Verna Mosquera was the little girl painting portraits of her stuffed animals and sewing treasures for her grade school girlfriends. As a young adult, Verna's exploration intensified. She studied embroidery, Japanese papermaking and artist books. After signing up for a quilting class at a local shop, she was hooked. After just one year of quilting, she began working in the store and teaching classes. She continued to study to perfect her skills while learning more about the business side of the industry by working in the shop. Verna has taught everything from beginning quilt making to more advanced piecing techniques and now mainly applique. Verna's applique technique is industry-renowned and is just one of the special features of her vintage, romantic designs that make them unique, current and instantly recognizable as hers.