Nancy has been exploring with beads and fabric for over 25 years, and teaching beading nationally for almost as long. She is the author of Bead Creative Art Quilts and Bead Creative Like Crazy: Beading Inspired by Crazy Quilts. Most of what she teaches are new beading techniques she has developed through hours of asking “What if” questions of her beads, needle, and thread. As a former classroom teacher, she breaks down all seemingly complex beading techniques into manageable steps so that every student has a positive learning experience. When not beading, Nancy enjoys hand and machine sewing, quilting, crocheting, and watching a variety of woodland creatures at her home near Stillwater, MN.