About us

We are a mother-son team working out of the capital city of Quito, Ecuador, South America. Quilt designer and teacher Angie Padilla, designs and creates all the patterns you will find on this and all our other websites (Angie's Bits 'n Pieces, Angie's Quilt Pattern Shop, English language blog, Spanish language blog, PatternSpot and Craftsy stores), while her son Jared Nelson is responsible for all the technical aspects related to our work.

Although trained as a professional language translator and conference interpreter, Angie's passion for quilting eventually took first place. She has been working full-time as quiltmaker, designer, and teacher since 2003. From the very beginning, her son Jared always offered the technical support needed to design the various websites and keep them running smoothly.

We take pride in designing and publishing quilt patterns that are whimsical, creative, and fun to sew, designed for quilters of all skills levels. Our patterns are easy to follow and always include full size designs/templates, and step-by-step cutting, sewing (appliqué, with some piecing) and assembly instructions.