Barb has a background in “Textile Design” from Iowa State University and designs patterns under the “Gardners Delights Patterns“ name. She started out making traditional quilts and has branched into Innovative and Art Quilts.

Most of her designs are created using the Electric Quilt Program. (EQ) She has taught classes on EQ at festivals, state guilds and “The International Quilt Festival” in Houston.

Barb has had works published and won awards with designs using the Electric Quilt (EQ) Program. In 2012, Barb had a quilt designed using EQ travel with the Hoffman Challenge.   She has two recent publications, both group efforts with the “Denver Electric Quilters” a small group that explores the EQ program. The April 2014 edition of Quilters Newsletter Magazine has an article on computer quilt design and quotes Barb on page 33.

She has had quilts in major magazines, including: “Toasty Feet” in the March ‘05 issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine and “Logs on a Roll”, in the January 2006 issue of Quiltmaker. Both were designed using the EQ program. Another quilt is in Ricky Tims’ “Kool Kaleidoscope” video and has hung in Ricky’s gallery.

Barb was inducted into the Colorado Quilt Council “Hall of Fame” in 2011.

She is active in several local guilds, volunteers at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and makes charity quilts.

Barb will be teaching classes to explore the Electric Quilt program, whether you are just curious about what it can do or if you are an experienced user. Visit the EQ website at to see how the program works then join us for a class.

Barb is from Louisville Colorado. Visit her web site at