ABOUT MACHINE QUILTING UNLIMITED
Cardinal Points (detail) pieced by Gail Stepanek and quilted by Jan Hutchison
The people behind the pages
We are artists, quilters, caregivers, wordsmiths, reporters, runners, and sometimes, rocket scientists. Our small team wears many hats throughout the day, but everyone at Machine Quilting Unlimited is laser-focused on bringing you our best in every issue of MQU.
Vicki has a diverse professional background including many years of producing newsletters, brochures and marketing materials for civic and personal interest organizations, creating and publishing a bi-monthly magazine for various farmers’ associations, and working as a writer and editor in the sewing, quilting and craft industries. An avid quilter, Vicki has fun trying new creative techniques. Vicki and her husband Dick love to travel—often with their Tortoise Shell Calico cat Betty tagging along—and enjoy spending time with their daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons.
Contact Vicki at email@example.com or 1.800.910.1925 EXT. 1.
Andrea has an extensive background in ad management, ad trafficking, digital ad sales and digital production, and has been focusing her expertise within the quilting and crafts magazine industry in recent years. She’s our “go-to” person for any questions on print or online advertising, e-Newsletter and other digital media. Andrea also makes sure our systems and web connections are operating smoothly.
Contact Andrea at ads@meanderpublishing or call (970) 222-6682.
Cheryl Sleboda is a fiber artist, quilter, and costumer from Plainfield, IL. After 20 years as an executive of the pop culture and comic book industry, she is now a full time entrepreneur, business consultant, and sewing teacher. Cheryl has been sewing for 30+ years and quilting for 20+ years. Her areas of specialties are Cosplay, heirloom sewing, cartoony quilts, and eTextiles. She is the author of the DVD “Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter” and you can see her in numerous sewing related TV shows and magazines.
You can see more of Cheryl’s work at www.muppin.com.
Kit Robinson has exhibited her contemporary and landscape art in national and international venues and has won awards across the country. She lives in Fort Collins, CO, with her husband, two dogs and two cats, and is lucky to have her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and grandson nearby. Her son is doing post-graduate work in Madrid, Spain. When not working on the magazine, Kit can be found walking her dogs at the lake, working in her studio, trying out new techniques with her friends or painting fabric on the driveway. Lately she has become involved in quilt photography, both for herself and for other members of the local quilt community. You can see her work at www.kitsquilts.norova.com.
As Editor, Kit overseas the production and editorial aspects of the magazine, as well as managing day-to-day operations, often organizing a myriad of projects at once. Contact Kit for article queries and submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.910.1925 EXT 3.
After a long career in social services and a mid-life move from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Kathy was thrilled to start a new chapter when she landed a job in quilt publishing in 2004. She spent 12 years on the editorial staff of a major industry magazine and helped write and/or edit over 2000 quilt patterns during that time. She’s now back in her home town, enjoying family time and growing her home-based business, Hill Street Quilts. Her editing and writing skills are being put to good use at Machine Quilting Unlimited, and her current quilt obsessions include vintage Pennsylvania German quilts, miniature quilts of all styles, and pictorial quilts that approach photographic clarity.
Jonathan Miller of JLM Graphics handles our graphics and layout duties. Jonathan has an extensive print production background. He discovered his design niche in a high school industrial arts program, and took various jobs at small printing companies, doing paste-up and bindery work before branching out into page layout software.
Jonathan and his wife, Deb, are avid runners, and love to explore their home state of New Hampshire and neighboring Maine on foot or bike. Jonathan runs and races distances from 5k to 50 miles on roads, trails and mountains, and is certified as a running coach. He is currently working on his Personal Trainer certification.