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RaNae Merrill

RaNae Merrill

RaNae Merrill is an award-winning quilter, author and teacher. Her unique "spiral" quilts have appeared in national shows and magazines, and her two books Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts and Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts have become quilting classics.

RaNae began quilting in 1989, beginning with a half-finished, king-sized quilt her grandmother had been making for her when she died in 1976. When she found a batch of nine-patch squares in a trunk that had belonged to that grandmother, she started making baby quilts for her nieces and nephews, incorporating Grandma’s blocks into each one. 

Today RaNae designs quilts and patterns, writes quilting books and teaches workshops in the USA and abroad -- in both English and Spanish. She loves to travel!

RaNae says, "One of my students wrote to me at the end of a project and said 'I never thought I could do anything like this. You’ve changed my life.' Moments like that are when I get the greatest joy from quilting."