Debbie Maddy has always loved fabric and learned to sew garments at the age of nine. In 1982, she learned to quilt and it quickly became one of her passions. Soon she was designing patterns for quilts that look difficult to make but are really easy for beginners. She publishes patterns under the name Calico Carriage Quilt Designs and is an internationally traveling teacher for quilt guilds and quilt shops. She loves all kinds of dyeing from the ancient art of indigo to the more contemporary art of ice dye. Her adventures in traveling, teaching and meeting new people have been a dream come true.