Karla Alexander lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband Don and family dogs, Lucy, Ty, and Lucca. She is the author of eight quilt books, as well as her own line of patterns under the name, Saginaw Street Quilts. Karla is also owner and partner in Cascade Quilt Retreats, which coordinates Spring, Fall, and Winter quilt getaways in the Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast. She is on the design team for Creative Grid Rulers, and has designed eight specialty rulers. She was a featured guest on Simply Quilts and on The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky and a featured artist for Island Batiks. her philosophy regarding quilting is to enjoy the process, learn from your experience, and take what you learn from one project on to the next.