I’m Susan and my husband Andrew and I live in Portland, Oregon with our kids Pearl + Everett. I’m a freelance writer and I love to make things!


I’m the author of nine craft books, and my new book, Sew + Quilt, is my favorite one yet. It's a collection of two dozen quilts, patchwork, and sewing projects, and embroidery designs that are all beginner-friendly, but there are also plenty of ideas for experienced quilters to try.

I teach online for guilds and maker spaces, and filmed a Log Cabin Quilting Series for creativebug you can take anytime! I also volunteer as a historian and one of the program coordinators for Portland Modern Quilt Guild, and as my daughter's Girl Scout Leader.

In my spare time, I love to sew clothes, make quilts, embroider, read, and drink coffee.

Here I am in a few other places…

Susan Beal, craft writer on Facebook

westcoastcrafty on instagram

My YouTube Channel

My Etsy Shop

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