Barbara Weiland Talbert is a nationally known author and award-winning free-lance writer/editor in the home sewing and quilting fields. Barbara's most recent books include The Quilting Answer Book (April, 2009) and The Sewing Answer Book (July, 2010), published by Storey Publishing. Barbara has been designing and marketing quilt, quilted placemat, and tote bag patterns under the Jo-Lydia's Attic label since 1999. And, when time allows, she posts sporadic entries to her blog. Check it out at
Barbara was Editor-in-Chief at That Patchwork Place and has written hundreds of articles for several sewing publications over the years. She offers a depth of hands-on editing and writing experience to publishers and independent pattern designers through her company, All the Write Words.