American Quilter's Society



Register for our FREE Email Newsletter & receive new tips, hot tricks & special deals exclusively for quilters like you.

Quilt Views Blog

JoAnn Discount Card
AQS Learning Center

Member Benefits

Gift Certificates

Gift Membership

Click to view online catalog

Powered by Trust Commerce

American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

Physical Street Address for UPS/FedEx Shipments Only:
5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Authors: Author List

Lone J. Minkkinen

Lone J. Minkkinen

Lone worked as a graphic designer for numerous years, and she later devoted her passion for design and art into painting. While Lone was working as an artist painting murals and portraits, she was introduced to the craft of quilting. The well known attraction to fabrics and “everything-quilting” soon filled the shelves of Lone’s studio, and the soothing sound of a sewing machine filled her home. The abundance of fabrics avaliable gave Lone enough to choose from while making her quilts. However, wanting to personalize her quilts further, the actual quilting of the layers offered her more ways to incorporate favorites or character traits of the ones she made the quilts for.

Inspired on her walks and horseback rides in her native Denmark and in the State Parks of Michigan, she began developing her own quilting designs. Her sketch book quickly filled with continuous line frivolities, as did the quilts she sewed. One of Lone’s critters, a little sheep, caught the attention of Andi Reynolds, AQS. This led to the publishing of Lone’s drawings in her first book, “Quilting Designs from Nature”. This book was featured as “Staff Picks” in the December/January 2012 issue of “Quilters Newsletter”.

Lone teaches quilting classes, sews and draws in Michigan, where she lives with her husband, two children and their pets.


Books by Lone J. Minkkinen