftsy.
Donna designed the Omnigrip On-Point Ruler and its companion ruler, the On-Point Square. These rulers give you the ability to cut pieces that measure neatly on the diagonal, eliminating the messy math usually involved in setting patchwork units on point inside blocks or borders.
Her greatest joy is her husband, Terry, and their two sons, Joe and Pete. Equally dear to her heart are Joe’s wife, Katie, and Donna’s most-perfect-in-every-way granddaughters, Charlotte and Alexandra.
Donna and Terry provide staff assistance to their two cats, Max and Skittles, and a kiddie pool and ear scratches to one sunny golden retriever, Ellie. All the quilts in their house are lovingly “pre-furred.”
By the author:
The Anniversary Sampler Quilt