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Kimmy Brunner

Kimmy Brunner has the good luck to come from a long line of quilters. Growing up, most of her school vacations were spent at her grandparents’ farm where her grandmother, who had the patience of a saint with a little girl and her clumsy fingers, taught her to do all kinds of handwork (probably in a desperate attempt to keep her from going out and terrorizing the chickens).

Her grandmother’s love of quilting, and Kimmy’s desire to grow up to be just like Grandma, has led her to an amazing and rewarding career as a professional quilter. And as if that weren’t enough fun, quilting has led her to teaching which is, she believes, exactly where she’s supposed to be. She gets to teach quilting stuff to happy and creative people! She loves that her job enables her to spend her life in pursuit of creative pleasures.

Stitching new quilting designs, developing innovative new techniques and tools, creating new classes and DVDs, cutting up perfectly good fabric into little bitty pieces and then sewing it all back together again to make quilts, and above all, teaching new quilters to believe in themselves and their abilities, is Kimmy’s idea of a wonderful life. She is so grateful to her grandmother for setting her feet on this path. Kimmy’s joy lies in being able to wake up every morning and play with her quilty toys. Who would have thought that being a grown-up would be so much fun?

Her work has been published in numerous books, magazines, and calendars and, she has twice been honored with the title of Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year. She regularly teaches at national and international machine quilting festivals and shows. Additionally, she often appears on quilting-related television and radio programs and teaches a wildly popular class on But her very favorite way to spend a day is in her studio with her HQ Avanté® and HQ Infinity™, turning he fabric dreams into a quilty reality.

For more information, please visit Kimmy’s web site at


Learn more about Kimmy’s adventures around the world here.


Avatar Quilt by Kim Brunner

Spiral Quilt by Kim Brunner