Ellen Murphy of American Homestead says she was born with a crayon in her hand. She has loved art and design her entire life. Since she was a teenager she has loved quilting and has always enjoyed manipulating fabric, whether for garment construction or craft pursuits. Ellen has a degree in Fine Art and has a love of color. Working in graphic design and as a quilting teacher helped Ellen create patterns that are easy to understand. Ellen has a love for travel that has taken her all around the world and she brings the inspiration she receives from her journeys to her design. For more about Ellen visit her website www.americanhomesteaddesign.com.