Heather is the designer and owner behind Anka’s Treasures Pattern Company. She started her business as a sophomore in college in 1995. Since that time, she has published numerous single patterns and is currently working on her 27th book. Her work has been published in American Patchwork and Quilting and other popular quilting magazines. Her signature look combines trendy colors with traditional influences for a fresh look. The designs often incorporate innovative ways to easily achieve complicated looks. When Heather isn't working on quilt designs, she can be found working on fabric lines for Henry Glass and Co. and teaching classes.
Heather makes her home near Spicer, Minnesota with her husband Joel, she has two sons, Carter and Maxwell, and a dog Romy. When not quilting and designing, Heather likes to read, knit, spend time down by the lake and hang out with friends and family.