I'm a contemporary art quilter, website designer, author, photographer, quilt pattern designer, gardener, painter, mom to 5 cats and wife. Always involved with something creative! Cottage by the Pond is my quilting/sewing business that I own jointly with my mother, Diane Knott. Mom is co-author of Quilted Garden Delights with me, as well as a watercolor painter, fabric designer with Clothworks and quilter! Our patterns are heavily illustrated tutorial style with photographs -AND- we are eco-friendly - we provide a text-only copy of the instructions at the end of each for you to print, so you can save on ink and view the photos online if you choose.