Shannon is a reformed architect and costume designer who is learning to mastering what it means to be her. With a lifetime of making in all forms in her toolset she stumbled across a $3 tin recipe box and immediately filled it with a business dream; all on index cards. The dream of Eva Blake’s Makery became a reality in 2012 where she designs sewing and surface pattern, lectures, teaches, and hosts crafting events. She is the author of Choose Joy: Quilting with Intention and Plan to Quilt the Ultimate Calendar-free Quilt Project Organizer. After a decade of east coast living, she now lives and dreams in Clayton, California with her family of all boys.