Cassandra Ireland Beaver of The (Not So) Dramatic Life is a pattern designer, teacher, and blogger based in west-central Ohio. She uses her training in art and design to create work that merges modern, traditional, and art quilting aesthetics. Her award winning quilts draw inspiration from nature, architecture, and art.
Cassandra’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and is included in the book, Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky has four of her quilts in their permanent collection. Follow her blog, The (Not So) Dramatic Life. Contact Cassandra email@example.com have her teach at your guild or shop.
Lissa LaGreca has a Master of Fine Arts from University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After several seasons in the costume department of the Houston Grand Opera, she and her husband left Texas for NJ, finally settling in Ohio with their three children. Quilting became Lissa’s creative outlet as she raised her three children. She’s not finished raising them yet, but has been able to devote more time to quilting and design in the past few years.
She’s been published in Make Modern Magazine and has had her quilts juried into numerous AQS shows, Quiltcon, and The Great Wisconsin Quilt show where she was awarded an Honorable Mention. Learn more about Lissa at LovinglyLissa.com
Cassandra and Lissa met through the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild and became fast friends. We would sew together on a weekly basis, went on quilt retreats together, and attended Quilt shows together. The collaboration on the Quilt Concert Series is just a natural extension of us working together.