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. A fabric designer as well as an author, Rashida has designed fabric for Cotton & Steel, 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.