Barbara Douglas started sewing at seven years of age and quilting at eight, when her grandmother gave her a pair of scissors, a pencil, and a 3" cardboard square to trace around. With these tools, she made her first Nine Patch quilt. She began teaching quilting in 1989 and started her quilt-pattern design company, Stone Cottage Designs, in 1999.
Eclectic in her quilting style and designs, Barbara loves the art and design of traditional pieced and appliquéd quilts, as well as the more contemporary style of fiber art. Her real love is the exploration of what fabric and thread can do. She shares a "dungeon" studio space of their 75-year-old stone cottage with Duane, her woodworking husband of 38 years.