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  • Christie Batterman


San Ramon, CA

Member since

April 29, 2011


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About Me

Christie Batterman has a passion for sewing inspired by a lifelong love of fabric and art. As a teenager she began to make her own clothes, and continued to sew while in college, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Upon entering the corporate world, she traded her sewing machine for a computer, as her career took an unplanned turn into the technical field. It was a successful journey over many years in software applications development, beginning in programming and culminating in senior management at Visa International. 

In 2003, Christie said good-by to corporate America to pursue her passion for quilting. She started teaching classes and developing original designs. Her work was featured in three books from C&T Publishing and she launched her own pattern company "Artichoke Collection," which features contemporary designs using simple techniques. Christie lives with her husband in the San Francisco area. Visit her website