About Donna

IMG_7219Donna Westerkamp is a mother of six children; one daughter and five sons. She  lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Her career began with making cloth dolls for craft shows and being published on the cover of several major magazines for her original designs. She then freelanced  sewing and craft ideas with a team of designers for Ben Franklin magazine and Lee Wards stores.

As life got busy at home, she found quilting by hand was all she could do in the doctor’s offices and sports fields. She has been designing quilts for local quilt shops and Internet stores ever since. In 2008, she started her longarm quilting business, learning the art of free-motion quilting. Her Quilts have been published in Irish Quilting Magazine,  AQS Calendar and the Wicked Book by Cherrywood Fabrics. She is a member of the Faithful Circle Quilt Guild,  and past President of the Northern Illinois Long Arm Guild.