Rashida Coleman-Hale

Rashida Coleman-Hale has been making things ever since she can remember. Sewing is a gift passed on to her by her mother, grandmother, and grandfather, who was a tailor. Rashida studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Not sure if fashion was her calling, she traded her sewing machine for a computer and worked as a freelance graphic designer. Her passion for sewing was rekindled in 2006 after the arrival of her first child, and she began the blog “I Heart Linen” to document her reborn creative life and her life as a stay-at-home mommy.

Rashida spent much of her youth in Tokyo, Japan, where her love of linen began. Her experiences there have completely influenced her work and its style. Her work has been featured in Sew News, Stitch, Sew Hip!, ReadyMade, Burda Style, and Quilting Arts magazines, as well as on popular blogs such as Ohdeedoh.com, DesignSponge.com, Decor8.com, Craftzine.com, SewMamaSew.com, and TrueUp.com. Her first book, I Love Patchwork, was published in 2009.

Rashida lives in Atlanta with her husband and their three children. She is now a fabric designer for Timeless Treasures; her first collection debuted in the Spring of 2011. Read more about her crafty life at iheartlinen.typepad.com.

Rashida is the author of Zakka Style, and contributed to Block Party—The Modern Quilting Bee.