Lynn G. Kough


BA Theatre, Speech, English Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
MAT Secondary Education The College of NJ, Trenton, NJ


High School English, Humanities, Speech, Drama

Allentown High School, Allentown, NJ
Howell High School, Howell, NJ
Manalapan High School, Englishtown, NJ


Shops, guilds, seminars, shows nationwide (1983 – present)
Representative venues:
Empty Spools Seminars (Asilomar)
Minnesota Quilt Show and Conference
Road to California
Indiana Heritage Quilt Show
Quilter’s Heritage (Lancaster, PA)
Mississippi Quilt Association Gathering
North Carolina Quilt Symposium
National Quilting Association Annual Show
Vermont Quilt Festival
Quilt Camp in the Pines
European Quilt Championships: the Netherlands
A Quilter’s Gathering (Massachusetts)


Stretching Tradition: New Images for Traditional Quilts (Quilt House Publishing, Saddle Brook, NJ, 1995)

Quiltmaking for Beginners: A Stitch-by-Stitch Guide to Hand and Machine Techniques (The Quilt Digest Press, Chicago, 2000)

“The Value of Black & White,” American Quilter (American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY, March 2008)

“Liam's Quilt,” The Quilting Quarterly (The National Quilting Association, Inc., Columbus, OH, Summer 2011)

“To Market... To Market,” The Quilting Quarterly (The National Quilting Association, Inc., Columbus, OH, Fall 2011)


My expertise rests in handling color and design, and especially in exploring the possibilities inherent in pieced designs – beyond how they appear in their “pure” form. I encourage originality and seeing with fresh eyes.

I also enjoy teaching fundamentals – appliqué, piecework, and quilting. Here, patience and practice are a winning combination.


A former high school teacher of English, Theatre, and Humanities, Lynn’s life-long “affair” with fabric resulted in a career of teaching, writing about, and creating quilts of all kinds. She is the author of two books and has enjoyed teaching quiltmaking at major conventions, guilds, and shops throughout the United States and abroad for more than 20 years.

Lynn has served as show coordinator and president of the Arizona Quilters Guild, president of The National Quilting Association, Inc., and NQA’s annual show coordinator, and currently serves on the board of the Sonoran Desert Chorale (with whom she enjoys singing in the alto section).

Recently she has been bitten by the “bead bug” and has found creating custom jewelry most enjoyable – stitching everything by hand once again.

Lynn lives in Chandler, Arizona where she shares her life with her dear, patient and supportive husband; two terrific daughters; many elderly, but adorable rescued canines; absolutely too many books and sewing machines; an inordinate amount of fabric and thread; and a vacuum cleaner on the verge of cardiac arrest!