At Atkinson Designs, quilting is one of life's simple pleasures. We're a family business in Elk River, Minnesota. Terry is a former home economics teacher whose love of quilting morphed into teaching quilting classes at a local quilt shop. Her first two patterns came from her most popular classes in 1994. They were sold locally and later that year she went national with a pattern distributor.
In 1997, International Quilt Market came to Terry’s home state, and she happily exhibited her work for the first time. Soon Terry's pattern linegrew to include books, and the family-run business grew along with it.