Wendy Sheppard is originally from southeast Asia. She came to the United States for her tertiary education. With degrees in Chemical Engineering and years later, she now lives with her family in northern Virginia.
An entirely happenstance quilter in that she had never even touched a sewing machine until she was in her early 30’s, she enjoys every aspect of quilting. She enjoys even more when she gets to share the joy of needle and thread with others.
Her work has been published in many US quilting publications, as well as in Australia, UK and France.
To date, she has authored for Landauer Publishing three books: Recreating Antique Quilts, Creative & New Quilts and Projects from precuts or stash, Stitching Pathways. Her first book Recreating Antique Quilts won the silver medal in the 2014 Independent Book Publisher Association Benjamin Franklin award. It’s announced in June 2018 that her latest book, Stitching Pathways, won the Foreword Indies Silver Medal. A fourth book, “Quilting with Kids” was released in Fall 2019.
Wendy is also an online machine quilting class instructor with Annie’s. Check out her online classes here.
She is also an Aurifil designer, who has curated thread collections for Aurifil.
When her schedule allows, she travels to connect with other quilters by speaking to groups and teaching.
Follow her on Instagram (ivory_spring), and her blog (wendysheppard.net) for happenings in her life.
In her spare time, she pretends to be a historian and a rose gardener.