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About Me

Linda Bratten is the owner, sewing/quilting instructor, pattern designer and creative force behind Linda Bratten Creations.

She began sewing at a young age but started quilting after the birth of her first son in the late 80’s. Linda has taught a variety of quilt guild programs throughout the Midwest. She has also taught at the Machine Quilters Showcase sponsored by The International Machine Quilters Association, the Kansas City Quilt Festival, and at the MQX Midwest Show in Springfield, Illinois. She is a National Educator for Baby Lock and an online instructor for Craftsy, and her class, Exploring Natural Quilt Motifs has been taken by over 3,000 students.

She has been a quilting/sewing teacher, in Columbia, MO area since 2008. Linda has recently self-published a series of workbooks to enhance her Free-Motion Machine Quilting classes and has created several patterns and machine embroidery designs. Her work has been published in the Quilting Arts and Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazines. Her “Peacock Shawl” was one of five semi-finalists in the Bernina/Threads Magazine Machine Embroidery Challenge. She blogs about her sewing adventures at which can be found on her website at

Linda’s quilts are “Not like your grandmother’s”, she loves to mix different mediums and techniques to create unique one-of-a-kind fiber arts. Best of all she loves to share her knowledge and discoveries with others!