Marti Michell is often introduced as a pioneer in the current quilt revival. In fact, in 1972 when Marti and her husband Richard started Yours Truly, Inc., a patchwork kit company, there was no quilt industry. Since then, she has contributed to the industry in almost every capacity. Whether she is participating as a teacher, quilter, author, publisher, manufacturer, designer, consultant, judge, or quilt collector, Marti’s enthusiasm for and love of quilting is always evident. Since 1995 the Michells have manufactured the From Marti Michell line of acrylic templates and specialty rulers for rotary cutting. In addition to the 2004 Silver Star, a prestigious “lifetime achievement” award given at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Marti also received the first Michael Kile Award given for commitment to creativity and excellence in the quilting industry in 1991. See more at frommarti.com.