Lynne Hagmeier began quilting more than 20 years ago after taking a class at her local quilt shop, The Quilting Bee in Salina, Kansas. Kansas Troubles Quilters was born the next year when she and two friends collaborated to make and sell small quilts at craft fairs. After a few years, Lynne and one of the other women decided to publish their original patterns and attended their first wholesale market.
In 2000, Lynne took the next step and partnered with Moda Fabrics to design fabric collections based on her signature warm, country colors and nature-inspired motifs. For seven years, Lynne and her husband, Robert, shared their passion for quilting by hosting retreats at KTQ’s homebase in Bennington, Kansas.
Now she’s traveling to quilt shops and guilds teaching classes and sharing her quilts and their stories with quilters all over the country. Lynne has designed and written a series of six Quilter’s Journal quilt patterns based on historical events, more than two dozen books and 75 patterns, and 30 fabric collections to date. She’s looking forward to many more years of creating cozy, comfortable quilts using simple techniques and beautiful KTQ fabrics.