Michelle Newman is a textile and crafts designer who works closely with manufacturers in the fashion, crafts, and home furnishing industries. Mary McFadden and Vera Wang have used her hand printed fabrics in their couture collections. Her work has been featured in Paint Decor, Decorating Ideas, and the Miami Herald. She lives in San Antonio, TX. Margaret Allyson has served as editor of several national crafts magazines, including Needle & Thread and Michaels Arts & Crafts. She has also authored books on quilting and weaving. She lives in Fort Worth, TX.