Brenda Henning started sewing at the age of 10 on her grandmother's treadle sewing machine, and made her first quilt at the age of 13. That was the beginning of a passion for fabric, color and quilting. She has been teaching quilting since 1988 for shops and guilds throughout the United States. Brenda is the author of numerous books and individual patterns under the name Bear Paw Productions. In addition to quilting, Brenda enjoys her hobbies of knitting and soapmaking.