Born in Middletown, NY, Debra started
sewing as a child and quilting as a teen. After many professional moves
within the United States, she and her family settled in Clarksville, MD.
Armed with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design, Debra
worked professionally in the packaging industry. Her independent graphic
design business, Mixed Media has been in operation since 1988. After
rediscovering quilting in the late 1990Ős, she started teaching and
patterning in 2000.