Trained in architectural engineering, Cheryl started quilting as a hobby in 1982. She turned to quilting as a profession in 1990. Since then she has designed and made quilts for fabric companies and quilting magazines. She enjoys designing quilts and drafting the patterns, which she finds easy because of her educational training. For the past six years, she has taught classes in local quilt shops and guilds.
Renowned as an accomplished author, designer, and teacher, four-time That Patchwork Place author Jane Townswick has been a guest artist at Elly Sienkiewicz's esteemed Appliqué Academy. Her work has been featured in American Quilter and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.