Mary Elizabeth Kinch started quilting in 1975 while working as an historical interpreter at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, Ontario. Passionate about creativity since she was very young and always fascinated with fabric and color, she obtained one of her degrees in fashion design. A lifelong exposure to the arts and antiques has contributed to her love of design and her fondness for the antique quilts she studies and collects.
After 15 years in advertising, Biz Storms redirected her life to marriage and children. A crib quilt for her daughter led to the world of quilting and eventually to writing quilt books.