Rashida Coleman-Hale has been making things ever since she can remember. She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Not sure if fashion was her calling, she traded her sewing machine for a computer and worked as a freelance graphic designer. Her passion for sewing was rekindled in 2006 after the arrival of her first child, and she began the blog rashidacolemanhale.com to document her re-born creative life and her life as a stay-at-home mommy. A fabric designer as well as an author, Rashida has designed fabric for Timeless Treasures and Cloud 9 Fabrics. Her first book, I Love Patchwork, was published by Interweave press in Fall 2009 and was awarded the 2010 PubWest Book Design Bronze Medal in the How-To/Crafts category. Her second book, Zakka Style, was published by C&T Publishing in Fall 2011. Rashida lives in the Bay Area with her husband and their three children.